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Deli Counter Service Clerk

General Purpose: To provide customer service in a friendly and professional manner that consistently follows the Customer Service Standards, to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction by properly handling all inquiries, orders, special orders and returns, and to maintain the appearance and quality of the food in the display cases.

Essential Duties:

  • Proactively assist customers within the guidelines outlined in our Customer Service Standards.
  • Effectively work any station on the service counter (hot case, cold case, sandwich station, bakery, juice bar), and any shift (opening, mid, closing).
  • Set-up cold case by 8:00 am and then reset/refresh it by 5:00 pm
  • Effectively portion, present, and package merchandise according to customers’ requests and in a way that minimizes shrink and maximizes sales.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the products you are selling/serving.
  • Maintain a clean, appealing and sanitary work area in accordance with Health Department regulations.
  • Operate and sanitize all Deli equipment in a safe and proper manner.
  • Follow portion guidelines, and properly record all samples, demo product, and waste.
  • Preserve an open level of communication and cooperation with all Kitchen staff, and ask for assistance on the Counter when necessary.
  • Foster a teamwork environment by cooperating with all Deli staff to achieve the goals of both the Kitchen and Counter.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Know store layout/product location to refer the customer to the appropriate aisle when asked.
  • Attend scheduled Department meetings and all store meetings.
  • Assist other team members in achieving the goals of the department and the store.
  • Adhere to all Deli Department and store policies as outlined by the Deli Managers and Staff Member Handbook and Injury and Illness Prevention Plan.
  • Maintain clean and neat appearance in compliance with Dress Code policy.


  • Ability to understand and follow Health Department regulations, and needs to complete Food Handler’s Certificate within 10 days of employment.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle several tasks at once.
  • Friendly, outgoing personality.
  • Previous customer service experience.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • High tolerance for stress.
  • Capable of responding to situations in a timely manner.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs throughout any assigned shift unassisted.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to climb and balance on a step stool/ladder.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel and crouch.
  • Ability to sustain repetitive arm and hand motion.

Work Environment:

  • Ability to work under a variety of conditions and temperatures, wet and dry, for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work safely around kitchen machinery and sharp knives.

* This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. This position description is subject to revision at any time.