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Specialty Food Store Grocery Buyer

Cheese Plus • San Francisco, CA 94109

Posted 2 days ago

Job Description

Cheese Plus seeks a Grocery Buyer for our diverse and highly successful specialty food store. This role is responsible for all grocery/specialty food operations including product selection and purchasing; receiving, inventory management and product merchandising; pricing and profit margins, customer service, team training, and more.

This is an exciting and dynamic position with access to thousands of delicious and unique foods from across the globe.  If you’re a food lover, home chef, culinary graduate, or currently working in the food industry this opportunity is for you. 

The keys to success in this position are a love for food and service, great organizational and time management skills, and a positive proactive personality! 

Cheese Plus is San Francisco’s premier cheese, wine and specialty food store with 15 years of continued growth. This is a great opportunity to work alongside an active owner/general manager with 40 years of experience in the retail grocery and food serviced industries.

Cheese Plus offers medical and retirement benefits, generous paid time off, store purchase discount, and more!  This is a full-time position, with eligibility for overtime pay. Weekend shifts are required for maximum exposure to customers and staff.


Responsibilities for this key position include:

*Perform as the lead customer service rep for Grocery, stationed primarily on the sales floor actively selling and discussing the products to the customers

*Work all stations of the store including cashiering and limited food service, and perform all duties within the store as needed

*Receive grocery deliveries, stock these deliveries and maintain a clean organized back stock

*Stock and rotate products to reduce and eliminate spoilage

*Maintain customer special request log book

*Practice category management techniques to reduce and eliminate poor selling or redundant products

*Maintain clean and organized orderboards

*Maintain POS system files

*Maintain positive gross margin performance

*Maintain positive sales goals

*Seek out new products and make recommendations to the owner

*Forecast and recommend holiday promotions

*Coordinate store merchandising and decor

*Perform and/or oversee periodic storewide inventory counts


Qualifications: If you have the following experience and capabilities, apply now to provide leadership to a winning team:

*Passion for food and customer service

*Computer skills including Excel and Word. Knowledge of POS and scale file maintenance a plus

*Good organizational skills with paper, products, and space

*Time management, multi-tasking, and follow-through skills

*Excellent English communications skills, including proper phone, email and direct communication language and etiquette

*Desire to serve/work with others to create and enhance a positive and efficient goal directed workplace

*A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

*Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to use common-sense good judgment, while collaborating positively in a hands-on small team environment

*Good basic math skills (add and subtract accurately without paper or calculator)

*Must be willing and available to work flexible work schedules, to meet the changing requirements during store hours.

*Must have the ability to perform all physical and mental requirements of the position, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, including, but not limited to: lifting 40+ lbs. of product on a regular basis; working in and out of walk-in refrigerators; working safely with cleaning chemicals and kitchen equipment; climbing stairs and walking/standing throughout the majority of the workday; occasionally stooping or kneeling; typing on a computer keyboard; reaching with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to apply common sense, with the understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form is required. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to interact well with others; deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations; make sound decisions; provide partnership to employees from diverse backgrounds in a dynamic and sometimes stressful work environment, while maintaining positive working relationships in a small team environment.

*Must consistently have regular, dependable attendance; and be able to satisfactorily pass a background check.


To learn more about our growing business, which provides authentic and traditional cheese, wine and specialty foods, culinary products, and our own house made sandwiches and deli foods to many repeat customers, visit cheeseplus.com.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Must hold current authorization to work in the U.S.

For consideration, please send resume with cover letter summarizing your unique skillset, along with salary history and salary requirements.


Job Details

Location:  2001 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Employment Type:   Full-Time

Compensation:  $19 - $25   hourly

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