Market clerks work directly under the supervision of the store mananger. Market clerks may be asked to slice deli meat or cut down larger pieces of meat for display at the meat counter. Market clerks work directly with customers, and must have great customer service skills.
In addition, meat clerks must keep the counter and work area clean, and maintain all food safety standards. If working with knives or slicers, meat clerks must make sure they are properly trained and observe all safety procedures.
Providing premier customer service, including greeting them and responding to questions
Ordering the proper amount of product for lunch meat and cheese cases
Filling lunch meat and cheese cases
Rotating product within date and properly displaying it in refrigerated cases
Dynamically selling product by providing customers with information needed to make product-related decisions
Verifying ad prices, hanging current sale sign and removing out-of-date sale signs
Performing routine price changes on lunch meat and cheese products
Cleaning section, and sweeping and mopping sales area and stock room
Setting up displays
Fulfilling sanitation and safety guidelines
Assisting in other duties as assigned
Basic Mathematics: Market clerks have to weigh out meat for customers and may have to handle money for customers. The ability to add and subtract quickly is necessary.
Customer Service Skills: Market clerks speak directly to the customer. Good listening skills, speaking and communicating calmly, effectively and in a friendly manner, and patience are necessary.
Stamina: Market clerks often stand for long periods of time and are required to lift heavy objects.
Flexibility: Market clerks might be asked to work nights, weekends and extended hours. Having a flexible schedule is a plus.