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Healthy Retail Associate

Company: Mandela MarketPlace
Location: Oakland
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

About the organization: Mandela MarketPlace is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through local food enterprises in low-income communities. Job overview: The Healthy Retail Associate is responsible for ordering, delivering, and maintaining fresh produce at corner stores in our Healthy Retail network, assisting nutrition educators with outreach and education activities, providing good customer service to retail clients and customers, and managing the FreshCreds incentive program (50% discount on California-grown produce) at corner stores. You will work closely with the Healthy Retail Coordinator to develop more efficient delivery logistics, inventory management, waste tracking, sales analysis, and culturally-relevant marketing strategies to promote the sales of California-grown produce. This is a highly cross-functional role that requires a strong attention to detail and independent self-motivation. Duties include:

  • Build strong and authentic relationships with community residents and corner stores owners and staff
  • Coordinate distribution logistics with Healthy Retail Coordinator and Mandela Produce Distribution
  • Maintain clean, orderly, and visually pleasing displays at corner stores
  • Ensure that produce is fresh, available, and properly priced
  • Deliver invoices and collect payment from corner store partners
  • Track inventory and waste
  • Organize healthy marketing materials at corner stores
  • Assist Nutrition Education Coordinator with education and outreach events at corner stores
  • Assist Healthy Retail Coordinator with quarterly reports on sales, outreach activities, store improvements, and customer feedback
  • Represent Mandela MarketPlace at community events Qualifications:
    • Punctual, reliable, responsible, attentive to detail, and self-motivated
    • Can lift up to 50 lbs occasionally, 35 lbs regularly
    • Clean driving record
    • Strong customer service and community engagement skills
    • Experience with data entry and Microsoft office a plus
    • Experience with produce distribution and/or quality control preferred
    • Interest in food access and healthy communities strongly preferred
    • Bilingual Arabic-speaking or Spanish-speaking preferred but not required Mandela MarketPlace is an equal opportunity employer: LGBTQ, people of color, women, formerly-incarcerated, and lifelong Bay Area residents are encouraged to apply.
      Driver's license is required. FTE at 32 hrs/week. Pay is $16-18/hr depending on experience. Please send your resume, cover letter, and unofficial driving record to Ciara at: . An unofficial driving record may be obtained on the DMV website - Mandela MarketPlace is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through community-owned food enterprises in low-income communities. Through projects like the Healthy Neighborhood Store Alliance, community members/youth create social change while building their own professional and life skills.

      Keywords: Mandela MarketPlace, Oakland , Healthy Retail Associate, Other , Oakland, California

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