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Title: Butch­er

Reports to:   Butch­er & Larder Man­ag­er

Job Descrip­tion:

  • The Butch­er oper­ates as part of a cohe­sive butch­ery team oper­at­ing seam­less­ly as part of whole­sale and retail butch­er oper­a­tions. The Butch­er uses his / her cre­ativ­i­ty, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, cus­tomer ser­vice skills to cre­ate a des­ti­na­tion wor­thy meat shop and store.   This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a pas­sion­ate and expe­ri­enced indi­vid­ual to break new ground in whole ani­mal butch­ery. The Butch­er plays a key role in pro­vid­ing a unique retail and whole­sale cus­tomer expe­ri­ence.


Pri­ma­ry respon­si­bil­i­ties may include, but are not lim­it­ed to:

  • Main­tains health code stan­dards; and adheres to all food safe­ty reg­u­la­tions and guide­lines.
  • Con­tributes to clean­li­ness of the meat depart­ment and the over­all mar­ket.
  • Assists with mer­chan­dis­ing and prod­uct dis­plays per store stan­dards, espe­cial­ly as relat­ed to the meat depart­ment, char­cu­terie, and cheese areas. 
  • Becomes pro­fi­cient with pri­mal, sub pri­mal and retail cuts as well as their prepa­ra­tion.
  • Takes own­er­ship and respon­si­bil­i­ty for direct­ing the ener­gy, sales, and ser­vice focus of every shift worked.
  • Par­tic­i­pates in annu­al and dai­ly shift plan­ning for the meat depart­ment and then works to imple­ment those plans. 
  • Pro­motes effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the retail and whole­sale oper­a­tions, as well as café and gro­cery depart­ments.
  • Par­tic­i­pates in hir­ing, train­ing, coach­ing, and devel­op­ment of staff.
  • Com­plies with Man­age­r­i­al expec­ta­tions; works 2–4 shifts active­ly coach­ing and teach­ing behind the meat counter.
  • Cre­ates an envi­ron­ment that enables cus­tomers to feel wel­come, impor­tant and appre­ci­at­ed by answer­ing ques­tions regard­ing menu items.
  • Gain and main­tain knowl­edge of prod­ucts sold with­in the butch­er and mar­ket and be able to respond to ques­tions and make sug­ges­tions about pur­chas­es.
  • Respon­si­ble for being vis­i­ble and active­ly greet­ing, engag­ing and assist­ing cus­tomers.


Posi­tion Require­ments:

  • High school diplo­ma / GED
  • Has strong high-vol­ume food-ser­vice work expe­ri­ence with pref­er­ence giv­en towards spe­cial­ty food expe­ri­ence.
  • Has expe­ri­ence with cost con­trol in food and labor cost. 
  • Serve-safe food han­dlers cer­ti­fi­ca­tion or equiv­a­lent
  • Full-time avail­abil­i­ty, week­end avail­abil­i­ty required
  • Has an extend­ed knowl­edge of spe­cial­ty foods and food care.
  • Ener­getic, fun, friend­ly, cus­tomer ser­vice mind­ed indi­vid­ual
  • Pas­sion for the local food move­ment a plus 
  • Under­stands how to be a part of a small team envi­ron­ment
  • Has a pos­i­tive atti­tude and a great sense of qual­i­ty and urgency 
  • Must main­tain a neat and tidy appear­ance
  • Adher­ence to san­i­ta­tion and safe­ty pro­ce­dures
  • Phys­i­cal­ly able to lift up to 50 pounds safe­ly and repeat­ed­ly
  • Loves to sell, and has a proven track record in sales. 
  • Is extreme­ly well orga­nized; can deal with mul­ti­ple tasks at the same time; has excel­lent fol­low-through skills. 
  • Is com­fort­able fol­low­ing estab­lished sys­tem, adapt­ing to changes, and solv­ing prob­lems on the fly 
  • Pro­fes­sion­al ver­bal and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills 


Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tu­ni­ty (EEO): It is the pol­i­cy of Local Foods that all employ­ees and appli­cants be afford­ed equal oppor­tu­ni­ties in employ­ment with­out regard to race, col­or, sex, nation­al ori­gin, reli­gion, dis­abil­i­ty, or retal­i­a­tion for engag­ing in an EEO pro­tect­ed activ­i­ty. The Com­pa­ny pro­hibits dis­crim­i­na­tion or harass­ment based on any of these cat­e­gories, as well as on age, genet­ic infor­ma­tion, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, mar­i­tal sta­tus, sta­tus as a par­ent, mil­i­tary ser­vice, or any oth­er bases pro­tect­ed under applic­a­ble local, state, or fed­er­al law.

This posi­tion is open imme­di­ate­ly.  To apply, please sub­mit a resume and cov­er let­ter to jobs@localfoods.com.