The Assistant Market Manager is responsible for leading the day-to-day flow of the Market sales floor. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Market Manager.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day Market team on the sales floor
  • Maintain a daily “bigger picture” view of the Market; assess operational needs and assign tasks to Market team members
  • Create daily task lists, follow up to ensure tasks are completed
  • Provide direction for team members during both busy & down times; manage daily work flow and tasks with the team available
  • Create weekly team schedules; manage labor as a percentage of sales
  • Manage physical inventory & drive sales
  • Order Market product from vendors as needed; communicate with Category Buyers to support on-hand pars for all sales floor product; identify potential new vendor partnerships or products based on current trends, product mix gaps, or customer requests
  • Ensure sales floor product is stocked/fronted/faced/clean; create daily stocking lists and support stocking efforts
  • Maintain organized and FIFOd backstock inventory
  • Create appealing merchandise displays to maximize sales
  • Identify inventory that should be moved; create promotions and/or marketing initiatives, working closely with Customer Experience Manager and Media Manager
  • Lead Market team through training, coaching, & guidance
  • Train new team members, create new & use existing training materials and checklists
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and guidance so that each team member has an expectation of their role and has the tools to be successful; review team performance and provide feedback
  • Work closely with Operations Manager to create new and update existing Standard Operating Procedures; identify procedures to be standardized and/or re-trained
  • Provide excellent customer service at all times; supporting Customer Experience Manager in Loyalty or other customer-facing initiatives; resolving customer issues with professionalism and in a manner that strengthens customer retention
  • Work closely with Market Manager to ideate and carry out initiatives and strategies

Role Requirements:

  • Previous team leadership experience strongly preferred
  • Previous retail experience with proven customer service skills required
  • Passion for the Local Foods mission & local food culture
  • Positive & energetic attitude; excellent communication skills
  • Able to receive direction and also proactively address challenges while remaining flexible
  • Open availability, able to work weekends and holidays
  • Capability to lift up to 50 pounds, and repeatedly

We offer:

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedules
  • Up to 10% discount at the store
  • 2 weeks paid vacation plus holidays


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Chicago, IL 60642: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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