Retail Butcher

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Market Fresh is an independent local gourmet grocer in the heart of downtown Guelph for 20 years. We are leading the way of supporting our local heroes.

Our Market Fresh team is a family of friendly and optimistic individuals who excel in our fast pace and ever changing environment.

We are currently seeking a full time Butcher to join our Butcher Shoppe. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, loves to barbecue, and be a team player who thrives in a busy environment.

This individual must be passionate about butchery and able to make a minimum of a 1 year commitment to our team.

The position will be a variety of shifts including days, afternoons and weekends anywhere from 6:00am-8:00pm.

Competitive wage based on experience.



Continuous Improvement

Commitment to Health and Safety

Attention to Detail



Client/Customer Focus




Problem Solving

Job Duties:

-Maintaining freshness levels, dynamic presentation of product, and upholding safety/health standards in the coolers and the department

-Providing superior customer service by greeting customers, answering questions, suggestive selling and assisting with special requests and express orders

-Assist with production as required utilizing equipment in the department

-Inspecting, wrapping, pricing and merchandising products accurately while ensuring proper rotation and quality

-Assisting with cleanliness in the department and ensuring it meets the Health & Safety requirement

-Maintain Bizerba

-Ensure the back room is clear and organized

-Assisting with merchandising through sequencing, counting verification, inventory adjustments, price verification and sign maintenance

-Safely operating power equipment, such as slicing equipment, wrapper, etc.

-Adhering to the cornerstone values, philosophy, and applicable practices of Market Fresh

-Facing and filing every 30 minutes

-Prepare beef, lamb, pork to industry standards and Market Fresh standards which is outlined by the Meat Managers

-Must use ethics and extreme discretion on freshness and appeal when cutting and producing items

-Absorb knowledge from senior meat cutters and look for trends in the industry (YouTube)

-Set an example for the Meat Merchandisers and other Meat Cutters; filling at night, customer service skills, time management, quality of product being produced

-Maintain a clean work environment to C.F.I.A Standards

-Prepare custom cuts and orders for customers

-Providing the next level of customer service experience

-Ensure the pulls are being done on a nightly basis

-Assist with the positive communication between employees and management

Job Requirements:

-Ability to analyze and interpret the needs of customers and offer the appropriate options, solutions, and resolutions required

-Ability to promote products and persuade customers

-Strong knowledge of retail sales principles, methods, practices, and techniques

-Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

-Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands

-Demonstrated time management skills

-Ability to work individually as well as part of a team

-High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment

-High level of integrity and work ethic

Work Conditions:

-Interaction with employees, management, and the public at large

-Extended periods of standing, and other physically demanding conditions

-Lifting, moving, or manipulating objects up to 50 pounds

-Flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays

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