Natural Grocers

  • Receiving Manager

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Job ID
    3975 SE Powell Blvd
  • Overview

    Job Summary


    The Receiving Manager is responsible for the successful operation of the receiving department as well as training, directing and monitoring all department staff. Department Managers are responsible for the success of their own department and are required to fulfill the duties of the Manager on Duty (MOD) on a scheduled basis.


    Key responsibilities include the following essential functions, but are not limited to:

    • Providing World Class Customer Service as a number one priority.
    • Exemplifying integrity, responsibility, excellence and adhering to all policies.
    • Accurately receiving all incoming products including date, accuracy and damage checking.
    • Scanning all incoming and outgoing product.
    • Staging products for efficient delivery to the sales floor.
    • Processing all POs, RPOs, mispicks, invoices and paperwork timely and accurately.
    • Researching and processing all discrepancies.
    • Communicating with department managers regarding delivery issues and vendor out-of-stocks.
    • Following up on special orders.
    • Operating a forklift and pallet jack as required.
    • Maintaining a clean and organized back room.
    • Ensuring all in-stock products/conditions meet company standards.
    • Training and monitoring department personnel including assigning and following up on tasks.
    • Working with other department managers to cross-train staff to accomplish all needed tasks.
    • Assisting in interviewing and hiring for department needs.
    • Working with the store manager to address performance and/or disciplinary issues within the department.
    • Opening and closing of store, including DSR and the closing cash process.
    • Handling register functions including backup cashiering, managing customer returns, addressing customer complaints, and covering register shift changes, including those for scheduled breaks.
    • Maintaining the safety and security of customers and employees.
    • Answering customer questions per company standards and policies, including the use of Structure/Function statements and/or statements of nutritional support.
    • Continually increasing product knowledge.
    • Using SAP and inventory management software, running and analyzing reports on BEx, emailing and utilizing other IS programs as needed.
    • Working a schedule based on store needs which includes evenings, weekends, holidays. Position requires working five days, 40 hours per week and attending mandatory store meetings.

    Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be ''hands on'' and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.


    Education, Skills & Experience

    • High School diploma, GED or equivalent preferred.
    • 1-2 years of experience in retail experience in a grocery or retail environment; natural foods background is a plus.
    • 1-2 years of experience supervising others preferred.
    • 1-2 years of receiving experience preferred.
    • Ability to pass forklift certification.
    • Ability to pass food safety training courses and/or certifications as required by law and maintain compliance by keeping certifications up to date and registered if applicable.
    • Ability to manage changing priorities and to stay focused with the task at hand.
    • Sense of urgency in the completion of tasks.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Highly organized with great attention to detail.
    • Ability to take direction and follow through.
    • Must be cashier trained and able to count currency.
    • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.





    This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks as assigned by the Store Manager and/or other corporate managers that may not be listed in this job description.


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