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Retail Assistant – Christchurch

Retail Assistant Natural Foods 2
Payment: Paid Position ($23.95+bonuses)
Location: Christchurch City
Region: Christchurch & Canterbury
Experience: No Experience Necessary

***IMPORTANT: A current Working Holiday Visa or Work Visa required. You cannot apply if you are not in New Zealand.

Shift #2:

Full time (37.5 hours a week) position.
Please only apply if you can commit to work for at least 12 weeks (and also allowed by your visa).
Thursday – Monday work, with Tuesday and Wednesday off.

About Us:

We are a specialist natural foods retailer. We provide on-the-job training for all aspects of your position and a safe and pleasant work environment. We are a diverse team with people from different cultures and backgrounds working together to achieve the best customer service in our industry.

We are a family owned natural foods business. We are the first certified organic retailer in the South Island. We provide our customers with quality natural foods and the integrity and dependability they seek.

We offer a great remuneration structure which rewards committed and high-performing team members.

The good stuff-
– Receive employee discounts.
– Receive attendance bonuses simply for showing up consistently.
– Potential for advancement if that’s what you want.
– The work is varied and dynamic. You will do a variety of things and won’t be tied down to the check out all day long.
– You will learn a lot about healthy food, organics and many related topics that will enrich your own personal life.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Provide excellent customer service

2. Follow procedures as instructed

3. Effectively communicate with team members and team leaders

4. Follow food safety, hygiene and safety protocols

5. Maintain cleanliness of the store

6. Develop good knowledge of products and placement

7. Maintain proper and safe use of all equipment and tools

8. Know and adhere to security procedures

9. Receive and merchandise products

10. Operate POS register and tally customer purchases

11. Collect payment, make change, and handle exchanges

12. Count in/out and organise cash drawer

13. Report to manager any reportable items

14. Assist other departments when required

*Non-native speakers of English must be able to demonstrate English proficiency (such as having a well-written cover letter) in order to be considered.

**Worried about the pandemic? We have one of the most robust pandemic response plans in the industry and was one of the first in New Zealand to introduce mask-wearing at the start of the pandemic. You can say we are obsessed with infection prevention, and that’s OK.
-So that means respiratory protection for everyone when there’s a severe outbreak in our community. After all we are in the health food business and keeping everyone healthy is our mission.
-We installed germicidal air purifiers throughout our store, in a layered approach to make our store an even safer place to shop and work.
-Free surgical and N95 respirators are provided for all staff members who want one to use on the job.

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