Deli Supervisor
Job Type

Weavers Way is a not-for-profit organization that’s doing things differently to support our local community. As a member-owned co-op, we don’t exist just to make money. Weavers Way operates on a triple bottom line philosophy known as People-Planet-Profit - which means every action we take, we strive to benefit people (our community, employees, and local vendors), planet (we strive to be one of the most sustainable places around!), and profit (so we can support our team members and operate as a business). By joining us, you’re helping us fulfill our mission of keeping dollars in our local community, supporting over 300 local food vendors, and being a part of strengthening and enriching the people and planet.


Staff Supervision

  • Assist in training new departmental staff in standard practices and procedures, sanitation, product information, and customer service
  • Supervise departmental staff including, scheduling, covering shifts when staff is absent
  • Setting daily and long-range priority of tasks and projects and informing staff
  • Overseeing staff for outcome
  • Contribute to growth of departmental staff work performance, including informal, on-going coaching and training
  • Understanding and carrying out Weavers Way policies


  • Evaluate suppliers and research new products
  • Negotiate with suppliers for favorable prices, terms, quality, and delivery
  • Achieve target margin under the guidance of the PF Manager 
  • Maintain a vendor file and ordering/receiving schedule
  • Develop and maintain a product database for use in ordering and pricing
  • Coordinate purchasing with the purchasing manager
  • Purchase products, including monitoring standing orders frequently and adjusting them according to customer demand, seasonal needs, and display limitations
  • Process special and pre-orders
  • Ensure proper procedures are followed for receiving, bagging, pricing, labeling, storage, rotation, and display
  • Coordinate returns and credit from suppliers where applicable
  • Review invoices for accuracy
  • Visit delis and other groceries for price comparisons and ideas for displays and products


  • Merchandise and market deli products, including promotions, coordinating discounting within and with other departments, and advertising in the Shuttle
  • Provide product information for members and staff
  • Plan attractive displays with uniform signage
  • Ensure, along with floor staff and deli staff as needed, that displays are fully stocked and rotated to guarantee freshness
  • Ensure that product labels are accurate, complete, current and include a complete ingredient list
  • Ensure display areas are maintained and clean, meeting health department standards
  • Maintain back stock and supply storage areas for cleanliness and orderliness
  • Check equipment to assure safe and proper operation and report maintenance needs
  • Develop and maintain a list of supplies needed for deli operations and merchandising and ensure an adequate stock of supplies

Plant and Equipment/Sanitation and Safety

  • Ensure food prep and display areas are maintained in sanitary, orderly condition, meeting health department standards
  • Maintain back stock and supply storage areas for cleanliness and orderliness
  • Ensure proper storage and labeling procedures
  • Order and maintain equipment (such as pricing guns, etc.) and supplies as needed for the department
  • Check equipment to assure safe and proper operation and report maintenance needs

Customer Service

  • Treat people fairly, courteously, and with respect so that they are given a reason to return
  • Offer samples and suggestions for purchase and nutrition information to customers
  • Report customer suggestions, use and promote the use of Snapshots
  • Accurately and completely record special orders and ensure the forms are delivered for processing

Other Duties

  • Observe all Weavers Way policies and procedures
  • Attend management team, departmental, all-staff meetings
  • Assist with quarterly inventories
  • Perform other duties as assigned/required

Work Schedule

  • Flexibility in schedule required
  • The schedule is also seasonal, hours generally increasing as holidays approach
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Weavers Way Co-operative Association
  • Exhibited ability to work well in a team setting
  • Strong communications skills with supervisors, staff, and members
  • Commitment to superior member service
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and remain calm under stress
  • Proven ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment when necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments
  • Ability to keep detailed and clear records, develop and follow standard procedures
  • Basic knowledge of deli products and merchandising
  • Be or become upon hiring a member in good standing of Weavers Way Co-op
Salary Description
Starting $17.35 p/h