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Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a Fortune 200 company with more than 15,400 retail locations in 44 states, 16 distribution centers and 135,000 employees that embody our mission of Serving Others each and every day. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation, diversity and teamwork, all while keeping our customers and communities at the center of everything we do! At Dollar General, employees have numerous growth and development career opportunities through award-winning training and being part of one of America s fastest-growing retailers. Apply today and let s grow together!

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Under general supervision, manages the Perishable Departments including, Produce, Fresh Meat, Packaged Meats, and Dairy, Frozen Food, Bread, and Thaw and Sell Bakery products. Ensure efficient and effective inventory management, appealing and profitable merchandise presentation and quality customer service. Ensure a safe working environment and provide protection for company assets according to required procedures. Ensure staff and store compliance with all food handling rules and regulations. Provides support to other managers as requested.


While responsibilities include Perishable Departments and processes, the Perishable Managers specialized areas include:

  • Maintain correct perishable stock levels based on store volume using the following tools
    • Current Ads / Planners
    • Produce Order guide
    • Fresh Meat Recap and Order Guide
    • Milk Sales history and order guide
    • Nash-Finch Order Guide
    • Bread order planning and stales recap
  • Assist in training assigned associates in the proper presentation, freshness and pricing standards for all perishable areas.
  • Assist in training assigned associates in the proper and safe handling of food in compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Assist in training assigned associates in the proper execution of hourly recovery standards to model store standards.
  • Train assigned associates in the proper stocking and rotation of Perishable products.
  • Assist Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager in ensuring adequate scheduling coverage. Assess work completion and follow up with associates regarding performance.
  • Record Perishable Markdowns, while analyzing causes and taking corrective action to prevent recurrences.
    • Train assigned associates in the proper grading and re-packaging standards in produce to minimize MD's.
  • Accurately record inventory levels as requested by the Store Support Center.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with sanitation standards and training associates assigned in the Perishable departments using the Cleaning Schedule.


  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures including cashier accountability and deposit control.
  • Ability to perform cash register functions.
  • Knowledge of cash, facility and safety control policies and practices.
  • Effective interpersonal and oral & written communication skills.
  • Understanding of safety policies and practices.
  • Ability to read and follow plan-o-gram and merchandise presentation guidance.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to comply with company policies and procedures as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures manual, Employee Handbook, and company communications.
  • Ability and willingness to obtain required certifications in food handling.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two to three years of retail clerk experience.
  • Previous lead experience and/or grocery store experience preferred.
  • Attainment of required local and state food handling certifications, if applicable.


  • Frequent walking and standing.
  • Frequent bending, stooping and kneeling to run check out station, stock merchandise and unload trucks.
  • Frequent handling of merchandise and equipment such as hand-held scanners, pricing guns, box cutters, hoses, merchandise containers, two-wheel dollies, and U-boats (six-wheel carts).
  • Frequent and proper lifting of up to 40 pounds; occasional lifting of up to 55 pounds.
  • Occasional climbing using ladder.
  • Fast-paced environment; moderate noise level.
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to hazardous cleaning solutions.
  • Occasionally exposed to slippery floor surfaces.
  • May be exposed to extreme cold in freezers.

Dollar General Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Associated topics: assistant general manager, assistant restaurant manager, back end, day manager, deli manager, food service supervisor, general manager, management, restaurant general manager, restaurant operations

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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