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Harris Teeter

Floral Designer - Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, SC
In 1936, W.T. Harris opened the first Harris Food Store in Charlotte, NC. The store was founded on t

Job Description

Floral Designer

Posted: Thursday, 3/21/2024
This is a part time position.

SUMMARY. Primary responsibility is to Take Excellent Care Of Our Customers by satisfying each customer’s needs and exceeding their expectations. This requires a defined level of product knowledge, floral care and handling skills, sales ability, customer relations skills, and cooperation with fellow associates to create An Incredible Place To Work and Shop. Designs and fashions live, cut, dried, and artificial floral and foliar arrangements for events such as holidays, anniversaries, weddings, parties, and funerals. Responsible for processing/packaging/stocking/maintaining floral products according to standards, cleaning work areas, providing customer service unloading stock, and reloading salvage.

Customers are among Harris Teeter’s most valuable assets. Every associate represents Harris Teeter to our customers and the public. The way associates perform their jobs presents an image of the entire Company. Customers judge Harris Teeter by how they are treated each time they have contact with an associate. Therefore, one of the top business priorities is to assist any customer or potential customer. Nothing is more important than being courteous, friendly, helpful, and prompt in the attention given to customers.


Harris Teeter will provide training to all associates who have extensive customer contact. If a customer wishes to make a specific comment or complaint that you cannot resolve, you are required to direct that person to the department manager or manager-on-duty for appropriate action. Remember that all contacts with the public in person, over the telephone, and through any communication reflect not only on an individual associate but on Harris Teeter as a whole. Positive customer relations will not only enhance the public's image of Harris Teeter, but also pay off in greater customer loyalty and increased sales and profit.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


CUSTOMER SERVICE
Initiate interaction with customers on the sales floor. Ask the customers questions regarding their shopping needs. Provide customers information needed to meet their taste and meal requirements. Follow through on customer requests.
Your job performance is required to demonstrate the highest level of customer service. Never be rude to a customer
under any circumstance.
Follow through on customer requests. If you cannot say “yes” to a customer’s request, bring in department
management or the manager-on-duty. Never turn down business.
Make eye contact with and smile at every customer.
Speak to customers in a genuine, clear, and enthusiastic manner and ask if they found everything they were looking
for.

Reflect an appropriate business image to customers and visitors. How you dress, your grooming and personal cleanliness standards all contribute to that image and also to the morale of your fellow associates. During business hours or whenever representing Harris Teeter, you are expected to present a clean, neat, and tasteful appearance. You are required to always dress and groom yourself according to our Company policy that reflects accepted conservative norms.


Be reliable and punctual by reporting for work on time and as scheduled. When you are absent or late, it places a burden on other associates and can impact productivity and service. In the rare instances when you cannot avoid being late or are unable to work as scheduled, notify your supervisor or Manager-on-duty two (2) hours in advance of your scheduled start time so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


Confers with client regarding price and type of arrangement desired. Plans arrangement according to client's requirements and costs or selects appropriate standard design pattern. Selects flora and foliage necessary for arrangement. Trims material and arranges bouquets, sprays, wreaths, dish gardens, terrariums, and other items.

Decorates buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities where events are planned. Packs and wraps completed arrangements. Estimates costs and prices arrangements. Conducts classes or demonstrations.

Unload product from truck and place in coolers according to Receiving and Rotation standards; load salvage on truck as required. Remove products from storage.

Operate all necessary equipment to effectively prepare and portion products according to standards and/or customer’s specification.

Operate wrapping station and scales. Weight, price, date, wrap, and package products according to standards.

Sell Only Fresh Products. Follow Harris Teeter standards regarding product preparation, merchandising, rotation, dating, and markdown standards and guidelines. Comply with the Food Safety policy (RO-37).

Ensure that all floral products are properly refrigerated. Check temperatures of product, cases, and coolers according to standards.

Keep Our Shelves Properly Stocked. Stock and block product according to standards and in a manner that maximizes sales and minimizes shrink. Work backstock on a regular basis. Process close-dated and damaged product according to standards.

Check merchandising displays regularly to ensure the availability of advertised items.

Inform management of the lack of advertised items, incorrect prices, missing signs, departmental changes, and/or other situations as appropriate.


Keep Our Stores Clean. Comply with Health Department and Department of Agriculture [Weights & Measures] standards, regulations, and requirements. Follow Harris Teeter sanitation standards and procedures. Clean and sanitize prep room and coolers as appropriate. Keep counters and food contact surfaces clean at all times, refrigerator glass & windows wiped, floors swept and mopped, garbage emptied, displays well merchandised and neat.

Communicate in English with customers and fellow associates regarding requests, current sales promotions, marketing campaigns, and essential products. When a customer asks where a product is located, take the customer to the product.

Be knowledgeable of and perform fixed activities when business is light. (i.e. sweeping, cleaning, blocking, straightening, etc.)

Answer telephones by saying “Harris Teeter [store name], this is [name], may I help you?” and provide requested information in a polite and professional manner. Respond back to people on “hold” in a timely manner.

Understand the overall Floral Department operation. Complete paperwork accurately and maintain proper records.

Assist in the inventory and price change processes.

Follow all safety regulations and help keep the store free of dangerous situations. Immediately inform store management of all accidents and/or safety hazards. Record accidents and safety hazards in the designated log.

Ensure that chemicals are handled, mixed, and applied according to directions and in compliance to the Hazard Communication Program Manual.

Adapt to various situations and adjust to shifting priorities. Be flexible and able to perform multiple tasks. Balance taking direction with taking initiative and demonstrate the flexibility required to accomplish the duties of the entire shift.

Provide assistance to fellow associates to complete daily tasks such as unloading trucks, checking in deliveries, taking inventory, restocking and organizing display merchandisers and coolers, and other duties as assigned.

Establish a working and shopping environment of trust, respect, and integrity.

Take Excellent Care Of Your Fellow Associates. Be a team player. Support and assist your fellow associates without complaint. Be open to new ideas and opportunities. Follow through with any special requests or recommendations from management.

Comply with Company standards, policies, and procedures.

Perform essential job functions throughout scheduled hours.

QUALIFICATIONS. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Associates must be at least 16 years of age.

PERSONAL SKILLS. Exceptional interpersonal skills. Willingness to participate in and successfully complete required training and to work with the team to increase customer satisfaction and sales.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos [in English]. Ability to write simple correspondence [in English]. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other associates of the organization who only speak English.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS. Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement.

REASONING ABILITY. Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS. Complete Company’s training including but not limited to: new hire orientation, food sanitation, customer service network, safety, food safety, and product knowledge.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Repetition

Weight


Frequently - near constant work

Up to 5 lbs


Intermittently - up to several times an hour

Up to 10 lbs


Occasionally - up to several times a shift

Up to 30 lbs


The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has published guidelines for safe lifting. Based on those, Harris Teeter requires our associates to obtain assistance from a second associate ("team lifting") when lifting any case or object weighing 50lbs or greater. Harris Teeter also recognizes that some associates may need to obtain assistance with weights under 50lbs, and encourages team lifts for any weight that an associate feels uncomfortable lifting by themselves.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The associate is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 5 pounds, intermittently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally move and/or lift up to 30 pounds, and reaches from 6-72 inches. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently exposed to a cool environment and to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The associate is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and is frequently exposed to extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

COMPETENCIES. To perform the job successfully, an individual is required to demonstrate the following competencies:

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation

Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Informs management at least 2 hours before shift
begins when going to be late or absent from work.
Customer Service – Provides exceptional customer service even in difficult or emotional customer situations;
Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for
service and assistance; Meets commitments.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps
commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of Company EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences;
Promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and
ethically; Upholds Company values.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work; Presents ideas and information in a respectful manner.
Interpersonal Skills – Is never rude; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains
open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Judgement - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes
appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Motivation - Sets and achieves personal goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self
against standard of excellence.
Oral Communication - Speaks English clearly and persuasively in positive, negative, and in emergency or other
situations in which individuals must speak a common language to promote safety; Listens and gets clarification;
Responds appropriately to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively in English; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to
read and interpret English-written information.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes tasks correctly and on time.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes work activities; Uses time efficiently.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves concerns in a timely manner; Uses reason even when dealing with
emotional topics.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and
consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on
commitments.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies
feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works
quickly.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses
equipment and materials properly.
Teamwork - Balances team and own responsibilities; Is open to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback;
Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives
to build knowledge and skills; Shares job knowledge with others.

Harris Teeter At A Glance

In 1936, W.T. Harris opened the first Harris Food Store in Charlotte, NC. The store was founded on three principles: high-quality products, clean stores and superior customer service. Just a few years later, Willis L. Teeter and his brother, Paul, opened their first Teeter’s Food Mart in Mooresville, NC. On February 1, 1960, Harris Super Markets and Teeter’s Food Marts officially merged to form Harris Teeter Super Markets, Inc. There were already 15 stores in operation. The first “Harris Teeter” store to open under the new banner was in Kannapolis, NC. Today, Harris Teeter operates over 220 stores in the eight-state area of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland and Delaware. We also have stores in the District of Columbia. In addition to our retail stores, we operate grocery, frozen food, and perishable distribution centers in Greensboro and Indian Trail, NC, as well as the Hunter Farms milk and ice cream facility in High Point, NC. We are headquartered in Matthews, NC and currently have approximately 26,000 employees. Harris Teeter is committed to providing an enjoyable, diverse workplace with growth opportunities for all who strive to succeed. We will provide industry leading employee benefits and a safe, stable work environment for our staff. We know we can only be as successful as our team.
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