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Jensen's

Careers

Join the Jensen's Team

We are looking for energetic, service-oriented people to join us in serving our communities. If you have a passion for food and are interested in becoming part of our team, please download an application and drop it by one of our stores.

Open Positions:

3 Job Openings

Produce Buyer and Merchandiser

posted 1/30-4/30/18 • full-time

Locations: Palm Desert
Palm Springs
Blue Jay

Job Duties:
We are looking for a qualified individual to oversee overall Produce Department operations at all locations. The applicant absolutely must have an in-depth knowledge of both basic, exotic and organic fruit and vegetable items and their various growing seasons. Previous produce department managing and/or produce purchasing, pricing, handling and merchandising experience is required.

The applicant will examine, select and negotiate with various vendors the most favorable price consistent with Jensen's quality then coordinate product distribution and rotation with store level staff and monitor product spoilage and inventory levels. Effectively promoting the Produce Department with a focus on produce trends, quality, variety, uniqueness and/or customer value is expected.

The applicant must be able to build and maintain a professional and productive working relationship with various vendors and suppliers and effectively work with company team members to achieve established goals. The position is hands on working side by side with team members with minimal desk time. Regular visits to each Jensen's location to monitor store level product quality, presentation and execution of department promotions is required.

The applicant will be required to coordinate weekly ads, effectively promote produce promotions and special buys and prepare and distribute weekly Buying and Pricing Guides for store level staff. Visits to the Los Angeles Produce Market and various local growing fields will also be required.

The applicant must be familiar with analyzing operation statements (P&L), and the impact waste, labor and productivity have on the profitability of the Produce Departments.

Must have open availability for working hours, including some weekends, store special events and most holidays.

Pay rate will be negotiated during employment interview.

We offer employee health, vision, dental and life insurance, vacation and holiday compensation, a generous employee discount, convenient direct deposit and an employer matched 401(k) program. Eligibility restrictions may apply for some programs.

Requirements:
Absolutely MUST have previous produce department managing and/or produce buying experience and an in depth knowledge of produce product purchasing, handling and merchandising. Applicants without the appropriate experience should not apply.

Must be able to work effectively with produce vendors, suppliers, growers and store level staff to achieve company sales, profits and inventory goals.

Must have an understanding of produce wet rack procedures, proper product processing, handling, rotation and storage, preferably in a retail supermarket setting.

Must have good math skills.

Must have strong organizational skills and be able to set priorities, meet deadlines and accomplish company objectives.

Must follow safe food handling procedures.

Must be able to effectively operate a computer in order to enter and obtain data essential to the operation of the Produce Department.

Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record to operate company vehicles.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening test.

Other Info:
If you have the required work experience and are interested in employment with Jensen's Finest Foods please submit an online employment application.

Produce Clerk - PD

posted 2/14-3/14/18 •

Locations: Palm Desert

Job Duties:
We are looking for a warm friendly individual who likes to interact with customers to provide superior customer service. The applicant absolutely must have previous produce handling and stocking experience and an in depth knowledge of produce, including product knowledge of both basic and exotic produce items. Must have an understanding of produce wet rack procedures, proper product processing, handling, rotation and storage, preferably in a retail supermarket setting. Must be able to learn and memorize a considerable amount of information, work in an environment that can at times be very fast paced, be able to multi-task and keep on smiling. The employment position is ideal for an applicant that is self motivated with an eye for perishable food display details.

Base pay starts at $12.00 to $13.50 per hour depending upon experience. Pay rate can be negotiated during employment interview.

Must have open availability for working hours including most holidays. Shifts and work days may vary from week to week.

We offer a generous employee discount, convenient direct deposit and a 401k program. Eligibility restrictions may apply for some programs.

Requirements:
Absolutely MUST have previous produce handling and stocking experience. Applicants without the appropriate experience should not apply.

Must have an in depth knowledge of produce items, processing handling, rotation and storage.

Must be able to operate department equipment such as wrapping stations, scales, hand trucks and pallet jack.

Must have reliable transportation to get to work.

Must enjoy working with food and follow safe food handling procedures.

Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Bending, reaching and grasping required. Must be able to stand or walk for extended periods.

Must obtain a County Food Worker Card upon hiring.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening test.

Other Info:
If you are interested in joining our team please submit an online employment application or stop by our Palm Desert location and ask for Ricardo.

Retail Clerks

posted 2/14-3/14/18 • part-time

Locations: Palm Desert
Palm Springs

Job Duties:
We are looking for warm and friendly individuals who like to interact with customers to provide superior customer service. The applicants must be able to learn and memorize a considerable amount of information, work in an environment that can at times be very fast paced, be able to multi-task and keep on smiling.

Job duties can include but are not limited to retail cashiering, stocking of various grocery products onto retail shelving, preparing and packaging various food products, operating department equipment such as cash registers, telephones, food wrapping stations, ovens, scales and knives. General maintenance duties are required and most importantly applicants must have exceptional customer service skills. Hired applicants will be placed in an employment position that best suits their previous work experience and overall job knowledge.

Base pay starts at $11.00 per hour with minimal experience. Pay rate may be negotiated during employment interview for those applicants with more experience.

Shifts and work days can vary from week to week.

We offer a generous employee discount, convenient direct deposit and an employer matched 401(k) program. Eligibility restrictions may apply for some programs.

Requirements:
Must be able to work weekends and most holidays.

Must have reliable transportation to get to work.

Must enjoy working with food and follow safe food-handling procedures.

Bending, reaching and grasping required. Must be able to stand and/or walk for extended periods.

Must be able to lift at least 25 to possibly 40 pounds.

Must be at least 18 years old.

May be required to obtain a County Food Worker Card upon hiring.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening test.

Other Info:
If you are interested in joining our team please submit an online employment application or stop by our Palm Springs or Palm Desert location and ask for the Store Manager.

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