Salad Department Manager F/T


We’re looking for someone who not only loves food, but is passionate about its preparation, presentation and quality and can work mornings. Western Market is a diverse, fast-paced work environment that challenges individuals seeking to grow into skilled, knowledgeable and passionate team members. Our Salad Department is renowned for offering the freshest, highest quality healthy options in Metro Detroit. You’ll be working on a team and we’ll expect you to bring a spirit of collaboration and cooperation to the Salad Department, a sub-department of the Produce Department.

You’ll have to meet the following requirements in order to apply:

  • Have open availability, including weekends. Must be available Saturdays.
  • Be available for opening shifts beginning at 6A or 7A.
  • Be available at least 35 hours per week, consistently.
  • Have reliable transportation.
  • ServSafe Food Handlers Certification preferred.

Position Summary:
The Salad Department Manager is responsible for overseeing the smooth operation of the Salad Department. This is a supervisory position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the smooth operation of the Salad Department.
  • Prioritize and delegate tasks related to the production maintenance of Salad Department inventory.
  • Receive and check orders, submit invoices and manage credits/returns.
  • Coordinate with Store Management to produce purchase orders for department equipment, supplies and service.
  • Maintain Salad Department equipment.
  • Maintain proper procedural and compliance signage in Employee areas.
  • Safely operate cardboard baler.
  • Maintain exceptional cleanliness in all production and stock areas.
  • Ensure the proper rotation of inventory, both on the sales floor/displays and in back stock.
  • Oversee the preparation of salad bar items.
  • Ensure that all products requiring ice are properly chilled.
  • Request product signage as needed.
  • Train Salad Department team members.
  • Produce Salad Department personnel schedules.
  • Provide exceptional customer service.
  • Communicate regularly with other department managers and store managers.

Special Considerations:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Working conditions include a fast-paced retail environment that involves long intervals of standing, crouching and reaching while moving product. Exposure cold temperatures while performing work in produce coolers. Some outdoor work is required.
  • Language Skills: intermediate.
  • Mathematical Skills: intermediate.
  • Reasoning Ability: high.
  • Equipment used: forklift; Hobart scales; price gun; price scanner; pallet jack; knives; cardboard baler; POS system.
  • Computer skills: Google G Suite, email, POS system.

Western Market Team Members enjoy a 20% discount on store purchases for their household (some restrictions apply). Full-time Team Members qualify for benefits after a 90-day introductory period.

$13+/hr DOE

How To Apply:

  1. Reply to this ad by emailing “” and include:
    1. “SALAD DEPARTMENT MANAGER” in the subject line.
    2. A short paragraph explaining why you’re excited to apply for this position.
  2. A complete, properly formatted resume, including professional references (not family members) in PDF format.
  3. Wait patiently – please do not call or email again to check the status of your application. If you’re a good candidate for the interview process, we’ll be in touch with you within a week.


While the above description encompasses the majority of the responsibilities required of the position, at any time the Management may request that an employee perform reasonable additional duties, which may be required for the safe and smooth operation of the store. Western Market expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Western Market’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.