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PART-TIME TEAM MEMBER / CLERK
COMPANY: Vince’s Market
LOCATION: Uxbridge, ON
Vince’s Market is an independent grocery chain with locations in Sharon, Newmarket, Uxbridge and Tottenham. The first Vince’s was established in Toronto in 1929, and since then we’ve built a strong reputation for fresh foods, personalized service, and great value.
But don’t just take our word for it – Vince’s Market has been recognized as one of Canada’s top companies by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, and some of our stores have even been named the 1st or 2nd best independent grocer in all of Canada!
The secret to our success is the hard-working team at Vince’s, who are passionate about food, and love building great relationships with our local customers. We care deeply about finding the right people to fill our roles, because when our employees are happy, then they’ll make sure our customers are happy too.
And that’s where you come in. We’re always hiring part-time team members throughout different departments to work as a clerk in one of our locations. We’re open to hiring any types of people or students who have a positive and outgoing attitude and would love to educate our customers about all the fresh and delicious foods we have to offer. The different departments range from:
Cashier / Front End
About the Job
At Vince’s we are committed quality, fresh products as well as engaging each customer, understanding their needs, and offering information and suggestions that will help them make great choices.
As a part-time team member in our locations, there is lots to do in this job – so you’ll find that time flies – and there’s lots to learn too. We have an extensive training and orientation program that will teach you all about:
Food handling & food safety
You specific department standards
Customer service skills
This part time position will provide approximately 18 – 35 hours per week, consisting of days, evening and weekend shifts. The hourly pay rate walking in on your first day could be as high as $14, commensurate with experience and guided by our standardized and transparent compensation scale.
Please note, that you must have full year round availability to be considered for this position – we’re looking for long-term employees and not seasonal workers.
Who We’re Looking For
Many of the best people in our stores never imagined they’d love working in a grocery store. They love people, and they love food, and that means they love helping people pick the right food – it’s that simple.
Experience wise, if you’ve worked in some form of customer-facing job, you’ll know what it’s like to serve the public. And if you’re outgoing, positive, and naturally feel responsible taking ownership of any issues that arise, you’ll be a great fit for this role.
The other key thing is having a real interest in food. It would be fantastic if you’ve worked in a restaurant, or in food handling, but if you’re an avid amateur cook, or just love fruits, vegetables, meats or cheeses, you’ll have the passion that it takes to love your job.
Or if you’re a student, and this is your first job – that’s ok too. The most important thing is that you love people and you love food.
Why Work at Vince’s?
Working at Vince’s Market is quite different than those big grocery store chains. When you’re small and independent your strength lies in the creativity, personality, and passion of your people – not in some top-down corporate strategy.
At Vince’s, each department runs their own space, and makes important decisions as it relates to what we stock, how we display it, and how we serve our customers. Your ideas are valued and implemented, as we empower the team to take advantage of local trends and needs, and tap into our customers’ desires.
Our other strength is in having long-term, passionate employees. You won’t be treated like a number around here – you’ll be respected, and there’s an open door policy to engage management about anything that could be better, or isn’t working. We like to work hard at Vince’s and that’s because we like what we do, and we like each other. Our people are friendly and our teams are tight, because they not only enjoy working together, but also have fun at the many BBQs, family outings, holiday parties, and volunteer activities that each store organizes.
And finally, you’ll also notice that we’re pretty focused on fostering personal development for our people. From increasing their financial acumen, to doing monthly, quarterly and annual performance feedback and management reviews with every employee– it’s all about the growth. We are also committed to expansion, so there’s lots of room to get promoted, and we always look to promote from within.
How to Apply
Our online application will ask you to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. You can get a copy of your assessment when you’re done by logging into the application tool. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us with the “Help” button in the application.
We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.
- Rita Mohseny