Assistant Deli Manager

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The Rouses Assistant Deli Manager is an important member of the leadership team, partnering with the Deli Manager to maintain an efficiently run department and positive working environment for the team. They are responsible for the department in the Deli Manager’s absence. While this individual is already skilled in Deli operations management, this position is a developmental role, positioning the individual to grow their team leadership capability, financial acumen and business insights. The position reports to the Deli Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Partnering with the entire Deli Department team to achieve sales, profitability and labor targets
  • Guaranteeing a remarkable shopping environment including: friendly and helpful Deli Department team members who deliver exceptional customer service experiences, fresh products, impeccable food safety, sanitation and cleanliness conditions, in-stock merchandise and accurate pricing/signing
  • Preparing deli offerings to company specifications and programs
  • Communicating effectively with customers, team members, store management and other Rouses business partners and vendors
  • Training and coaching deli team members
  • Supervising completion of required department activities, such as preparing hot and cold value-added products, meal kits, ordering, receiving, price checks, cost outs, transfers, and maintaining safety, sanitation and cleanliness standards
  • Partnering with the Deli Manager and Culinary Trainer to interpret financial results to determine opportunities and solutions
  • Contacting vendors to request credits or other needs
  • Following weekly merchandising direction and creating visually appealing displays
  • Evaluating product quality and freshness
  • Monitoring use and maintenance of department equipment and facilities
  • Using web apps to access reports, email and other systems
  • Completing required paperwork, forms, etc. accurately and on time
  • Conducting monthly physical inventory
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Current Food Safety Management Certification, or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire
  • Strong knowledge of retail Deli Department products and operations
  • 1+ years of experience in a retail Deli department
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • Able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Able to distinguish product quality and freshness standards
  • Able to stoop, squat, reach and maneuver to move product, boxes, bags, shelving, carts and equipment
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.