(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary

Knowledgeable Meat Department Clerk familiar with equipment, procedures and customer preferences. Successful at keeping work areas clean and neat to minimize cross-contamination and present customers with a professional-looking department. Desiring to bring 16 years of related experience to a new position at Lidl. Focused on providing high-quality customer service for all meat department customers. Versed in discussing cuts, types of meat and origins. History of working well in high-volume meat department environments to unload, stock and process new merchandise. Effective in inventory management, cleaning procedures and case organization. Experienced Meat Department Clerk adept at completing projects with confidence and skill. History of performing well under pressure and accomplishing successive assignments with high accuracy. Experienced in fast-paced environments and adapts well to changing situations.

  • Sanitation and food safety
  • Equipment monitoring
  • Safety awareness
  • Food handling policies
  • Equipment operation
  • Merchandise stocking
  • Preparation techniques
  • Proficient vision
  • Proficient hearing
  • Food preservation and storage methods
  • Manual dexterity
  • Training & Development
  • Cultural awareness
Rizah Odzeckic Secondary School Zavidovici, Bosnian SFR, Yugoslavia, Expected in 06/1978 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Community Food Co-Op - Meat Department Clerk
Bellingham, WA, 10/2014 - Current
  • Followed proper safety, handling and cross-contamination procedures.
  • Wrapped, weighed and filled product with efficiency to manage high volume of customers.
  • Unloaded merchandise and stocked cases with new merchandise.
  • Maintained excellent levels of food safety by frequently checking product dates and temperatures.
  • Restocked products based on available inventories and customer demands.
  • Completed inventory counts, reordered stock and removed expired items from supply.
  • Collaborated with Meat Department Manager to define special sale deals for frozen products.
  • Pushed, pulled and transported large loads and objects.
  • Maintained effective supply levels by monitoring and reordering food stock and dry goods.
  • Lifted and carried heavy materials.
  • Maintained composure and work quality while under stress.
  • Maintained high personal grooming standards and uniform presentation.
Mcdonald's - Assistant Meat Department Manager
Duarte, CA, 05/2007 - 03/2012
  • Set department schedules for adequate shift coverage and assigned daily work tasks to individual team members based upon strength and experience.
  • Monitored inventory levels, ordered new supplies and oversaw restocking of cases.
  • Worked closely with employees and customers to effectively manage daily operations and communications.
  • Reviewed inventory levels on 3 day basis and placed orders for products and merchandise for restocking purposes.
  • Trained new employees on handling, safety and stocking procedures.
  • Completed inventory counts, reordered stock and removed expired items from supply.
  • Reduced waste by overseeing proper restocking procedures and promotion of nearly-expired goods.
  • Assisted customers by finding requested items and providing preparation information for specific cuts of meat.
  • Created signs and tags to price items for normal inventory and special promotions and to inform and educate customers.
  • Motivated employees to success and pointed out areas of improvement, which bolstered efficiency rates by 80%
  • Educated staff on strategies for handling difficult customers and challenging situations.
  • Researched issues to obtain appropriate answers to customer inquiries.
  • Developed, implemented and enhanced employee targets and operational policies to promote productivity and strengthen team performance.
  • Maintained focus during busy times and delegated tasks to employees to keep business running smoothly.
  • Initiated task schedule to associates based upon individual strengths and familiarity with meat products and customer service.
  • Implemented daily operating procedures to keep store clean, adequately stocked and well-organized.
  • Volunteered for extra shifts during holidays and other busy periods to alleviate staffing shortages.
  • Mentored new sales associates to contribute to store's positive culture.
  • Walked through department multiple times each shift to evaluate and correct issues such as cleaning and stock replenishment needs.
  • Maintained clean, adequately stocked and organized store by streamlining daily operations and introducing new procedures.
  • Assigned jobs to individual employees by considering factors such as previous training, current abilities and general knowledge.
  • Supervised end-to-end stock management, including examining incoming inventory, merchandising shelves and preventing shrinkage.
  • Kept close eye on department employees and customers to assess theft risks and maintain loss prevention goals.
  • Submitted reports to senior management to aid in business decision-making and planning.
  • Marked-down clearance items and relocated merchandise to proper store areas.
  • Aligned inventory processes with demand projections to maximize organizational and budget efficiency.
  • Effectively allocated tasks during high-traffic times to keep operations running smoothly and employees focused.
Sysco - Meat Packer
Conway, AR, 09/2000 - 07/2004
  • Packed meat in Styrofoam, plastic and paper packaging and weighed on scale for pricing.
  • Inspected meat to perform quality assurance checks.
  • Sanitized surfaces to maintain cleanliness of food service area.
  • Packaged and attached labeling to various meat selections.
  • Decontaminated work areas using sprayers to apply cleaning and disinfecting solutions.
  • Removed trash and cardboard from production areas to maintain proper cleanliness and safe department operations.
  • Maintained product integrity and optimized workflow while following company good manufacturing practices.
  • Followed safety and cross contamination procedures to ensure safe packing of meat products.

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