Retail Store Part-Time Team Member - Kalona Creamery

Join our fast-growing, entrepreneurial family of companies! Kalona Creamery has a long legacy of
producing fresh, squeaky cheese curds and customers come from miles away just to watch their
production from our large viewing windows. We are looking for a part-time Retail Store Team Member to
join our team! Our KC Store Team Member is responsible for providing exceptional customer service and
supporting all retail operations for Kalona Creamery. This is a part-time position, 2-3 days/week, and will
require some Saturdays on a rotational basis.

Woman working in dairy production job
What you get...
  • Opportunities to learn skills that can apply to many different industries.
  • Super fun and supportive team members who always have your back.
  • Managers who respect you and listen to your ideas.
  • Career boost by being responsible for many different areas.
  • Great pay and benefits.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, STD & LTD after 60 days of employment.
  • Matching 401k after 6 months.
  • Benefit Bonus/Stipend
  • Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO), & Birthday PTO.
  • Opportunity for advancement.
  • Discounted employee purchases including food and dairy.
  • Unique, entrepreneurial culture!
What you will get to do...
  • Provide excellent service to our customers.
  • Run the cash register, receive inventory, and assist as required.
  • Rotate and stock inventory daily for the front retail shelves and reach-in coolers.
  • Maintain store appearance ensuring that cleanliness guidelines are met.
  • Stay current with required technology, including software and programs.
  • Uphold, support, and promote all company policies and procedures.
  • Provide assistance and support to company personnel as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
What you will need...
  • Previous experience in customer service or retail environment preferred.
  • Attention to detail and strong verbal interpersonal skills.
  • Customer service oriented with the ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed
    with objectives without supervision.
  • Team oriented with a focus of working in a fast paced collaborative environment.
  • High level of integrity and alignment with our mission, vision, values & operating principles.
  • Willingness to continually embrace personal and professional development.
Who you'll work with...

Dana is an excellent manager. She always listens with open ears, is understanding, and shows appreciation to her co-workers. Dana makes sure production rooms meet deadlines even if that requires starting shifts early. Her communication with other teams to keep them updated when things don’t go as planned to avoid down time or people waiting on milk is amazing."

Lucy has done wonders with production - including figuring out how to make her team happier and more productive. No matter how big the task or how unexpected the problem, she rolls up her sleeves and gets the job done. She prevents many problems through strong planning. Lucy is an incredible listener and will do anything to help you be better. We love working with Lucy!

Sarah helps literally everyone. She’s always a smile to look forward too in the morning! She goes above and beyond all of the time! I cannot express how much I admire her work ethic. She is dependable and smart and always makes me feel better just by smiling at me. She is a problem solver and a great worker.

"Open Gates is an amazing place to work. My Manager listens to and supports me. When life gets hard they have my back."

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