Deli Lead

Full Time, 32-40 hours/week
$25.90+/hour, depending on experience


The Deli Lead assists in overseeing Deli operations including front of house service, retail merchandising and production cooking. They provide mentorship and coaching to deli staff, including setting the standard for excellent customer service. They participate in department planning including scheduling, budgeting and product mix.


All new Deli and Meat Department staff starting between October 12th-December 31st will receive a $500 bonus, paid after 90 days of employment. Additionally, Deli Leadership roles (Deli Manager, Deli Lead, and Kitchen Manager) will receive a $750 bonus after 90 days of employment.

Job Locations



1810 12th Ave NW

Main Job Responsibilities

  • Providing and modeling excellent, professional customer service and mentoring staff in this area
  • Assisting in overseeing deli operations which includes front of the house service, retail merchandising, and production cooking
  • Managing the department in the absence of the Deli Manager
  • Providing direction, supervision, hands-on coaching, and mentorship to deli staff
  • Participating in production cooking, as needed
  • Participating in department planning with the Deli management team. This includes budgeting, product mix, and scheduling
  • Mentoring and training staff to ensure that department sanitation, cleanliness and safety standards are met
  • Gaining thorough knowledge of all Deli products and Deli services

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proven ability to provide excellent, professional customer service
  • Experience in retail operations including a background in and knowledge of prepared specialty foods and products
  • At least 1 year of management experience required
  • A high level of awareness of health and safety codes and the ability to implement systems to maintain compliance
  • Strong production cooking, recipe development, and kitchen management experience required
  • The ability to demonstrate organizational and planning skills
  • Computer knowledge and skills including Microsoft Office programs
  • The ability to multitask on an ongoing basis
  • Excellent leadership, teambuilding, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Flexible schedule with availability to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to meet physical demands including standing, bending, twisting, repetitive motion, and lifting 10–40lbs regularly
  • Must be at least 18 years of age



Behaviors and Competencies

PCC is a company where culture and values are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Everyone at PCC is expected to:

  • Collaborate
  • Demonstrate Kindness
  • Focus on the customer
  • Instill trust
  • Value diversity

In addition, leaders are expected to:

  • Build Effective Teams
  • Ensure Accountability
  • Inspire Others

Comp Details

$25.90+/hour, depending on experience

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • 15% staff discount
  • Free membership in the co-op and access to all member benefits
  • Reduced rate on ORCA cards
  • Retirement plans
  • Free PCC Cooks classes plus access to the entire library of archived recorded classes
  • Education support and development opportunities
  • Access to employee assistance programs


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