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From part time to career, Strack & Van Til has a full line of rewarding opportunities
“People don’t realize that you can make a career at a grocery store,” notes Chief Human Resources/People Officer Derek Kinney. “There are a lot of opportunities for advancement at Strack & Van Til.”
Kinney says what makes Strack & Van Til different is that it genuinely cares about associates and their well-being and about their families. He, himself, started working in the industry in 1983, bagging groceries and says it’s an ideal place for a part-time job or a long-time career like his.
“Strack & Van Til is family-owned, Indiana-grown and values its associates and the community. In fact, since 1959 when Ernie Strack and Nick Van Til joined forces to create Strack & Van Til, the company has been committed to maintaining a positive work environment in which associates can thrive,” Kinney says.
“This aligns with our mission to provide an outstanding shopping experience through providing exceptional service, clean stores with product variety and solutions that will continually evolve to meet the needs of the customers and communities we serve.”
What else makes Strack & Van Til a great place to work? It offers sign-on bonuses as well as referral bonuses for current employees. Employees can take advantage of outstanding benefits, including paid training, opportunities for advancement, paid vacation time and holidays, premium pay for Sundays and holidays, health care and a 401(k) plan. There are flexible work schedules, including full-time and part-time, trade positions — including meat cutters, cheesemongers, floral design specialists and cake decorators — and affiliation with local unions. We also have opportunities for management positions. If you’re looking for a job that’s fulfilling and close to home, come join the Strack & Van Til family!
“We believe in diversity and inclusion and always value and treat everyone with dignity and respect,” Kinney says. “We also believe in happiness and fun. We create energy and innovation, we focus on positivity and we celebrate our successes.”
Pave your path to a bright future. Join the Strack & Van Til family.
Provide prompt, efficient and outstanding customer service. Stock, rotate, and replenish product to shelves and maintain displays. Process deliveries, breaking load down onto U-boats and transferring to sales floor. Maintain clean work areas by consolidating and organizing product.
As a floral designer, your job duties include taking orders, cutting and arranging flowers for orders and displays, providing information about flower care, maintaining story inventory, performing general cleaning tasks, and providing outstanding customer service.
A bakery clerk is responsible in providing customers with outstanding customer service, assisting other staff, cleaning and sanitizing the department and operating the bakery scale and industrial mixer as well as properly filling and rotating product. Bakery clerks assists customers, stock, and rotate product, take orders, prepares and packages product.
As a Deli associate, some of your duties will include slicing deli meats and cheeses to order, frying and baking chicken and other products, preparing sandwiches, salads, entrees and more. You will provide product suggestions and assist customers with special orders while you provide our customers with outstanding customer service. You will stick cases and ensure that our customers have a variety of high-quality deli items to choose from. You will ensure complete compliance with food safety and sanitation requirements throughout your daily work. You will clean and sanitize dishes, food preparation areas, and equipment. In some areas, you may be required to obtain a food handler’s certification.
A Department Manager schedules all departmental associates, oversees their training, evaluates their work, rewards and recognizes their performance and delegates their work assignments in a manner that most effectively utilizes their talents and abilities while maximizing profits. Develops and implements merchandising plans, including creating attractive displays, merchandises new items, sales items and does promotional tie-ins, in order to meet the sales and profit objectives of the store and the departments. Managers aslo provide outstanding customer service.
Take phone orders, serve customers and provide outstanding customer service, follow proper safety guidelines, keep coolers & supplies organized, operate scale & slicer, properly rotate products, fill seafood cases, sanitize dishes & equipment, prepare dinners using fryer or steamer & other general duties as needed.
As a Cashier, your primary responsibility will include operating a cash register to accurately ring up our customers’ grocery orders. You will be responsible for tendering multiple forms of payment while ensuring our customers experience a friendly, efficient checkout process. You will interact with a high-volume of customers in a fast-paced environment ensuring that all of their grocery shopping needs were met. In our Front End Department, your potential to thrive is at your fingertips. As the face of the Company and whether ringing up orders, problem solving or bagging groceries you have an opportunity to interact and leave a positive lasting impression with our valued customers.
Strack & Van Til Cares About The Community We Serve
The Strack & Van Til Checkout Challenge Round Up is a popular year round fundraising campaign that benefits various charities and organizations in Northwest Indiana. Customers across the Region can choose to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar when shopping at their local Strack & Van Til store. Those extra funds are then donated to the designated charity or organization for that campaign. In 2021, the Checkout Challenge Round Up raised $633, 800. President and CEO Jeff Strack credits the success of the Checkout Challenge Round Ups to Strack & Van Til customer generosity and the commitment of Strack & Van Til employees. “We have the best customers. They are the ones who give back to the community. Our stores, with the help of our employees, simply provide our customers an outlet to give to some of their favorite local organizations,” Strack says. “Giving back to the communities we serve is just naturally a part of Strack & Van Til’s culture. We are very grateful to our customers who contribute to these Roundup campaigns and make a difference in the lives of so many people.”