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Full Time & Part Time Retail Assistant-


Quick Overview:
Do you have a great smile? Then work for the leader in the natural foods industry! The Retail Assistant holds the responsibility of providing excellent customer service at all times to ensure customer satisfaction. Has positive and friendly attitude as well as impeccable personal hygiene. Works together with other team members to achieve store objectives. Follows strict standards of food safety and procedures. Works efficiently and accurately. This role will involve checkout work, bagging groceries, assisting customers, cleaning, or stocking products as required. Option for participating in management training programme for the aspiring future manager who wishes to advance his/her career.


In Short, You Must:
1. Be able to work for a minimum of 35 hours/5 days per week (full time), or 15 hours/2 days per week (part time), including at least one weekend day every week.
2. Have a bright, positive, cheerful personality and ability to present genuine smiles.
3. Have impeccable personal hygiene.
4. Regular attendance is essential!


Key Responsibilities:
1. Provide excellent customer service
2. Follow procedures as instructed
3. Effectively communicate with team members and team leaders
4. Follow food safety, hygiene and safety protocols
5. Maintain cleanliness of your checkout station
6. Develop good knowledge of products and placement
7. Maintain proper and safe use of all equipment and tools
8. Know and adhere to security procedures
9. Receive and merchandise products
10. Operate POS register and tally customer purchases
11. Collect payment, make change, and handle exchanges
12. Count in/out and organise cash drawer
13. Report to manager any reportable items
14. Assist other departments when required
15. The above are general requirements for this position and should not be treated as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. This position will include any and all duties which are related to the above list and are necessary to ensure the functioning of the team.


Skills / Abilities / Knowledge Required:
1. Ability to work well in a team
2. Ability to communicate effectively
3. Have a healthy and positive personal attitude
4. Have basic understanding of natural foods
5. Able to serve customers with professionalism and enthusiasm
6. Be physically fit and be able to lift a minimum of 15 up to 25kgs unassisted
7. Meet physical requirements: constant standing, constant walking, bending, reaching.
8. Flexible with scheduling according to store needs with minimum of one weekend day of work every week.
9. Regular attendance is essential.
10. Ability to perform basic math calculations.


About Liberty Market:
Liberty Market is a specialist natural foods retailer. We provide on-the-job training for all aspects of your position and a safe and pleasant work environment. We encourage our team members to solve problems and make their own decisions. We are a diverse team with people from different cultures and backgrounds working together to achieve the best customer service in our industry. Liberty Market is a family owned business. We are the first and only certified organic retailer in the South Island. We provide our customers with quality natural foods and the integrity and dependability they seek.


Other Things You Need to Know:
You will be encouraged to take on more responsibilities to expand your knowledge and ability to fulfill advancement opportunities.
We offer a great remuneration structure which rewards committed and high-performing team members.
We perform background checks on all applicants to verify the accuracy of information supplied to us.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


How To Apply:

Things you need:
1. Indicate you are applying for position CH04 (full time) or position CH02 (part time).

 *Part Time applicants please select one option from the Available Shift Options below:
Option1: Friday & Saturday (up to 16hrs)
Option2: Sunday & Monday (up to 13hrs)
Option3: Both weekend days and either Friday or Monday (up to 21 hrs)
Option4: Friday to Monday (up to 29hrs)
Option5: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday (up to 21 hrs)

2. CV / resume,
3. Cover letter stating why you want to work for us, and if you are currently working, state why you want to change jobs,
4. References (Don't say "available on request". Include them with your application.)
5. Non-native English speakers must supply evidence of English proficiency such as IELTS results or a qualification obtained at an English-speaking institution.

Email your application to


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Current job openings at our Christchurch Central store: (To apply, see job details page.)
Job Type: 
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