The Position

Reporting to the Grocery Department Manager, the Lead Receiver is responsible for inspection, reception, and delivery of all products while providing exceptional service and quality products for our customers.

Gus’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual identity, sexual orientation, age, creed, genetic information, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or other basis protected by applicable federal or California state law.


  • Provide excellent, friendly and knowledgeable customer service. It is our job to make sure the customer leaves satisfied, so great customer service is a MUST.
  • Sets the example for teammates by working with diligence to complete the task at hand.
  • Prioritizes duties and communicates with department management to delegate tasks.
  • Responsible for processing all product deliveries while closely following all receiving procedures in a timely manner and with full attention to detail.
  • Verify each delivery and note variances on invoices.
  • Maintain excellent vendor relationships and be constantly growing a knowledge base of all department vendors.
  • Break down, organize, and distribute all received product.
  • Ensure all refrigerated items are stocked and properly stored.
  • Manage and properly document all credits, returns, mispicks, waste, and spoilage.  Follow through with correcting all discrepancies.
  • Record end of week inventory/backstock.
  • Keep receiving areas neat, clean, organized and secure.
  • Maintain merchandise return, transfer, backstock and cooler areas.
  • Communicate frequently with co-workers regarding receiving operations.
  • Greet customers as you work, help them find products and get their baskets to the front of the store.
  • Must be able to communicate with customers who speak only English.
  • Make sure the store is properly faced, merchandised and that the products are displayed well.
  • Ensure cleanliness of store and storage areas.
  • Take instruction, direction, and follow procedures provided by your manager.
  • Safely operate and use equipment.
  • Examine the shelves daily for products that are spoiled and/or damaged.  Maintain orderly rotation of stock.
  • Ensure tag and pricing accuracy.
  • Keep accurate spoilage, transfer and demolition logs.


  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment, with a sense of urgency while still maintaining great customer service and accuracy.
  • Committed to providing quality goods, championing local purveyors, and advocating for environmental stewardship.
  • A sense of humor and ability to find fulfillment in engaging with customers.
  • Must be able to regularly and safely lift heavy objects greater than 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Able to stand all day while frequently bending and twisting, occasionally kneeling/squatting, and regular light to moderate lifting.
  • Requires early morning availability any day of the week.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

This describes the general requirements of this job. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Please provide us with your resume and three professional references (former supervisors) for us to contact.  Thank you!

To Apply

Please send us your most recent resume, three professional references and a brief cover letter with a description of yourself and your availability. We look forward to hearing from you! Thanks.