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Store 246 - La Quinta

La Quinta

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Los Angeles/Riverside/Orange County


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The Receiver is responsible for all functions and paperwork relating to receiving. This position operates machinery including baler, compactor, and forklift in a safe and proper manner. The Receiver must maximize sales potential through effective and proper procedures for receiving all products entering the store including verifying actual product against packing slips, confirming product integrity, and checking product temperatures as needed. The Receiver must initial and code invoices, log invoices, and distribute to appropriate departments. This position is responsible for maintaining cleanliness of receiving area including loading dock and trash areas.

Essential Functions

  • Receives all product for the store, inspecting it for temperature (if perishable), shortages, overages, damage, and quality.
  • Examines contents and compares with records, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy of shipment.
  • Reports any receiving discrepancies to Managers and Buyer(s) to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
  • Keeps careful invoice files and records.
  • Works closely with Warehouse to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
  • Delivers or routes products to appropriate departments or storage areas.
  • Attends all applicable trainings, and be able to use or be certified in use of appropriate equipment (including forklifts, pallet jacks, baler, etc.) needed for store or facility
  • Maintains courteous relationships with drivers and vendors
  • Follows Sprouts standards as they pertain to receiving practices
  • Follows and complies with all applicable health and sanitation procedures and adheres to safe work practices
  • Operates all equipment in a safe and proper manner

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 1-2 years prior receiving experience; or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work independently yet have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with other team members and Store leadership
  • Knowledgeably communicate with service vendors
  • Ability to understand proper retail receiving
  • Ability to perform simple math operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work varied hours/days as business dictates

Physical Requirements

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasional (1-3 hours) lifting of items between 1-50 lbs. a height between 4’-8’.
  • Rare (less than 1 hour) lifting of items between 51-75 lbs. a height up to 4’
  • Occasional carrying of items between 1-50 lbs. a distance up to 60’
  • Rare carrying of items between 51-75 lbs. a distance up to 5’
  • Rare pushing and pulling of items up to 10 lbs. a distance up to 20’
  • Occasional pushing and pulling of items between 11-25 lbs. a distance up to 20’
  • Rare pushing and pulling of items between 26-100+ lbs. a distance up to 20’
  • Frequent (3-6 hours) walking, standing and bending (neck)
  • Occasional squatting and bending (waist)
  • Rare climbing and kneeling
  • Occasional twisting (neck and waist)
  • Constant (6-8 hours) repetitive use of the dominant hand
  • Frequent simple grasping with both hands
  • Occasional power grasping with both hands
  • Rare fine manipulation with both hands
  • Occasional pushing and pulling with both hands
  • Occasional reaching above and below shoulder level
  • Rare use of gloves
  • Constant standing on concrete

This job may have specific physical demands including, but not limited to, the following:  ability to lift up to 75 lbs.; ability to operate machinery with moving mechanical parts; and ability to bend, reach, kneel, squat, stand for a long period of time and push/pull heavy loads.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Qualified candidates will be contacted.  To learn more about all of the benefits of working at Sprouts and how you can become part of our growing team, apply on-line at  Sprouts Farmers Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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