Down to Earth Organic & Natural has an opening for a full time Produce Manager in our Kapolei store. Willingness to learn and support and promote healthy lifestyle is a plus.

Job Summary

Successfully supervise a Down to Earth Produce Department and to purchase high quality organic and local produce.The Kapolei Produce Manager is an integral member of the Kapolei Store Management Team, responsible for produce department profitability, customer service, operational performance, and the successful implementation of produce business plans. To receive, stock and attractively display produce. To supervise and guide department clerks, making sure that everyone is doing their job. To assist customers quickly, accurately and in a pleasant manner, while offering exceptional customer service.

Knowledge, Skills And Experience Required

  1. Exhibits high standards of ethics, honesty, trust, accountability & respect at all times. 
  2. Able to be friendly and helpful in dealing with customers and with a variety of situations and personalities.
  3. Able to read, write, and speak English well.
  4. Able to work well with others as a member of a team.
  5. Able to follow directions with a good attitude.
  6. Able to regularly safely lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  7. Good listening skills.
  8. Know the team that you are supervising and their level (some need more direction than others). 
  9. Good communication (know what kind of personality people have and how you should speak to them).
  10. Know, understand, follow and ensure customers receive a 100% satisfactory experience by constantly utilizing the 10/4 rule -10ft make eye contact, 4ft acknowledge and greet the customer, Get it for them- accurately, , politely, and enthusiastically(APE).


  1. Business Degree preferred, at least one year of produce experience is desirable, but less formal education and more on-the-job experience may be substituted.
  2. Friendly, courteous manner in dealing with a variety of situations and personalities.
  3. Good organizational skills as well as an ability to motivate and communicate effectively with staff.
  4. Familiar with word processing software and spreadsheets.
  5. Follow instructions, respond to management direction, and perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Conduct quarterly inventory ensuring all products on hand are accurately accounted for.
  2. Attend and actively participate in the Quarterly Store and Department Review Meetings.
  3. Attend and actively participate in the yearly Store and Department Planning Meetings.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Overall Produce Department Management

  1. Responsible for overall produce department profitability and developing and implementing the produce business plans.Ensure products are priced according to budgeted department markups and that the correct prices are on the signs and in the cash registers.
  2. Responsible for all aspects of produce operations including customer service, produce quality and presentation, cleanliness, team member productivity, safety, receiving of goods, and communication with satellite produce departments on Oahu.
  3. Responsible for all produce department matters and making sound decisions as needed.
  4. Ensure that the Good Organic Retailing Practices (GORP) standards are being followed by all department team members.
  5. Deal with all situations that arise: customer, team member, equipment issues etc.
  6. Ensure that all produce equipment is well maintained, cleaned and serviced regularly.
  7. Ensure that all produce areas (display areas, prep areas, walk-in coolers, dry storage etc.) are kept well organized and that products are properly rotated.
  8. Ensure checklists are used.
  9. Team member supervision: make sure team members are working productively, offering good customer service/acknowledgment.Administrative duties, scheduling, process invoices.


Flexible availability desired, with ability to work nights and weekends; please make sure to state your availability and not your desired schedule on your application


Down to Earth offers a friendly, team-oriented work environment with great benefits including vacation, paid holidays, company-paid medical insurance, bonuses, a store discount, free access to nutritional supplements, 401k, career training, entertainment discounts including movie tickets, sporting events, shows, Disneyland and more, credit union membership, nationwide pet insurance benefit, access to computer training modules, mentorship program and more. Some restrictions apply. See our website for more details:

Starting Pay Range

Starting Pay: $15 - $18 per hour. Pay is commensurate with experience and education. Evaluations (with potential raises) are once per year.

See Why Our Team Members Love To Work Here

"31% of our total team members have been with us for 5 years or more!"

How to Apply

Submit an electronic application at: It is not necessary to follow up on application submission. We will call applicants whose experience and background matches with job requirements. *Applications are required for hiring. The fastest way to be considered for a position is to submit an application.*

Down to Earth stores are also located in Honolulu, Pearlridge, Kailua, and Kailua. Please see our employment page for job opportunities at these other locations.

Make this a career, we actively promote from within!

"Being part of the Down to Earth Team is more than a job, it's a lifestyle. It's a great way to Love Life!"
 - Jashi D., MOD at DTE Kapolei



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