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Achatz Handmade Pie Co Team Leader - Retail in Armada, Michigan


  • $16 - 18/hour and room for advancement

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) & Profit Sharing

  • Paid Vacations

  • Product Vouchers

  • Paid Development and Advancement Opportunities

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible weekend and holiday schedules (including Saturdays off)

Achatz Handmade Pie Company is looking for like-minded people who share our values! Looking for a store manager in training to travel between our Shelby & Troy locations!

We value….your creativity, ability, willingness, talent, experience, honesty, education and leadership. We look forward to coming to work each day, bringing it all to the table and working on a highly functional team. We are searching for like-minded people who value Servant Leadership and can help improve our systems, create new systems and support change. We seek people who have a passion for helping, training and uplifting other so that we can grow and fill our Leadership Pipeline.”

We have the incredible opportunity...to work in a place that smells like fresh apple pie, pumpkin pie and berry pies baking! And on a team that makes what Food and Wine magazine voted as one of America’s Best Pies...as did Bon Appetit magazine, and Food Network, ‘Unwrapped’ and ‘Top 5’.

Respect: We value systems and procedures. We understand that having good structure for training and mentoring is respectful to our employees. Having Good Manufacturing Practices in place is respectful to our customers. We are USDA and Organic Certified, as well as offer a non-GMO certified line!

Accountability: We practice Open Book Management, sharing our numbers with the team, so that everyone can participate in running the company profitably and sustainably. OBM helps to hold us accountable for the work we do and the departments we run. Everyone documents to-do lists

Supporting Local Farms: We source much of our ingredients from local Michigan farms. Using all natural ingredients, that are grown in a sustainable, healthy way is very important to us.

Training: After 25 years in business, we have learned that transparency and honesty is vital to our growth. Managers, Team Leaders, Owners, and Team Members freely share their knowledge in order for our business to continually thrive.

Welcome, Foodie! This is your dream job. Now looking for passionate and driven individuals with smiling faces to join our retail team! This is a hands-on leadership opportunity to manage our retail outlet. The store manager is responsible for maintaining the Achatz reputation of excellent customer service while upholding Achatz procedures!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Above all else, providing excellent customer service

  • Responsible for preparation and submission of store sales reports, deposits and balancing/reconciling overages and shortages on a daily basis.

  • Uphold all policies and procedures

  • Hiring, training, and other human resource functions with team

  • Place inventory orders as well as verify and reconcile orders placed and received.

  • Store Manager sets store goals and leads by example to exceed the goal.

  • Motivating personnel to learn more about the company and cross-train employees to take on additional responsibilities.

  • Responsible for keeping the store fully operational at all times (i.e. organization, maintenance, etc.).

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

  • Training to take over store manager positions for one of our locations or new stores!

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Self-motivation: Having the ability to do what needs to be done, without influence from someone else. Being a SM, you always have to accomplish tasks on your own and always have to think further down the road than what’s right in front of you. Have the ability/confidence to see where we can improve and implement it, work smarter not harder!

  • Positive, Passionate, Enthusiastic Attitude: Having a positive, enthusiastic attitude encourages your employees to keep that same attitude. A combination of that and a smile on your face will always keep the customers coming back! Being passionate about the product and company makes that attitude genuine and customers see that. Customer service, cash handling, and previous retail/and or food business experience is preferred.

  • Adaptability, Flexibility, Dependability: Things are always changing, you have to be able to adapt to it. Whether it’s a new product/procedure or a schedule change, it’s important for a SM to be able to adapt to it without issue. Flexibility is important too because a SM’s schedule changes depending on the needs of your store. This may involve staying past scheduled shift time in order to better serve our customers!

  • Efficient and Effective : (Sense of Urgency w/ accuracy) Customers like to see you’re getting their order together as quickly as possible. No one has time to waste. Your employees should follow suit when they see you working quick and accurate. Get more done in less time, with minimal mistakes.

  • Leadership skills with the ability to motivate others: Some personalities are more dominate than others, and a SM needs to be able to motivate and lead any personality.

Who We Are: Every day and with every decision we make, we strive to follow 5 simple Core Values:

Create Raving Fans: Exceed customer expectations. Spark brand awareness and build loyalty. Provide the Best All-Natural Products and Support Local: Use high quality ingredients, free of chemicals, preservatives, and trans-fats; source local ingredients whenever possible. NEVER Compromise on Quality: Dedicate time to excellence. Respect effort spent on producing quality. Coach, Mentor, Inspire, Lead: Share knowledge and experience with your team members. Take initiative when challenges arise. Champion solutions and implement as a team. Teach as you grow. Improve, Innovate, and Plan with Financial Empowerment: Ensure job security and prosperity using Open-Book Management. Forecast creatively. Embrace constructive feedback and develop goals that benefit the team. Generate growth.

If you have any questions, please refer to our website at www.achatzpies.com/careers or email hr@achatzpies.com!

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