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Apply now Job no: 95975-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Food Science, Nutritional Science, Food Service, Food Production, Management/Supervisory, Other

Position Summary:

Bucky's Varsity Meats is a retail outlet for meat products made during the course of teaching, research and outreach activities of the Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) program. Fresh and processed meat products will be sold. Examples of fresh meat products are steaks, chops, roasts, organs, accessory parts (e.g., bone marrow) and ground meat from beef, pork, lamb, veal and poultry. Processed meat products include sausages, snack sticks, salami, and bratwurst. The principal labor force in the USDA inspected spaces of MSABD will be UW-Madison students. These students will gain hands-on experience that will enrich their undergraduate curricular knowledge and enable them to assess whether they have professional interests in the meat industry or meat science.The Retail Operations Manager will be responsible for designing and implementing a meat merchandising enterprise that matches the purchasing and consuming interests of UW-Madison employees, students and guests. Consumer interests are influenced by pace of life, cultural and religious background, near-term holidays, season of the year, and environmental conditions. The Retail Operations Manager is expected to be experienced in adjusting the retail meat product offerings to accommodate these consumer interests. This enterprise will also provide valuable retail experience to employed undergraduates. In addition to conducting retail sales of meat products, undergraduate employees will also be local experts who will answer consumer questions regarding origin, production and cookery of meat products, as well as food topics of current interest to consumers.
* This position is supervised by the Meat Plant Operations Manager
* Student employees of Bucky's Varsity Meats will be supervised by Univeristy Dining Manager (this position)

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Associate's degree preferred
Vocational technical training in meat cutting required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Position requires five (5) years of meat merchandising experience, ten (10) years experience strongly preferred. Experience includes the following:
wholesale procurement of fresh and processed meat products;
fresh meat cutting;
retail product pricing;
experience training new employees in meat cutting, retail product presentation, customer communications, and product conservation.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $43,871 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a
resume and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.


Nancy Hilmanowski
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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