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Job Ref:  62282
Employer:  Whole Foods.
City:  UK London
Country:  United Kingdom
Type of Employment:  Full Time
Job Description:  SUMMARY:
The primary function of the Bakery Buyer is to order all products for the Bakery department. The buyer also performs all functions related to breaking down deliveries, moving back stock to the floor, merchandising products, and stocking cases. He or she participates in regional programs for purchasing and promotions and assists the Team Leader in organizing and developing promotional displays.
  • Order all products for the Bakery Department.
  • Seek out new and exciting Bakery products and create and negotiate price bids.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the Regional Bakery Coordinator and Buyer and participate in Regional Promotional programs.
  • Control spoilage, achieve margin goals, and support the Team Leader and Associate Team Leader in conducting inventories.
  • Maintain financial profitability by meeting and exceeding margin and sales targets.
  • Maintain accurate purchase journals and process invoices and credits.
  • Educate customers and Team Members about Bakery products.
  • Maintain a clean and organized back stock area.
  • Follow and comply with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and adhere to safe work practices.
  • Operate and sanitize all equipment in a safe and proper manner.
  • This job posting is intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned by leadership.
  • Have a minimum of two years retail Bakery experience or the equivalent.
  • Analytical ability and proficiency in math sufficient to calculate margins, monitor profitability, and manage inventory.
  • Knowledge of bakery products and industry trends.
  • Must be able to read and write in English.
  • Should be able to do, or be able to learn to do, computer word processing, spreadsheets, order processing, and to use internet software.
  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness and to check signage and labeling for accurate pricing.
  • Effectively communicate with other Team Members and leadership.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the proper use of a baler, dumpster, slicers, mixers, ovens, knives and all related equipment.
  • Available for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the department.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Bend and stoop to grasp objects and climb ladders. Bend and twist neck and waist, reach above and below shoulders and squat.
  • Bend and lift loads.  Push and pull carts.
  • Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.
  • Environmental exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)
About Us:
At Whole Foods Market, we empower our Team Members to make their own decisions, thus creating an environment where people are treated with respect and are highly motivated to excel. We mentor Team Members through education and on-the-job experience. As a result, we are able to fill a majority of leadership roles from our existing team member base. We also recognize that there are individuals with talent outside of Whole Foods Market, and have training programs to bring those new leaders into the company.
Our Team Members represent over 50 different nations. We are people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, yet all work together to meet the needs of our customers.
We offer a competitive salary structure with opportunities for advancement and great benefits including a Pension Scheme, Paycare cash back health benefit and a 25% discount at our stores. To learn more, apply your passion today.
Due to the amount of applications that we receive we are not able to respond everybody individually, therefore if you do not hear back from us within 14 days then on this occasion your application has not been successful.

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