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Job Ref:  88974
Employer:  Whole Foods.
City:  Raleigh
State/Province:  NC
Country:  United States
Type of Employment:  Full Time
Job Description:  SUMMARY:
As the Buyer/Specialist member of our Prepared Foods team, your role will include ordering, replenishing, and merchandising Prepared Foods products. You will have some discretion regarding quantity and product selection, and will be empowered to source some products from local vendors. Additionally you will work to maintain attractive Prepared Foods displays and supporting the regional Prepared Foods vision. You will ensure a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient customer service to customers and team members.
DUTIES:
- Give every customer immediate and undivided attention. Surprise and delight the customers with consistent, delicious food.
- Order all Prepared Foods products, maintaining adequate back stock levels.
- Communicate with Kitchen Manager/Chef and Team Leader concerning all order needs and problems concerning ordering.
- Process invoices and returns.
- Complete spoilage, sampling, temperature, and sweep worksheets as required.
- Request and ensure proper signage.
- Assist in training of new Team Members, utilizing all learning checklists and training materials.
- Keep Prepared Foods department clean, sweep floors and maintain sweep logs.
- Help to achieve and exceed margin and sales targets.
- Control spoilage/shrink; achieve turn goals; participate in monthly inventory.
- Perform all duties and responsibilities of Prepared Foods Team Members.
- Perform inventory and maintain inventory sheets on a monthly basis.
- Control spoilage in the department by ensuring proper storage of items and product rotation.
- Receive monthly menus and adjust buying accordingly to new dishes.
- Work with Team Leader in costing out each recipe.
- Receive and check for accuracy and quality on all in coming products.
- Complete understanding of margins, turns, and inventory. Maintains weekly/monthly purchasing budget.
- Perform inventory and maintain inventory sheets on a monthly basis.
- 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.
REQUIREMENTS:
- Minimum one year prepared foods experience
- Excellent communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team; ability to communicate effectively with customers and team members.
- A desire to grow with the Prepared foods Team
- Ability to follow instructions and procedures
- Ability to sell proactively and communicate effectively with customers
- A desire to learn about natural and organic foods and products
- Strong work ethic and integrity
- Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness
- Ability to work well within a team.
- Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness.
- Effective time management skills.
- Proper handling of knives and other cutting 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, not to exceed 50 pounds.  Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • 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 great benefits beginning with a full complement of medical and other traditional group health plan coverage, 401k plan, and a 20% discount at our stores. To learn more, apply your passion today.
07/25/2014

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