Prepared Foods Team Leader
Company: Whole Foods
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Provides overall leadership to the Prepared Foods team.
Responsible for all aspects of daily operations including
profitability, expense control, buying, merchandising, labor,
regulatory compliance and special projects as assigned. Accountable
for Team Member hiring, development, corrective actions and
separations. All Whole Foods Market Retail jobs require ensuring a
positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and
efficient service to customers and Team Members at all times. All
positions must be performed in accordance with team and store
Standard Operating Procedures. Further, Team Members must be
prepared and able to perform the duties inherent in other Team
Member job descriptions. All positions must strive to support WFM
core values and goals, promote national, regional, and store
programs and initiatives, and ensure adherence to all applicable
health and safety regulations including Food Safety and regulatory
duties required in the department.
Holds ATLs, supervisors and Team Members accountable for
delivering outstanding customer service.
Builds a positive work environment of outstanding teamwork,
mutual respect and exceptional morale.
Makes hiring and separation decisions.
Accountable for monitoring and achieving sales, purchasing, and
Maintains proper product assortment, merchandising, and
Establishes and maintains collaborative and productive working
relationships with department leaders and with vendors.
Sustains exceptional level of knowledge / awareness of relevant
competitors and industry trends.
Sets and achieves the highest standards of retail execution.
Fosters and encourages a positive environment of outstanding
teamwork, mutual respect, and exceptional morale.
Maintains awareness of customer flows and needs and directs Team
Members as necessary to satisfy and delight customers; responds
promptly to customer needs and questions.
Selects, trains, develops, mentors, motivates, and counsels Team
Members in a manner that sustains a high-performance team and
Provides timely, thorough, and thoughtful performance
- Consistently communicates and models WFM vision and goals.
- Sustains exceptional level of knowledge and awareness of
relevant competitors and industry trends.
Advanced knowledge of products, buying, pricing, merchandising,
and inventory management.
Food safety certification. If not currently certified, will
commit to completing certification within 6 months.
Excellent interpersonal, motivational, team building, and
customer relationship skills.
Capable of teaching others in a positive and constructive
Advanced knowledge of regulatory and safety policies and
Proficient mathematical skills for assessing financial
performance, monitoring profitability, and managing inventory.
Demonstrated decision-making ability, leadership skills, and
ability to prioritize and delegate.
- Proficiency with email, Microsoft Office, and
- 24+ months retail experience including 12+ months of team
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
In an 8-hour work day: standing/walking 6-8 hours.
Hand use: single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and
Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting,
squatting and reaching.
Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals.
Exposure to temperatures: <32 degrees Fahrenheit (freezing),
32-40 degrees Fahrenheit (refrigerators), >90 degrees
Ability to work in wet and dry conditions.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends,
and holidays as needed.
Ability to use tools and equipment, including knives, box
cutters, electric pallet jacks, and other heavy machinery.
- May require use of ladders.
Note: The purpose of this document is to provide a general
summary of essential responsibilities for the position and is not
meant as an exhaustive list. This document does not reflect all job
duties or requirements for every position. Requirements build as
one progresses through the job levels, so any job duties required
at a lower level may be required at the higher level in addition to
the duties listed for that higher level. Duties, assignments, and
other responsibilities may differ for similar positions based on
business conditions, departmental or geographic location, and/or
needs for the particular position. An individual must demonstrate
successful performance in their current position before being
considered for promotion. In addition, in order to promote into a
higher-level position, a business need for the promotion must exist
and the candidate must be considered the most qualified person for
the new position. Completion of certain milestones such as
obtaining an advanced degree or certification, time in current
position, or developing skills to perform at the higher-level role
do not guarantee a promotion.
At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment
opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race,
color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status,
disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole
Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on
qualifications for the position to be filled and business
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