Whole Foods Market: Grocery Buyer
Orders, replenishes and merchandises grocery products and participate in Whole Foods Market program for purchasing and promotions. Monitors inventory control and replenishes product based upon Whole Foods Market ordering standards. Assists in organizing and developing promotional displays and maintaining OTS standards. 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. Team Leaders are required to spend significant time on the floor, engaging with customers, and pitching in to help whenever and wherever needed. All positions must strive to support Whole Foods Market core values and goals, promote national, regional, and store programs and initiatives, and ensure adherence to all applicable health and safety regulations.
•Replenishes products through proper buying procedures.
•Orders perishable grocery products and maintains appropriate back stock levels.
•Monitors and acts upon open PO reports for both purchases and credits in an accurate and timely manner.
•Controls spoilage/shrink; achieves turn goals; participates in inventory.
•Completes spoilage, sampling, temperature, and sweep worksheets as required.
•Ensures orders for product are timely and accurate to monitor inventory turns.
•Oversees customer special order procedure.
•Analyzes and controls product transfers, waste, and spoilage.
•Supports leadership in conducting inventories.
•Maintains financial profitability by meeting and exceeding purchasing and sales targets.
•Arrives to work station on time, appropriately groomed, dressed and ready to work; works all scheduled shifts and attends required trainings and meetings.
•Provides excellent customer service, addresses needs of customers in a timely and effective manner and models suggestive selling techniques; answers phones and pages promptly and courteously.
•Maximizes sales potential through effective and proper procedures for prepping, storing, rotating, stocking, and merchandising product.
•Follows and complies, or ensures compliance, with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices.
•Maintains, or ensures maintenance of, a clean and sanitary working and shopping environment; maintains equipment in accordance with WFM cleanliness and safety standards.
•Performs opening, mid, and closing duties as assigned; ensures accuracy of signs and pricing.
•Immediately reports safety hazards and violations.
•Performs other duties as assigned by store, regional, or national leadership.
•Comprehensive knowledge of grocery products.
•Working knowledge and application of all grocery merchandising expectations.
•Ability to educate team on product knowledge and convey enthusiasm.
•Strong basic math skills.
•Knowledge and ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and ordering systems.
•Strong to excellent communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team.
•Ability to deliver information in a clear and respectable manner to fellow Team Members, customers, and vendors.
•Ability to meet customer service expectations and standards in all interactions with customers, vendors, and Team Members.
•Ability to follow directions and procedures; effective time management and organization skills.
•Passion for natural foods and the mission of Whole Foods Market.
•Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency.
•Understanding of and compliance with Whole Foods Market quality goals.
•12+ months retail experience.