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Grocery Buyer/Specialist- Full Time- Closter, NJ

Company: Whole Foods Market IP. L.P.
Location: Closter
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

HIRING ALERT: We're hiring in-store shoppers near you! Flexible scheduling, at least $15/hr minimum starting pay and quick hiring process. -- Learn More> > > Grocery Buyer/Specialist- Full Time- Closter, NJ Department Store Job Type Regular Location Closter, New Jersey, United States of America Closter Job DescriptionOrders, replenishes and merchandises grocery products and participate in WFM program for purchasing and promotions. Monitors inventory control and replenishes product based upon WFM 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. 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.Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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 w orking 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. Job Skills
    • 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 f ollow directions and procedures; effective time management and organization skills.
    • Passion for natural foods and the mission of Whole Foods Market.
    • Strong work ethic and a bility to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency.
    • Understanding of and compliance with WFM quality goals. Experience
      • 12+ months retail experience. 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 pulling.
        • Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting, squatting and reaching.
        • Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals.
        • Exposure to temperatures: 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
        • Ability to work in a wet and cold environment.
        • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
        • Ability to use tools and equipment, including box cutters, electric pallet jacks, and other heavy machinery. 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 needs. Real benefits go beyond what you'd expect. We call ours "Whole Benefits," and they cover Physical, Mental, and Financial health. Here are a few of the perks you can expect in these areas. We offer access to health insurance for all full-time Team Members to keep you feeling great. 20% In-Store Discount Our most famous benefit, every Team Member gets a 20% in-store discount on your favorite products. Plus, after six months, you have the opportunity to increase that discount up to 30%. PTO Cash-Out Once per year, eligible US Team Members can take 100% of unused PTO hours and convert them into pay Total Health Immersions Four times a year, we send select Team Members to a week-long health getaway to help create and sustain healthy lifestyle changes. We pay 100% of the costs and even 50% of your spouse's costs if they want to join. Whole Planet Foundation Team Member Volunteer Program Eligible Team Members can travel for 2-3 weeks to the communities where Whole Foods Market sources products and funds microcredit clients through its Whole Planet Foundation. Career Learning and Development Better yourself as you better us. We give you comprehensive training, programs and clear career paths to help you grow. Our Core Values Our core values have guided us since Day 1. We live them every day, and they've helped make us who we are today. We Sell the Highest Quality Natural and Organic Foods We Promote Team Member Growth and Happiness We Care About our Communities and the Environment We Practice Win-Win Partnership with our Suppliers Not seeing a fit? Sign up for job alerts and we'll notify you the moment a new job you want is posted. How would you rate your experience popup "Whole Foods Market" is a registered trademark of Whole Foods Market IP, L.P.

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