Whole Foods Market In-Store Bakery Buyer in Deerfield, Illinois
Job DescriptionOrder, replenish, and merchandise perishables products and participate in regional and national sales promotions.Responsibilities
Replenish products through proper buying procedures.
Ensure product orders are timely and accurate to monitor inventory turns.
Ensure the product mix meets varied customer dietary needs and requests.
Find placement for all new products.
Provide outstanding customer service; ensure customer needs are met in a timely fashion.
Monitor product quality and freshness and ensure proper rotation or product.
Maintain accurate department signage and pricing.
Build displays according to movement, promotions, profitability, value and regional guidance.
Participate in regional and national sales promotions.
Oversee customer special order process.
Educate team members and customers on new, local, and private label products.
Follow department procedures for preparing, storing, rotating, and stocking of product.
Maintain and monitor department waste, spoilage, sweep, and transfer logs.
Maintain a clean and well organized work area.
Follow and comply with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
High energy, enthusiastic, and displays an affinity for our products, core values, and company philosophy
Ability to understand and convey to others the differentiating factors about our products
Ability to follow directions and established procedures
Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness
Ability to sell proactively
Good verbal and written communication skills
Basic math skills
Strong organization skills
Basic proficiency with computer applications and programs including email, Microsoft Office, and operations related applications
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
Desired Work Experiences
1+ year buying/merchandising experience
1+ year perishables experience
Customer Service Focus
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.
Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.
Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionate - about great food, about the communities they live in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans - and who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference.
Learn more about careers at Whole Foods Market here!