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Whole Foods Prepared Foods WholeFoods in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Prepared Foods Associate Team Leader (Culinary & Deli Assistant Department Manager) Assists Team Leader in all aspects of daily operations including profitability, expense control, buying, merchandising, labor, regulatory compliance and special projects as assigned. Leads and develops Team Members. 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 Develops and maintains creative store layout and product merchandising. Works with Team Leader to achieve sales, purchasing, and labor targets. Assists Team Leader in analysis of sales, reports and labor. Demonstrates advanced product knowledge and develops/maintains awareness of new products. Maintains good vendor relationships, develops new vendor relations, and ensures all paperwork is properly submitted for vendor processing. Works with Team Leader to resolve team concerns or issues. Functions as point person and departmental person in charge in absence of Team Leader. Sets and achieves the highest standards of retail execution. Fosters and encourages a positive environment of outstanding teamwork, mutual respect, and exceptional morale. Consistently communicates and models WFM vision and goals. 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, & counsels Team Members in a manner that sustains a high-performance team and minimizes turnover. Provides timely, thorough, and thoughtful performance evaluations. Job Skills High energy, enthusiastic, and displays an affinity for our products, core values, and company philosophy. Growth mindset towards greater responsibility and ownership. Desire to coach and mentor others for growth. Excellent interpersonal, motivational, team building, and customer relationship skills. Capable of teaching others in a positive and constructive manner. Product knowledge. Advanced knowledge of regulatory and safety policies and procedures. 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 operations-related applications. Experience 18+ months retail Team Member experience and 6+ months of supervisory experience. 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. For more information from MassHire Metro North Career Center, email Veterans and their eligible spouses receive priority of service. MassHire Metro North Career Center is an EEO Employer. Auxiliary aids or services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. NOTE TO JOB QUEST USERS clicking "Interested" on this position in Job Quest does not mean you have submitted an application for position, it only only saves the position in your list of saved jobs