Whole Foods Market Grocery Specialist: South Lake Union in Seattle, Washington

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, maintaining back room, and providing courteous, friendly, and efficient customer service to customers and team members.Principle Duties

  • Replenishes products through proper buying procedures.

  • Orders all perishable grocery products and maintains appropriate back stock levels.

  • Processes invoices and returns.

  • Controls spoilage/shrink; achieves turn goals; participates in monthly inventory.

  • Requests and ensures proper signage.

  • Completes spoilage, sampling, temperature, and sweep worksheets as required.

  • Maximizes sales potential through effective and proper procedures for stocking and merchandising products.

  • Ensures orders for product are timely and accurate to monitor inventory turns.

  • Ensures that product mix meets varied customer dietary needs and requests.

  • 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 margin and sales targets.

  • Ensures compliance with all applicable regulatory rules and regulations, Weights and Measures, health and sanitation and adheres to safe work practices.

Job Skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of grocery products.

  • Working knowledge and application of all grocery merchandising expectations.

  • Ability to deliver information in a clear and respectable manner to fellow team members, customers and vendors.

  • 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

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 12+ months grocery 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: <32 degrees Fahrenheit (freezing), 32-40 degrees Fahrenheit (refrigerators), >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.

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, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.

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!

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