Prepared Foods Team Leader - Located in Bellingham, WA
Company: Whole Foods Market
Posted on: September 16, 2022
Located in Bellingham, WA
Provides overall leadership to the Store Support team. Responsible
for all aspects of daily operations including cash management,
expense control, buying, merchandising, labor, regulatory
compliance, and special projects as assigned. Leads and develops
Associate Team Leaders and Team Members. Accountable for Team
Member hiring, development, corrective actions and separations. 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:
Holds ATLs, supervisors and Team Members accountable for delivering
outstanding customer service.
Defines and develops clear expectations to achieve the highest
standards of retail execution. performance and minimizes
Makes hiring and separation decisions in partnership with Store
Ensures an effective and efficient response to customer questions,
requests, and/or concerns.
Maintains Team Member safety and security standards.
Establishes and maintains collaborative and productive
relationships with departmental and store leadership.
Communicates objectives and relevant information clearly to Team
Establishes and maintains positive and productive vendor
Ensures compliance with relevant regulatory rules and
Sustains exceptional level of knowledge / awareness of relevant
competitors and industry trends.
Sets and achieves the highest standards of retail execution.
Fosters and encourages a positive environment of outstanding
teamwork, mutual respect, and exceptional morale.
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, and counsels Team
Members in a manner that sustains a high-performance team and
Provides timely, thorough, and thoughtful performance
Consistently communicates and models WFM vision and goals.
Sustains exceptional level of knowledge and awareness of relevant
competitors and industry trends.
Advanced knowledge of products, buying, pricing, merchandising, and
Excellent interpersonal, motivational, team building, and customer
Capable of teaching others in a positive and constructive
Advanced knowledge of regulatory and safety policies and
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
24+ months retail experience including 12+ months of team
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
Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting, squatting
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
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