Whole Foods Market Prepared Foods Buyer - FULL TIME in New York, New York

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

  • Team Oriented

  • 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, 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!