Are you a Foodie with a Culinary Leadership background seeking a new and exciting opportunity, Come join the Whole Foods Market team where you'll work in a professional environment, with the highest quality ingredients and have a true work-life balance! We are seeking both Full Time & Part Time Team Members & Cooks for our Prepared Foods team at our new Delray Beach location. The Prepared Foods Team Leader strives to lead by example and support our WFM core values and goals, promote national, regional, and store programs and initiatives. This role also ensures & promotes a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient service to customers and Team Members.
Cuts, prepares, and serves a variety of hot and cold foods, including meats, cheeses, sandwiches, burritos, wraps, salad, and pizza.
Samples products to customers.
Stocks hot and cold cases and displays with prepared foods from kitchen, walk-in preparation, and refrigerators.
Checks in-stock product dates to ensure freshness and rotates when necessary.
Bails and consolidates recyclables.
Assists Team Leader in organizing and displaying volume and seasonal items.
Completes spoilage, sampling, temperature, and sweep worksheets as required.
Assists with periodic inventory checks.
Arrives to work station on time, appropriately groomed, dressed and ready to work; works all scheduled shifts and attends required trainings and meetings.
Provides excellent customer service, addresses needs of customers in a timely and effective manner and models suggestive selling techniques; answers phones and pages promptly and courteously.
Maximizes sales potential through effective and proper procedures for prepping, storing, rotating, stocking, and merchandising product.
Follows and complies, or ensures compliance, with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices.
Maintains, or ensures maintenance of, a clean and sanitary working and shopping environment; maintains equipment in accordance with WFM cleanliness and safety standards.
Performs opening, mid, and closing duties as assigned; ensures accuracy of signs and pricing.
Immediately reports safety hazards and violations.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to sell proactively.
Ability to learn basic knowledge of all products carried in department.
Strong attention to detail.
Strong to excellent communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team.
Ability to deliver information in a clear and respectable manner to fellow Team Members, customers, and vendors.
Ability to meet customer service expectations and standards in all interactions with customers, vendors, and Team Members.
Ability to follow directions and procedures; effective time management and organization skills.
Passion for natural foods and the mission of Whole Foods Market.
Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency.
Understanding of and compliance with WFM quality goals.
Desired Work Experiences
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.
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Ability to work in wet and dry conditions.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Ability to use tools and equipment, including knives, box cutters, electric pallet jacks, and other heavy machinery.
May require use of ladders.
Benefits- Whole Foods Market offers a comprehensive benefits program to Full Time Team Members including low premium health, dental and vision plans life insurance plans, generous paid time off plan, 401k plan, wellness programs, career learning & development, Team Member Assistance Program and a 20% (up to 30%) Team Member discount. We offer competitive wages and a great work / life balance! Team Member appreciation week.
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.32>