Whole Foods Las Vegas , NV 89134
Teamwork is at the heart of Whole Foods Market, and in this position you will lead a team with your creativity, passion for the product, and quality driven leadership style. The Prepared Foods/Bakery Team Leader reports to the Store Team Leader and is guided by the Regional Prepared Foods and Bakery Coordinator teams. In conjunction with the Store Leadership this person is responsible for Team Member hiring, development, terminations and generally holding your team accountable for their work. The Prepared Foods/Bakery Team Leader is responsible for profitability, expense control (margin and labor), inventory control, buying and merchandising, regulatory compliance, recipe development and special projects as assigned. In some locations, this position also oversees the Coffee and/or Juice Bar. This position holds complete accountability for all aspects of team operations and should perform all duties and responsibilities of team positions.
Interview, select, train, evaluate, counsel and terminate Team Members.
Follow through on all customer questions and requests.
Create a labor schedule to leverage productivity within the needs of the department.
Ensure department orders for equipment, supplies and products are timely and accurate.
Keep all cases and shelves clean, well-stocked and properly rotated.
Ensure Chef/Cook are following up to date and accurate recipes.
Follow established food safety, cleaning and maintenance procedures. Basic knowledge of HACCP procedures.
Monitor compliance with sanitation and safety rules and regulations
Maintain accurate retail pricing and signage.
Oversee sampling of department products to the customers.
Supervise and maintain special order system.
Be aware of new products and their placement.
Ensure that product is cross-merchandised with other departments.
Maintain back stock areas and coolers.
Analyze and control product transfers
Controls costs by reviewing portion control and quantities of preparation; minimizing spoilage; ensuring high quality of preparation/recipe execution
Implement action plans for production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits;
Know and practice proper lifting techniques and safe use of all tools and equipment.
Practice proper care and maintenance of all equipment.
Report safety violations and hazards immediately; maintain department security.
Communicate with Team Members regarding all department operations.
Ensure department buyer(s) meet weekly/monthly purchasing budget.
Conduct scheduled inventories and submit reports.
Maintain a gross margin equal to or exceeding target margins.
Communicate company goals and information to Team Members.
Know product availability, preparation, storage and nutritional aspects.
Oversee adjustment of displays according to movement, promotions and profitability.
Keep Store Leadership informed of all events that affect the department.
Ensure that product mix meets varied customer dietary needs and requests.
Participate in regional and national sales promotions.
Have a firm understanding of department financials and labor budgets.
Accept and process product from Receiver.
Schedule and lead department team meetings; attend store and regional meetings.
Regularly visit the competition and react to current industry trends
Perform Team Member duties as required to run the department.
Regular attendance with varied shift scheduling is essential.
Perform other duties as assigned by Store Leadership/Coordinator.
Maintain and adhere to weekly/monthly cleaning schedule.
Current participant or graduate in the applicable Southern Pacific Region Career Development program or equivalent from another region.
Must be self-motivated and solution-oriented.
Excellent merchandising skills and eye for detail.
Must have a current Serv-Safe certificate.
Ability to maintain good relationships with vendors and the community.
Good communicator and motivator; able to work well with others and convey enthusiasm.
Train and inspire Team Members to excellence in all aspects of the department.
Knowledge of natural foods.
Is available for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the department.
Basic knowledge of Excel, Outlook, and Word
Must have at least 1 year of experience as an Associate Team Leader or above.
Team Members must be in good standing
Team Members with active Corrective Counselings must disclose this information to the hiring leader upon applying for a transfer/promotion.
Team Members on active Final Warnings are ineligible to apply.
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.