Cheese Buyer/Specialist

Company Name:
Whole Foods Market
Performs all functions related to cheese and specialty item preparation, counter service sanitation, and stocking of products. Purchases and merchandises cheese for the department. Maintains a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly and efficient Customer Service.
Provide excellent customer service.
Perform all duties and responsibilities of a Specialty Team Member.
Purchase cheese for department.
Responsible for achieving and exceeding margin and sales targets.
Request and ensure proper signs for all sale items.
Participate in regional promotions program.
Process invoices and returns.
Control spoilage: generate turn movement; and participate in monthly inventory.
Must strive to receive favorable TCS score.
Assist customers in selecting products that best suits their needs.
Supervise assistant if applicable.
Maintain safe and organized back stock cooler and warehouse.
Follow and comply with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and adhere to safe work practices.
Operate and sanitize all equipment in a safe and proper manner.
This job posting is intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned by leadership.
Extensive cheese knowledge in cutting, production, and taste description
Ability to perform physical requirements of a position that requires a great deal of lifting, stacking of boxes and repetitive cutting of cheeses
Ability to learn proper use of baler (age restrictions may apply) and all other equipment used during food preparation and clean up
Ability to get work well with others
Communicate and teach product knowledge to staff
Available for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the department.
Essential Job Functions:
Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
Bend and stoop to grasp objects and climb ladders. Bend and twist neck and waist, reach above and below shoulders and squat.
Bend and lift loads, not to exceed 50 pounds. Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds.
Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.
Environmental exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)
About Us:
At Whole Foods Market, we empower our Team Members to make their own decisions, thus creating an environment where people are treated with respect and are highly motivated to excel. We mentor Team Members through education and on-the-job experience. As a result, we are able to fill a majority of leadership roles from our existing Team Member base. We also recognize that there are individuals with talent outside of Whole Foods Market, and have training programs to bring those new leaders into the company.
Our Team Members represent over 50 different nations. We are people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, yet all work together to meet the needs of our customers.
We offer great benefits beginning with a full complement of medical and other traditional group health plan coverage, 401k plan, and a 20% discount at our stores. _To learn more, apply your passion today._

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