Whole Foods Market Market Team Leader in Columbia, South Carolina

Job DescriptionProvide overall leadership to the Non-Perishables team(s). Responsible for all aspects of daily operations including profitability, expense control, buying, merchandising, labor, regulatory compliance, and special projects as assigned. Lead and develop Associate Team Leaders and Team Members.Responsibilities

  • Set and achieve the highest standards of retail execution.

  • Build a positive work environment of outstanding teamwork, mutual respect, effective and timely communication and exceptional morale.

  • Select, train, develop, mentor, motivate and counsel Team Members in a manner that builds and sustains a high-performance team and minimizes turnover.

  • Model and deliver outstanding customer service.

  • Follow through on all customer questions, requests, and resolve concerns as needed.

  • Maximize productivity and efficiency through proper scheduling and analysis of product ordering, transfers, rotation, waste and spoilage.

  • Develop and maintain creative store layout and product merchandising.

  • Achieve sales, margin, expense, and labor targets.

  • Maintain proper product assortment, merchandising, and inventory control.

  • Ensure products are cross-merchandised in accordance with regional and global guidelines.

  • Follow and comply with all applicable procedures and regulations, including DSHEA, Weights and Measures, FDA, health and sanitation, Department of Labor, ADA, HAACP, OSHA and safe work practices.

  • Ensure adherence to category management schedule and planograms.

  • Ensure nutritional aspects are displayed correctly.

  • Ensure that Team Members operate and sanitize all equipment in a safe and proper manner.

  • Ensure proper care and maintenance of all equipment.

  • Keep all cases and shelves clean, well-stocked and properly rotated.

  • Demonstrate advanced product knowledge; maintain awareness of new products and regularly incorporate new products into the overall product mix.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks effectively

  • Excellent interpersonal, motivational, team building and leadership skills, including ability to choose team members and place them into positions in which they will thrive and maximize potential

  • High energy, enthusiastic, and displays an affinity for our products, core values, and company philosophy

  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness

  • Proficient mathematical skills to calculate margin, monitor profitability, and manage inventory

  • Basic to intermediate 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

  • 2+ years of Leadership experience

  • Customer Service Focus

  • Team Building

  • Employee Relations

  • Store Operations (Inventory, Labor Management, Cost Control)

  • Merchandising

  • Purchasing

  • Category Management

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!