Frozen Buyer/Specialist

Company Name:
Whole Foods
The primary function of the Frozen Food Buyer is to order all products for the Frozen Food section of the Grocery department. The buyer also performs all functions related to breaking down deliveries, moving backstock to the floor, merchandising products, and stocking shelves. He or she participates in regional programs for purchasing and promotions and assists the Team Leader in organising and developing promotional displays.
Performs all duties and responsibilities of a Grocery Supervisor
Order all products for the Frozen Food section in the Grocery Department.
Seek out new and exciting Frozen Food products and create and negotiate price bids.
Maintain a good working relationship with the Regional Grocery Coordinator and Buyer and participate in Regional Promotional programmes.
Control spoilage, achieve margin goals, and support the Team Leader and Associate Team Leader in conducting inventories.
Maintain financial profitability by meeting and exceeding margin and sales targets.
Maintain accurate purchase journals and process invoices and credits.
Educate customers and Team Members about Frozen Food products.
Maintain a clean and organized back stock area.
Provide excellent customer service.
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.
Minimum of two years retail grocery experience or the equivalent.
Analytical ability and proficiency in math sufficient to calculate margins, monitor profitability, and manage inventory.
Knowledge of frozen foods and industry trends.
Must be able to read and write in English.
Should be able to do, or be able to learn to do, computer word processing, spreadsheets, order processing, and to use internet software.
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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