Bakery & Prepared Foods Buyer/Specialist, Camden - 38 hrs/week

Whole Foods Market London a month ago

Order, replenish, and merchandise perishables products and participate in regional and national sales promotions.


  • Replenish products through proper buying procedures.
  • Ensure product orders are timely and accurate to monitor inventory turns.
  • Ensure the product mix meets varied customer dietary needs and requests.
  • Find placement for all new products.
  • Provide outstanding customer service; ensure customer needs are met in a timely fashion.
  • Monitor product quality and freshness and ensure proper rotation or product.
  • Maintain accurate department signage and pricing.
  • Build displays according to movement, promotions, profitability, value and regional guidance.
  • Participate in regional and national sales promotions.
  • Oversee customer special order process.
  • Educate team members and customers on new, local, and private label products.
  • Follow department procedures for preparing, storing, rotating, and stocking of product.
  • Maintain and monitor department waste, spoilage, sweep, and transfer logs.
  • Maintain a clean and well organized work area.
  • Follow and comply with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • High energy, enthusiastic, and displays an affinity for our products, core values, and company philosophy
  • Ability to understand and convey to others the differentiating factors about our products
  • Ability to follow directions and established procedures
  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness
  • Ability to sell proactively
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Basic 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

  • 1+ year buying/merchandising experience
  • 1+ year perishables experience
  • Team Oriented
  • Customer Service Focus