Whole Foods Market Prepared Foods Team Leader/Full-Time in Reno, Nevada

Job DescriptionReports to Store Team Leader and to Associate Store Team Leader, provides overall management and supervision of the Prepared Foods Department. Responsible for Team Member hiring, development, and terminations. Also responsible for profitability, expense control, buying/merchandising, regularity compliance, and special projects as assigned. Complete accountability for all aspects of department operations.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:


Consistently, communicate and model Whole Foods vision and goal. Interview, select, train, develop, and counseling Team Members in a manner, which builds and sustains a high performing team and minimizes turn over. Make hiring and termination decisions with guidance of Store Team Leader. Establish and maintain a positive work environment, which sustains an exceptionally high level of Team Member morale. Select and develop supervisors as potential Team Leaders. Provide timely, thorough and thoughtful Performance evaluations. Communication and maintain employee safety and security standards.


Manage inventory and pricing to achieve targeted gross profit margin. Project annual sales and expenses, and prepare annual operating budget. Achieve budgeted expense levels. Achieve department profit, and store profit contribution targets. Maintain exceptional level of customer service relations. Maintain awareness of new products, and regularly incorporate new products into overall product mix. Manage the buying/ordering process to meet Whole Foods Market quality standards, maintain competitive pricing and achieve targeted sales. Establish and maintain positive and productive vendor relationships.


Develop and maintain creative product merchandising. Establish creative and competitive weekly and monthly “specials” which support established merchandising and marketing themes. Sustain exceptional level of knowledge/awareness of relevant competitors and industry trends.


Establish and maintain collaborative and productive working relationship with Store Team Leader, Prepared Foods Coordinator, Team Leaders, and all Team Members. Model and cultivate effective inter-department and inter-store communication.


Provide accurate, complete information in daily, weekly, monthly, annual and “ad hoc” management reports. Thorough and complete documentation in support of Team Member discipline and counseling activities.


Maintain comprehensive knowledge of, and ensure compliance with relevant regularity rules and standards, including: OSHA, Department of Labor, Health and Sanitation, FDA, Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), H.A.A.C.C.P. Guidelines and flow charts

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

2 years relevant experience as a Team Leader, assistant Team Leader, supervisor or buyer Verified completion of the Team Member to ATL Competencies on the FASTL Competency Checklist Verified completion of the ATL to TL Competencies on the FASTL Competency Checklist Thorough knowledge of products, buying, pricing, merchandising, and inventory management Excellent verbal and written communication Strong organizational skills Knowledge of all relevant Whole Foods Market policies and standards

Working conditions:

Standing and walking for extended periods of time, up to 8-10 hours Bending, stooping, climbing. Mental and physical dexterity. Unassisted heavy lifting. Work in varying temperatures (coolers, etc. when needed). Use of box cutters. Repetitive hand and arm motion. Use of cutlery, kitchen equipment and approved cleaning solutions. Iteration of duties.

Additional Responsibilities:

Maintain a safe and sanitary department. Report all life safety and fire hazards to your Team Leader for correction. Comply with all occupational safety and health regulations. Report all accidents and injuries to your Team Leader or Store Leadership immediately. The above are intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. This position will include any and all (various) duties assigned to ensure proper functions of operations of the team. You are expected (and required) to perform the duties outlined herein. Failure to meet company standards will result in disciplinary action.

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!