Bakery Team Leader

Company Name:
Whole Foods
As a Bakery Team Leader (Department Manager) you will lead a team with your creativity, passion for the product, and quality-driven leadership style. The Bakery Team Leader reports to the Store Team Leader (Store Manager) and is guided by the Regional Bakery Program Coordinator.
In conjunction with the Store Leadership you will be responsible for Team Member hiring, development & training, disciplinary actions, separations, and holding your team accountable for their work.
Responsible for profitability, expense control (packaging and labor), inventory control, buying and merchandising, regulatory compliance, and special projects as assigned
Interview, select, train, develop and counsel Team Members in a manner that builds and sustains a high-performance team and minimizes turnover. Make hiring and termination decisions with guidance of Store Team Leader.
Lead your team by training and mentoring.
Complete accountability for all aspects of team operations and able to perform all duties and responsibilities of team positions.
Select and develop Associate Team Leaders and Supervisors as potential Team Leaders.
Achieve budget expense levels. Achieve departmental profit and store profit contribution goals.
Manage inventory and pricing to achieve targeted gross profit margin.
Develop and maintain creative store layout and product merchandising with advice from the Regional Bakery Team.
Project annual sales and expenses, with guidance of Store Team Leader and prepare annual operating budget.
You will be encouraged to run the Bakery as if it was your own business (within certain Whole Foods guidelines).
Ensure that all Global, Regional, and Store policies & procedures (specific to the team) are being followed and executed properly.
To lead your team with the commitment to leadership and with enthusiasm expected of someone interested in future store, regional or national leadership position.
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.
Demonstrated two or more years of experience directing a team of five or more people.
Ability to instruct and train new and existing Bakery Team Members.
Strong knowledge of general Bakery procedures and baking practices.
Previous experience as a Team Leader, Assistant Team Leader or equivalent.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to solve business-related problems.
Strong organizational skills.
Computer experience including Word, Excel, and systems applications.
Available for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the department.
Certified purchaser experience preferred, and in the NE region is required.
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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