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Whole Foods Market Team Member (Full Time & Part Time Storewide Opportunities) in Huntington Station, New York

Job DescriptionThank you for your interest in applying to our new store opening - Huntington Station, NY

Opening Summer 2024!

Huntington Station (HTS) Store

Address: 350 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746

Huntington Station will be the Northeast Region’s 98th store and 7th location in Long Island, NY. The 43,916 square foot store is in the newly upgraded Huntington Shopping Center on Walt Whitman Road facing Route 110. The Town is located at the western end of Suffolk County adjacent to the Nassau-Suffolk County boundary.

Please note:

• We will begin the interview process end of May/ early June

• Positions are likely to start training the end of June

We are hiring for all Team Member level roles

• 20% Team Member discount

• No experience necessary – will train!

• Starting rate $17 hr.

Want to learn more about what it's like to be a team member at Whole Foods Market? Check out our videos and meet the Team Members!


Now accepting applications for the following full time and part time positions available in the following departments:

Prepared Foods: production, counter, and runners (pizza, charcuterie, hot food, salad bar, sandwiches), utility workers/dishwashers

Cooks: Prepared Foods Cook / Food Production

Bakery: production (bread mixers, pastry production, cake decorators), counter and coffee bar

Cake Decorator: Creates appealing designs on all specialty bakery goods. Related to cake, tart, pastry, and special-order decoration

Customer Service: cash registers, customer/cashier assistants (carts, bag groceries, general help)

Meat: fresh, frozen, and smoked natural meats and poultry; butchers, wrappers and counter help

Meat Cutters: Butchers, performs duties relating to the cutting, preparation, display, and selling of meat products

Produce/Floral: production (cut fruit) and retail - fresh and packaged produce items; may include cut fruit and vegetables

Seafood: fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood

Specialty: cheese, beer; chocolate and housewares

Grocery: grocery, frozen foods, dry goods, dairy, and bulk foods, may include housewares (must be able to lift up to 50lbs.)

Whole Body: vitamins, supplements, body care and makeup

Store Receivers: Performs receiving, accounting, and distribution operations associated with incoming product deliveries for all store Teams

Provides support as a Team Member, performing duties related to customer service, stocking, and sanitation in assigned department(s). All Whole Foods Market Retail jobs require ensuring a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient service to customers and Team Members at all times. All positions must be performed in accordance with team and store Standard Operating Procedures. Further, Team Members must be prepared and able to perform the duties inherent in other Team Member job descriptions. Team Leaders are required to spend significant time on the floor, engaging with customers, and pitching in to help whenever and wherever needed. All positions must strive to support WFM core values and goals, promote national, regional, and store programs and initiatives, and ensure adherence to all applicable health and safety regulations.Responsibilities

  • Follows department procedures for preparing, storing, rotating, and stocking of product.

  • Prepares, packages, weighs, and prices products for sale.

  • Monitors product quality and freshness and ensures proper product rotation.

  • Ensures cases and shelves are clean and well-stocked.

  • Completes spoilage, sampling, temperature, and sweep logs as required.

  • Assists with periodic inventory checks.

  • Arrives to work station on time, appropriately groomed, dressed and ready to work; works all scheduled shifts and attends required trainings and meetings.

  • Provides excellent customer service, addresses needs of customers in a timely and effective manner and models suggestive selling techniques; answers phones and pages promptly and courteously.

  • Maximizes sales potential through effective and proper procedures for prepping, storing, rotating, stocking, and merchandising product.

  • Follows and complies, or ensures compliance, with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices.

  • Maintains, or ensures maintenance of, a clean and sanitary working and shopping environment; maintains equipment in accordance with WFM cleanliness and safety standards.

  • Performs opening, mid, and closing duties as assigned; ensures accuracy of signs and pricing.

  • Immediately reports safety hazards and violations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by store, regional, or national leadership.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to sell proactively.

  • Ability to learn basic knowledge of all products carried in department

  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness.

  • Proactively reads labels and familiarizes oneself on various products.

  • Strong to excellent communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to deliver information in a clear and respectable manner to fellow Team Members, customers, and vendors.

  • Ability to meet customer service expectations and standards in all interactions with customers, vendors, and Team Members.

  • Ability to follow directions and procedures; effective time management and organization skills.

  • Passion for natural foods and the mission of Whole Foods Market.

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency.

  • Understanding of and compliance with WFM quality goals.

Desired Work Experiences

  • No prior retail experience required.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

  • In an 8-hour work day: standing/walking 6-8 hours.

  • Hand use: single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling.

  • Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting, squatting and reaching.

  • Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals.

  • Exposure to temperatures: <32 degrees Fahrenheit (freezing), 32-40 degrees Fahrenheit (refrigerators), >90 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Ability to work in a wet and cold environment.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.

  • Ability to use tools and equipment, including box cutters, knives, electric pallet jacks, forklifts, hand trucks, six-wheel carts, balers, and other heavy machinery.

Note: The purpose of this document is to provide a general summary of essential responsibilities for the position and is not meant as an exhaustive list. This document does not reflect all job duties or requirements for every position. Requirements build as one progresses through the job levels, so any job duties required at a lower level may be required at the higher level in addition to the duties listed for that higher level. Duties, assignments, and other responsibilities may differ for similar positions based on business conditions, departmental or geographic location, and/or needs for the particular position. An individual must demonstrate successful performance in their current position before being considered for promotion. In addition, in order to promote into a higher-level position, a business need for the promotion must exist and the candidate must be considered the most qualified person for the new position. Completion of certain milestones such as obtaining an advanced degree or certification, time in current position, or developing skills to perform at the higher-level role do not guarantee a promotion.

The wage range for this position is $17.00 - $21.20 Hourly, commensurate with experience. Whole Foods Market offers “Whole Benefits". Whole Benefits may include health insurance, retirement plan benefits, eligibility for a store discount, paid time off and access to other benefit programs. Eligibility for Whole Benefits is determined under the terms of the applicable Whole Benefits plan at a person’s date of hire.

New entry level Team Members who successfully complete their first 90-days of employment and who remain actively employed in an eligible role, may be eligible for a base rate increase after their 90-day anniversary.

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.

Whole Foods Market works with job sites like Indeed, LinkedIn, and ZipRecruiter to promote opportunities at our company. Please be aware that other career sites may not be accurate or up to date and may even be fraudulent. We encourage and recommend all candidates to apply via our site.

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 (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/careers) !

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