The Healthy Eating Specialist trains and educates Team Members and Customers in Whole Foods Markets healthy eating programs and initiatives through the use of Global and Regional resources. This will include facilitating structured trainings in the areas of making healthy choices in cooking, shopping, eating and menu planning. All Specialists must successfully complete and maintain Whole Foods Market recognized certifications and trainings. In addition, they must stay current on all Global and Regional initiatives and programs. This Team Member will not be a dietary coach, but a point of contact
which directs Team Members and Customers to the appropriate resources that empower them to make their own best decisions.
Responsibilities & Qualifications :
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as a passionate advocate for the Company’s vision and program for healthy eating & lifestyle.
Bring a high level of energy to the store/facilities to accurately educate our customers and team members about healthy eating.
Educates shoppers on healthy choices in cooking, shopping, eating and menu planning.
Supply cooking tips, and simple cooking classes and demonstrations, featuring vegan, vegetarian, fish, and meat–based options that support the approved Healthy Eating program as set by the Global Healthy Eating Team.
Serve as the store’s healthy eating specialist, spokesperson, and demonstration cook in support of these programs.
Distributes educational materials provided by our global quality standards team and provides guests with additional resources from the Whole Foods Market website.
Provide our Customers with exceptional Customer service.
Maintain a well-stocked and well-merchandised Healthy Eating area.
Assist in the training and development of Team Members on Healthy Eating, as assigned.
Work an extremely flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
Maintain safe, clean and well-organized working and shopping environment, comply with all regulatory rules and regulations including HACCP, OSHA, Dept. of Labor, Weights and Measures and local food and sanitation laws.
Complete special projects and other duties as assigned by Store/Facility Leadership.
Network with other regional and store Healthy Eating teams to collect and promote approved healthy eating program activities and features.
Appears, as needed, as a spokesperson/demonstration cook for community and store events.
Organizes lectures and hosts educational tours and seminars.
Help develop and facilitate approved healthy eating initiatives and groups within the store.
Successfully complete required continuing education health and wellness courses, required by the Global Healthy Eating Team.
Be a passionate supporter and participant of the Company’s healthy eating programs, providing motivation and inspiration.
Ability to understand, be abreast of and in compliance with all Federal, State, and local ordinances in regards to the manner in which our message is delivered.
Set, and achieve, the highest standards in retail execution.
Take responsibility for the complete maintenance of the department.
Order product from vendors as appropriate.
Achieve required margin targets for department.
Support all regional and global programs and policies.
Work all inventories as required, and monitor inventory levels and purchase journals.
Meet all accounting deadlines.
Uphold all standards pertaining to cleanliness and HACCP programs.
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. Regulatory Compliance:
Maintain comprehensive knowledge of, and ensure compliance with relevant regularity rules and standards, including:
Department of Labor
Health and Sanitation
Department of Agriculture
Weights and Measures
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Maintains medical supplies, office supplies, and office equipment.
Assists in hiring by placing employment ads, arranging job fairs, setting up interviews, and screening applicants.
Maintains Team Member forms and files.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
A working understanding of food knowledge and experience in healthy eating, cooking and menu planning that span the range of diets including vegan, vegetarian, fish, and meat and poultry.
Health-supportive nutrition/health and wellness education, a plus.
Passion for natural/organic foods.
Avid Healthy Lifestyle advocate and enthusiast.
Demonstrated ability to train small and large groups in various venues.
Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
Proven ability to synthesize and convey complex information to Team Members and customers in a way that is appropriate for varied audiences.
Ability to work successfully without supervision, and as a self-directed, yet collaborative, team player.
Strong demonstrated Customer Service skills.
Good computer proficiency skills, including Microsoft office and presentation software.
Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.
Ability to work well under pressure of tight deadlines and changing demands and/or directions.
Able to perform physical requirements of position, as listed below.
Ability to travel as needed.
Flexibility for all shifts, days, and schedules. Hours may vary, including a combination of both weekdays and weekends.
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.
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