Whole Foods Market Nutritional Supplement/Beauty Department Manager - up to a $2500 Sign-on Bonus in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job DescriptionPosition reports to Store Team Leader, Associate Store Team Leaders, and Coordinator. Provide overall leadership and supervision of the team, including sub-teams. Responsible, in conjunction with Store Leadership, for Team Member hiring, development, corrective actions, and terminations. Responsible for profitability, expense control (packaging and labor), merchandising, ordering, regulatory compliance and special projects as assigned. Complete accountability for all aspects of team operations and perform all duties and responsibilities of team positions.

Team Member Development

  1. Successfully complete Whole Body learning checklists.

  2. Consistently communicate and model Whole Foods Market vision and goals.

  3. Interview, select, train, develop, and counsel Team Members in a manner which builds and sustains a high performing team and minimizes turnover.

  4. Make hiring and separation decisions in conjunction with Store Leadership.

  5. Establish and maintain a positive work environment, which sustains an exceptionally high level of Team Member morale.

  6. Select and develop supervisors as potential Team Leaders.

  7. Provide timely, thorough and thoughtful performance evaluations.

  8. Communicate and maintain employee safety and security standards.

  9. Thorough and complete documentation in support of Team Member discipline and counseling activities.

Merchandising/Marketing Leadership

  1. Develop and maintain creative store layout and product merchandising.

  2. Maintain accurate files for ordering, scheduling, and holiday performance.

  3. Support regional vision and execute all regional directives and programs.

  4. Establish creative and competitive weekly and monthly “specials” which support established merchandising and marketing themes.

  5. Creatively merchandise sales area to maximize sales and minimize spoilage.

  6. Sustain exceptional level of knowledge/awareness of relevant competitors and industry trends.

Financial Leadership

  1. Project annual sales and expenses, and prepare annual operating budget.

  2. Manage ordering and inventory to achieve targeted contribution profit margin.

  3. Manage packaging usage and storage to minimize expense.

  4. Schedule labor accurately and efficiently to achieve targeted labor expense.

  5. Submit all required reports and data within required timelines.

  6. Accurately perform inventory of entire department as required.

  7. Manage the buying/ordering process to meet Whole Foods Market quality standards, maintain competitive pricing and achieve targeted sales.


  1. Establish and maintain collaborative and productive working relationship with Store Leadership, Whole Body Coordinator, Team Leaders, and all Team Members.

  2. Communicate all team objectives and relevant information clearly to Team Members in a timely manner (team meetings, bulleting boards, newsletters, logbooks, etc.).

  3. Establish and maintain positive and productive vendor relationships.

  4. Model an attitude that communicates Whole Foods Market vision and goal for success.

  5. Arrive to work station on time, appropriately groomed, dressed and ready to work; work all scheduled shifts and attend required trainings and meetings.

Regulatory Compliance

Maintain comprehensive knowledge of and ensure compliance with relevant regulatory rules and standards including:

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  2. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  3. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  4. Department of Labor

  5. Health and Sanitation

  6. Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

  7. Department of Agriculture

  8. Weights and Measures

  9. DSEA

  10. Sarbanes-Oxley

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!

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