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Whole Foods Market Meat Team Member- Part Time- Albany, NY in Albany, New York

Job DescriptionDo you know your shank from your flank? Do you have exceptional customer service skills? Are you ready to join a strong team to satisfy and delight our customers? Then we want YOU!The Meat Team Member provides support to the team to include duties related to counter service, stocking, and sanitation in the meat department.

What you will be doing:

  • Ensure a fresh and appealing display by checking quality, keeping cases and shelves clean and well stocked, rotating and removing out-of-date products, filling ice tables, and performing other duties as assigned

  • Maintain back stock in good order

  • Assists with periodic inventory checks​

  • Assist with sampling program, keeping sample areas full, clean and appealing

  • Clean cases, signs, uprights, coolers, smokers, floors, and drains as required

  • Provide excellent customer service, address needs of customers in a timely and effective manner and model suggestive selling techniques; answer phone and pages promptly and courteously

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

  • Follow and comply, or ensure compliance, with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, cleanliness of equipment and safe work practices

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

  • Immediately report safety hazards and violations

Qualities you have:

  • Ability to sell proactively

  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness

  • Ability to deliver information in a clear and respectable manner

  • 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

Things you will learn on-the-job and be expected to perform:

  • Basic knowledge of all products carried in department

  • Proactively read labels and familiarize oneself on various products​

  • Understanding of and compliance with WFM quality goals

  • WFM customer service expectations and standards in all interactions with customers, vendors, and Team Members​


  • 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 handle knives and other cutting equipment

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

  • Ability to use tools and equipment, including box cutters, electric pallet jacks, 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.

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.

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.

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