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Whole Foods Careers – Sourcing Leader

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Job Summary

Whole Foods Market currently has a vacancy for those looking to work as a Whole Foods Careers – Sourcing Leader for Full Time at their offices in Austin, TX, US. Applicants should be sure to read the job outline attentively if they intend to apply.

Job Title: Whole Foods Careers – Sourcing Leader
Company Name: Whole Foods Market
Job Location: Austin, TX, US
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Whole Foods Market
Job Link Expiry: 2023-12-30
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Job Details:

Job Description:

The Sourcing Leader is the internal champion for our Exclusive Brands business. In this role, the Sourcing Leader serves as a trusted advisor to the Global Category Merchant and is a go to resource for the achievement of business objectives. The Sourcing Leader accomplishes this role by adhering to the execution of our sourcing process which starts through the creation of a sourcing strategy which must be adapted from the category strategy and reflective of the performance objectives identified within the category strategy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Helps execute Category strategy based on financial expectations, category role, category performance, customer and product trends, competitive landscape and Whole
  • Food Market differentiators.
  • Provides accurate and complete information in reports and communications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Understands customer trends and stays focused on competitive landscape utilizing internal and external resources.
  • Conducts weekly, monthly and quarterly financial and root cause analysis and makes recommendations to the Exclusive Brands Executive Leader to achieve strategic category targets and objectives.
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Actively consumes and distills data into actionable insights for the business, and in support of serving in a trusted advisor capacity to the Global Category Merchant
  • Operates as a subject matter expert their product category, inclusive of industry knowledge, familiarity with suppliers and broader industry
  • Communicates represents and upholds Whole Foods Market core values and leadership principles to all stakeholders.
  • Partners with Global Purchasing Teams, Distribution, and Regions to ensure alignment to and execution within the broader context of the overall category management strategy.
  • Participates in mentoring and training Exclusive Brands Team Members.
  • Collaborates with Global Category Merchant stakeholders on achieving financial plans and category objectives.
  • Develops and nurtures key strategic partnerships and strong working knowledge of the supplier and industry landscape
  • Serves as a champion of Organics, Fair Trade, Animal Welfare, Sustainability and Quality Standards and the Natural Foods Industry to advance the mission of Whole
  • Foods Market to “Nourish People and the Planet”
  • Responsible for hiring, mentoring, training and evaluating Associate Sourcing Leader direct report.
  • Actively manages the performance of our supplier network through scorecarding, communication, and regular engagements to keep close on progress and ensure prioritization of key initiatives
  • Collaborates with Exclusive Brands Support teams to drive continuous process improvement.

Job Requirements:

  • 4 year degree and 4+ years of experience in category management and team leadership, and/or food industry/product development equivalent
  • Prefer experience operating in a robust merchandising/purchasing operations environment (e.g. assortment planning, inventory management, space & adjacency planning, promotion and price planning).
  • At least 2-3 years sourcing Private Label or Branded packaged products required

Job Details:

Company: Whole Foods Market

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Austin, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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