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Lara Weinberger

Hawthorne,CA

Summary

Accomplished Team Leader with a proven track record at Whole Foods Market, enhancing operational efficiency and team management. A true customer service professional in every sense with 16 years experience. Excelled in HR policy implementation and conflict mediation, fostering robust customer, team member, and vendor relationships. Aided in streamlining HR practices and limited company risk. Skilled in all Microsoft programs, Kronos, Workday, and many other professional platforms. Administrative go to for locations whom provides any and all clerical support to leadership. Through organization improved daily workflows and achieved significant productivity gains.

Overview

11
11
years of professional experience

Work History

Team Leader / Backup Store Manager

Whole Foods Market
2019.10 - Current
  • Stayed calm, collected and logical during stressful moments to identify and implement optimal solutions.
  • Monitor supplier performance, identify problem areas and collaborate on solutions.
  • Created healthy relationships with over 50 vendors and suppliers.
  • Increased productivity through effective change in management practices.
  • Resolved customer service issues by finding immediate solutions, decreasing escalations to executive office.
  • Administered weekly, monthly, and annual reviews to direct reports and set clear and measurable goals, action plans and follow-up procedures.
  • Excelled handling a multitude of human resources responsibilities including hiring, training, scheduling, and team member development.
  • Maintained compliance with labor laws by conducting thorough audits of HR practices and policies.
  • Led decision-making and implementation of HR policies, procedures, programs and functions.
  • Maintained confidentiality of sensitive information by adhering to strict privacy policies and implementing secure filing systems.
  • Managed filing system, entered data and completed other clerical tasks.

Associate Team Leader

Whole Foods Market
2013.03 - 2019.10
  • Mentored and guided employees to foster proper completion of assigned duties.
  • Conducted all purchasing of dept and maintained a balanced budget with record breaking profits.
  • Adhered to rigorous standards for customer service, merchandising and operational safety.
  • Maintained compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws throughout the entire hiring process, minimizing legal risk.

Education

Business Communications

West Los Angeles College
Culver City, CA

Skills

  • Office Administration
  • Customer Service Professional
  • Identifying Opportunities
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Operational Efficiency
  • HR Policies Knowledge and Implementation
  • HR Support / Recruitment
  • Purchasing

Awards

Outstanding Team Member Award 2018, Customer Service Award 2018 & 2019, Best Merchandiser Award 2020, Team Leader of the Quarter 2024

Timeline

Team Leader / Backup Store Manager

Whole Foods Market
2019.10 - Current

Associate Team Leader

Whole Foods Market
2013.03 - 2019.10

Business Communications

West Los Angeles College
Lara Weinberger