Work With Us

Do not pass go.  Do not collect $200.  Just go straight to Dean’s Natural Food Market and apply to become an integral part of Dean’s Dream Team! You will take charge of implementing the vision, mission, and core values established by our company. We are in need of career-minded professionals with a passion for health and wellness to fill various positions.

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical benefits
  • 401(k)
  • PTO
  • 25% employee discount (available on your first day)
  • Work/life balance

Come be a part of Whole Foods Magazine’s 2017 Retailer of the Year, providing a variety of fresh foods and wellness products with compassion and care.

Each of our positions requires the ability to bend, reach, lift up to 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time (the full shift), ability to read/write and communicate effectively with our customers. Additional essential functions of each position are listed within the job descriptions.

Dean’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Descriptions

Juice Bar/Deli – This role is all about creating positive daily interactions with our customers in a fast-paced environment. We create unique made-to-order juices, smoothies, and sandwiches using the freshest ingredients to meet every palate.

Fresh Foods / Chefs / Prep & Production Cooks – Our cooks produce large quantities of fresh and prepackaged “grab-and-go” foods using high-quality organic and non-GMO ingredients. Successful candidates thrive in a fast-paced environment and are dedicated to helping us expand our customer base by supporting the company’s reputation of producing consistently delicious, nutritious food.

Front End – Are you a people person? Then this is the position for you. Front End assists customers at check out, including scanning items, requesting price checks, honoring appropriate coupons and discounts, collecting payment, and giving change as appropriate. They also may bag items, answer the phone, or perform other duties as needed.

Grocery – If you love the game Jenga, then grocery may be for you! This position requires individuals to be quick and alert to the areas of the store that require restocking to ensure our customers can easily locate what they are shopping for.

Produce – This position involves creating a visually stimulating canvas with the beautiful natural colors of our organic produce. If you have a creative side where beauty and colors fill your soul, and you enjoy working with customers, this may just be the position for you.

Nutrition – The position requires the drive to provide customers with an exceptional experience by building relationships and enriching their lives by helping them find the right vitamins and supplements to meet their health goals.

General Qualifications

  • A positive attitude, a passion for health and well-being, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in grocery retail preferred but not necessary

Ready to Apply?

Dean’s is looking for people who are dependable, service-driven and enjoy going the extra mile. Our positions are built around the stores’ hours of operation to ensure that we meet our customer service goals. Our Sunday through Saturday store hours meet our customer-focused business needs daily, through the holidays and more!  If you are career-minded, dependable, and passionate about health and wellness, we would love to talk to you about our current career opportunities.

Stop by one of our 4 locations for an application, or you can download one hereYou are welcome to return your application to one of our stores or email it to HR@DeansNaturalFoodMarket.com.

Need More Convincing?

Check out this excerpt from Whole Foods Magazine:

A good deal of Dean’s management team, such as Nahum Guerrero (Head Buyer), Tom Amadruto (Store Manager), and Owen Iozzio (Data Manager), began their tenure at the market as clerks or other entry level positions, forging a career. Dean demands a lot from his employees, but he strives to motivate and inspire them to put forth their best, not just for the good of the market, but for themselves and even more importantly, for each other.

“My role is to ensure the success of everyone,” says Dean. “Thus behind all of the goodness we strive to achieve, there is a demanding business focus. If I am involved in an interview, I express to the candidate, you will never work harder, be pushed further, but respected and appreciated more.”

Dean’s “I Matter” program is the manifestation of this approach. Each year, the market has four goals: Inventory, Labor, Contribution, and Purchases. With the exception of Dean and Eric Nelson (General Manager), everybody in the company gets 5% of their income every quarter when those four goals are met. “We call it ‘I Matter’ because we think every single person in here matters and every single person can make a difference and we always want to instill in people that you have an opportunity to impact the person who works next to you,” explains Dean. Instead of just bonuses for individual performances, the program encourages each individual to not only perform their best but also aid and coach coworkers who may not be meeting their potential; for the benefit of the collective.

“It’s not just a financial incentive, it’s really a conscious thing to try to get everyone to chip in and get a teamwork mentality to lend a hand no matter what department, what store,” says Eric.

It’s also very empowering to be able to contribute significantly as an individual. “The thing that attracted me to Dean’s the most was when Dean was telling me how one person, right down to the most inexperienced, newest person, can make a difference,” says Owen Iozzio, database manager for the retailer.

It doesn’t hurt when your workplace stands for something either. “The industry itself is what drew me here, the people are what kept me here,” says Amadruto, who has been vegan for 10 years. “I live the life, I mean, I have kale tattooed on my arm, it’s just part of who I am, so I’m glad Dean has given me the opportunity to grow.”

Read the full article here:

Each of our positions requires the ability to bend, reach, lift up to 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time (the full shift), ability to read/write and communicate effectively with our customers. Additional essential functions of each position are listed within the job descriptions.

Dean’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.