General Manager

Job Type

Full Time



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1220 N Forest St
United States


Job Position: General Manager


Financial and Planning

·        Develop and recommend to the board of directors long- and short-range plans to achieve co-op purposes

·        Prepare operating and capital budgets for approval by the board and be held accountable for control of resources

·        Direct all financial operations of the cooperative

·        Investigate new business opportunities and make recommendations to the board of directors on expansion, relocation, and acquisitions; conduct negotiations as agreed

·        Provide information to the board and attend board meetings, retreats, and member linkage events

·        Participate in regional and national co-op and industry events


·        Ensure a profitable, growing business that acts as an economic engine to further the Co-op’s community initiatives

·        Maintain knowledge of natural foods retailing and industry trends

·        Maintain appropriate relations with wholesale distributors, local markets, and other industry sources

·        Ensure the establishment and maintenance of a product mix that meets shopper needs

·        Plan and execute a margin strategy designed to be price competitive and maintain adequate profit for growth

·        Ensure compliance with all applicable laws regarding licenses, permits, health regulations, employment, etc.

Human Resources

·        Oversee compliance with the cooperative’s personnel policies and update as needed

·        Hire, supervise and evaluate, management staff, including taking disciplinary action as needed

·        Develop a staff organizational structure that promotes fair distribution of work while maintaining maximum service to customers

·        Prepare a yearly payroll budget that meets operating budget constraints

·        Ensure a safe, healthy workplace for employees

·        Ensure adequate training of staff

Marketing and Outreach

·        Ensure that the co-op has an advertising and marketing strategy to increase public awareness of the cooperative’s products and services

·        Ensure that information about the business is communicated the members through newsletter, social media and an annual report

·        Ensure strong relationships with community partners to further co-op values and goals



Required Qualifications 

-          Track record of success

-          Retail grocery experience

-          Financial management and reporting 

-          Problem solving 

-          Curating and cultivating talented teams

-          Managing people

-          Visioning and entrepreneurship

-          Relationship building with the Board

-          Collaborative approach to community partnerships

-          Track record of cultural competency

-          Accountability for self and reports

-          Alignment with cooperative values and structure


Desired Qualifications 

-          Change management, adaptability

-          Systems development and monitoring

-          Models excellent performance

-          Get the best out of people


·        20% discount on all purchases

· Ability to make special orders at wholesale cost

·        Medical, dental and vision insurance available for employee and dependents

·        Supplemental Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance

·        401(k) plan after one year of employment

·        Paid sick and vacation time accrues from date of hire

·        Discounted YMCA membership for employee and family

·        Year-end profit sharing program and quarterly gainshare program

·        Regular raises

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please read full job description. Include cover letter and resume attachment to application.