Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op

Grocery Manager | Full Time

Category: Retail

Location: 9 Washington Street, Middlebury, VT, USA

Do you want a professional leadership position with great people, great food, and an excellent benefit package and work life balance? We are seeking an experienced Grocery Manager to grow with us. This leadership position is part of our Management Team.

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op for nearly 45 years we have been committed to our values of sustainable business practice, growing the local foods movement and supporting our community. Our ideal candidate will also be committed to these goals and help us achieve them. Last year we contributed over $80,000 in donations to our local food shelves, non-profits, and discounts to low-income shoppers. We also reached 34% of sales from local Vermont products from over 400 Vermont Producers. We are thrilled to contribute to our local economy.

Grocery Manager Overview

This essential leadership position will oversee the Grocery Department for our $19 Million natural foods market. The Grocery Manager reports to the Store Operations Manager and works closely with the management team to support our growing Co-op. Our leadership expectations include supporting our entire workplace with an attitude of we are all in this together, a willingness to go the extra mile, and continuously learn and grow.

As manager of our Grocery Department, you are an instrumental leader to many operations. You know the products, have strong relationships with vendors, and an eye for natural foods trends. Our Manager is a great communicator, embraces a hands-on leadership style, and knows how to lead a high-quality natural foods department. You are in this role because you are looking for a challenge with a progressive organization full of dedicated staff who do awesome work. You are passionate in going above and beyond to offer great customer service. You creatively embrace change. To lead our grocery team we want you to have

  • 5 or more years of a leadership role in retail and natural foods
  • ability to lead and motivate an amazing team
  • experience meeting margin goals
  • knowledge of buying in large quantities
  • familiarity with our natural foods and local products
  • proven merchandising skills

Our benefits package includes group health insurance, optional vision and dental insurance, flexible spending account, 3 weeks of paid time off, paid holidays, profit sharing bonus, SIMPLE IRA, co-op membership, employment assistance program, and more. Starting wage based on experience.

To learn more about our amazing community, you may want to explore this link https://experiencemiddlebury.com

If you would love to work in a unique organization with devoted staff, learn more on our website https://middleburycoop.applicantpro.com/jobs/ and complete our online application where you can attach your resume and letter of interest.


To Apply:

Applications available on our careers page at www.middlebury.coop

Please include a resume and letter of interest.