Store Operations Manager

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op has been committed to our values of sustainable business practice, growing the local foods movement and supporting our community for over 45 years. Our ideal candidate will also be committed to these goals and help us achieve them. Last year we contributed over $180,000 in donations to our local food shelves, non-profits, and discounts to low-income shoppers. We also exceeded 35% of sales from local Vermont products from over 400 Vermont Producers, that’s a record 8.5 million dollars. We are thrilled to contribute to our local economy.

Our Store Operations Manager will oversee day to day operations of all sales floor departments for our $20 million natural foods market. The Store Operations Manager reports to the General Manager and will work closely with the management team to set strategy and direction for the Co-op.

Our ideal candidate will have retail experience, ideally in the natural foods industry, and have a proven track record of:

  • Building and leading highly effective teams
  • Operating a sustainable and profitable business that benefits the community
  • Ensuring a friendly and generous store culture
  • Motivating staff to do their best
  • Identifying and developing future leaders
  • Continuously improving systems, the customer experience, and personal 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, 401k, life insurance, paid parental leave, co-op membership, employment assistance program, and more.

Starting salary is $70,000 – 80,000 depending on experience. $1,000 Hiring Bonus available after 90-days of employment.

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Job Info

Location: 1 Washington St, Middlebury, VT, USA
Category: Retail
Employment Type: Full Time
Posted: Feb 12, 2024
Deadline: Open Until Filled