Back to Job Listings

Plainfield Coop General Manager (Plainfield Co-op)

Organization Plainfield Co-op
Location 153 Main Street
Plainfield, Vermont 05667

The Plainfield Co-op General Manager will oversee all aspects of day to day operations and lead the vision and strategies  that work towards the co-op's ends developed by the Board of Directors and membership. This position is a great opportunity for someone with experience and enthusiasm for community development, team management, food retail and small business management.

Plainfield Co-op is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. 


  • Establish organizational goals (including store sales goals), performance objectives, guidelines and best practices that are based on Board Policy and strive towards achieving them.
  • Oversee all store operations based on the goals, objectives, and standards of the organization.  Maintain viable Co-op store within a highly competitive and challenging marketplace.
  • Oversee, assist, and supervise managers in planning and performance to achieve all goals and objectives.
  • Provide a model of supportive and participatory leadership promoting the concepts of team building and empowerment.  


  • Minimum of 3 years managing a retail food store or transferable experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years supervising multiple employees.
  • Strong preference for those with familiarity with natural foods market, cooperative structures, and the local community.
  • Experience with operating, capital and cash budgeting.
  • Proven ability in team building, including participatory planning and leading others to achieve shared organizational goals.
  • Working knowledge of store point of sales systems and ability to utilize and manipulate spreadsheet, data management, communications and other software programs.
  • Ability to uphold bottom-line accountability for a business.
  • Respect and support for working with a shared management experience. 
  • Respect and support for the process of working with a Board of Directors.
  • Ability to handle multiple demands and make tough decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback and to listen and react appropriately. 
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to diversity and a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socioeconomic circumstance.
  • Commitment to cooperative values and principles.
Date Posted March 7th, 2018
Deadline Open until filled
Categories Marketing, Specialty foods / snacks, Co-op, Country store, Grocery store, Natural / health food store
Type Full Time

Go to Application