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Cooler Freezer Manager (Rutland Area Food Co-Op)

Organization Rutland Area Food Co-Op
Location 77 Wales St
Rutland, VT 05701

The Rutland Area Food Co-op is seeking a Cooler and Freezer Department Manager to advance our growing co-op, while also helping to strengthen our relationships with our patrons. In addition to successfully running their department, the manager will fulfill various store duties, including serving as the manager-on-duty, cross training with other department managers, and serving as a cashier. This is a full-time, year-round position that will include nights, weekends, and some holidays.

Essential Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Production
    • Supervises and participates in the ordering, stocking and maintaining of the department
    • Ensures the proper handling of organic products, and is knowledgeable of the varieties of items and packaged goods that the department offers
    • Maintains high standards of quality control
  • Operational Tasks
    • Orders and receives deliveries
    • Stocks and processes bulk cheeses and other cooler related items
    • Checks daily and weekly sales/movement reports, shrink reports and emails
    • Operates and manages shifts on the register
  • Department Conditions
    • Maintains cleanliness, sanitation, and overall organization of the department including all fixtures, storage, work stations, and retail space.

Desired Qualifications

  • At least one year of purchasing and merchandising in a retail food store.
  • Knowledge of current trends in natural foods industry
  • Some knowledge of dairy items, dairy alternatives, meats, meat alternatives, and beverages.
  • Proficiency in ordering, pricing, margins, mark-ups, and inventory management
  • Experience working with the public
  • Strong organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Understanding of food safety, sanitation and proper storage/display of organic products
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes nights, weekends, and some holidays
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Environmental Conditions

  • Works in a fast-paced environment with a focus on customer service
  • May work in environments of extreme cold and extreme heat for short periods of time
  • May travel periodically for meetings

 Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, kneel and squat
  • Must be able to push, pull, and maneuver heavy loads
  • Must be able to stand and be on one’s feet the majority of the work day

Compensation and benefits to be further discussed upon interview. Please send your completed application (available on our website) and resume via email to or drop off in store.

Date Posted April 24th, 2019
Deadline Open until filled
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Retail Food Outlets
Type Full Time
Compensation $12-$13/hour Compensation and benefits to be further discussed upon interview.
How to Apply Please send your completed application (available on our website) and resume via email to or drop off in store.

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