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Grocery Manager (Rutland Area Food Co-Op)

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

Full Time: 35-39 hours/week 
Compensation: $12-$15/hour

The Rutland Area Food Co-op is a community owned grocery and wellness market situated in downtown Rutland, Vermont. As a food cooperative, we are owned by a membership base of around 2,000 active owners. We aim to provide our owners and the greater Rutland region with affordable access to high quality, local, organic and sustainable foods and goods. At the same time, as a mission driven, community-oriented business, we proudly strengthen our region by carrying products of more than 180 local businesses.

The Rutland Co-op's Grocery Manager is responsible for all the functions and successful operation of a segment of our retail food store. This segment includes pre-packaged foods and household items. 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. They report directly to the General Manager.

Essential Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Supervises and participates in the ordering, stocking, merchandising, 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 
Maintains vendor relations and communications 
Checks daily and weekly sales/movement reports, budgets, 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 organic and minimally processed foods as well as current trends in the natural foods industry 
Proficiency in ordering, pricing, margins, mark-ups, and inventory management 
Experience working with the public and strong customer service skills 
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, Excel and Email 
Some experience with digital inventory systems

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 found on our website ( and resume via email to or drop off in store.

We always post our current job openings here:

Date Posted January 11th, 2019
Deadline Open until filled
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Retail Food Outlets
Type Full Time
Compensation $12-$15/hour Compensation and benefits to be further discussed upon interview.
How to Apply Please send your completed application found on our website ( and resume via email to or drop off in store.

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