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Health & Beauty Manager (Rutland Area Food Co-Op)

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

The Rutland Co-op’s Health and Beauty (or HABA) Manager is responsible for the successful operation and profitability of our growing health, wellness, and herb/spice departments. The HABA Manager may also fulfill other management duties, including manager-on-duty, cross-training with other department managers, and serving as an alternate. Department managers are expected to be able to perform all the necessary functions of a cashier and/or stocker. The HABA Manager collaborates with other Co-op staff, Co-op members, and the community to address their wants and needs. He/she reports directly to the General Manager.

 

Responsibilities- include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Prompt follow-up to customers suggestions, requests, special orders or inquiries.
  • Preform day to day functions of a retail grocery business.
  • Select product in accordance with the Co-op’s product selection guidelines.
  • Purchase, receive, stock, price, merchandise, and maintain the HABA and gift departments.
  • Ensure maintenance, cleanliness, and organization of work areas, storage, and equipment.
  • Manage and update advertisements on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis for various outlets.
  • Work within the confines of a limited budget to achieve results.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with multiple local and national producers.
  • Communicate with local vendors to create opportunities for in-store demos/promotions to increase product awareness and sales.
  • May serve as manager-on-duty or fulfill other management responsibilities as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • Effective communication skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel and email.
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail.
  • Proficient math skills.
  • At least one year of buying or merchandising in a retail or health food store.
  • Knowledge of trends in the health and wellness industry and some expertise with tinctures, supplements, and homeopathic remedies.
  • Some experience or knowledge of the cooperative business structure and values as well as local, organic, and sustainable foods.
  • A basic understanding of financial statements and budgets
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • You must be punctual, dependable, and show the ability to apply judgement, interpret and follow directions, solve problems and seek guidance when appropriate.

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 or trainings

 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
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 management@rutlandcoop.com or drop off in store.

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