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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

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.



  • 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 or drop off in store.

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