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Grocery Manager - Full Time (40 hours) 

About the Organization Are you looking for a job or are you looking to build a career?

We offer mostly full-time positions with benefits such as Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, 401(k), Short Term Disability, Vacation and Personal/Sick Time, and a generous employee discount at all Co-op stores. Take this opportunity to start your career at the Co-op!

The Hanover Consumer Cooperative is a very special place to work. For nearly 80 years the Co-op has prided itself on its high standards and concern for the community. Co-op employees understand that Customer Service is our number one job, and that we live and work by Cooperative philosophy and principles. We serve our members, our customers and the employees with high ethical standards, sensible management, and provide a safe and supportive work environment. Employees demonstrate the concepts of friendly cooperation, excellent customer service and a positive willingness to get the job done.  
Open Date 1/16/2018  
Close Date  
Position Grocery Manager  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Various Shifts  
Category Management  

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

1 - General and Administrative

* Budget: Prepares annual budget for Grocery Dept. in conjunction with Store Manager.

* Conducts quarterly review for adjustments in budget.

* Ensures that the Co-op's policies and procedures are enforced and administered in a timely fashion recommending any changes warranted.

2 - Operations

* Coordinates the transfer of product to other Co-op locations, as needed.

* Directs departmental operations, ensuring profitability and customer satisfaction.

* Responsible for Grocery Dept. inventory, ordering and vendor relations. Responsible for stocking and merchandising all department areas. Ensures proper signage and clean, attractive displays.

* Attends regular meetings with merchandiser and Store Manager. Conducts regular meetings with Grocery Department. Sets operational agendas with Store Manager.

* Plans and implements merchandising strategies including weekly specials, demos, sampling events, and special promotions with Store Manager, Category Merchandiser, Member Services staff and other Dept. Op. Managers when appropriate.

* Contributes ideas for new products, techniques and systems to improve Grocery operations.

* Monitors rotation of product to ensure product freshness.

* Ensures high level of customer service, listens and responds to complaints and suggestions from all to improve Grocery Dept. performance.

3 - Employee Relations

* Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, performance evaluation, promotion, retention and dismissal of Grocery staff in consultation with HR Director.

* Establishes and maintains positive relations with members, Board of Directors and all other Co-op staff.

* Adheres to the Managers Code of Conduct.

Position Requirements


Education - High School or college degree in business management or equivalent experience. 

Demonstrated experience (at least 3 years) and knowledge of retail operations.

Special skills: advanced computer skills to include inventory programs.

Supervisory skills: at least 2 years of experience and/or completion of in-house supervisory training.

Leadership skills: Active listening, excellent communication written and verbal, consistently exhibits a positive attitude, staff development, comfort in handling difficult situations, ability to prioritize, to multi-task and to delegate.

Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. comfortably on a regular basis.


Location White River Junction Co-op Food Store  
Post Internal Days 0  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status.

If hired, I understand that, while my employment at the Co-op is neither permanent nor guaranteed, the Co-op is committed to providing me, in most circumstances, with fair notice of performance or behavioral problems I may experience, and to working with me in good faith to correct these problems before any termination decision is made. I also understand, however, that there may be circumstances where termination decisions must be made immediately due to the severity of a particular infraction and that management has the absolute discretion to make that decision.  
Number of Openings 1  

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