The North Country Cooperative Corporation is seeking a General Manager to oversee store operations.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references to

Please do not contact the store directly, any materials dropped off at the store directly will not be accepted. Applications are due by December 16, 2016.

The General Manager shall act as a community liaison and advocate for the Co-op’s mission.

The General Manager shall be responsible for store operations which include:

  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable laws: licenses, permits, health regulations, and employment requirements
  • Developing and maintain relationships with outside contractors, other businesses, government agencies, wholesale distributors, local markets, producers, and industry sources
  • Ensuring that all insurance requirements are met
  • Overseeing the maintenance, security, and safety of the store
  • Maintaining the store’s high standard of customer service

The General Manger shall be responsible for budgetary and financial operations which include:

  • Developing annual operating, capital, and cash budgets
  • Ensuring timely and accurate reporting of store operations, including information on margins, sales, and profits to the board and membership

The General Manager shall assist the board with:

  • Development of long term vision for the Co-op
  • Setting store development goals and priorities
  • Assess capital needs and developing sources of capital
  • Accomplishing tasks assigned by the board

The General Manager shall be responsible for managing a team and will:

  • Work with the Co-op’s existing management team
  • Recruit, hire, train, and promote employees as needed
  • Discipline and/or terminate employees if necessary
  • Promote and support participatory leadership
  • Develop structure that ensures a fair distribution of work while maintaining standards
  • Work with the Board to set wages and benefits for employees
  • Update and administrate the store’s employee grievance procedures

The General Manager shall be responsible for marketing and merchandising, including:

  • Development of purchasing and pricing guidelines
  • Promotions, displays and signage
  • Newsletter, advertising, and other communications to promote awareness of Co-op structure, products and services

A qualified applicant shall have:

  • At least three years of natural foods retail grocery experience
  • At least three years of supervisory experience
  • Strong financial skills, with the ability to analyze store needs and performance
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, cooperatives including respect and support for the process of cooperative unity and a commitment to cooperative values and principles
  • Effective leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills, and the ability to multitask

Salary is commensurate with experience