National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is accepting applications for the full-time position of Supplier Programs Manager. NCGA's Supplier Programs Manager develops and manages national and regional purchasing programs, with a focus on Fresh foods sold in retail grocery (i.e., produce, deli, meat/seafood).
The preferred candidate will have significant previous experience in developing and managing supplier relationships, including contract development, negotiations and budget management; progressively responsible experience in retail and/or wholesale purchasing of Fresh foods; strong Outlook, Excel, Word, written communication, listening/speaking and interpersonal skills; a willingness to travel frequently; and a strong commitment to customer service and the success of values-driven community owned food co-ops as well as a passion for fresh and local food systems. This position will be located in NCGA’s office in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Please send letter of interest, resume, salary history and samples of professional written communication to:
National Cooperative Grocers Association
Attn: Dave Schermerhorn
2610 University Avenue West, Suite 210
Saint Paul, MN 55114
phone: (866) 709-2667 ext 2200
fax: (866) 660-1916
Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their materials, although please be advised that no materials will be returned. Applicant information will be kept confidential during the screening process, excepting references provided by applicant. A job description is available by contacting Dave Schermerhorn using the above information.
NCGA is a member-owned, equal opportunity, national cooperative providing a variety of services to retail food co-ops in 35 states. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, along with a great opportunity for the right individual.