Perishables, Dairy and Alcohol Buyer

People's Food Co-op
Organization location: 
Portland, OR
Apply by: 
Thu, 06/20/2013

It is important to note that working at People’s requires the wearing of multiple hats.  Each full-time position has more than one job description, and committee/other group work is required to manage the business. Department buyers are responsible for selecting, pricing, and promoting designated products; meeting objectives for sales, margin, and inventory turns; and for maintaining good relations with vendors. Customer service:  Every co-manager is responsible for providing prompt, comprehensive and welcoming customer service. This position also includes in-store co-management as a member of our worker collective. As a collective, we manage our co-op prudently as a service to People’s member-owners, in line with the goals established by their elected stewards, the Board of Directors. In addition, the co-op and co-management are committed to fostering human rights and social and economic justice in our community and workplace.  Making a commitment to People’s co-management requires hard-work, dedication, high yet reasonable expectations, bravery, compassion, and flexibility. 


The multiple job descriptions mentioned above are available on our website:  (please click on the “We’re Hiring” button).  We encourage you to retain this cover letter and the job descriptions for your reference.


The position currently being offered is 37 hours per week with some seasonal fluctuation.  This includes at least 2 hours per week of co-management. Our compensation package includes: $12.58/hr to start plus a fabulous benefits package.  This benefits package includes: an empowered work environment, a 19% discount on purchases at the co-op, medical & dental insurance (including access to Naturopathic Doctors & Acupuncturists), a Staff Benefits Exchange Program (reduced rate services from participating massage therapists & bike mechanics), paid personal time off and annual raises.


You must submit a completed application in order to be considered for an interview. Applications are due no later than Thursday, June 20th at 10pm.  You may submit your application via email to [email protected], or, you can drop it off at the store.  Applications submitted outside the deadline will not be considered for this position.