Produce Department Manager

Honest Weight Food Co-op
Organization location: 
Albany, NY
Apply by: 
Mon, 02/24/2014

Honest Weight Food Co-op is looking for a hard-working individual to lead and cultivate greatness throughout our Produce department.

Job duties include: visioning, leadership, and administration of the co-op’s Produce Department; product mix, price image and inventory management; oversight of department merchandising, purchasing, receiving, stocking, physical plant and cleanliness; supervision of department staff; and providing exemplary customer service. 

An employment application, a detailed job description, and full instructions for application are available at the co-op’s service desk and at:

Be sure to return a completed application and your resume with your reply by Monday, February 24th.

Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience in retail management
  • Previous experience with produce: retail, wholesale, farming, gardening, professional cooking, etc.
  • Commitment to organic and local agriculture.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs safely and consistently
  • Ability to handle multiple demands
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills: a good listener who gives clear instructions.
  • Strong organizational skills with proven follow through on commitments.
  • Thorough understanding of mark up and margins to achieve department goals.
  • Supervisory experience:  hiring, training, evaluating and giving direction.
  • Preferably a familiarity with and interest in natural foods.
  • Prior merchandising experience preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Honest Weight offers a generous benefits package including paid time off; an employee discount on all in-store purchases; a retirement plan; and medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance for eligible employees.

Please note: DO NOT CALL ABOUT THIS POSITION. We will contact the applicants we wish to interview.

Send your completed application along with a resume and cover letter, to:

Honest Weight Food Co-op, Inc.

100 Watervliet Avenue

Albany, NY  12206

Attn: Produce Manager Search

or via email to: [email protected]

It is the Policy of Honest Weight Food Co-op to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran standing, or any legally protected status.

Contact name: 
Lexa Juhre