Grocery Manager/Buyer

Organization: 
Daily Groceries Co-op
Organization location: 
Athens, GA
Apply by: 
Thu, 07/03/2014

Grocery Manager/Buyer Job Opening

Full Time Position

Daily Groceries is a small natural foods co-op centrally located in Athens, Georgia.  Daily is dedicated to growing a thriving, local, cooperative economy in Athens.  We provide a fun, inspiring place to shop and learn; a hub for community and civic engagement; and a source of excellent food.  Daily is experiencing rapid growth and our management team plays a unique role in steering that exciting growth.  We are looking for a motivated and experienced retail professional to join our team as Grocery Manager.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • To select, price and merchandise Grocery products (all products that are not Produce or Deli) to meet objectives for sales, margin, inventory turns and customer service.
  • Negotiate with suppliers for favorable prices, terms, quality, delivery.
  • Maintain integrity of product cost and price in Point of Sale system.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to store patrons.

Qualifications:

  • Retail store experience
  • Organized, able to create and maintain organizational systems to track multiple tasks
  • Basic computer proficiency including excel and database systems.
  • Math skills necessary to calculate discounts, margins.
  • Strong communication skills and experience to handle a wide variety of customer/vendor interactions.  Ability to give clear directions and listen.
  • Demonstrated success in customer service
  • Demonstrated professional maturity
  • Schedule flexibility, including ability to work one weekend day.
  • High level of interest in the cooperative business structure and in the long-term sustainability of locally owned independent businesses

Ideal applicant will have

  • Purchasing and merchandising experience in a relevant environment
  • Knowledge of current trends in natural food industry
  • Experience on the back end of a point of sale system -- Catupult or a similar system
  • Supervisory experience

Compensation based on experience. Includes 20% discount on most store purchases.

Full job description attached.  Qualified applicants please email resume and cover letter to [email protected].

No phone calls or in person inquiries . We regret that we are unable to reply to all job applicant emails – only those chosen for the interview process will receive a reply.

Contact name: 
Andrea Malloy, General Manager
Contact phone: 
706-548-1732
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