General Manager

Ashland Food Cooperative
Organization location: 
United States
Apply by: 
Sun, 02/10/2013


Lead one of the most progressive, dynamic, and successful food co-ops in the nation. Join us at the Ashland Food Cooperative, a Certified Organic retailer with $27 million in annual sales, 170 employees and over 8,000 owners. Celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, we are an established debt-free business, a leader in sustainable practices, and a central part of the Ashland community.     Our General Manager is responsible for fulfilling our Mission and Vision while charting the direction of the Co-op in concert with our Board of Directors, employees, owners, farmers and vendors.  Leading a team of experienced managers using a collaborative participatory process at all levels of the organization is a key part of this position. Experience with financial planning and budgeting is essential. Interested candidates must have successful and progressive retail management experience.  A good understanding of and commitment to cooperative values and principles, a background in natural foods, experience in strategic planning, marketing and merchandising in a competitive market are all highly desirable.     To balance the demands of this fast-paced and challenging business environment, Ashland offers exceptional qualities of life. Ashland is the home of Southern Oregon University and its high school is ranked in the top 3% in the nation. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, lazy creeks, and roaring rivers, Ashland is known for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and an array of other cultural and recreational activities.    We offer a competitive wage and benefit package and a dynamic work environment. For a complete job description and to download an employment application, go to: .   To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and completed AFC Employment Application to: or mail to: Ashland Food Cooperative, Attn: Sharon Van Duker, GM Search Committee, 237 N. First Street, Ashland, OR 97520.   
Contact name: 
Sharon Van Duker
Contact phone: 
541-482-2237 ext.246