The Hub City Cooperative project is an integral part of the ongoing revitalization of downtown Spartanburg, SC. and the growing local foods movement. Recent downtown development projects include the new business school campus for the University of South Carolina Upstate, a new cultural arts center, a new downtown campus for the Spartanburg Community College, and numerous retail operations, including a significant increase in restaurant options. Housing alternatives downtown are increasing steadily as the demand for downtown living develops.
Likewise, there is growing market demand for locally produced products and local family farms in the Spartanburg area. The Co-Op has a tremendous opportunity to connect products to market consistently for both producers and area consumers, including a college and medical school population and a growing network of young professionals and families. Spartanburg is on the move in the natural foods retail industry. The Co-Op is searching for someone to lead the way.
The successful General Manager candidate will be responsible for the successful opening, development, and growth of the Hub City Food Co-Op. The General Manager reports to the Hub City Cooperative Board of Directors, which is elected by the owners of the cooperative. The board operates under Policy Governance, a system that emphasizes vision and values empowerment and accountability. The General Manager will be responsible for project management through the store’s opening followed by the successful management of all financial and operational aspects of the Co-Op.Interested candidates email firstname.lastname@example.org