Grocery Coordinator

Mariposa Food Co-op
Organization location: 
Philadelphia, PA United States
Apply by: 
Tue, 12/31/2013

Mariposa Food Co-op strives to provide residents of West Philadelphia and beyond with access to and information about food, especially healthy, locally-grown or otherwise sustainably-produced products. Our primary activity is running a food co-op owned by those who shop there, who actively participate in its governance and operations on an egalitarian consensus-seeking basis.  To do this requires skilled and passionate staff members. If you believe in the power of collective ownership and want to contribute to one of Baltimore Avenue’s fastest growing organizations, then come be a part of the Mariposa community in Philadelphia, PA. Mariposa Food Co-op is an equal opportunity employer.

Date of Posting    November 29, 2013

Posting Closes    December 31, 2013

Position Title       Grocery Coordinator

Base Salary        $12.25 per hour

Hours                  Full time - 35 hours per week

Summary          The Mariposa Grocery Coordinator has the ultimate responsibility for all functions of the Grocery department, is a fully engaged member of the Operations Committee which co-manages the enterprise and, is an active member of the Staff Collective.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

*      Exceptional interpersonal skills including customer service, conflict resolution, creative problem solving, crisis prevention and intervention, critical thinking, and decision making

*      Supervision of Purchasing Coordinator, Buyers  and, Lead Receiver

*      Development and management of department budget

*      Experience in hiring, supervision, ongoing development and evaluation of grocery employees

*      Full engagement as a responsible member of the Co-op’s co-management structure, seeking to proactively and consistently improve the Co-op

*      Co-development and maintenance of marketing plan including researching new or alternative sources of supply and  the purchase of products according to plan guidelines

*      Effective day to day grocery management including accurate up to date pricing and signage, labeling, and price look ups at the register

*      Works with POS specialist and IT to ensure regular updates

*      Able to establish procedures for receiving most major packaged grocery/bulk deliveries and other deliveries

*      Proficient with basic Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and  Word), and staff  scheduling software

*      Attention to details and industry standards for clerical and accounting record keeping

*      Knowledge of Cooperative Grocery principles and experience working in a cooperative environment

*      Ability to understand and maintain compliance with state, local and Mariposa personnel and labor policies and standards

*      Able to maintain security and safety in the Mariposa store for customers and employees

*      Engage with other co-ops and stores for price comparisons, product and merchandising ideas; attending trade shows and conferences as appropriate

The Grocery Coordinator reports to the Mariposa Staff Collective, Operations Committee and Board of Delegates.

This position description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.  

Please submit a cover letter and resume in response to this position announcement.

Contact name: 
Clarice Bailey
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