Produce Manager

Whole Foods Cooperative
Organization location: 
Erie, PA
Apply by: 
Thu, 07/31/2014


Produce Manager

STATUS: Full time exempt, 40 hours a week, some evenings and weekends. 

PROJECTED HIRE DATE:  August 1, 2014


  • Able to multitask and work under the pressure of deadlines
  • Must have knowledge of organic and commercial growing practices and organic certification regulations
  • Must work well with others in a cooperative environment where teamwork is essential
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with team
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Computer literate, especially in Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel
  • Understand and work with sales data and financial information, including pricing, margin, and budgets
  • Excellent time management and leadership skills to balance the needs of staff to the needs of the organization
  • Interact professionally with vendors, customers, staff, and public
  • Sense of humor
  • Regular, predictable attendance
  • Must model exemplary customer service skills
  • Previous supervisory experience and experience in organic produce preferred


  • Oversee all purchasing for the Produce department
  • Oversee the planning and maintenance of an attractive department layout,  including proper merchandising, promotional displays, and signage for clear and accurate pricing
  • Ensure Produce preparation and display areas are maintained and meet Health Department standards, proper storage and labeling procedures are followed, and maintain department equipment.
  • Set department financial goals, write an annual business plan, and review department financial performance.
  • Maintain good working relationships with staff while following store policies and procedures to encourage cooperation and integrity 
  • Manage Produce staff including hiring, training, performance reviews, corrective counseling/disciplinary action, scheduling, and other personnel related tasks.

Interested applicants please submit a resume and a cover letter with at least 3 professional  references  to Care Kerlin at


Whole Foods Cooperative

1341 W 26th St

Erie, PA 16508


or email your resume, cover letter, and any other documents to

Whole Foods Cooperative is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity.

Contact name: 
Care Kerlin