General Manager

Position Type: General Manager
Apply By: January 12, 2018
Posted: November 22, 2017 - 12:44 pm EST
Organization Type: Co-op Retail
Organization: Potsdam Food Co-op
Organization Location: Potsdam, NY
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Contact Email: [email protected]
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The Potsdam Food Co-op seeks a general manager. We are a 44 year old community-owned
grocery store with approximately 1,000 member-owners, located in the small rural college town
of Potsdam, NY. Potsdam is in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains; nearby attractions
include the Thousand Islands region, Lake Placid Olympic village, Ottawa, Ontario, and
Montreal, Quebec. Four higher education institutions are within a 10-mile radius of the Potsdam
community, offering exceptional cultural and recreational venues.

The General Manager is responsible for all aspects of store management and reports to the
Board of Directors. Our Co-op has experienced steady growth in sales and we are considering
options for expansion/renovation/relocation of the store.
Minimum​ ​Qualifications​ ​and​ ​Desired​ ​Skills

  • 5 years experience in supervisory/management role in retail grocery.
  • Ability to build, motivate and lead a cohesive team.
  • Previous bottom line accountability – experience establishing and managing operating, capital and cash flow budgets, including profit/loss management and purchasing and inventory controls.
  • Project management skills.
  • Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Prior experience working for or serving on a Board of Directors is preferred.

A more detailed job description is available on our website at To apply, send
your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and qualification as well as salary
requirements to [email protected] by January 12, 2018.