General Manager, Bluff Country Co-op

Position Type: General Manager
Apply By: March 1, 2021
Posted: February 8, 2021 - 7:56 pm EST
Organization Type: Co-op Retail
Organization: Bluff Country Co-op
Organization Location: Winona, MN
Organization Website: Bluff Country Co-op
Contact Name: Aurea Osgood
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 419-308-4161

Now Hiring! General Manager, Bluff Country Co-op, Winona, MN

A full position description is available at

Winona, MN is one of the most beautiful places in the country, nestled between wooded limestone river bluffs that rise 500 feet and the stunning mighty Mississippi River. Our small island city of 28,000 residents is rich with natural beauty, cultural opportunities, an engaged co-op ownership of over 2,000 households, and local producers of all kinds.  Winona is about two hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul and one hour from Rochester, MN. Bluff Country Co-op's store is 10,500 square feet/6,100 square feet retail staffed by 40 employees who help to generate about $4,100,000 in annual sales. We use a "policy governance" system of leadership. General Manager duties and relationship with the governing board are detailed in our policy governance document.

Required Qualifications:

  • demonstrated managerial experience in a retail food store, including responsibility for financial decision-making

  • proven leadership skills and demonstrated ability to build and support teams, and create a respectful and collaborative team environment

  • commitment to co-operative principles and hearing multiple perspectives as part of democratic processes

  • proven communication skills (written and oral) and ability to convey information to ownership and community

  • experience with management of operating, capital, and cash budgets

  • demonstrated ability to interpret financial statements to others and promote transparency and accountability

  • adaptability in order to engage and succeed within a competitive grocery environment

  • ability to provide effective feedback and inspire others

  • high level of personal integrity: trustworthy, ability to maintain confidentiality, responsible guardian of financial and proprietary information

For more information, visit or email [email protected].

Please send (1) a cover letter addressing the qualifications above, (2) a resume, and (3) contact information for professional references to: [email protected], or mail it to GM Search, c/o Bluff Country Co-op, 121 W 2nd Street, Winona, MN, 55987.