Marketing Manager

Position Type: Management Team
Apply By: April 1, 2018
Posted: March 12, 2018 - 7:29 pm EDT
Organization Type: Co-op Retail
Organization: Ashland Food Cooperative
Organization Location: Ashland
Organization Website: Ashland Food Cooperative
Contact Name: Sharon Van Duker
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 5415525440


The Marketing Manager is responsible for all marketing systems that will empower the Co-op's management and employees to effectively tell the Co-op story.  The Marketing Manager will serve the Co-op by planning, directing and evaluating Marketing and Education Department initiatives, and managing Department operations, employees and vendor relationships.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the Marketing and Education Department to effectively convey the Co-op brand to all potential audiences.
  • Work directly with the Store Manager and other Managers on promotional and merchandising opportunities.
  • Participate on the Administrative Leadership Team and the Management Team.
  • Work with General Manager and Finance Manager to develop and oversee marketing budgets.
  • Attend and participate in board meetings and on board committees at the request of the General Manager.
  • Represent the Co-op effectively within its community, the industry, and the cooperative world.
  • Ensure development and delivery of relevant education to the broader community.


  • At least 5 years of Marketing experience
  • 3 years of Management experience preferred
  • Proven marketing and advertising skills
  • Experience in visual design
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Writing and editorial experience
  • Knowledge of cooperatives and their governance is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Natural Foods industry
  • Proven ability to work within a budget and marketing plan
  • Ability to model participatory leadership qualities
  • Proven organizational and multitasking skills

 Here are some of the great things we have to offer: 

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care 
  • Paid Sick Benefits 
  • Generous Paid Vacation 
  • 401k Plan with company match 
  • Great cooperative, team-oriented work atmosphere 
  • 15% Employee Discount 
  • Learning and development opportunities to grow your career 

Join us at the Ashland Food Cooperative, a Certified Organic retailer with over $30 million in annual sales, 175 employees, over 11,000 owners and celebrating our 46th anniversary this year.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package along with a dynamic work environment.  Visit to complete our employment application and attach your cover letter and resume.