Produce Department Manager

Position Type: Management Team
Apply By: June 1, 2020
Posted: May 15, 2020 - 5:56 pm EDT
Organization Type: Co-op Retail
Organization: The Food Co-op
Organization Location: Port Townsend
Organization Website: The Food Co-op
Contact Name: Julie Donah
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 360-385-2883 ext 301

JOB TITLE/DEPT:     PRODUCE MANAGER, The Produce Department

DATE POSTED:        Reposted 5/15/2020

DATE CLOSES:         6/4/2020 for second-round consideration. 

HOURS:                     40 hours per week; including early morning/evenings/weekends/holidays

STATUS/WAGE:      Regular full time; non-exempt; Level 6; $20.58 - $30.87 (full wage range), DOE/DOQ

Are you a well-rounded local/organic foods/produce enthusiast with a passion for customer service? Do you have experience managing and supervising others? Working directly with farmers and local vendors? Are you looking for the stability of a job with excellent pay and benefits?  Do you want to work at a successful natural grocery where your talents are appreciated & where you have opportunities to grow and make a positive impact?  The Food Co-op is seeking a professional Produce Department Manager to join our bunch!  We encourage you to apply!

THE PRODUCE DEPARTMENT MANAGER achieves positive operating results by following Co-op policies and buying guidelines.  As member of a dynamic team, this position ensures the highest level of customer service to the internal and external customers of the Co-op and upholding Good Organic Retailing Practices.  This position manages, motivates and provides Produce staff with the tools, coaching and direction required to be successful in their jobs.  Working under the general supervision of the Store Manager, and within approved budgets, operating policies and procedures, this position manages the daily operations, activities and staffing of the Produce Department, ensuring maximum productivity, efficiency, safety, and attractiveness of produce displays.  Minimum Requirements for this position:  Associate degree or equivalent experience; 3-5 years of relevant retail experience, preferably in a produce department, natural food or co-op setting; organic produce experience preferred; demonstrated experience in supervision, delegation or team building. Full Job description, with complete list of minimum requirements is attached

BENEFITS OF A FULL TIME POSITION WITH THE FOOD CO-OP INCLUDE: Great pay & performance-based increases; Chances for advancement; Medical, Dental and Vision insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs); Life insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance & Long-Term Disability Insurance; 401k retirement savings plan.  Paid time off; Paid holidays; Employee Assistance Program; 15% Staff discount on most goods in the store; Free coffee or tea during your work hours; The Food Co-op has an active Gainshare bonus program for employees- similar to a profit-sharing program.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Return a completed Food Co-op application (available online ( or at the Customer Service Desk at the store) AND a cover letter addressing your minimum qualifications (resume recommended) to the Customer Services Desk at the Co-op, OR email to [email protected], OR mail application to: The Food Co-op, Human Resources Department, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, WA. 98368 Questions? Contact HR: Julie Donah at 360-385-2831, ext. 301, or Cara Leckenby, ext. 314 

The Food Co-op is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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