Wellness Buyer

Position Type: Management Team
Apply By: March 22, 2019
Posted: March 5, 2019 - 1:24 am EST
Organization Type: Co-op Retail
Organization: Portland Food Co-op
Organization Location: Portland, ME
Organization Website: Portland Food Co-op
Contact Name: John Crane
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 207-805-1599

The Portland Food Co-op is searching for a Wellness Buyer. This person oversees all aspects of our Supplement and Health & Beauty Aid departments, including selecting, ordering, pricing, promoting, and merchandising in accordance with the Co-op’s mission, product selection guidelines, and customer preferences. Department buyers are responsible for sales, margin, promotions, and inventory in their departments, as well as developing and maintaining accounts with vendors.

This is a fast-paced retail environment, requiring the ability to work well with others in a shared office and backroom space. Computer proficiency and an understanding of retail math and financial statements is required, along with a dedication to exceptional customer service. An understanding of supplements, herbs, and heath & beauty aids is preferred. This position requires the ability to stand, move, lift, and bend for extended periods of time.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position. Evening and weekend availability is required. We offer competitive pay, Paid Time Off (three weeks per year for the first two years, and four weeks per year after), health insurance covered at 70% by the Co-op, an option for vision and dental insurance, a generous staff discount, and the chance to work with a great group of people who are dedicated to supporting our local foods economy.