The East Aurora Cooperative Market, a startup retail food cooperative, is seeking an experienced, dynamic, visionary leader and team-builder to be our General Manager. Reporting to the board 0f directors under Policy Governance, the GM is responsible for the overall operations of a retail grocery store. The co-op is scheduled to open in summer 2015, currently has over 1,000 member-owners and is working with NCGA DC (National Cooperative Grocers Association Development Cooperative).

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience managing a retail food store (grocery or co-op experience preferred). He or she must demonstrate expertise in operating, capital and cash budgeting and a significant degree of market and marketing savvy. A successful candidate should also be passionate and committed to establishing the East Aurora Cooperative Market as a thriving local business that will strengthen our neighboring food systems, community and economy.

For full details, please contact us at [email protected]. Qualified candidates should submit the following attachments in MS Office Word or PDF Format via email to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter amplifying your desire to lead the East Aurora Cooperative Market. Include skills and experience that make you an excellent candidate for the position.
  • Résumé.
  • Four employment references with full contact information (name, address, phone, email, title and relationship).

All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate with experience.