Kokua Market, the only natural foods cooperative in Hawaii, is seeking a General Manager to oversee all aspects of the Co-op's operation. Kokua's mission is to operate thriving grocery stores in accordance with cooperative principles and to promote healthy, sustainable living in Hawaii. Located in urban Honolulu Kokua has a current staff of 43, operating with 3000 square feet of retail space. Kokua is celebrating its 40th year of operation in 2011.
We are looking for a General Manager with retail upper management supervisory experience. Grocery experience is required. We are also looking for someone who can offer the following:
Strong organizational & financial skills
Effective marketing skills including the use of social media
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of natural foods
Technological sophistication in major management and financial software
A willingness to embrace Co-op values & principles
A commitment to excellent customer service and building community
An ability to embrace, promote & further the vision of Kokua as a cooperative & member of the greater Hawaii community.
The General Manager is responsible for budgeting and finance, personnel, recruitment, marketing, managing the daily operations of the store, and long range planning. S/He will report to the elected Kokua Market board of directors. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is negotiable.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations addressed to the Chair, Search Committee, through the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is October 31, 2011.