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Position: Produce/Assistant General Manager
Organization: Karma Co-operative
Location: Toronto, Ontario (near Bathurst & Bloor)


Karma Co-operative, Toronto's oldest member-owned co-operative grocery store, is looking for a full time Produce Manager/Assistant General Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining a largely organic and locally focussed produce department. The candidate will also be responsible for performing duties in assisting the General Manager. Karma has operated as a grocery store and community gathering place for more than 40 years, and has an award winning produce department.

Position Summary:

  • Merchandise and maintain a small produce department;

  • Manage product to maximize profitability and minimize shrink;

  • Maintain current and accurate product information in POS system;

  • Maintain day to day ordering/inventories;

  • Ensure products are ordered according to seasonality and demand;

  • Cover shipment shortages;

  • Oversee and maintain product quality;

  • Monitor receiving practices;

  • Organize and control produce cooler;

  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers while encouraging and being open to new ones;

  • Operate cash registers on occasion;

  • Train and supervise employees and co-op member labour;

  • Perform General Manager duties when GM is unavailable, including details related to membership, operations and human resources.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in retail produce operations;

  • Knowledge of co-ops and member-owned organizations;

  • Knowledge of the sustainable food movement;

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;

  • Be self-motivated, detail-oriented and energetic;

  • Knowledge of local producers and organic produce (how it is grown);

  • Excellent customer service;

  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills;

  • Enthusiasm for their work and a drive to be innovative;

  • Ability to work independently without supervision;

  • Ability to set goals and meet deadlines;

  • Experience in a management position considered an asset.

Education required: Grade 12 graduation

Anticipated start date: February 4, 2017

Position Hours: 40 hours/week (7:30 am - 3:30pm Tuesday to Saturday)

Compensation: $31,000 - $38,000 annual (commensurate with experience) + benefits and staff discount.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter as an attachment to:
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by 5pm on January 25. Please include “APPLICATION FOR PRODUCE MANAGER” in subject line.

Karma Co-operative Inc.
739 Palmerston Ave.
Toronto ON  M6G 2R3
Fax (416) 534-3697
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FoodWork ID: 37471       Date posted to Jan 10 2017