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Position: Purchaser/Floor Supervisor
Organization: Karma Co-operative
Location: near Bloor & Bathurst / Bathurst Station, Toronto ON

About Us: Karma Co-op is the city’s only co-operatively-owned (member-owned) grocery store. We just celebrated our 50th anniversary, so we’ve been doing sustainable food before it was trendy. Since we’re member-owned and a not-for-profit, our operations, product selection, and everything in between reflects our membership. We’re well-known to our community for our organic and locally sourced produce and extensive bulk and zero waste offerings. We’re looking for a special person with shared values to join our small team.

Job Summary:

Our Purchaser/Floor Supervisor is a hands-on, active, dual-focused role. The first part of their shift will include working on the sales floor with our Produce Purchaser and member workers to maintain strong store appearance and functionality. Once the afternoon Floor Supervisor has arrived, the Purchaser/Floor Supervisor will do a hand-off with them. Then, they’ll shift their focus to purchasing and ensuring our shelves are always full with products our members love. (Since the store is closed on Mondays, they’ll also have a full day to work interpretation-free on purchasing and other tasks.)

Like many small businesses, we’ve had to become more dynamic to respond to the pandemic and changing culture. Currently, we’re looking for someone with weekday availability to work full-time Mondays to Fridays. Though, we would really appreciate a candidate who was open and adaptable to change to support us in better serving our community.

Organizational Status: The Purchaser/Floor Supervisor reports to the General Manager and Assistant General Manager and works alongside them in addition to other Floor Supervisor, Produce Purchaser, and Retail Associates.

Duties Performed:

Perform all Retail Associate duties

  • Sharing your love and knowledge of food, community, and co-ops with all store visitors
  • Getting those deliveries on the shelf
  • Assisting our Produce Purchaser in produce world
  • Checking out our members and updating their accounts as needed
  • Spreading the word about co-op to potential members

Purchaser/Floor Supervisor duties:

  • Making stellar floor displays
  • Doing all of those nitty gritty steps to get product from delivery to the shelf
  • Creating monthly special displays, in collaboration with management to highlight our products and working with staff and management to spread the word far and wide
  • Monitoring inventory closely to keep our shelves stock and product effectively turning over
  • Supporting management with new staff on-boarding, including ensuring that staff are supported, informed, keeping busy, delivering strong customer service, and keeping the store looking beautiful
  • Ensuring smooth store operations while on the floor
  • Fulfilling member special orders
  • Maintaining strong connections with our existing vendors
  • Working under the guidance of management to connect with new vendors to fulfill store needs and member special orders

The ideal candidate has/is:

  • experience in purchasing and inventory management
  • detail oriented
  • strong leadership skills
  • experience providing constructive feedback and support to team members
  • a strong organizer and multitasker who completes their work
  • a people person and team player
  • a strong communicator
  • the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • skilled problem solver

Anticipated start date: ASAP

  • Starting wage: $19.00/hr*
  • *Karma Co-op is a unionized work environment. Our staff have wage increases based on the number of hours worked.
  • paid sick time
  • a 25% store discount
  • eligible for health benefits after 3 months

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter (as an attachment), telling us about yourself and why you want to become a part of Karma’s team to by Saturday October 8th. Please include “APPLICATION FOR PURCHASER/FLOOR SUPERVISOR” in the subject line. If you have any questions about the position, please email Please note, we will be receiving applications on a rolling basis. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Karma Co-op is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, ability or age.

Karma Co-operative Inc.
739 Palmerston Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 2R3

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 21 2022    ID: 65728