Bloomingfoods Seeks General Manager for 4 Locations
Bloomingfoods Cooperative Grocery is now taking applications for a general manager. We operate 4 retail locations (three full-service grocery stores and a small university convenience store) and a commissary. Bloomingfoods first opened in 1976 as a member-owned business based on the cooperative principles, dedicated to providing healthy, high quality, sustainable, and environmentally sound products at a fair price. We have over $22 million in sales, 230 staff members (110 full-time and 120 part-time), and over 10,000 owner-members. The hourly staff is unionized, and the board uses the policy governance. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
We seek a general manager who is creative and innovative, with the experience and vision to work successfully with employees, growers, owners, the board, and community stakeholders to help us invigorate Bloomingfoods both as a cooperative business and as a key player in the local economy. A survey of staff, owners, and board members identified the following qualities we most desire in our new GM- For the full job description list visit: http://www.bloomingfoods.coop/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/FINALad.pdf
About the area:
With about 80,000 residents, Bloomington is a comfortable city of striking contrasts: small-town feel with big-city amenities, Big Ten sports and yoga studios, urban lofts and rustic cabins, garage bands and symphony concert halls, food trucks and fine dining. A mirror of the larger cities of Portland and Austin, Bloomington brings together the creative people of an entire region. An award-winning park system connects through the B-Line trail, linking one of the largest farmers’ markets in the state to a thriving downtown, where art galleries, theaters, restaurants, breweries, and music venues draw visitors from all over. At heart a college town, Bloomington is surprisingly international. Students, professors, and university staff from around the world have created a diverse and multi-dimensional culture. Condensed urban planning has resulted in an extremely walkable city with almost no traffic congestion. As its only co-op, Bloomingfoods is valued as a community hub and a leader in the local cooperative economy.
To apply: Send your resume with a cover letter to the GM Search Committee at GMsearch@bloomingfoods.coop. In your cover letter, please include a short statement explaining why you wish to join Bloomingfoods, and how your experience and qualities would make you a good organizational leader.