We’re Hiring: Store Manager

About Community Foods Market: Community Foods Market is a purpose-driven company that is opening a food market and café in a neighborhood of West Oakland that has not had a supermarket since the 1970s. Our goals are to have a positive impact on people’s lives, be a neighborhood anchor and build community. We want to use food to bring people together and create social connections that enrich community life. We also want to support our customers in making healthier choices by introducing them to fresher and more nutritious foods and providing them with information, education and incentives. Finally, we want to create a team-oriented workplace culture in which our employees feel a sense of purpose in their work, are empowered to make a difference, are continuously developing themselves, and strive to provide the best possible service and customer experience.

The Position: Working closely with the CEO, Assistant Store Manager and Department Managers, the Store Manager will play a central, full-time leadership role in building our startup business, with a particular focus on day-to-day store operations and delivering excellent customer service.

The Responsibilities: As this is a new business, the Store Manager will have unique and broad-ranging responsibilities. In addition to developing and managing day-to-day store operations and customer service, the Store manager will be responsible for or have significant involvement in the following:
• creating company policies
• planning and measuring financial and budgetary targets
• building human resource and marketing programs
• developing procedures for staff hiring, onboarding and training
• forming the values and culture of the organization
• ensuring store security, cleanliness and safety standards
While the Store Manager will be responsible for the performance of all departments, s/he will be particularly responsible for managing the Grocery Department and supervising the grocery staff.

The Candidate: Someone with multiple years of management experience in food retail or other food business who is personable, creative, hard working and good at inspiring and delegating to others. This individual must be excited to be a leader in building a startup business and able to thrive in a fast paced, sometimes stressful, environment and manage changing priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously. S/he must have good skills in organization, problem solving, time-management, communication and operations planning. This person must be committed to our social mission and appreciate its importance to the business. We seek someone who is culturally competent and able to work well with the ethnic diversity of the community. Familiarity with and knowledge of West Oakland is a strong preference. A passion for good food and sharing that passion with others is also highly desired.

The Compensation: The salary will be a minimum of $70,000, with the possibility of a higher salary offer based on experience and qualifications. We will offer a 15% discount on purchases throughout the store, bottomless free coffee, a medical plan after 90 days of employment, company stock after 6 months of employment, and a 401K retirement plan after one year of employment. Paid vacation will begin to accrue after one year of employment.

Please send current resume, three professional references and a brief cover letter to email@communityfoodsmarket.com.

Community Foods Market is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

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