Weavers Way Co-op is looking for an experienced, creative and hard-working individual to serve as the Assistant Store Manager for our newest location in Ambler. This is an exciting opportunity, and we are looking for someone who wants to grow with the organization.
Weavers Way Ambler is a full-service grocery store featuring a large bulk department, full-service meat and deli, and prepared foods department with seating. We also have specialty departments such as wellness and pet.
As the Assistant Store Manager, you’re integral to the entire operation. You know the ins and outs of operations, can find ways to improve on systems, and are always seeking ways to increase our margin. Staff can depend on you to manage, engage and listen. You have good relationships with vendors. You’re in this role because you were looking for a challenge with a company full of dedicated staff that do awesome things. You have a strong believe in the mission of the cooperative model, and work with other stores and members of the team to achieve common goals.
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The Assistant Store Manager is responsible for successful day-to-day operations of the store, financials, personnel and overall morale. This position will oversee the Front End department and staff, so it is imperative to have this experience as this is a main part of the job. The management of inventory/product and attention to maintaining a local competitive position are also key. Development and training of staff is essential, as is a keen ability to manage, communicate and motivate others. Knowledge of local, natural and organic foods is strongly preferred. Understanding of cooperative business practices and how they differ from regular business is highly desired. A clear understanding of food safety and government/health regulations is required.
This position requires focus on customer service as top priority. Customer requests/complaints are to be addressed quickly and effectively — making it right is what counts. Previous experience with sales and strategic thinking is a must. The Assistant Store Manager must always be seeking ways to increase customer service and sales and must serve as a pillar for staff, engaging and assisting them in all kinds of ways. Attaining margin and sales goals for the store is essential. They must be able to think day-to-day and organically into the future, and serve as an advocate of our co-op principles.
This is a full-time, salaried position, based on a five-day work week that includes one weekend day. We have an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick time, retirement plan and employee discount.
Founded in 1973, Weavers Way is a community-owned natural grocer with stores in Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, and Ambler. In addition to our stores, we run a market farm in the Awbury Arboretum, a CSA farm partnership with Saul High School, our own community newspaper, and a non-profit which emphasizes food and nutrition education. We operate based on a triple bottom line philosophy that considers our community and environment in all of our decisions.
We are looking to fill the position ASAP. Interested applicants are highly encouraged to learn more about us at www.weaversway.coop prior to applying. Resume required. We read and appreciate all cover letters.
How to contact us
Weavers Way Cooperative
559 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119