Status: Full time, paid hourly

Reports to: Operations Manager

Supervises: Grocery Department Team

Job Summary

Purpose: To get the right product, in the right amounts to the store at the right time and at the right price.  To ensure an organized and smoothly run grocery department including accurate ordering, appropriate handling of perishable food products, promotional planning, pricing, and inventory control. To motivate staff and provide them with the tools required to provide the highest level of customer service possible to the Durham Co-op Market shopper. To meet or exceed department goals for sales, margin, and labor. To work cooperatively in an equity-focused environment with respect for coworkers or shoppers with varying backgrounds, identities, and needs.

 Status: Full time, hourly position.

Reports to: Operations Manager

Desired Qualifications

  • Commitment to superior customer service and to providing the highest quality shopping experience possible
  • Successful management experience
  • Experience in a retail purchasing or merchandising position
  • Experience in personnel management (interviewing, hiring, training, coaching, evaluation and discipline)
  • Proven ability to develop and implement budgets and to adhere to cost and margin requirements
  • Previous experience with ordering, pricing and inventory control
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and motivate staff
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and assess systems for efficient and productive operations
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a cooperative environment where teamwork and constant communication are essential
  • Demonstrated ability to lift 50-80# on a regular basis
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments.

Salary: $15.00-$20.00/hr based on previous experience and skills.


Durham Co-op Market is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and members of other historically marginalized or hard-to-employ communities are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regards to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sex, marital or parental status, disability, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis prohibited by law.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please fill out an application and submit it by email (davis(at) or mail it to Durham Co-op Market, 1111 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701, Attn: Human Resources.