National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is now accepting applicants for the full-time position of Supplier Programs Manager. This position, based in our St. Paul, MN office, will report to the Director of Purchasing and be responsible for the development and management of national and regional purchasing programs, with a focus on Fresh foods sold in retail grocery (i.e., produce, deli, meat/seafood). The successful candidate will have significant previous experience in developing and managing supplier agreements and relationships; progressively responsible experience in retail and wholesale purchasing and of Fresh foods, including budgeting, inventory management and contract negotiation; ability to plan for, carry out and provide support for projects with minimal supervision; exceptional written and verbal communication skills; a willingness to travel frequently; and a strong commitment to the success of values-based, independent retail food co-ops as well as a passion for fresh and local food systems.
Please send letter of interest/resume, salary history and samples of professional written communication by June 3rd to:
National Cooperative Grocers Association
Attn: Deb Walton
14 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
phone: 866-709-COOP, ext. 1102
Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their materials, although please be advised that no materials will be returned. Applicant information will be kept confidential during the screening process, excepting references provided by applicant. A job description is available by contacting Deb Walton using the above information.
NCGA is a member-owned, equal opportunity, national cooperative providing a variety of business services to retail food co-ops in 33 states. We offer competitive benefits and compensation.