When the Columbus Food Co-op grocery store is open, it will add as many as 25 new jobs to our local economy right away.

These jobs will seek to pay a living wage and be competitive in the marketplace. Part of caring for the community is caring how your employees are treated.



 Before any of that begins, the first employee of the Co-op will be the general manager. 

The job of our general manager will be to lead the cooperative so that it achieves the goals and objectives developed by the board of directors.

The general manager reports directly to the board of directors, which is elected by the members of the cooperative. It also has the authority to hire, direct, structure, and evaluate all other staff.


 Stephen Trinkaus, owner and general manager of Terra Foods, welcomes customers to his expanded store.


Broadly, Columbus Food Co-op GM responsibilities will include:

  • Financial and Planning
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Reporting to the board

Typically, a general manager will come to a co-op with strengths in the following areas:

  • Management
  • Business strategey
  • Natural foods
  • Retail
  • The food co-op model

The GM hiring search has already begun, as the GM Hiring Committee has put together a detailed job description, and a plan to advertise for the position in the future across industry related sites and magazines.

Do you know anyone who might be a great candidate to lead our Columbus Food Co-op in 2018 and beyond? 

Contact cfcgmsearch@gmail.com

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