Merchandising Manager


 Medical, Dental, Paid Time Off and Staff Discount


The Merchandising Manager is responsible for all merchandising systems of the Seward Co-op. The position is responsible for maintaining and enhancing Seward Co-op’s brand through the products we sell. This position leads the Merchandising Department and reports to the General Manager. The Merchandising Manager will serve the Co-op by planning, organizing, and evaluating Merchandising Department operations and managing merchandising staff and vendor relationships.                       

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Merchandising Department to effectively convey the Seward Co-op brand to all potential audiences the products we sell
  • Co-lead with the Marketing Manager the Merch-Marketing and the Brand Team
  • Participate in the Governance, Coordination, and Technology Teams. Participate in project teams on case by case basis. Provide framing and complete agenda items as needed
  • Work with General Manager and Finance Manager to develop and oversee merchandising budgets



  • Knowledge of the natural foods, grocery, restaurant or other food industry.
  • Experience managing products, promotions, and displays
  • Ability to develop and implement systems in support of Merchandising Department, Brand Team and co-op wide goals
  • Capacity for decision making. Including ability to organize, prioritize, and delegate multiple and sometimes competing demands
  • Excellent leadership – ability to inspire and motivate excellent performance in others
  • Experience in facilitating group process
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in team environment
  • Strong communication skills in the English language that include being able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.  Ability to communicate technical information to nontechnical audiences
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with appropriate programs and technologies for Merchandising Manager
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Regular, predictable attendance
  • Willingness and ability to meet the changing requirements of the position
  • Must have valid driver’s license on file if driving between locations for support
  • Must provide own vehicle for travel between locations
  • Ability to interpret financial statements, develop budgets and meet financial goals

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