Kitchen Assistant Manager

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op
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Location: Addison County,
About the Job

We are seeking an experienced Assistant Manager for our growing Prepared Foods Department. Our Assistant Manager will assist the department manager to ensure an organized, accountable, motivated and highly functioning department. Responsibilities also include supporting the manager with scheduling, hiring, and disciplinary actions. If you love to work with great food and enjoy motivating staff to produce the highest quality food while having fun, see if you have the skills we are seeking.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Leadership experience and demonstrated supervisory skills including hiring, training, evaluating and disciplinary action
  • Professional kitchen experience including food sanitation
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Superior communication skills
  • Analytical ability to calculate margin, monitor profitability and manage inventory
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a cooperative environment
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds


This is a full-time position with benefits including 3+ weeks paid time off, health insurance, medical and dental, generous store discount, profit-sharing bonus, retirement plan, and more.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We believe everyone has a part in creating a just and equal society. For our business that means working to refine our policies and practices to remove potential for bias, and creating an inclusive environment for all staff and customers.
Co-op staff are attending monthly small groups, building skills to support our store as a safe and respectful space where all are welcome. Here they practice various scenarios that could happen in the store and have an opportunity to talk about their experiences.
At the Co-op there are multiple options for feedback from staff, including options for anonymity. From this feedback we have made a number of changes including, but not limited to:
-increased social justice training
-changes on signage to be more inclusive
-addressed vendors' actions that don't support our commitment to social justice

We want to take actionable steps in our commitment to social justice, we are continuing to work on our plan and create ways we can hold ourselves accountable.

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