(OSHKOSH, Wis.) – After successfully completing a $1.6 million-dollar capital campaign and growing its ownership base to more than 1300 member-owners, the Oshkosh Food Co-op has begun a national search for their store’s General Manager.
“We know that hiring the right General Manager is a key component of helping make our store a success,” said Melissa Weyland, Oshkosh Food Co-op Board Secretary and Hiring Committee Chair. “We feel the dedication of our hiring team, the successful track record of our organization and the attractiveness of living in Northeastern Wisconsin will bring some strong candidates into the process.”
The Co-op has leased 10,000 square feet of space in Merge Urban Development’s BRIO Building on the corner of Jackson Street and Pearl Avenue in Oshkosh. The co-op is completing store layouts with design firm Retail PlanIt and recruiting a tenant to sub-lease approximately 2,000 square feet of future growth space. Site preparation and construction on the BRIO Building is set to begin this summer. The co-op has applied for membership in the National Co+op Grocers, a co-op for food co-ops.
“We’re looking for a candidate who can help us turn our start-up vision into reality, managing both our mission and our margin,” said Board Chair Brenda Haines. “That means we’re looking for a candidate with leadership skills and retail savvy to operate a full-line grocery store and help achieve our vision of strengthening the local economy, promoting health and building community.”
The Oshkosh Food Co-op seeks to hire and on-board its General Manager by 2021 with a store opening slated for later that year. Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2020. Cover letters and resumes can be sent to [email protected].