Human Relations Personnel Co-Manager + Bulk Herb & Tea Buyer

Website People's Food Co-op

Collectively managed cooperative grocer in Portland, OR

People’s Food Co-op is a values driven, community-owned natural foods store, and we operate with a democratic, consensus-based Collective Management structure. As Collective Managers, we operate the store together, meaning that in addition to each of us holding a core position, we work Storekeeping shifts, serve on committees, attend monthly meetings, and participate in collective decisions to keep the Co-op financially sustainable and to make it a great place to work. Collective work requires us all to be actively engaged, and though it might be more work, our dedication to a democratic workplace serves both us and the broader community.

This 35-40 hour per week position includes working as one of our Human Relations managers, working as the buyer for our Bulk Herb & Tea department, Collective Management, and Storekeeping responsibilities. The purpose for these positions are as follows:

Human Relations Personnel Co-Manager

  • Responsible for hiring qualified staff, coordinating evaluations and accountability processes, supporting staff relationships, and maintaining personnel policies.

Bulk Herb & Tea Buyer

  • Responsible for managing the selection, pricing, ordering, merchandising, and stocking of bulk teas, herbs, and spices.

Collective Manager

  • Keep the Co-op financially viable
  • Make food available to people in a humane environment
  • Further People’s Ends and the Cooperative Principles
  • Democratically manage the Co-op’s operations within the constraints (Limitations Policies) set forth by the Board of Directors


  • To engage community members and provide prompt, welcoming service.
  • To keep the store clean, safe, and well-functioning.
  • To further the Ends of the co-op.

Compensation & Benefits include:

  • $17/hour starting wage for all positions
  • Human scale and empowered workplace
  • Full time hours minimum of 35 hours per week
  • 19% discount on purchases at the Co-op
  • Employer funded medical and dental insurance (including access to naturopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Annual raises
  • Employer matching retirement benefits

Applications are due no later than 10am on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

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