Grocery Buyer – Portland Food Co-op

Portland Food Co-op
A 100% Community-Owned Market - Open to the Public - Featuring over 200 local Maine Farmers & Producers

The Portland Food Co-op is looking for a Grocery Buyer to join our Center Store Team.  This is a full-time position and reports to the Center Store Manager.

The Grocery Buyer oversees all aspects of the Grocery Department (packaged, non-refrigerated or frozen goods), including selecting, ordering, pricing, and promoting products in accordance with the Co-op’s mission, product selection guidelines and customer preferences.  This person is responsible for sales, margin, and inventory across the department as well as maintaining relationships with vendors, farmers, and producers.  In addition, this role also works up to 10 hours per week supporting Center Store operations with back stock and other responsibilities as requested.

The right candidate for this position must have a minimum of 1-2 years of grocery buying experience, at least one year of supervisory experience, including training and giving directions.  In addition to the above, we are looking for someone with strong customer service skills, excellent communication skills, a positive attitude and a willingness and ability to learn and adapt to meet changing job requirements.

For a complete job description, go to our jobs page on our website.  Applications and resumes should be submitted to the HR Manager at