Public Market Store Manager



Wheeling, WV
United States

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The Public Market is a year-round, full service grocery store that prioritizes local farmers and artisans while also providing healthy food at the heart of three USDA census tracts. The market is a project of Grow Ohio Valley, a food and farming nonprofit in Wheeling, West Virginia. We are committed to building a food system where farmers flourish and local and healthy food is a way of life. 

Position Type:Full-time, salaried 
Compensation: $40K- $50K 
Benefits: Paid-time-off

The person who fills this position will be responsible for the management of a local and natural foods market that sells food and farm products from dozens of local farms and offers a unique selection of healthy produce from outsourced vendors. The General Manager reports to the Executive Director of our parent company, Grow Ohio Valley.

The General Manager:

  • Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with local farmers and food producers, finds and develops new opportunities to bring local food to the market.
  • Constantly seeks creative solutions, adjusts inventory to be responsive to customers, improves operations to maximize market profitability while operating within its mission.
  • Tracks and reports sales and expenses via POS and accounting systems.
  • Schedules and manages 6-10 additional market staff, disburses payments to producers and vendors.
  • Ensures compliance with all licensing, hygiene and health and safety regulations.

Qualification Requirements

  • Qualified individuals will demonstrate evidence of the following skills, attributes and experiences:
  • Self-starter, hard worker and confident leader.
  • Passionate local and/or natural food enthusiast. Interested in making healthy and local food accessible and convenient.
  • Food retail experience (minimum 2 years).
  • Management experience: ability to manage additional staff, and business operations.
  • Commitment to customer experience: maintain high standards of customer service, be responsive to customer feedback.
  • Reliable, organized, clear communicator.
  • Possess a constant drive to improve.
  • Must have or gain immediate proficiency in Excel, POS and accounting software.

How to Apply:

To apply send a resume and cover letter to