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This job expired on April 24, 2024

General Manager GreenTree Co-op Market

  • Date Posted March 11, 2024
  • Location Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Category Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description GreenTree is a cooperatively owned grocery store located in Mt. Pleasant, MI. We are open to the public and everyone is welcome to shop. Our goal is to provide healthy, earth-friendly food that meets high quality standards and to provide information and education to the people of Mid Michigan. We believe in supporting local farmers and producers, and in helping people to make informed choices about their own health and their impact on the greater environment. Job description

Now Hiring! General Manager

GreenTree Co-op Market of Mt Pleasant, MI seeks an individual with a passion for the cooperative business model to oversee all aspects of managing our cooperatively owned grocery store.  

With a population of 21,000, Mt Pleasant is a vibrant community with a small-town feel. It is home to Central Michigan University, a children’s Discovery Museum, several public recreation centers, and a wide range of parks and trails along the beautiful Chippewa River. Mt Pleasant is also home to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe whose rich heritage is celebrated by the community.

Conveniently located in the heart of Michigan, it’s easy to explore the state’s many attractions from this central location. If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy nature, adventure, and culture, Mt Pleasant might be your ideal destination. 

GreenTree Co-op Market is on a growth trajectory, having moved into a brand new 10,000 square foot store just two years ago. Sales are currently $4.5 million annually and are continuing to grow. With a staff of just over 30 and a committed, growing membership, the future is bright for our store.  


Our Ends Policies are at the forefront of everything we do, and the GM implements the Ends every day in the operation of the Co-op: 


GreenTree Co-op Market exists so that there is a healthy community exemplifying Cooperative Principles & Values: 

  1. People have access to food and products that meet their health needs, including organic, non-GMO, locally produced, and responsibly sourced. 
  2. Our owners have the opportunity to participate in a democratic process. 
  3. Our community benefits from GreenTree being an exemplary employer. 
  4. We have a strong local economy. 
  5. Our community is educated. 
  6. Our environment is positively impacted. 


The GM oversees all aspects of co-op operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and community outreach and reports to the Board of Directors within a policy governance structure. We are looking for an individual who enjoys having a high level of engagement in the community and will nurture a culture of service.



The primary duty of the General Manager is to provide effective and positive leadership through modeling appropriate behavior and maintaining high visibility. 


Financial and Planning

The GM directs all financial operations of the Co-op, including preparing operating and capital budgets, and is held accountable for control of resources. The GM thinks conceptually, imaginatively, and systematically about success and creates and communicates a compelling vision with goals.



The GM will maintain knowledge of natural foods retailing and industry trends as well as plan and execute operational strategies designed to maintain adequate profit to ensure a sustainable business. The GM ensures that the Co-op is running smoothly and meeting customer, staff, and community needs. 



The GM is responsible for ensuring a safe, healthy workplace for employees. They also hire, supervise, and evaluate all members of the leadership team and staff.


Qualifications include: 

  • Strong business acumen and financial skills. 
  • Strong leadership skills. 
  • Retail food store or prepared foods management experience. 
  • Commitment to cooperative values and structure. 


Please refer to the full job description, found here, for additional information about the position.  

Salary and benefits: 

$60,000-75,000 commensurate with experience.  

Benefits include health insurance including vision and dental, paid vacation, retirement account, and store discount.  

GreenTree Co-op Market is an equal opportunity employer. We therefore support and uphold a policy of equal opportunity for all staff without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual preference, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, height, weight, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Application instructions
This job expired on April 24, 2024
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