Marketing Manager Job Opening-Ashland Food Co-op

March 20th 2018



 The Marketing Manager is responsible for all marketing systems that will empower the Co-op’s management and employees to effectively tell the Co-op story. The Marketing Manager will serve the Co-op by planning, directing and evaluating Marketing and Education Department initiatives, and managing Department operations, employees and vendor relationships.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the Marketing and Education Department to effectively convey the Co-op brand to all potential audiences.
  • Work directly with the Store Manager and other Managers on promotional and merchandising opportunities.
  • Participate on the Administrative Leadership Team and the Management Team.
  • Work with General Manager and Finance Manager to develop and oversee marketing budgets.
  • Attend and participate in board meetings and on board committees at the request of the General Manager.
  • Represent the Co-op effectively within its community, the industry and the cooperative world.
  • Ensure development and delivery of relevant education to the broader community.


  • At least 5 years of Marketing experience
  • 3 years of Management experience preferred
  • Proven marketing and advertising skills
  • Experience in visual design
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Writing and editorial experience
  • Knowledge of cooperatives and their governance is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Natural Foods industry
  • Proven ability to work within a budget and marketing plan
  • Ability to model participatory leadership qualities
  • Proven organizational and multitasking skills

Here are some of the great things we have to offer: 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Paid Sick Benefits
  • Generous Paid Vacation
  • 401k Plan with company match
  • Great cooperative, team-oriented work atmosphere
  • 15% Employee Discount
  • Learning and development opportunities to grow your career

Join us at the Ashland Food Cooperative, a Certified Organic retailer with over $30 million in annual sales, 175 employees, over 11,000 owners and celebrating our 46th anniversary this year. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package along with a dynamic work environment. Visit to complete our employment application and attach your cover letter and resume.