Are you right for The Viroqua Food Co+op?
...and is the Co-op right for you?
Ask yourself these questions:
• Are you outgoing?
If you feel shy or awkward when talking to strangers, this might not be the place for you. We expect our staff to provide superior customer service – to smile and greet customers when they enter the store, to make conversation with people from all walks of life.
• Are you good at switching gears?
Even when the store is quiet with very few customers, there is always work to be done. You may find yourself busy with stocking, cleaning and more. But when a customer walks in the door we must be ready to switch gears to fast, friendly service with a smile.
• Are you willing to learn new things?
People know us as experts in local foods, organic and natural products. You’ll need to make an effort to educate yourself about the products we carry so that you can intelligently discuss these things with customers. We are happy to assist you in this process, but the motivation must come from you. We expect you to ask questions and remember what you’ve learned.
• Can you commit to a schedule?
The VFC is open 7 days a week, 7am-9pm. We are all responsible for creating the best shopping experience for our customers, which means staying committed to determined, set schedules. We try to be flexible but we rely on our employees to keep their commitments.
• Do you pay attention to little things?
Customer Service is more than a phrase to us here – it’s an action! We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our customers. It’s the thoughtful little things that make each shopper feel special, like remembering what coffee drink they prefer in the morning, or carrying their groceries to their car. Simple friendly touches go such a long way.
• Is your glass half empty or half full?
You know how great it is to work around other enthusiastic, motivated co-workers. We need fun, positive folks working here at the VFC. You know the kind of person we mean – you always have a smile on your face, and the customer never knows when you’re having a bad day.
The Viroqua Food Cooperative combines a commitment to natural foods, superior customer service and the building of a cooperatively run business. We emphasize selling organic and local foods and products to promote the long-term health of individuals and the environment. As member-owners and as a center for community, we offer the opportunity to create together a work of enduring value.
HOW TO APPLY:
Pick up an application at the store, or download one here:
Applications are required; resumes preferred.
Send an application/resume to the following address:
Human Resources Mgr609 N Main St
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-637-7511 x26
Full-time comprehensive benefits package includes: paid time off, paid breaks, comprehensive health care plan, dental, vision, FSA, employee discount, 401K, paid holidays, short term disability, and life insurance. Viroqua Food Co+op is an Equal Opportunity Employer.