People’s is hiring a Pricing and Merchandising Coordinator


Thank you for your interest in working with us!  We're hiring for the position of Pricing and Merchandising Coordinator (PRIMER)/Collective Manager.  This is a full-time collective-track position. 

People’s is collectively managed: a group of 30 individuals is responsible for running our business.  This means that individual collective managers are empowered to make decisions in their departments and to share in creating the direction and culture of the workplace.  Each collective management position has more than one job description, and committee/other group work is required to manage the business. Additionally, every co-manager is responsible for providing prompt, comprehensive and welcoming customer service.

The PRIMER holds the whole store perspective for the Buyers Team in relation to pricing, promotions, and sales growth; creates sustainable and competitive pricing strategies storewide; continuously reviews and updates prices to keep the co-op financially viable and competitive; creates and implements storewide merchandising displays; and works as a liaison between the Buyers Team, the Marketing Team, and the Finance Manager in matters pertaining to merchandising and pricing.

As a collective, we manage the Co-op in service to People’s member-owners and in line with the goals established by their elected stewards, the Board of Directors. In addition, the Co-op and the collective are committed to fostering human rights and social and economic justice. Making a commitment to People’s Collective Management requires hard-work, personal growth, dedication, courage, compassion and flexibility. 

Please reference the job descriptions in this packet or find them on our website:  (scroll down and click on "EMPLOYMENT" in the brown section at the bottom of your screen). We encourage you to retain this cover letter and the job descriptions for your reference.

The position currently being offered is People’s full time equivalent at 32-38 hours per week with some seasonal fluctuation.  This includes at least 2 hours per week of co-management. Our compensation package includes: $13/hr to start plus a fabulous benefits package.  This benefits package includes: an empowered work environment, a 19% discount on purchases at the co-op, medical & dental insurance (including access to Naturopathic Doctors & Acupuncturists), a Staff Benefits Exchange Program (reduced rate services from participating massage therapists & bike mechanics), paid time off, annual raises and a human-scale workplace.

You must submit a completed application in order to be considered for an interview. Applications are due no later than Tuesday, October 24 at 10p.  You may submit your application via email to, or, you can drop it off at the store.  Applications submitted outside the deadline will not be considered for this position.

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you. 


PRIMER application packet.doc

PRIMER application packet.pdf