CEO Search

Central Co-op is seeking an ambitious CEO to lead us in an increasingly competitive and exciting retail grocery environment!

Central Co-op is a community-owned natural foods cooperative open to everyone, with locations on Seattle’s Capitol Hill and opening soon in Tacoma’s West End. Owned by our shoppers and workers, we’re a complete grocery store dedicated to high-quality products, sustainable practices and strong relationships with Washington farmers and artisans.

With a devoted and passionate staff, membership group and board of trustees, we’ve been a neighborhood institution in Seattle for 40 years, growing to 14,200 members, over 120 employees and $25 million in annual sales. Our much-anticipated Tacoma store will be opening this spring. We are very proud of our impact in the Pacific Northwest; our community, our local economy and our ecosystem.

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Embraces the dual nature of a cooperative as both a business and an association
  • Has a track record of successful outcomes during times of change and growth
  • Is adept at strategic thinking, business planning and financial management
  • Operates with a collaborative leadership style
  • Demonstrates respect and open-mindedness in dealings with others
  • Is comfortable operating with maximum transparency

If you are excited about this opportunity you are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to: CEOsearch@centralcoop.coop. Salary is competitive and benefits are exceptional. This position will be open until filled. For more information about Central Co-op please visit our About Section and check out the video below!