JOB TITLE:                          Branch Manager

MEMBER CO-OP:               Smoky Mountain Farmers Cooperative

LOCATION:                         Branch location in Newport, TN

DATE POSTED:                  Monday, March 13, 2023

DATE AVAILABLE:             As soon as possible.



  • Four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Proficient in demonstrating effective management duties and responsibilities
  • Demonstration of strong sales and leadership/team-building skills
  • Knowledge of agricultural inputs and crop production systems 
  • Ability to stay self-motivated and driven to implement improvements in all areas of the retail store 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers at branch location
  • Assign duties to workers and schedules break periods, work hours and vacations
  • Train workers in store policies, department procedures and job duties
  • Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals
  • Establish training programs for sales team members
  • Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements
  • Order merchandise, supplies and equipment
  • Inspect merchandise to ensure it is correctly priced and displayed
  • Recommend additions to or deletions of merchandise to be sold in store
  • Listen to customer complaints and develops rapport with farmer members
  • Assist sales workers in completing difficult sales
  • Maintain the safety, quality and overall appearance of the store to the highest standards

We are excited that you are considering a career within our Co-op system. Our commitment to service and quality all starts with our people – talented, energetic, motivated individuals who truly love what they do. Think you have what it takes?

Click the ‘APPLY’ button to be taken to our online application. There you will be asked to fill out information relating to your contact information, your interest in Co-op, and your employment/education history.

You will also be asked to upload a copy of your resume (PDF works best). Please, be sure to have your resume ready to upload before beginning the application.

Once you have listed all the required information and your resume, you may click the ‘SUBMIT’ button to complete your application. When submitted you will receive verific

ation  and a confirmation email sent to you. Once received, you can rest assured we have your application.

Your application and resume will be sent to the hiring cooperative and reviewed. The local Co-op will reach out if they would like to take next steps.

Again, thank you for considering a career with Co-op!