Marketing Promotions Program Specialist

National Co+op Grocers

About NCG:

National Co+op Grocers (NCG), founded in 1999, is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. We represent 145 food co-ops operating over 200 stores in 37 states with combined annual sales over $2.1 billion and over 1.3 million consumer-owners. NCG helps unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere. By providing a variety of purchasing, management, development, marketing and other services, our co-ops are able to gain many of the advantages large grocery chains enjoy, while still reflecting the unique qualities of their local communities.

Position Details

Marketing Promotions Program Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Saint Paul, MN

Attention marketing and promotions professionals: Are you interested in growing sales AND having a positive impact on the food system and local communities? Would you like to apply your business and retail expertise to supporting socially responsible, independent and community-owned grocery stores?

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) seeks an energetic and experienced individual with a passion for food and marketing. This person will develop and implement national retail promotions programs that provide vendor and marketing support for retail food co-ops, positively impact co-ops' price image, and improve co-op marketing to grow sales.

This position will be based in the St. Paul, Minn., area. Relocation assistance is available for this opportunity!

Locally owned by members of the community, co-ops keep their investment dollars in the region by supporting local farmers, food artisans and other local businesses, and providing jobs for people in the area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide marketing oversight for NCG's promotions programs. 
  • Participate in development of national marketing plan and budget. 
  • Work with marketing and purchasing departments to create and manage new promotions programs and/or campaigns, such as flyers, recipes, samples, gifts, coupons, sweepstakes and cause promotions. 
  • Work with marketing and purchasing staff to create and maintain sales materials to market promotions to NCG co-ops and NCG vendor partners. 
  • Work with marketing and purchasing departments to create and maintain consumer-facing thematic content and retail materials, including flyers, coupon books/sheets, posters, shelf-talkers, endcap headers, etc. 
  • Work with marketing staff to raise awareness of national marketing promotions programs to current and potential food co-op consumers via digital ad campaigns and social media.


  • Minimum of five years of experience in promotions, advertising and/or retail food industry. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to develop written proposals and resources. 
  • Ability to plan, carry out and support projects with minimal supervision. 
  • Fluency with MS Office, including proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook. 
  • Experience and familiarity with grocery retailing and/or CPG marketing preferred. 
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business communications or business administration preferred. 
  • Experience with online/digital campaigns preferred. 
  • Familiarity with natural and organic foods and cooperatives preferred.

Our team members are our most-valued asset; we offer a generous salary and benefits package including 4 weeks PTO at hire, medical, dental, vision, company paid Life/ Disability/ Long Term Care insurance, HSA/FSA with company contribution, a matching 401K plan with profit sharing and much more.

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