NCG Seeks Chief Executive Officer

Oct 10, 2018

NCG’s Board seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization through a period of strategic alignment and re-visioning to drive future growth and continued operational excellence. The CEO will lead a smart, effective and dedicated NCG management team that has achieved historical growth and financial success that has slowed in the last five years. They will bring high EQ and leadership skills to lead NCG and the co-op community in its next chapter. This involves capitalizing on the strong momentum created by the Moving To Higher Ground group initiatives and bringing NCG together around a clear vision, mission and strategy for success in today’s marketplace while staying true to NCG’s core values. This position can be located in one of the four regional NCG offices: Portland, OR; Chapel Hill, NC; Iowa City, IA; or St. Paul, MN, with a strong preference for St. Paul.

Interested applicants may send their information to Simon Foster at Spencer Stuart:

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. NCG helps unify 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. Our 146 member and associate co-ops operate more than 200 storefronts in 37 states with combined annual sales of nearly $2.1 billion. NCG is a winner of the dotCoop Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence and a Certified B Corporation. Find a map of NCG member and associate co-ops. To learn more about co-ops, visit

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