Market Director Wanted

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to work within an amazing community with vibrant vendors and to make an impact in the neighborhood? Well, it’s a good thing you’re here then, because we are looking for dynamic, game-changing talent to move us forward.  For more information, including application instructions, please continue reading below and be sure to click on the link for the full job description at the end of the post.

Urbane Development is seeking a dynamic Market Director (MD) to join the team. Under the supervision of the Urbane Development management team, the MD will have direct responsibility and oversight of the Flatbush Caton Market (FCM), its staff, and in expertly managing its vendors and key internal/external stakeholders. Currently, the FCM is an 8900 SF vendor market in Flatbush, Brooklyn with 41 active vendors selling dry foods, clothing, health and beauty items, and other cultural items targeting the Caribbean community since 2001.  In Fall of 2017, FCM will be relocated to a temporary market site within the neighborhood, while the existing market site is re-developed into a 14-story mixed-use complex, which will include a revamped FCM.  You can learn more about this endeavor by visiting our website. In addition to playing a valuable role as the nexus between vendors, the community, city agencies and the development team, the MD will continue to build trust and relationships, while also providing strategic insight, guidance and recommendations to the UD team.

Since the project was awarded in late 2015, the UD team has engaged in the following activities in preparation for the market transition: Community Engagement and Asset Mapping, External Market Analysis, and an Internal Market Audit. In preparation for the move in late September 2017, the development team is now focused on designing the temporary space to better meet vendors’ and customers’ needs and developing a new market operations system. Leading up to the move, the development team will provide one-on-one technical assistance to assist vendors with the transition. The team will also focus on community outreach and marketing to prepare existing customers and attract new ones from Flatbush and the surrounding area.

In the first quarter of 2018, we will begin a series of training courses to strengthen vendors’ business and operational skills. Curriculum will cover marketing and events, finance and bookkeeping, inventory management, merchandising, technology and digital integration.

Full Job Description and Application Instructions:  Flatbush Caton Market –  Market Director 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,

Team Urbane