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Assistant Department Manager, Meat

Iqaluit, NU · Retail
                                                              Assistant Department Manager, Meat
                                              Full Time Permanent
                              Relocation to northern Canada required

Support the effective day-to-day operation of the Department by assisting the Manager with the implementation of company standards, management of company assets, and training and development of staff

Job Description

People Leadership
  • Participate in hiring and promotion processes to support Department and Store Manager’s decisions
  • Effectively executing talent management programs designed to engage and retain staff
  • Provide Scheduling Feedback for effective Department staffing
  • Effectively communicates with the team daily at huddle-ups
  • Provide effective task assignments, performance monitoring, and coaching for direct reports
  • Provide employee assessment and develop a recommendation for the Manager
  • Assist the Manager to manage performance issues, including disciplinary actions, in partnership with Human Resources

Customer Offering
  • Deliver on our value offer - Customer Driven
  • Monitor the level of customer service and satisfaction within the department and take action as required to address issues
  • Develop operational knowledge to provide effective customer service
  • Assist the Department Manager in advancing the Department’s competitive position within the trading area

Operational Standards
  • Execute plans to achieve budgeted profit, sales, and expense targets.
  • Participate in financial plan goals and execution
  • Ensure solid execution of in-store selling activities, company programs, key initiatives, and Business ready standards
  • Ensure types and quantities of merchandise are ordered to address market needs and maximize sales opportunities
  • Execute merchandising guidelines according to planograms
  • Execute pricing guidelines
  • Execute markdown guidelines on promotional, aged, and distressed merchandise
  • Support and participate in seasonal, promotional merchandising, and advertising campaigns as directed through the Weekly Playbook
  • Assume duties of Department Manager when absent as assigned
  • Ensure appropriate inventory levels to maximize sales, inventory turns, and return on investment
  • Monitor loss prevention practices to minimize shrink
  • Execute equipment preventative maintenance in accordance with Standards. Escalate equipment failures to Manager and Facilities Department

Policy/ Regulatory Adherence
  • Lead the implementation of all corporate policies, initiatives, and Standard Operating Procedures and ensure the department and employees comply and use them effectively, including timely and accurate submission of all relevant documentation as required
  • Responsible for ensuring that H&S, food safety, and other regulatory requirements and procedures are implemented and maintained

  • Minimum two years of experience in a food retail environment
  • Past supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills with a talent for building leadership and customer loyalty
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work all shifts including evenings and weekends

Employee Value Proposition:

Working as an Assistant Department Manager at NWC offers many unique and rewarding opportunities, including the chance to live and work in a beautiful and challenging part of Canada. Many of our stores are located in isolated indigenous communities, where you will have the chance to experience a rich and diverse culture and way of life. NWC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes housing and a food allowance for those who are required to relocate for their position. You will also receive paid training to succeed in your role, which includes formal training in a training center and on-the-job training at different locations. The total training period can range from 6-9 months. In addition, permanent positions include the following benefits:
  • Health and dental insurance
  • 3 weeks of vacation paid time off
  • Employee ownership plan
  • Group RRSP
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Health spending account
  • Employee purchase discounts

This exciting and challenging position offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the communities that NWC serves, while also enjoying a unique and rewarding lifestyle. If you are ready for a new adventure and are excited by the prospect of living and working in the North, we encourage you to apply for this position today.

This is an exciting and challenging position that offers opportunities for professional growth and development, as well as the chance to make a positive difference in the community.


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