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General Manager (Team Manager) (Hornby Island, Retail)

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The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. It is comprised of a network of approximately 190 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada along with their branch operations, and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). FCL is the wholesaling/manufacturing arm of the CRS, which provides the retail co-ops with a range of products and services. 

The Hornby Island Co-operative Association invites applications for the position of General Manager (Team Manager).

Tucked in the middle of the Salish Sea, Hornby Island is a world of sandy beaches, lush forests and breathtaking scenery.  Many have come for a visit, and stayed for life!  With close to 1,000 year-round residents, Hornby is home to artists, retired professionals, small business owners, remote workers and young families, who have created a vibrant community with a shared vision and love of rural island life.  It is also a favoured holiday destination, easily quadrupling in population during the summer months.

As the heart and economic hub of the community, the Hornby Island Co-op has supported its member owners since 1955.  The Co-op is a one-stop shop for the island, with annual sales of $7 million.  It operates a full line Grocery Store, Hardware Department, Liquor Outlet, and a Gas Bar/Convenience Store, and is one of the largest employers on the island, with close to 40 staff year-round (increasing to around 55 during the summer).

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Team Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Co-op’s operations, in accordance with its bylaws and established financial and operational plans and policies.

Our new Team Manager will be expected to:

  • Build and foster strong relationships with our members, community partners, business partners, other co-operatives, our elected board, and employees.
  • Provide effective, collaborative leadership in planning, policy development, and ensure appropriate resources are in place to support the vision, mission and values of the Co-op.
  • Actively seek out new business opportunities and new methodologies to ensure the Hornby Island Co-op continues to grow, remain profitable, and evolve to meet the needs of its membership.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Understands and respects the Co-op’s membership focus and mission at all times.
  • Exemplifies a team-based management approach through respectful communication and behaviour, consensus building and feedback both within the various departments and across the entire Association. 
  • Possesses the utmost values of trustworthiness, personal ethics and honesty.
  • Is a leader driven to create a dynamic customer focused organization, by developing people and inspiring energy and enthusiasm.
  • Has a high level of communication skills, and a strong ability to report in a clear and concise manner in both written and oral presentations.
  • Possesses a proven successful track record incorporating demonstrable business acumen in human resource management, marketing, operations and financial management.
  • Understands and embraces the co-operative culture.
  • Has a relevant combination of education and experience appropriate for the position.

This is a permanent position that requires relocation to Hornby Island, BC.

Click Here for a full job description on our website.

For more information on Hornby Island visit: http://www.hornbyisland.com

The Hornby Way: http://hirra.ca/hornby/the-hornby-way/

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.


Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before November 05, 2018 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 2599, Calgary, AB T2P 2P4
375 Erin Woods Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2B 2V9
Email: cal.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (403) 531-2275

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