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Food Store Manager (Gravelbourg, 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 180 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.

Southland Co-op operates 10 locations in the communities of Assiniboia, Coronach, Gravelbourg, Lafleche and Mossbank. With over 8,000 members, 160 employees, and sales in excess of $60 million, Southland Co-op is a leader in providing goods and services to our members. Our mission is to offer diverse goods and services of a superior quality to customers and community for the purpose of growth and success by developing relationships and promoting our brand.  The successful candidate will embrace our CRS Brand values: locally invested, community-minded, and lifetime membership benefits.

Southland Co-op is looking for a Food Store Manager to join our team at our Gravelbourg location. We are seeking a self-motivated, ambitious, and energetic individual who will be involved in all aspects of Management including: recruitment, training and development and performance management.  This position has been designated as safety sensitive and will be subject to pre-employment alcohol and substance testing as per Southland’s policy.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop business strategies that support our retail goals and guiding statements.
• Organize, direct and co-ordinate the operations of the food store while achieving budgeted goals.
• To direct the preparations of sales and promotional events.
• Requires knowledge of commodity sales, gross margin and inventory management.
• Provide superior leadership through coaching, development, management performance, and feedback to team members to ensure that they provide exceptional customer service and technical advice to our guests.
• Lead a culture of safety through the adherence to company standards for health & safety, loss prevention and environmental due diligence.

Qualifications:
• Demonstrates effective team leadership skills and has the ability to work well within a multigenerational, highly motivated team
• Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Strong retail food management background
• Strong leadership skills that align with Southland’s values of responsibility, integrity and excellence.
• Ability to foster a culture focused on safety, innovation, and teamwork

As one of the top 100 companies in Saskatchewan, Southland Co-op offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes extended health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and pension, along with excellent training and opportunities for advancement. If you have the desire to grow and develop, the opportunities are endless. As a signatory of the Safe Saskatchewan Health and Safety Leadership Charter, Southland Co-operative Ltd. is a Mission: Zero employer and committed to injury prevention in the workplace.

If you feel this role would be a great fit with your skills and experience, and embrace the possibilities and evolution of this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, we look forward to having you join our team!

Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter in confidence to:
Sonja Dahlman, Human Resources
Southland Co-operative Ltd.
Box 490, Assiniboia, SK  S0H 0B0
Fax:  306-642-3390
Email:  s.dahlman@southlandco-op.ca
www.southlandco-op.ca

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before January 03, 2019 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 2002, Regina, SK S4P 3E7
2107 E Turvey Road, Regina, SK, S4N 3W1
Email: reg.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (306) 721-0462

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