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Marketing and Community Relations Confidential Secretary (Assiniboia, 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 170 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. These locations include 4 food stores, 1 gas bar, 1 agro centre, 1 home centre, 2 home & agro centres with gas pumps, and bulk petroleum.  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 Confidential Secretary focusing on Marketing & Community Relations to join our leadership team at our Administration Office in Assiniboia. We are seeking a self-motivated, ambitious, and energetic individual who will be a key member of the administration team.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Be a liaison and public relations representative for the Co-op within the communities we serve.
• Implement marketing programs and initiatives in the organization.
• Assist with the development of organizational marketing and community relations strategies.
• Collaborate with leadership team to ensure consistent alignment of marketing and community relations programs and practices across the organization.
• Ensure Co-op brand is represented in all advertising and promotional material as per FCL Co-op Brand Strategy Guidelines.
• Co-ordinate annual member relations/marketing budget.
• Develop and implement the Co-op’s social media strategy.
• Work closely with Team Leaders to focus on community engagement with charitable organizations and community groups that most closely reflect our corporate values and strategies.
• Develop strategies to promote and maximize the use of FCL sponsored community relations programs.
• Develop strategies to promote Co-op’s sustainability and social responsibility efforts.
• Develop and implement strategies to promote Kids’ Club.
• Ensure self-development is planned for and the initiative is taken to improve skills, knowledge and attitude.
• To assist with monitoring and collection of accounts receivable.
• To assist with general administration and serve as Confidential Secretary to the Board of Directors.

Qualifications:
• Diploma in marketing, communications, business or a related field.
• 2-3 years of experience in marketing or office administration.
• Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
• Attention to detail and problem-solving ability.
• Well-organized with ability to prioritize and multi-task.
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Understanding of social media marketing.

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: hr@southlandco-op.ca
www.southlandco-op.ca

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before July 21, 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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