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Assistant Grocery Manager (Nipawin, 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. Pineland Co-op invites applications for the position of Assistant Grocery Manager.

Reporting to and partnering with the Grocery Manager, the Assistant Grocery Manager will play a critical role in leading and overseeing the operations of the grocery department at the Nipawin Food Store.  The position is responsible for assisting with the overall operation of the Grocery department, including sales; gross margin and expense control; department standards, ordering and inventory control; human resources; guest service, administrative duties; department merchandising and corporate social responsibility activities.

The key competencies the Assistant Manager should be working towards mastering are:

• Attracting Top Talent
• Business Insight
• Ensuring Accountability
• Optimizing Work Processes
• Resourcefulness

• Balancing Stakeholders
• Developing Talent
• Driving Engagement
• Organizational Savvy
• Situational Adaptability

• Building Effective Teams
• Directing Work
• Managing Conflict
• Planning and Aligning

About You:

The assistant manager supports the manager in enhancing our organization through effective people practices.  You must live the brand, making our team members and our members feel at home.  You are a developing leader of people, and you will motivate your team to succeed.  You will cultivate a culture of accountability with your team.  You will use effective communication strategies to articulate the vision of success to all team members.  You will utilize the varied skill sets of your team members to maximize customer engagement.
You will have a sound knowledge of department operations and possess above average communication and interpersonal skills.  A solid understanding of computer applications, especially Microsoft Office, is required.  Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years retail experience, ideally in a leadership setting.  Post-secondary education is not required, but is a definite asset. 

About Us:

Pineland Co-op is a large retail co-op proudly serving members of Nipawin and area since 1929.  Our Nipawin Food Store carries a full range of dry groceries, fresh meat, produce, bakery and deli products.  We are community minded, truly local, and provide lifetime membership benefits.  Pineland Co-op offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package including matched pension contributions, and excellent opportunities for advancement. 

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to reach, bend, stoop and lift up to 10 kg; lift up to 25 kg on an intermittent basis; must have the ability to push or pull up to 600 kg using a pallet jack
  • May be required to be on ones feet for an extended period of time
  • Must be willing to obtain Power Mobile Equipment Operator (PMEO) Certification
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures (inside, outside, coolers, freezers)


We thank all candidates for their interest.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before May 31, 2018 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 1050, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3M9
401 – 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H2
Email: stn.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (306) 244-3462

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