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Home and Building Solutions Manager (Plamondon, 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 168 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.

Plamondon Co-operative Ltd invites applications for the position of HABS Manager to join our team at our Home, Energy and Agro Centre located in Plamondon, Alberta.

The HABS Manager will be  responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the overall operations of the Hardware & Agro location. 
Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Plamondon Co-op Hardware & Agro location, which includes Lumber, Hardware, Agro and Sales. Duties will include the following:
• To organize, direct and co-ordinate the operations of the Hardware & Agro location ensuring an acceptable level of contribution.
• To work closely with the General Manager to set consistent buying and selling practices, monitor established budget and business plan, follow established protocol regarding inventory levels, and maintain an effective organizational structure with appropriate staffing and training/development.
• To model a visionary leadership style that promotes growth and opportunity of new business while fostering a culture of building and sustaining positive relationships.
You are a true Brand Ambassador for Co-op and you are looking for a lifelong career, in addition to:
• You have post secondary education related to business management and/or training and development within the CRS Talent Management Programs.
• You have 8+ years of experience in a related industry (lumber, hardware, construction).
• Degree or Diploma in Business preferred.  Trade School, Apprenticeship or other post-secondary educational equivalencies may be considered.
• Completion of Agro and /or Hardware Advance program or willingness to obtain is preferred
• Point of Sale knowledge preferred
• Experience estimating and quoting construction packages required
• Advanced knowledge of Hardware, Lumber, Building Materials
• Knowledge of Building Codes and Construction Standards
• Extensive experience leading and delivering a comprehensive customer contact program
• Retail experience in the areas of marketing, public relations, selling, OHS, ordering, receiving, and asset maintenance and management is required
• Five or more years’ previous management experience with proven leadership abilities along with a strong focus on operations and business processes
• Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal challenges or obstacles
• A clear and solid understanding of personnel policies, practices, procedures and other operational issues faced by the organization
• Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
• High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability
• Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
• A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
• Familiarity with security systems and technology
• Current First Aid with CPR / TDG / WHMIS or willing to obtain
• Excellent report writing and communication skills.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

Plamondon Co-op offers a competitive salary structure and benefits package including matched pension plan and opportunities for career development.
At Plamondon Co-op, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities that we serve. We support and provide an environment that allows all to bring their whole selves to work.

If you are interested in this opportunity or require additional information, please contact Jennifer Batiuk, Corporate Compliance Manager, 780-798-3766.

Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Jennifer Batiuk
Plamondon Co-op
PO Box 30
9937 101 Ave
Plamondon, AB
Email: corporate-compliance@plamondoncoop.ca
Fax: 780-798-2112

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before July 31, 2020 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
13232 – 170th Street, Edmonton, AB, T5V 1M7
Email: edm.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (780)454-2153

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