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Lumber Manager (Preeceville, 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.

Gateway Co-op operates 6 locations in the communities of Canora, Buchanan, Preeceville and Sturgis. With over 5,000 members, 100 employees, and sales in excess of 40 million, Gateway Co-op is a leader in providing goods and services to our members. Our mission is to provide consumers with quality products and services in a sustainable manner generating equity for our members and enriching their lives.  The successful candidate will embrace our CRS Brand values: locally invested, community-minded, and lifetime membership benefits.

Gateway Co-op is looking for a Lumber Manager to join our team at our Home and Building Centre in Preeceville. 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. 

Primary Job Functions:
• Provide superior leadership and direction to the team members, through coaching, performance management, talent development and succession planning
• Build strong relationships with local contractors
• Develop and achieve operating plans and budgets
• Maintain high standards in design and execution of all, marketing, merchandising, community image and brand standards
• Execute efficient buying, inventory management, and pricing strategies to achieve optimum sales and margin
• Lead a culture of safety through adherence to co-op standards for health and safety and loss prevention
• Provide positive, friendly and proactive interactions with all internal and external customers
• Maintain high customer service standards

Required Skills:
• Experience with lumber and construction is an asset
• Knowledge of Estimating with strong technical knowledge and experience
• Demonstrated supervisory and delegation experience
• Diploma in business management or Technical trade is desirable 
• Strong commitment to exceptional customer service
• Previous retail Home Centre experience is an asset
• Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
• Ability to foster a culture focused on safety, innovation, and teamwork
• Good computer skills - proficient in Microsoft Office, word, excel and outlook

Gateway 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.

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 Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before April 30, 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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