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Food Division Manager (Yorkton, 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.

Legacy Co-op operates 10 locations in the communities of Yorkton, Kamsack, Theodore, Ebenezer and Churchbridge.  With over 14,000 members, 220 employees, and sales in excess of $105 million, Yorkton Co-op is a leader in providing goods and services to our members. Our mission is to provide a positive, co-operative retail experience, for the benefit of our members and our communities.  The successful candidate will embrace our retail values: Excellence, Respect and Integrity.
Reporting to the General Manager, the Food Division Manager is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the overall operations of the Yorkton, Kamsack, and Churchbridge Food Stores.  The Food Division Manager must effectively and efficiently manage the development and direction of the operational team to drive the growth of revenue and productivity, and promote high quality guest satisfaction while building relationships and ensuring the integration of strategic plans with company operations both in the short and long term.   Key to this role will be the ability to recognize opportunities to create efficiencies and synergies across the departments as well as realizing consistency in standards, programs, guest service, brand strategy and operational goals across the locations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Manage clerical, technical and/or professional employees
2. Oversee and monitor client satisfaction levels and identify areas for improvement to ensure a high standard of customer satisfaction across all areas of responsibility
3. Promote and ensure adherence to brand and merchandising standards, marketing efforts, image standards, safety, and asset protection
4. Prepare/administer and be responsible for the achievement of budget goals related to pricing, sales, margins, expenses, and inventory
5. Develop, analyze, and conduct budget reviews to ensure appropriate utilization of resources
6. Plan, develop, and oversee the implementation of programs and policies
7. Establish short-term strategic goals and objectives in alignment with the strategic plan
8. Participate in and lead the development of products and services to improve profit and increase customer satisfaction
9. Coach and develop team while providing direction and guidance, including performance management and training
10. Responsible for succession planning and assisting with the recruitment of team leaders and/or team members
11. Plan, monitor, and manage a variety of projects (spanning 1-5 years) from initiation to completion
12. Contribute to the development of the tactical and strategic plan
13. Research and provide recommendations to senior management on trends and required strategies
14. Responsible for procurement of products and forecasting.

Qualifications:
a. Degree in Business and 8 years of retail experience or 12 years of related experience in the grocery/retail industry
b. 6 + years of experience leading technical, professional, and/or management employees
c. Experience with coaching and mentoring teams
d. Experience and ability to adapt, execute and develop operational business plans and budgets.
e. Ability and experience in leading complex, cross-operational projects
f. Proven leadership abilities along with a strong focus on operations and business processes.
g. Highly effective teamwork and team building skills
h. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
i. Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
j. High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability
k. Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
l. Excellent report writing and communication skills.
m. Ability to create efficiencies and synergies across departments and locations
n. Current class 5 driver’s license
o. Flexible to work evenings, weekends and holidays where necessary
Yorkton Co-operative offers a competitive salary, benefits and pension plan package, an incredible work environment, ongoing personal and professional development and the opportunity to work with one of Western Canada’s most successful organizations.

If you feel this role would be a great fit with your skills and experience, please forward a resume and application to:

Cally Greziuk
Human Resources Advisor
Legacy Co-op
PH. 306-783-3601
cgreziuk@yorktoncoop.com
FAX 306-782-7880

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before March 29, 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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