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Produce Manager (Portage la Prarie, 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. Portage la Prairie Consumers cooperative Limited invites applications for the position of Produce Manager.

Portage Co-op operates 8 locations in the communities of Austin, MacGregor, Oakville and Portage la Prairie. With over 14,000 members, 130 employees, and sales in excess of $64 million, Portage Co-op is a leader in providing goods and services to our members. Our mission is to provide sustainable growth for our members, employees and communities.  The successful candidate will embrace our CRS Brand values: locally invested, community-minded, and lifetime membership benefits. 

Portage la Prairie Co-op is currently recruiting for a Produce Manager for a $2 million dollar produce department located at Portage la Prairie Manitoba. Preference for this position will be given to the applicant who possesses a degree in business or marketing and has the willingness to further their education when opportunities arise.

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, the self-motivated, ambitious, and energetic individual will be involved in all aspects of Management including: strategic planning, recruitment, training and development and performance management. Duties and Responsibilities include: i) Preparing and implementing the yearly budget, ii) Ensuring merchandising, product and facility image are at the highest standards, iii) Provide strong leadership and support to all Team Members and iv) Provide outstanding customer service.

Qualifications:
• Strong technical knowledge and experience
• Strong customer service skills
• Demonstrated supervisory and delegation experience
• Previous retail experience is an asset
• Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to foster a culture focused on safety, innovation, and teamwork
• Alignment with Portage Co-op’s values of Integrity, Excellence and Responsibility

Portage la Prairie Co-op offers the following:
• Full Benefits Plan including Extended Health Care, Dental, Life Insurance & Long Term Disability Insurance
• Employer Matched Pension Plan (6% Matched)
• Employee Family Assistance Program
• Competitive wages paid bi-weekly
• Retail Purchase Rebate
• Service Recognition Programs
• Tuition Assistance

We are proud to offer excellent opportunities for further development and advancement with in Portage la Prairie Co-op the Co-operative Retailing System. Be part of our exciting story, apply today!

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before July 06, 2018 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 1004, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2W6
1615 King Edward Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0R7
Email: wpg.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (204) 631-4647

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