Department Manager, Grocery - Relocation Required

<p>Are you a great communicator who creates team spirit and you&rsquo;re welcoming with customers? The North West Company (NWC) is hiring Department Managers, Grocery for their Northern and NorthMart stores. Take your high-level retail experience and bring your skills to NWC.</p>


The North West Company

<p><strong>The North West Company Inc., though its subsidiaries is a leading retailer of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighbourhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. North West employees approximately 8,200 associates, the majority within the communities it serves. It operates 241 stores under the trading names Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger, Alaska Commercial Company, Cost-U-Less and RiteWay Food Markets and has annualized sales of approximately CDN $2.0 billion.</strong></p>

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Overview: <p>Ready to embrace your direction? Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.&nbsp;<strong>You must be able to re-locate to remote regions in Northern Canada. You receive benefits such as subsidized housing and food allowance, paid vacation travel, bonus and profit-sharing opportunities, the ability to bank what you earn and more! We even have and encourage, employment opportunities for spouses.</strong></p> <p>NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out&nbsp;<a href=""></a>&nbsp;for more information.&nbsp;<em>Go North.</em></p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Ensure appropriate merchandise is ordered and properly presented to maximize sales and profits;</li> <li>Control labour and overhead costs;</li> <li>Ensure merchandise is priced correctly;</li> <li>Drive sales through promotional offerings;</li> <li>Role model great service and demonstrate your enthusiasm to delight our customers;</li> <li>Share your knowledge, experience, and best practices to create team spirit across the department;</li> <li>Achieve maximum sales and impact seasonal events, planning well and also react to changes in weather, driving opportunities;</li> <li>Monitor the level of customer service and satisfaction within the department and take action as required to address issues;</li> <li>Ensure store policies and procedures are communicated to department employees;</li> <li>Support the rest of the store management group; and</li> <li>Maintain great quality products for customers by ensuring your team follows correct product handling.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Minimum of 5 years of related experience in a high-volume, big-box grocery operation;</li> <li>Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills with high attention to detail;</li> <li>Proven organizational, planning, and prioritizing skills;</li> <li>Must have demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team;</li> <li>Understand how to take special orders, offer suggestions about different products, and navigate customer experiences;</li> <li>Demonstrate a personal and enthusiastic commitment to NWC&rsquo;s vision, mission, values, and strategies. You want your communities to live better;</li> <li>Highly motivated and with an appreciation for small-town life, in a culturally diverse setting, is considered an asset;</li> <li>Enthusiastic desire to approach customers, ask questions, and make product and service recommendations; and</li> <li>Experience with visual merchandising, inventory management, training and development, and sales and service.</li> </ul>