Department Manager, Meat - Relocation Required

<p>Work that rewards you.</p> <p>The North West Company currently has exciting opportunities for full-time, permanent employment in retail stores across the North. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team where your experience and work ethic are appreciated and rewarded. With The North West Company, you&rsquo;re encouraged to learn and grow on the job and to explore the beauty and the culture of the communities in which we live and work.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></p>

Relocate to Northern Canada

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>The North West Company offers rewarding experiences and unique opportunities for growth.</p> <ul> <li>Competitive salaries</li> <li>Comprehensive benefits package</li> <li>Allowances for both food and accommodation</li> <li>Paid training</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p>Department Managers play an important role in the day-to-day operations of the retail store, which provides valuable service to the community and its people.</p> <ul> <li>Responsible for meat cutting, wrapping, and displaying in merchandise cases;</li> <li>Manage meat displays in accordance to marketing plan-o-grams;</li> <li>Ensure appropriate merchandise is ordered and properly presented to maximize sales and profits;</li> <li>Share your knowledge, experience, and best practices to create team spirit across the department. Supervise, train, and schedule staff;</li> <li>Achieve maximum sales and impact seasonal events, planning well and react to changes in weather, driving opportunities;</li> <li>Control inventory level by ordering product weekly. Maintain a competitive lead in the community;</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, and maintain great quality products for customers by ensuring your team follows correct product handling; and</li> <li>Collaborate with NWC field specialist on company&rsquo;s standard operating procedures and best practices.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Skills and Qualifications: </strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;re looking for professional, organized workers who have a healthy sense of adventure and a strong knowledge and experience base.</p> <ul> <li>A minimum of two years of experience in retail with a meat-industry background, ideally as a butcher;</li> <li>Strong knowledge of meat cuts and meat buying;</li> <li>A passion for the meat industry, and ability to provide the highest standards in customer service, ensuring your team complies to health, safety, and legal standards;</li> <li>Ability to maximize sales&rsquo; goals and maintain the condition of all fresh counters, freezers, and coolers;</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, planning, prioritizing and interpersonal skills;</li> <li>Must have the ability and desire to develop an in-depth understanding of NWC's customers</li> <li>Demonstrates a personal and enthusiastic commitment to NWC's vision, mission, values and strategies; and</li> <li>Highly motivated and adventurous with an appreciation for small town life in a culturally diverse setting considered an asset.</li> </ul> <p>We&rsquo;d love to hear from all workers who are motivated to thrive professionally and personally while making a difference in multiple communities across the North. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.</p> <p>CANDIDATES MUST BE WILLING TO RELOCATE TO MULTIPLE MARKETS IN THE NORTHERN MOST REGIONS OF ALBERTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, MANITOBA, ONTARIO, SASKATCHEWAN, QUEBEC, NUNAVUT, AND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES. RELOCATION ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE AND PAID FOR BY THE NORTH WEST COMPANY.</p> <p>FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR NORTHERN COMMUNITIES, RELOCATED EMPLOYEES WILL BE SUBJECT TO MANDATORY 14 DAY ISOLATION PERIOD.</p> <p>The North West Company is proud to serve and support communities in 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, and our goal is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>