Produce Manager

 

Job Title:  Manager Produce 

Requisition ID:  181004 

Career Group:  Store Management 

Job Category:  Retail - Produce 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time

 

Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

City: Toronto

Location: 9584 Parliament & Dundas Freshco 

Postal Code: M5A 2Z3 

 

Looking for an exciting and fulfilling place to work? You've come to the right place!


We love working with ambitious people who love food as much as we do. Whether it's your first job or you're ready for a new challenge, we have a career to fit your life. 


Launched in 2010, FreshCo's commitment to delivering top quality products with lower prices and superior service to customers makes FreshCo stores a great place to work. Today, FreshCo and its franchise partners proudly operate 142 stores across Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. 

Ready to Make an impact?

The Produce Manager is responsible for coaching, motivating, and developing department staff to foster customer loyalty, fulfil customer needs and actively contribute to an environment of employee and customer engagement. They are fiscally responsible for the operation of the department and will manage budgets, labour costs, inventory control, product presentation and merchandising while adhering to all protocols, procedures, policies and other programs and initiatives.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

People Leadership

  • Create a coaching and development culture for all store employees that embraces a passion for food
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership while serving as a role model
  • Manage direct reports including selection, orientation, training and development, performance management, succession planning and compensation
  • Manage store operations and communicate requirements/changes to department employees as required

 

Customer Offering

  • Create a shopping experience that engages customers in a way that enhances loyalty, sales and profit
  • Demonstrate exceptional product knowledge, including awareness of product changes, promotions, and seasonal trends
  • Order, receive, organize, rotate, merchandise and present products and stock in accordance with company standards
  • Provide superior customer service to meet customer needs

 

Policy/ Regulatory Adherence

  • Ensure all applicable company policies and procedures are communicated and adhered to by employees
  • Ensure that Occupational Health & Safety, food safety, and other regulatory requirements and procedures are implemented and maintained
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all relevant company programs and attend training as required

 

Financial

  • Manage the department budget and ensure the department achieves all financial targets and maximizes sales and margins, including appropriate sales forecasting, variance analysis and correction, and labour cost control 

 

Personal/ Professional Development

  • Thorough understanding of all relevant company programs; attend training as required
  • Keeps abreast of local competitor activity, industry trends and makes recommendations on internal pricing, promotions, and product policies

 

Employee Engagement

  • Act as the employer of choice by actively supporting an environment of employee engagement
  • Initiate, support, participate and lead community and charitable events and activities 

 

Other Duties

  • Coordinate maintenance of department equipment and repairs
  • Provide feedback for continuous improvement
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment as per Company requirements
  • Other duties as required
     

What you have to offer:

  • Minimum 18 months of retail store experience, produce experience preferred
  • High School Diploma
  • Full knowledge of total store and department operations
  • Experience reading and analyzing financial reports, and experience in developing and adhering to budgets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Above average communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
     

FreshCo. and its franchise partners offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role, location, and store ownership. Some websites share job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by the store owner/operator. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.