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Manager Front Store

Requisition ID:  114534 

Career Group:  Pharmacy Careers 

Job Category:  National Pharmacy 

Travel Requirements: 

Part Time or Full Time:  Full Time 


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia (CA-NS) 

City: Yarmouth

Location: 0169 Yarmouth Lawtons 

Postal Code:  


Our family of 127,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



The Manager Front Store will provide and communicate the strategic direction and vision for the store. The Manager will manager all facets of store operations and ensure operational excellence in retail merchandising, inventory management, employee engagement, and customer engagement and relations. The Manager will coach and develop the store team to provide superior customer service and shopping experiences which will be achieved through execution of strategy, customized for the local market in an engaging working environment, while achieving budgeted financial results. Actively contributes to an environment of employee and customer engagement.

Job Description

People Leadership
• Demonstrates co-operation and enthusiasm for Lawtons Drugs initiatives; flexibility in response to situations outside the norm
• Partner with other departments in overall store strategic direction and team spirit
• Create a coaching and development culture for all store employees which embraces a passion for health and wellness
• Oversee total store talent management including recruitment, succession planning, orientation and training, performance management and compensation.
• Ensure the communication of operational requirements/changes and store vision to total store
Customer Offering
• Understand and respond to local market needs and competition
• Ensure superior execution of retail programs and provide feedback and recommendations to appropriate parties
• Role model, coach, and reinforce customer service expectations on a daily basis for all staff
• Ensure community presence by working with store management and community partners to host/support community events
• Create a shopping experience that engages your customers in a way that enhances loyalty, sales, and profit
• Execute winning conditions
Policy/Regulatory Adherence
• Ensure all applicable company policies and procedures are communicated and adhered
• Responsible for ensuring that WHMIS and OH&S and other requirements through the LMS are implemented and maintained
• Responsible to ensure efficient operation of the business to achieve all financial targets and deliver on budgeted Key Performance Indicators
• Manage front store expenses
• Identify and capitalize on opportunities within store/market
Personal/Professional Development
• Thoroughly understand all relevant company programs and attend training as required
• Maintain knowledge of current industry trends
Employee Engagement
• Be known as the “employer of choice” by actively supporting an environment of employee engagement
Other Duties
• Coordinate maintenance of store equipment and repairs
• Actively contributes to an

Job Requirements

• Above average oral and written communication skills
• Full knowledge of retail operations and skills throughout the total store
• Working knowledge of SAP, POS and Chainware

• High School Diploma
• Two to three years of experience in a supervisory role
• Undergraduate Degree
• Retail experience
• A combination of education and experience may be considered

• Make sound decisions
• Act strategically
• Use financial data
• Think creatively
• Meet customer needs
• Build realistic plans
• Manage execution
• Show drive and initiative
• Build support
• Motivate others
• Promote teamwork
• Develop others
• Foster open communication
• Establish relationships
• Establish trust
• Show adaptability

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



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We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.