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Manager Assistant Store - #ServingFamilies in Fort St. JOhn

Requisition ID:  85401 

Career Group:  Store Careers 

Job Category:  Alberta Store Operations 

Travel Requirements: 


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: British Columbia (CA-BC) 

City: Fort St. John

Location: 4973 Fort St. John Safeway 

Postal Code: V1J 5Z2 

Safeway grocery stores provide an exceptional food shopping experience to consumers from Vancouver, British Columbia to Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are the newest member of Sobeys Inc.’s retail food offering which serves the needs of Canadians with more than 1,500 stores in over 800 communities from coast-to-coast. Whether it's your first job or you're ready for a new challenge, we have a career to fit your life. Our commitment to delivering top quality products and superior service to our customers, and for giving back to the communities we serve has earned us a reputation as an employer of choice for those looking for an exciting career in food retail.


Work with the Store Manager to provide/ communicate strategic direction and vision for the store with direct accountability for their designated departments. Ensure operational excellence in retail merchandising, inventory management, and customer relations. Coach and develop Department Managers to provide superior customer service and shopping experiences through execution of strategy, customized for the local market, while achieving budgeted financial results.

Job Description

People Leadership
• Create a coaching and development culture for all store employees, with direct accountability for designated departments, which embraces a passion for food
• Oversee talent management, for designated departments, including recruitment, succession planning, orientation, training, performance management, and compensation
• Manage store operations in the absence of the Store Manager
• Work with the Store Manager to communicate operational requirements, operational changes, and store vision throughout the total store
Customer Offering
• Understand and respond to local market needs and competition
• Ensure superior execution of the retail commercial 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
• Execute SMART Initiatives
Policy/ Regulatory Adherence
• Ensure all applicable company policies and procedures are communicated and adhered
• Ensure that OH&S, food safety, and other regulatory requirements and procedures are implemented and maintained
• Ensure efficient operation of the business to achieve all financial targets and deliver on budgeted KPIs; with direct accountability for designated departments
• Participate with the Store Manager on plans to deliver budgeted KPI’s for other areas of the store
• Manage training budget for total store if required
Personal/ Professional Development
• Thoroughly understand all relevant company programs
• 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
• Order equipment and EMR
• Coordinate maintenance of store equipment and repairs
• As requested by the company

Job Requirements

• Above average oral and written communication skills
• Full knowledge of retail operations and skills
• Proficient use of Microsoft office suite 
• Working Knowledge of SAP 
• High School Diploma
• Three to five years experience as a Department Manager

While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

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