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Store Planner

Requisition ID:  160502 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Real Estate Design 

Travel Requirements:  10 - 20%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta  

City: Calgary

Location: Calgary Office 

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 Store Planner is responsible for the design and development of new, expanded, or renovated retail stores, including site planning and fixture layouts, consistent with the Capital Plan. 

Job Description



As the Store Planner you will:


  • Develop design concepts and Fixture plans for all capital projects in conjunction with the Design Manager, National Design Director, Regional Construction Team and Regional Operations
  • Conduct site reviews to confirm as built status of stores. 
  • Provide necessary drawings to obtain signoff on scope of work for all projects with the Regional Retail Operations teams.  
  • Ensure that all design documents required for project submission for REAC approval are completed accurately and on time, including Site Plans, Fixture Plans, and Elevations. 
  • Manage external design consultants, to ensure projects are completed accurately, on time and on budget consistent with the approved Store Layout and National Design standards. 
  • Assist the Design Manager to obtain quotes for the preparation of design and décor drawings that are within budget for the scope of work.     
  • Assist Design Manager to provide support to Real Estate Department with all design aspects related to RE Deals.  Including the review of Site plans and elevations relative to the development of projects.  Ensure that all National Design standards are being adhered to. 
  • Provide support to the Construction Project management team to ensure on time and on budget completion of projects.  Participate in periodic on site reviews with the Project manager to provide support.  
  • Work closely with Regional Procurement team to ensure accurate execution of the Capital Plan. 
  • Participate in final project inspection and post-mortem to establish recommendations for future projects
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment as per company requirements


Processes and Systems:


  • Adhere to and utilize implemented processes, protocols and technical solutions for all design  activities


Relationship Management:


  • Work closely with the Regional Construction Project Management and Regional Retail Operations team to ensure that region specific concerns are addressed.  
  • Provide insight, guidance and technical expertise to cross functional teams as relates to store design.


People Leadership:


  • Foster an environment that encourages employee engagement and motivates team members to perform at their very best.
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S):
  • Embrace a safety focused culture, ensuring OH&S is considered in current processes and future plans


Key Support Accountabilities:


  • Support Design Manager to ensure Regional Operations criteria for Projects is met. 
  • Support Design Manager in collaboration with RE to build the Capital Plan timelines. 
  • Support Design Manager relative to store look and feel per banner requirements. 
  • Work with Construction team to manage changes
  • Work with Health and Safety to ensure safe stores 


Job Requirements


Your resume & experience will show:


  • Diploma in Architecture preferred
  • Bachelor of Technology degree of diploma in construction or architectural technology
  • 3 – 5 years as a Store Planner in the retail industry (preferably grocery retail). 
  • 5 -7 years in Architectural/Design firm, or industry related field. 

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.



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.