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Store Planner - West

Requisition ID:  166093 

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 134,000 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.



Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have an opportunity for a Store Planner - West to design and develop new, expanded, or renovated retail stores, including site planning and fixture layouts, consistent with the Capital Plan. This position will be based out of Calgary, AB. 

The ideal candidate will have retail design experience, preferably in grocery. They should have knowledge in the development of site plans, preliminary layouts, fixture plans, and assignment drawings and demonstrate excellent working knowledge of AutoCAD/Revit.

Job Description


What you'll get to do in this fast-paced role:

  • Design and develop new, expanded, or renovated retail stores, including site planning and fixture layouts, consistent with the Capital Plan
  • Actively contributes to a positive and productive working environment
  • In conjunction with the Design Manager, National Design Director, Regional Construction Team and Regional Operations develop design concepts and Fixture plans for all capital projects
  • 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
  • Adhere to and utilize implemented processes, protocols and technical solutions for all design activities
  • 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
  • Foster an environment that encourages employee engagement and motivates team members to perform at their very best
  • Embrace a safety focused culture, ensuring OH&S is considered in current processes and future plans

Job Requirements


What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:

  • Degree or 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. 
  • Knowledge in the development of retail site plans, preliminary layouts, fixture plans, and assignment drawings
  • Excellent working knowledge of AutoCAD/Revit, Microsoft Office suite
  • Good working knowledge of Building Code and local government requirement
  • Ability to provide direction and decision making on design issues with Consultants 
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage a variety of complex projects simultaneously
  • Strong relationship building and management skills to achieve work related goals
  • Self-starter with proven problem solving skills with the ability to gather and assess information, and propose a recommended solution

Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as:

  • Growing organization 
  • Competitive salary 
  • Pension Plan 
  • Flexible health and dental benefits (eligible employees)
  • Ongoing training and development 
  • Flexible work arrangements 

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus on innovation. If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application. Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.


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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