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District Operator - Winnipeg

Requisition ID:  134721 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Operations 

Travel Requirements:  50%+

Part Time or Full Time:  Full Time 


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Manitoba (CA-MB) 

City: Winnipeg

Location: Winnipeg Office 

Postal Code:  


Our family of 123,000 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.  


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 looking for a District Operator for Retail Operations to join the team in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  We're looking for a driven, passionate, business minded leader who is looking for a challenging opportunity in a fast paced environment.  

Job Description

Drive employee engagement and industry leading customer experience within the district

  • Coach, develop and empower their teams
  • Review employee and customer engagement results and develop overall action plans, and coach according to market insights
  • Inspire a positive, customer oriented culture and develop customer service KPIs

Lead Store Managers/ Franchisees and oversee store management development

  • Oversee Franchisee/store management’s life cycle including selection, training, performance management, and compensation
  • Own succession planning performance

Own district team strategy

  • Build strategy that aligns with functional strategy
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure success
  • Communicate with leader/ team to provide KPI and strategy updates

Lead district external compliance and implementation of  industry leading store standards

  • Own implementation of external compliance including Integrated Health Management and Food Safety regulations
  • Own the execution of internal programs to drive store, product, labour and customer service standards

Oversee community involvement and brand advocacy within

  • Drive implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and district involvement in the community

Own district Income/ Profit & Loss and drive performance to meet targets

  • Own development of district business plans to drive sales/ business growth
  • Lead capital project
  • Oversee plan vs. actual performance

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a store manager or equivalent work experience
  • Full knowledge of store operations
  • Full knowledge of business processes tools
  • Knowledgeable of union contracts and franchise business models
  • Full knowledge of company policies and procedures
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire
  • Strong ability to communicate (oral and written) with all lines of business
  • Ability to build strong relationships with external and internal customers
  • Ability to embrace change
  • Ability to analyze financial trends, identify improvement opportunities and build a long term plan; strategic thinking
  • Ability to effectively create and manage a budget
  • Enterprise knowledge and ability to navigate within the organization
  • Ability to build a strong Franchise model
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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.