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Assistant Produce Manager #JoinOurFamily

Requisition ID:  162882 

Career Group:  Store Careers 

Job Category:  Retail - Produce 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: British Columbia  

City: North Vancouver

Location: 9474 North Vancouver Thrifty 

Postal Code: V7P 1R7 


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.



The Assistant Produce Manager supports and assists the Produce Manager in the efficient and fiscally responsible operation of the department. The Assistant Manager will lead, manage, coach, motivate and train staff to achieve the highest level of customer service, adherence to all Food Safety Protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, corporate policies and Health and Safety, and other programs and initiatives. The Assistant Manager assists in scheduling, management of labour costs, budgets, inventory control, presentation and merchandising, and in the hiring and training of staff. The Assistant Manager will foster customer loyalty, fulfill customer needs and actively contribute to an environment of employee and customer engagement.

Job Description

• Support a coaching and development culture for all employees, which embraces a passion for food
• Demonstrate outstanding leadership, while serving as a role model
• Assist in managing employees including: selection, orientation, training and development, performance management, succession planning and compensation
• Communicate operational requirements/changes to department employees
• Create a shopping experience that engages customers in a way that enhances loyalty, sales, and profit
• Provide superior customer service to meet customer needs
• Demonstrate growth in product knowledge, including awareness of product changes, promotions, and seasonal trends
• Order, receive, organize, rotate, merchandise and present products and stock in accordance with company standards
• Monitor the implementation of all corporate policies, initiatives, and Standard Operating Procedures, including timely and accurate submission of all relevant documentation as required
• Ensure OH&S, food safety, and other regulatory requirements and procedures are implemented and maintained
• Assist the Department Manager in achieving financial targets and maximizing sales and margins, including forecasting, variance analysis and correction, and labour cost control
• Support with managing the department budget
• Thorough understanding of all relevant company programs; attend training as required
• Supports an environment of employee engagement
• Provide feedback for continuous improvement
• Maintain a clean and safe working environment as per Company requirements
• Other duties as required



Job Requirements

• Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
• Above average skills (both oral and written)

• Good work ethic and ability to multi task
• High School Diploma
• Minimum of 12 months of retail store experience, in applicable department
• Exposure to reading and analyzing financial reports, and budgets
• Available to work a variety of shifts including weekends and evenings

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.