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Department Manager, Grocery

Moose Lake, MB · Retail


Department Manager, Grocery
Permanent, Full-Time

The North West Company (NWC) is a leading retailer in northern communities, with over 130 stores that provide a range of products, services, and food. As a Department Manager, Grocery, you will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the grocery department and leading a team, with a focus on customer service and community engagement.
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To be successful in this role, you will need to be a self-motivated, hands-on leader with a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence. You should also be adaptable and empathic, with the ability to work and live respectfully and knowledgeably in the communities that NWC serves.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute plans to improve product placement and overall store image standards in accordance with company guidelines
  • Ensure that products are properly and creatively displayed
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve cleanliness and sanitation, and store maintenance
  • Actively participate in career progression for team members, with a commitment to help people improve and achieve their goals
  • Motivate and provide staff with the tools and materials required to ensure high quality and efficient job performance
  • Develop and execute displays and specials, giving focus to merchandise requirements and customer needs
  • Problem solve unique issues with the resources at hand and best advice from fellow team members
  • Creatively manage freight and inventory challenges; find ways to "work smart"
  • Use personal skillset to develop knowledge regarding local competition and apply these insights to improve the store's competitive advantage
  • Ensure solid execution of in-store selling activities and marketing programs, aligned with corporate programs and initiatives
  • Develop a weekly schedule to meet the needs of the business, with flexibility to respond to the unique challenges of a remote and isolated location
  • Responsible for ordering products and managing inventory levels to ensure stock is adequately maintained and available for customers.

Employee Value Proposition:
Working as a Department Manager at NWC offers many unique and rewarding opportunities, including the chance to live and work in a beautiful and challenging part of Canada. Many of our stores are located in isolated indigenous communities, where you will have the chance to experience a rich and diverse culture and way of life. NWC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes housing and a food allowance for those who are required to relocate for their position. You will also receive paid training to succeed in your role, which includes formal training in a training center and on-the-job training at different locations. The total training period can range from 6-9 months. In addition, permanent positions include the following benefits:
  • Health and dental insurance
  • 4 weeks of vacation paid time off
  • Employee ownership plan
  • Group RRSP
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Health spending account
  • Employee purchase discounts

This exciting and challenging position offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the communities that NWC serves, while also enjoying a unique and rewarding lifestyle. If you are ready for a new adventure and are excited by the prospect of living and working in the North, we encourage you to apply for this position today.

This is an exciting and challenging position that offers opportunities for professional growth and development, as well as the chance to make a positive difference in the community.


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