A proudly Canadian retail company, Sobeys began in 1907 as a small meat delivery business in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Today, Sobeys Inc.
serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as in-
store pharmacies, liquor and more than 350 retail fuel locations.
Together with our 125,000 employees and franchise affiliates and a collective passion for delivering exceptional food and shopping experiences, Sobeys’ purpose is to improve the lives of Canadians by helping them Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better. .
All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.
The Produce Manager is responsible for the efficient and fiscally responsible operation of the department. The Manager will lead and manage staff to achieve the highest level of customer service, while adhering to all Food Safety Protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, corporate policies and Health and Safety, and other programs and initiatives.
The Manager will also manage budgets, labour costs, inventory control, product presentation and merchandising. The Manager will coach, motivate and develop their team to foster customer loyalty, fulfil customer needs and actively contribute to an environment of employee and customer engagement.
Create a coaching and development culture for all employees, which embraces a passion for food
Demonstrate outstanding leadership, while serving as a role model
Manage direct reports including : selection, orientation, training and development, performance management, succession planning and compensation
Communicate operational requirements / changes to department employees
Manage store operations as required
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 exceptional 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
Execute winning conditions as required
Policy / Regulatory Adherence
Lead the implementation of all corporate policies, initiatives, and Standard Operating Procedures and ensure the department and employees comply and use them effectively, including timely and accurate submission of all relevant documentation as required
Responsible for ensuring that OH&S, food safety, and other regulatory requirements and procedures are implemented and maintained
Directly responsible to ensure the department achieves all financial targets and maximizes sales and margins, including appropriate sales forecasting, variance analysis and correction, and labour cost control
Manage the department budget
Personal / Professional Development
Thorough understanding of all relevant company programs; attend training as required
Keeps abreast of local competitor activity, industry trends and makes recommendations on internal pricing, promotions and product policies
Act as the employer of choice by actively supporting an environment of employee engagement
Initiate, support, participate and lead community and charitable events and activities
Coordinate maintenance of department equipment and repairs
Provide feedback for continuous improvement
Maintain a clean and safe working environment as per Company requirements
Other duties as required
Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
Above average communication skills (both oral and written)
Full knowledge of department operations and skills
Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite
Full knowledge of total store operations and skills
High School Diploma
Minimum 18 months of retail store experience, particularly in the specific department
Experience reading and analyzing financial reports, and experience in developing and adhering to budgets
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.