Associate Store Manager/Canada

Responsibilities of the position:

The basic function of the Associate Manager position is to directly manage the productivity of all store staff on behalf of the owner/manager to ensure the store is effectively merchandised to maximize sales/profitability. The Associate Manager shares responsibility for labour cost and other key financial measures. The Associate Manager assumes overall responsibility for operational effectiveness of the store in absence of the owner/manager.

This role must:

  • Promote and ensure a consistently high standard of customer service.
  • Train and motivate staff.
  • To provide a positive working environment, coach, advise and listen to employee problems/issues. Prepare, post and change work schedule to schedule staff appropriately to meet the business needs.
  • Delegate and prioritize workload for staff.
  • Effectively merchandise advertising and promotional programs to maximize Corporate brand advantage.
  • Maintain up to date information about market trends and competitor activities.
  • Coordinate the receiving, handling and storing of product to achieve optimal results.
  • Maintain Category sets, mixing for profit as required.
  • Utilizing shipment reports, exclusivity reports and Head Office flash reports, ensure overall store profitability.
  • Deal with Sales representatives to negotiate credits, display merchandising and order levels.
  • Provide accurate, effective purchasing/ordering for store specifically for Cutter/UPP bookings and seasonal bookings.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels through effective ordering and rotation.
  • Ensure pricing integrity.
  • Any other duties that may be required to ensure courteous friendly service, competitively priced products, and a store that meets and maintains the hygiene standards specified.


  • Demonstrated understanding of critical success factors for the nofrills concept as a discount food store focusing on low price image.
  • Demonstrated understanding of an Associate Manager’s impact on store performance in the areas of:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated Customer focus
  • Solid knowledge of all aspect of the produce area, operations and products.
  • Strong understanding of store systems and computer applications used in-store.

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to: