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Date Listed 26-Nov-16
Address , London, ON,
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Job Type Please Contact

The Meat Department Manager works together with the other members of the department to assure that all objectives and goals of the department and store, as communicated by the Store Manager are met and/or exceeded. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day management of specific aspects of the department including ordering, merchandising, labour scheduling and customer service. The Meat Department Manager is a member of the Store Management Team and successful Department Managers will be considered for future Assistant Store Manager trainee opportunities. The performance of the duties must ensure quality customer service to all Farm Boy employees, customers and suppliers and be done in a manner consistent with the Farm Boy Vision, Mission and the Farm Boy Way.


1\. Ensure readiness-for-customers standards are maintained at all times;

2\. Manage department key financial results to maintain a contribution margin equal to or exceeding budget;

3\. Ensure the accurate receipt of all incoming department products, inspecting the items for freshness and quality, and reconcile products received with packing slips, purchase orders, invoices, etc;

4\. Analyze and control product transfers, waste and spoilage;

5\. Ensure standards for cleanliness and procedures for proper sanitation are followed for all areas of the department including back room and coolers;

6\. Create a staffing schedule to leverage productivity needs of the department; and verify attendance and payroll records prior to sending them to the Store Manager or payroll department for processing;

7\. Train, oversee and assist staff in the proper preparation and rotation of product;

8\. Maintain a proper department inventory using the perpetual inventory control system and conduct weekly inventory;

9. Review seasonal merchandise plans and procurement plan-o-grams to help maximize sales and profitability;
10\. Maintain accurate retail pricing and signage;

11. Follow through on all customer questions and requests;
12\. Perform opening and closing procedures for the department and for the Store as required by the Store Manager;

13. Coordinate department activity through regular staff meetings, ensuring that goals are properly communicated and attained;
14\. Hire staff as coordinated by the Store Manager and according to the customer service standards and employee profile at Farm Boy;

15\. Foster employee development, motivation and recognition, especially through timely (at least yearly) employee performance reviews according to Farm Boy standards;

16\. May be requested to undertake other related duties on a periodic basis.

The following skill sets are required for this position:

  • A passion for food retailing and people;

  • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience overseeing 10 or more employees in a retail environment;

  • Excellent customer service skills;

  • Excellent merchandising skills and eye for detail;

  • Good communicator and motivator; able to work well with others and convey enthusiasm;

  • Ability to train and inspire Team Members to excellence in operation aspects of the department;

  • High personal productivity;

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills;

  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays as required.

Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and employees with disabilities.
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