Grocery Department Manager – Inuvik, NT

Ready to start your next adventure with us? Do you crave a lifestyle change with a great career on the side? The North West Company (NWC) is a 353-year-old Canadian icon and a leading retailer to amazing northern communities –large and small. Tired of falling behind every month? With salaries ranging from $40K - $55K, a great bonus program, at least 4 weeks’ vacation and heavily subsidized living and food allowances, the NWC total rewards package gives you a chance to get ahead.

We are looking for a Grocery Department Manager for our Inuvik, Northwest Territories location

Your role:

  • Accountable for the execution of a retention strategy for your area of responsibility by promoting team building and motivating your team to achieve their stated objectives
  • Directly responsible for implementing training and skillset improvement of your team members
  • Create open communication lines between you and your team members; act on feedback appropriately in the best interest of the individual, team and store
  • Foster strong community relationships by actively engaging with community leaders and members
  • In conjunction with the Store Manager, develop plans to achieve financial targets; communicate and train team members


  • 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 as well as customer needs
  • Problem solve unique issues with the resources at hand and best advice from fellow team members with a positive attitude
  • Creatively manage freight and inventory challenges; find ways to “work smart”
  • Use your personal skillset to develop knowledge regarding local competition, and apply these insights by collaborating with store leaders on how to improve your store’s competitive advantage
  • Ensure solid execution of in-store selling activities and marketing programs, aligned to corporate programs and initiatives, as directed through the Selling Event Calendar


  • Minimum of a high school diploma with experience in a leadership role
  • Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Valid driver’s license


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a team leader
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Ability to work with numbers and interpret financial reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to foster strong relationships and partnerships
  • Demonstrated success in motivating and leading a team
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Self-driven and results-oriented with a clear business focus and strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills

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