What it takes to be a Store Manager with us
Store Managers at a Northern or NorthMart store enjoy solving various challenges and situations that might crop up during the day. This skill comes in useful as there really is no such thing as a typical day for our Store Managers.
To be successful in the role, you need to be self-motivated, pragmatic, a hands on leader with a strong work ethic, who is resilient, enterprising, and excited to get sales for your store. All this combined with the ability and drive to lead and inspire a team.
You will also need to have the agility and capacity to work respectfully, knowledgeably, and effectively in the communities where you not only work but also live. Your ability to develop a deep empathy and respect for the community that you serve will be critical.
If you feel you have what it takes to take on the accountability for one of our most important assets - a Northern or NorthMart store - then this job is perfect for you. APPLY TODAY!
If you are someone looking for a change, is naturally curious, and who is ready for a new challenge, then this job might be a great fit for you. You will enjoy the best of both worlds; assistance from our support functions in Winnipeg, combined with more flexibility to drive your business than a manager would have in southern Canada.
Many of our successful managers tell us that they enjoy the feeling of being resourceful and enterprising in overcoming the day to day challenges of operating a business in northern Canada. Planning and organization skills are critical in this role. The ability to stay calm in demanding situations, be flexible, and think quickly on your feet, will certainly help you succeed. It is also a goal-focused role, so it is crucial to train and develop a strong team to help you succeed.
You will need to be able to think beyond the store to ensure our business extends beyond the physical building into getting involved in the community where our customers and employees live, work, and play. This job might not be for everyone, as our stores are located in distant areas of northern Canada, and you will often need to roll up your sleeves and be prepared to lead from the front on the store floor. However, those with a community retailer mindset - who like to plan, lead a team, commit to building relationships, and take initiative - will quickly make an impact.
Joining our team as a Store Manager allows you to take accountability for your store and build a team to help you be successful. Our business model is very dynamic so we expect you to provide your best advice to help us continue to be the best we can. In return, our managers get a share of the store's profit growth, which translates into meaningful financial compensation.
Our generous subsidized food and housing program keeps living very affordable and will provide you with the opportunity to save for the future. We offer a competitive vacation program, which includes 4 weeks of vacation annually for all our Store Managers at point of hire. We also provide great savings or investment options to help you grow your future income.
We offer excellent training in our Winnipeg training facility; combined with ongoing support, development, and career opportunities to help you learn and grow.
Are you a couple? Friends, siblings, or just two colleagues that get along really well? We are always willing to support enthusiastic and highly motivated retail professionals who are seeking the opportunity to join us as a team. You can enjoy working and exploring a new community and culture with your friend or spouse while developing and growing your career in retail.
Our produce departments provide unique fruit and vegetables to the markets they serve. We get input from customers and order to their needs. Our value-added items are made in-house each day. Our customers love the fresh cut veggies and fruit packaged for quick and easy eating.
Our meat departments are very important to our customers. The team ensures that product is displayed and priced to sell to customers. Meat includes chicken, pork, and beef as well as fish and seafood in the fresh and frozen cases.
The grocery department is the largest in the store. It is where we display, price, and promote packaged items and dry goods such as can items, cereals, and non-refrigerated drinks. The grocery department also includes frozen and dairy items like milk, cheese, and yogurt.
C-Store & Gas Service
We offer our customers the chance to do a quick shop in our C-Stores. They can grab a snack or coffee and quick meals like sandwiches and pizza. Some locations offer fuel services as well.
Working in General Merchandise means you get to work with everything from small to big ticket items. Fishing gear to boats, clothing to appliances, and electronics to snowmobiles. You get to display, talk to customers about their needs, and learn about the new items coming to the store.
Our admin department provides many important services to our customers. Some locations have Canada Post outlets and process all mail for the community. Other locations have lottery. All stores provide money transfer services, personal tax preparation, and provide financing for making big purchases like a new ATV.
Deli/HMR & Bakery
Deli & Home Meals
Our customers enjoy the convenience of prepared meals, sandwiches, and snacks we make in our deli. We have a variety of thaw and serve products and we cook hot items like chicken, pizza, and Chinese cuisine.
Tim Hortons & Branded Food Service
Many of our communities enjoy the connection to food brands they recognize like Tim Hortons, Pizza Hut, and KFC. These brands have their own recipes and products that they serve. Our associates learn how to prepare some of the most popular food brands in the country.
Our Management employees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training at our Training Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our Training program is comprised of various operational modules and leadership courses to ensure our employees are equipped and prepared before making their way to their community. Employees will also undergo a cultural awareness course to understand our customers and the importance of building positive relationships.
How to become one of our team
Preliminary Stage - Learning
After you have submitted your interest through an online application, if selected, you will be contacted to attend an information session to help you learn more about the various communities we serve. Here you will learn who we are, where we are located, our unique business model, and what life is really like in our remote locations.
Assessment Stage - Who are you?
If you believe the opportunity is right for you, you will be sent an online assessment to complete to help you inform us about your leadership potential. We would like to see how you are hardwired against our unique Store Management 'DNA' profile. Our recruiters will also set up some time to speak to you remotely, to ask some practical questions about your background and experience. Selected candidates will be asked to submit reference contacts and complete a criminal record check.
Interview Stage - Showcase!
Once you have completed and passed our assessment stage, you will be invited to interview with our awesome Store Operations team. By speaking with one or more of our team – which can range from Store Manager to Vice President – you will get the chance to showcase your knowledge and leadership potential. Certain positions may require you to travel to Winnipeg for an in-person interview. If this occurs, you will also take part in a 'floor walk' experience at our Training Centre.
Final Stage - New Adventure
If everything goes well, we would provide you with a formal employment offer before we complete the final process steps, which will include a fitness to work medical. Once this is all taken care of, we will book your flights and welcome you to the Northern and NorthMart team!