Urban Retail Manager
Urban Retail Manager
Gold Bar

Hours Description: Full Time/ Open Availability

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a diverse business operating in the agriculture, food, energy and home and building sectors.  Based in Saskatoon, SK, FCL is owned by independent retail co-operatives from across Western Canada that are committed to local investment, community mindedness and lifetime membership benefits.  FCL is involved in wholesaling and manufacturing, including refined fuels and lubricants.  It also provides administrative and marketing support to its members-owners. For more information, visit www.fcl.crs.

The Grocery People (TGP) is a business unit of FCL dedicated to serving independent grocery retailers and foodservice operators.  At TGP, we understand that independent food businesses are important to the fabric of the communities that they serve, and we have been supporting them through the wholesale supply of goods and services for over 50 years.  The corporately-owned retail community stores, TGP Gold Bar & Ottewell, help shape the retail programs and services before they reach our network of independent retailers.  For more information, visit www.tgp.ca.

The TGP Urban Retail Manager will work to improve the organization, coordination and management of the Gold Bar and Ottewell Grocery Stores.  This position is responsible for all aspects of operating a successful grocery retail.  You will play a key role in supervision, scheduling, developing and leading your direct reports, safety, finance and control, ordering, receiving, inventory management and merchandising.  You will provide passionate, hands on leadership that supports Gold Bar and Ottewell Grocers in achieving their goals.  You will lead the development of customized action plans for the stores that identify areas of opportunity and growth, with the support of the retail operations team.  This includes TGP marketing programs, forecasting, and budgeting.


•             Documenting opportunities and deficiencies on sales, margins, expense control, department efficiency, inventory controls, merchandising and marketing standards, security and government regulations.  Then develop an action plan to correct all items in a timely matter.

•             Organizing, co-ordination and management of the entire store, while maintaining a strong communication link with immediate supervisors.

•             Executing and coordinating in-store merchandising plan around TGP marketing programs including weekly flyer, seasonal ads, super saver, private label and everyday best value.

•             Pricing merchandise in all departments in accordance with company philosophies regarding competitive pricing and budgeted margins.

•             Ensuring the code of conduct is followed by all staff members’.

•             Leading and ensuring the TGP safety program is followed and championed by all team members.

•             Promoting ongoing training, and succession planning in all departments in the retail.

•             Developing a recruitment strategy to provide optimal staffing for the retail.

•             Actively promoting TGP brand and values in the community, building good community relationships while improving the customer shopping experience.

•             Supervising approximately ten Department Managers


•             10 years’ experience in a retail food store

•             Two year business diploma

•             Food safety certification would be an asset

•             Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

•             Self-starter with ability to work with others or independently

•             Excellent reliability and attendance record

•             Demonstrate ability to think proactively and be a problem solver

•             Ability to demonstrate coaching skills and abilities

•             Microsoft office computer experience

•             Open availability (days, evenings, weekends etc.)


CLOSING DATE:                 Open until a suitable candidate is found

Please indicate your interest in writing with attached resume and forward email to humanresources@tgp.crs.

5036-106 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6A 1E9