Department Manager, Receiving – Waterdown

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Receiving Department Manager

Position Fundamentals:

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a retail professional who is looking to play a major role in our highest volume retail outlet. Yes, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with live product as well as hard goods, work indoors and outdoors, manage certain product categories and work directly in sales, and participate in the management of our unique and innovative facilities.  We are looking for a hands-on team player who values team members and has pride in what they do.   Help us continue to be one of Southern Ontario’s best places to work.

As the Department Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring sales activities to ensure sales opportunities are maximized and that customers receive excellent service and quality goods; ensuring your team is aligned in this goal.
  • Providing excellent internal and external customer service and serving as a role model to other team members.
  • Facility maintenance under the guidance in cooperation with the Facilities Manager.
  • Ensuring team members are trained in product knowledge, product features and benefits, and related products to meet all of our customer needs and inquiries; ensuring team members have beginner knowledge of products and services offered in other departments.
  • Managing product flow in our outdoor pottery and soil departments by anticipating need, ordering products accordingly, and managing stock.
  • Managing the delivery program as well as in-store carry outs and pick-up lane.
  • Ensuring timely, safe, and efficient receiving and warehousing of live and dry product.
  • Interviewing, training, supervising, and developing employees.
  • Fostering a positive and energetic atmosphere in the department, with peers, supervisors, and towards all aspects of the position.
  • Performing all tasks according to best health and safety practices while ensuring others do the same.

Successful TERRA team members possess:

  • Sales and customer-service focus in fast paced/high volume setting; ability to meet the needs of several customers at once.
  • Proven supervising experience in a customer focused environment.
  • Excellent communication with all organizational levels.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, understanding that success is in the details; ability to effectively plan physical space, time, and labour.
  • A solution oriented leadership approach, motivating team members to build and grow the ultimate retail shopping experience.
  • Approachability, sincerity, and excellent listening skills.
  • Curiousity and a desire for continuous learning.
  • Diligence regarding workplace Health and Safety.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to embrace the learning curve.
  • Capacity to stand and walk for long periods, lift up to 50lbs, reach above shoulder height and below waist level, and comfort learning and using equipment as needed.
  • Full Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s Licence and forklift experience.

Benefits:

  • Competitive benefits program for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Variety of perks, incentives, and Employee Discount Program.
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement.
  • Individualize training and development programs.
  • Positive, fun, and creative work environment and community.

TERRA embraces diversity.  We are an equal opportunity employer and invite any and all qualified applicants.  We are pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, within our recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources.

To apply for this job email your details to waterdownmanager@terragreenhouses.com

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