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Assistant Manager



Position Title: Assistant Manager 

Position Type: Permanent 

Requisition ID:  36071 

Banner:  Food Basics 

Employment Type:  

Looking for Assistant Managers in the Kitchener/ Waterloo Area!




Assists the Store Manager in providing day to day management of the store including growing sales, staffing, merchandising, expense control, providing a safe environment for employees and customers and delivering a superior shopping experience for the customer. Also, the Assistant Store Manager operates the store within established Company policy, government legislation and collective agreements. 




- Assists the Store Manager to achieve or exceed weekly, period and fiscal year store goals and objectives, including sales, profit, margin targets, shrink targets and labour targets.  

- Works with the Store Manager to implement various merchandising programs, procedures and processes designed to maximize the operational efficiencies and profitability of the store.  

- Works with Department Managers to establish productivity goals and operational standards. Ensures merchandise is ordered and displayed according to company planograms.  

- Ensures the store is maintained in accordance with all health and safety regulations as established by the company and regulatory authorities.  

- Provides leadership by hiring, training, directing and developing a staff that is customer focused. Ensures that all actions and events portray a customer friendly shopping environment 

- Actively utilize new technology initiatives ensuring own and staff proficiency 

- Maintains a pulse on competitive activity in the local market area and providing recommendations to Operations to overcome competitive disadvantages 

- Actively participates in store based initiatives designed to enhance community involvement and enhance the store's image as a supporter of community activities 

- Creates and maintains a strong working relationship with vendors and union business representatives 

- Ensures the store is maintained in accordance with all health and safety regulations as established by the company and regulatory authorities 




- College or University education 

- 3 to 5 years progressive management experience 

- Intermediate Microsoft Office skills 

- Good business acumen 

- Strong communication and organizational skills 

- Strong leadership skills 

- Strong time management skills

Metro values, respects and leverages the differences and competences of all employees from a variety of different backgrounds. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

Metro is committed to accommodating applicants and employees with disabilities.  Should you require an accommodation or wish to receive this application in an accessible format, please advise.

Only applicants that meet the qualifications will be contacted.

We respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from agencies.

METRO INC. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, the Corporation operates or services a network of 953 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis and Première Moisson, as well as 648 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment directly or indirectly to almost 90,000 people.

Our five customer promises are simply that... promises to provide our customers with the best shopping experience possible. Under each promise are actions that support it.

Our five customer promises:

  • Great quality fresh products
  • The people are great
  • It's easy to shop
  • Customers get what they want
  • Prices are good

Job Segment: Merchandising, Retail

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