Vice President, Retail Operations
Purdys Chocolatier
Vancouver, BC
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The Purdys difference is that we truly recognize the value of our people. We reward you with competitive compensation, recognition for your achievements, opportunities for ongoing training to grow professionally and personally, delicious perks, and much, much more.

Are you a retail operations executive who is driven to achieve sales growth and continuously improve retail operations? Do you thrive in growth oriented, fast-paced environments? Are you a collaborative team player, who has a passion for ensuring the highest quality customer experience for our customers?
Purdys Chocolatier is seeking a Vice President, Retail Operations to help propel this iconic brand to the next level.
This is truly a unique, and career defining opportunity for the right individual. This could be the role for you if:
  • In addition to several years of executive leadership of the retail sales and operations function for a multi-jurisdictional brand, you bring a strong “continuous improvement mindset”. You’re known for empowering managers and employees to find new ways to both improve sales effectiveness and operating margins without compromising the customer experience.
  • You are a strategic and tactical leader who maintains a best-in-class customer experience.
  • You are skilled in identifying, analyzing and recommending opportunities to enhance margins through retail operational optimization
  • You bring a proven track record of getting things done and executing against both operational and strategic goals to deliver on your company’s key objectives
  • Through humility and collaborative leadership, you create a high-performing team, who you unite in a common goal of growing sales while maintaining operational efficiency
Additional Key Duties
  • Works with the President and executive team to develop short- and long-term strategic plans, including the preparation of annual business plans.
  • Partner with Marketing to ensure effective customer feedback systems are in place to capture customer needs, recovery and satisfaction level.
  • Establishes sales targets for retail sales channel and ensures business and operational plans are in place to achieve profitable sales growth.
  • Provides support and coaching to the retail management teams to ensure a positive customer experience.
  • Designs, implements, and manages sales forecasting, planning, and budgeting processes along with reforecasting as needed throughout the fiscal year.
  • Defines the optimal performance measurements and performance management programs required to ensure sales success. Aligns reporting, training, and incentive programs with these performance management priorities.
  • Integrate and align sales strategies with available talent, processes, IT systems, and other areas to increase sales force capability and success.
  • Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) along with company policies and procedures are established and followed.
  • Accomplish desired outcomes in line with organizational sales targets by communicating performance expectations.
  • Conduct analysis to manage sales performance against corporate objectives and market developments
  • Working closely with People & Culture, establishes a training plan focused on developing and reinforcing critical sales and customer service competencies.
  • Identify and share best practices from shops.
  • Identify needs from the field and work collaboratively with executive team and departments to make improvements.
  • Launch, implement new initiatives across a large geographic area with multiple sites
  • Lead, develop and motivate a sales team especially experience managing a remote workforce “from a distance”.
  • Credibility to present useful and concrete data to the Board and executive team.
  • Ability to identify and grow Talent at both store and District Manager level.
  • Provides leadership by creating a culture of excitement, dedication and service, in alignment with Purdys core values.
Our ideal candidate is a results oriented leader who has developed deep retail expertise across a range of retail operations functions, including experience as an executive, district manager, and retail store operator. A strong preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate flexibility to the needs of a large, complex business, and who possess experience as a senior executive in a retail business.

Purdys Chocolatier recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment. Applicants who present an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in Purdys Chocolatier, but due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview. No phone calls please.
Purdys Chocolatier is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us via email at resumes@purdys.com