District Manager- Alberta/Saskatchewan Area
Red Apple Stores Inc.
Regina, SK
**This opportunity will be based out of Alberta/Saskatchewan. The exact location is to be determined.**

Responsible for the development and management of the operations budget and operations plans for district.

Sales Plan vs Actual
Realized Gross Margin $ Plan vs Actual
Store Contribution Plan vs Actual
Store Shrinkage Plan vs Actual
Turnover Plan vs Actual
Ensure stores execute the key business objectives.

Drive profitable Sales
Drive Average Basket
Deliver an exceptional in-store experience
Support Stores
Fiscal Discipline
Merchandise Initiatives

Contributes ideas and takes initiative in order to drive the business.
Follows all home office Merchandising Guidelines/planograms within district
Uses systems to effectively identify problems and opportunities
Reviews P&Ls and other financial reports on a regular basis and uses information to improve sales and profitability.
Completes Action Plan with constant review throughout the year of all stores with poor financial results from last year
Ensures all monthly promotional/marketing initiatives are being executed at store level (eg merchandise action plan program, check out program, contests)
Manages cigarette and convenience margin/sales/inventory to obtain the best possible results
Accountability for People

Primarily responsible for managing activities of Store Managers to ensure achievement of goals for the District.
Oversees and evaluates work of direct reports and makes formal recommendations around recruitment and termination of those within District.
Ensures action plans are made for all non –performers with proper action plan to improve with proper documentation
Ensures non– performers employment relationship is ended if action plan to improve is not successful
Ensures Market Leader receives proper training /direction to develop as a future District Manager
Does an appropriate job in manpower planning and networking to ensure that we have a strong management team in place (succession planning)
Conducts regular store visits.

On store visits establishes clear goals and objectives prior to visiting store
Leaves a written action plan for the manager on each store visit, with due dates
Uses weekly category sales report during store visit with manager to improve store performance
Reviews store profit and loss during store visits with manager; all the questions/concerns of store manager are answered or forwarded to home office for response.
Identifies and maximizes specific stores with micro marketing opportunities
Loss Prevention

Audits completed on time in stores (2 per month)
Average of Store audits for year exceeds 95%
Corrections made on all previous store audit issues
Action plans completed and reviewed, updated throughout the year on all stores with a high shrinkage from the prior year
Damages signed off in stores on a monthly basis, monitor stores to ensure damage procedures are followed.
Ensure store compliance on receiving, store to store transfers, return to vendor procedures reviewed on store visits
Loss Prevention book procedures are being followed in each store

Motivates and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes. Thinks about the long-term, communicates vision and has the ability to develop in others the commitment and desire to work toward common objectives.
Sets standards of performance and motivates Associates to progress and grow. Develops clear individual goals and implements plans for Associates, fosters trust and reinforces individual performance and future capabilities.
Empowers Associates through successful coaching and provides development support, guidance, constructive counseling and direction.

Demonstrates good verbal and written communications skills·
Listens effectively and actively, asks questions and responds appropriately·
Communicates effectively with others-thoughtful, clear, concise, organized and timely
Planning & Organizing

Plans flow of work regularly and modifies priorities as changes occur
Meets deadlines consistently
Demonstrates ability to plan proactively and identifies opportunities for self, department or Company
Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
Uses time management effectively and plans workload appropriately
Pays attention to detail

Participates as a team member and is supportive of others
Works cooperatively with others and shares own ideas and experiences
Builds relationships and works effectively with internal and external departments and companies
Understands stores are our customers and demonstrates a high standard when dealing with store Associates and/or customers

Willing to learn new skills or to assume new responsibilities as requested
Seeks opportunities to learn and to improve own performance, knowledge, skills
Makes suggestions for improvement to practices, procedures, position, department or Company
Offers creative solutions to situations or problems where appropriate

Problem Solving

Makes decisions as required and deals with problems as they arise, makes use of most tools available to analyze problems
Analyzes aspects of a problem, considers a number of options and takes the initiative to solve
Company Objectives

Appreciates the goal of cost containment and demonstrates an understanding of the impact on the bottom line
Understands the corporate business plans as expected, and is reasonable effective in translating these into objectives for the unit and his/her own responsibilities
Exercises sound judgment and common sense when dealing with Company matters
Demonstrates flexibility to changes in Company policies and procedures

Relationships & Working Environment:
Works closely with stores in district and maintains and establishes effective working relationships with other districts and with Home Office. Builds a strong customer base.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:
5-7 years retail multi unit management experience
College degree preferably in retail management or business
Advanced level of store operations knowledge, procedures and practices
Superior relationship building, coaching, negotiation, and leadership skills
Excellent communication and organizational abilities
Strong business acumen, planning & analytical skills
Dynamic, customer oriented, highly motivated
Proficiency in computer skills
Ability to relocate an asset

Other Job Requirements:
Frequent travel is required throughout the district several times per month
Focus may be required as part of driving
Required to frequently maneuver stock/fixtures up to 22 lbs while visiting stores
Some bending and reaching while manoeuvring stock
Red Apple Stores Inc. provides employment accommodation during the recruitment process. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing your application, please contact HR at hrdept@redapplestores.com.

Please email your resume directly to our Human Resources Department

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.