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Job Number:  35743
Store Manager
Job Posted: Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 4 July 2017
(49 days ago)
The Salvation Army Simcoe Thrift Store
Region: Hamilton area, London area, Halton / Peel area, York / Durham area, Central Ontario, Southern Ontario Type: Full time
Location: Simcoe Salary: $37,580 to $38,480 per annum

The Store Manager is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Simcoe Thrift Store and to ensure consistent profitability of the store by implementing national and regional standards in sales, customer service, merchandising, marketing, public relations, store staff training, reclamation, and product donation flow, and the processing of in store donations



Direct all operations of the store to meet sales targets and control expenses

Hire, orientate, train, evaluate and discipline in concert with Territorial/National standards

Manage health/safety and other related issues at a store level

Supervise as well as participate in sorting and tagging merchandise, unloading donations, stocking shelves and performing cash transactions

Plan store layout to attract customers, including window displays and merchandise displays, decides on in-store promotions and auctions; ensure attractiveness of the store through ''Tidy Maintenance"

Maintain a high level of customer service and create an attractive environment for customers

Determine and maintain appropriate stock levels based on spot checks of the store and reviewing weekly sales records

Complete all financial/operational paperwork and submit same to Ministry Unit Officer/s in a timely manner, and in accordance with organisation standards

Ensure the maintenance and cleanliness of the store is up to standard policy

Maintain control of inventory by ensuring that all merchandise is priced appropriately; control inventory shrinkage by close visual monitoring

Ensure in-store safety of volunteers and customers, i.e. snow removal, clear fire exits, no obstacles inside/outside store, clean spillage; ensure that the property (store) is secured at all times

Prepare and manage budget within guidelines; execute budget objectives by attaining sales margins, maintaining staff cost ratios; profit objectives as established by the region; ensure that banking is completed nightly or as per store policy into the appropriate financial institution.

Analyze store financial statements; strategizes appropriate action to attain financial goals, monitor cost of goods.

Prepare financial and other reports as required by the supervisor.

Formulate appropriate action to attain financial goals, monitor cost of store supplies

Assure prompt and accurate check out service by properly supervising the training and scheduling of volunteers in accordance with the workload

Perform other position related duties as required



Completion of a College Diploma in Business/Retail Management or equivalent 

Basic accounting experience is required.

Minimum of three (3) years of prior related retail store management experience, specifically in second hand merchandise preferred and supervisory, human resources, return to work programs and performance management experience

Experience with and an understanding of the OHSA, WSIB, Employment Standards Act and other relevant legislation.  

Self-motivated and disciplined

Good merchandising skills, brand awareness and a flair for conceiving and implementing creative merchandising themes

Strong operations experience in receiving, stock and inventory as well as front-end management and office management

Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication, leadership and organizational skills

Ability to lift/move 40 lbs. (18.14 kgs)

Ability to develop and maintain a team environment

Must have strong skills and experience using word processing (WORD); spread sheet use (EXCEL)

Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.

Communicate effectively. 

Creative and innovative 

Foster teamwork

Lead and make decisions

Organize, plan, and think strategically

Solve problems and resolve conflict

Behave ethically.

Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, own vehicle and insurance, provide an original copy of current driver’s abstract that it satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required

Provide an original copy of a Background Check screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.  The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment

May require screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry

Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada

NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


This is a permanent, full time position. Schedule will vary according to the Thrift Store operational requirements, Monday through Saturday.  Flexibility in scheduling is required.  Some travel is required.


This position is considered a management position for the purposes of the Employment Standards Act of Ontario and as such is not covered by various ESA rules, including but not limited to those related to hours of work, daily and weekly rest periods, and overtime compensation.  Salary is based on average minimum weekly hours of 40 per week and hours worked are compensated through the salary amount.


Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
The Salvation Army Simcoe Community Church
Attention: Captain Rick Honcharsky
184 Colborne Street North, PO Box 452
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L5

FAX: 519-426-9092

Please no phone calls.
Contact Details:
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