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Nature's Fare Markets - Vitamin Manager

Vernon, BC

On August 9, 2017

We’re Hiring!

Vitamin Manager

Come start your career with Nature’s Fare Markets in Vernon! Voted Retailer of the Year by the Canadian Health Food Association an unprecedented five times, Nature’s Fare is an innovative company that encourages employees to grow and thrive within our organization. We are proud to be the first retailer in Canada to earn B Corp status (www.bcorporation.net), and we know that our actions speak louder than words. We are a different kind of company - one that puts employees’ needs first, one that is deeply committed to preserving the environment and reducing our corporate footprint, one that encourages innovation and creativity, and one that is dedicated to our communities.

ROLE:

The Vitamin Manager is responsible for the overall appearance, efficiency, and profitability of the vitamin department. This includes ensuring a clean and well stocked department, maintaining stock levels and placing orders that represent the department’s needs, and working with the Corporate Purchaser to ensure that all deals, specials, and other incentives are taken advantage of.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE:

  • Passion for organic food and natural medicine and love the retail and grocery industry
  • Open availability including evenings and weekends
  • Excellent communication and delegation skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal ability and customer service skills
  • Strong work ethic with a positive, team minded attitude
  • Remarkable energy and the ability to multi task
  • Ability and desire to lead by example and create a positive, supportive working environment for your team
  • A great attitude and love working in a fast-paced environment

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 5 years industry experience
  • Experience in managing people
  • Strong knowledge of vitamins and supplements
  • Passion for alternative medicine
  • Education in related field is an asset

RESPONSIBLITIES:

As a Vitamin Manger, you will set an example for all other department staff members by showing exemplary customer service, strong work ethic, and dedication to the industry. You will maintain department cleanliness at all times, ensuring that shelves are clean, well-stocked, and faced. You will ensure optimal levels of inventory by making smart purchasing decisions, analyzing top seller reports, using movement reports and collaborating with other Vitamin Managers and Nature’s Fare Corporate Purchasing. You will maintain familiarity with vendor contact information, purchasing requirements, brands and products, preserve a balance between established products and the need to stock products that are new, innovative, and trendy. You will request new items from Corporate Purchasing based on customer requests, trends, or personal experience, undertake sales analysis using movement reports, Top 30 reports, anecdotal knowledge and insights from other Vitamin Managers. Use this analysis to merchandise, feature items, or delist poor sellers. You will become familiar with products featured in Nature’s Fare’s bi-weekly flyer, the Good Life Magazine, or any supplier driven advertising methods. Ensure adequate stock and appropriate display of said product.  You will collaborate with suppliers, Nature’s Fare Head Office and other stores in the planning and organizing of events. Monitor department sales and employ tactics like encouraging selling, creating engaging displays, using in store sales, etc. to increase sales.  Merchandize the department in a way that promote sales and creates a visibly appealing layout.  Re-merchandize section within the department as the need arises.  Work in collaboration with the store’s manager and assistant manager to monitor department staffing requirements, including the creation of department schedules, Requests for Time Off, staff to customer ratio, etc.  Make certain that all department staff are trained using Nature’s Fare Markets training material and according to the schedule set out in the training outline.  Effectively demonstrate leadership skills in the forms of delegating and coaching.  Uphold excellent communication skills and encourage open communication between all department members. And other duties as they arise.

We want to help you make a difference. We provide a learning environment which will inspire and motivate you to succeed! Apply on line today!