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District Manager
Cannabis
BC - British Columbia, VICTORIA
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Summary

We are seeking a District Manager for a growing retail cannabis company operating stores in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. It's mission is to provide access to cannabis in a discreet, professional environment. Since legalization in 2018 cannabis has produced 151,000 new jobs and contributed 43 billion dollars to our economy. This is an opportunity to join a developing retailer be responsible for sales management, operations, and human resources in their assigned district to ensure maximum productivity and profitability. Responsibilities include recruiting, developing, and motivating teams to deliver the company's vision, customer experience and financial strategies for the stores in an assigned district. The District Manager will lead the district through inspiring and directed communication, team building and establishing effective business relationships. Reporting to the VP of Stores, this role regularly interacts with the business partners from the corporate office.

Contact Michelle Doucette at 604.734.5584 x3 or submit your resume in confidence below.

Description

Drive the Business & Deliver Results:

  • Has a clear vision for and understanding of the business, culture and operations
  • Holds self and team accountable for the achievement of financial targets through monitoring and improvement of measureable statistics that drive the business
  • Conversion
  • Average Transaction
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual targets
  • Monitor store productivity, profitability & payroll budgets and develops long-range goals & objectives accordingly to maximize the business
  • Represent your GMs perspective in product buying & allocation according to your customer demographic & business potential
  • Provides actionable feedback to increase business opportunities through product placement in your market
  • Ensures execution of all pricing strategies to achieve strong gross margins
  • Runs business with agility, changing direction & continuously improving based on key indicators and lessons learned

Leadership & People Management:

  • Lead by taking calculated risks, championing break through ideas and cultivating a broad network to rally support and manage through change, always partnering with your Director of Stores to ensure alignment of goals and priorities across your stores and the larger region
  • Practice proactive talent management – including succession planning and development of internal talent for future roles
  • Anticipate manpower & capability needs by building a world-class talent pool both for open roles & proactively for the future, through your own hiring practices, and by instilling high hiring standards at the store level
  • Ensure that your team is diverse & reflective of your customer demographic
  • Set clear performance standards and hold people accountable
  • Motivate your teams to be energetic, enthusiastic and high performing and ensure proactive retention of key talent
  • Assess and educate GM’s in all areas of their responsibility, ensuring their development through challenging assignments, stretch goals and cross-functional collaboration
  • Provide top-notch feedback and coaching that encourages a mindset of “continuous improvement”; this includes celebrating success and giving clear constructive feedback when necessary
  • Empower GMs in decision making processes, by integrating different perspectives and driving to solutions
  • Manage employee relations issues in a calm, fact-based manner in conjunction with your corporate partner as necessary
  • Serve as a conduit for key messages and important information so that stores stay informed, to share best-practices and create peer networks and so that the store perspective is well-represented within the region and with corporate partners
  • Communicate clearly and navigate ambiguity to share knowledge, information and experience with GM’s, peers and customers

Enable the Customer Experience:

  • Stay engaged with and provide coaching to your stores to ensure that they are delivering on our vision of transformational customer experiences
  • Be able to diagnose and provide resources to your stores that will help increase the productivity of the selling environment, including but not limited to selling skills and/or customer service
  • Partner with your Product teams and Director of Stores to ensure that the assortment strategy for your market is aligned with the needs of the business

Build the Brand:

  • Be a strong brand ambassador and build connections inside and outside the our four walls of the business
  • Ensure that the brand standards are maintained across all touch points including associate presentation, visual standards, maintenance and merchandising to create a fully branded environment
  • Ensure all stores in the market are merchandised according to visual guidelines and hold store teams accountable to the standards
  • Proven track record in district sales generation, achievement of sales and profitability targets
  • Strong retail operations knowledge including customer service, inventory control, loss prevention, retail systems and merchandising
  • Electric professional presence and behaviors that inspire trust, collaboration and integrity, while influencing and motivating retail management and staff
  • Dynamic team player with ability to network locally to build genuine relationships
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills using positive leadership models
  • Adaptability and flexibility to work in various roles based on business needed
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours, including days, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Fully embrace, embody and demonstrate brand culture, ethics and philosophies
  • Ability to travel 

 

Requirements

  • Post-Secondary Education in related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience in the retail sector with responsibility for financial results and reporting on key performance measures
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with ability to deal effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Excels at operating in a fast pace and community environment with respect and integrity
  • Ability to build and maintain a diverse team with a customer focused culture
  • Strong cost management, cost reduction and cost controls skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Must be willing to submit to and successfully pass a comprehensive background & criminal check 
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours including days, evenings and weekends

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