Career Opportunity:
Deli Manager
Salmon Arm Downtown
Location: Salmon Arm Downtown
Department: Deli
Position: Deli Manager
Type: Full Time
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2018

Askew’s Foods is a family owned business with 4 grocery stores located in Sicamous, Armstrong and 2 locations in Salmon Arm. We have been in business since 1929 and are proud community supporters.

We are located in the beautiful Shuswap, just north of the Thompson-Okanagan region, near the center of BC’s interior. Our region is the home of the world-renowned Shuswap Lake and is one of Canada’s premier warm water destinations. Salmon Arm is a four-season outdoor playground that offers a variety of new adventures and experiences.

Askew’s Foods is looking for a Deli Manager to join our team. This position will be situated in our downtown store which is located in the heart of Salmon Arm.

Role Summary:

The Deli Manager is responsible for the overall management of the deli department. 

This involves:

·         Menu creation for the deli and take-home meals;

·         Establishing recipes and cooking procedures for homemade dishes

-       (eg soups, salads, sandwiches and other homemade eat in/take out dishes)

·         Setting budgets and targets for the department;

·         Maintaining adequate stock through timely delivery and efficient inventory management;

·         Negotiating prices and deals with suppliers to ensure that our pricing is competitive;

·         Recruiting, supervising and scheduling employees in the department;

·         Promoting food safety and employee health and safety within the department;

·         Providing outstanding service to our customers;

·         Managing all merchandising and advertising for the department;

·         Working with the Deli Managers of the other Askew’s stores to produce a weekly ad as part of a sales and marketing plan that satisfies customer needs and enables you to work within department budgets and meet targets for sales, margins, wage costs.

The Deli Manager is part of the store management team, which assists with overall strategy and planning of the store.

Education & Experience Desired:

·         5 years related deli department and/or restaurant experience

·         4 years of experience in a role that involves leading and managing employees of which at least 2 years must have been as a deli or food services manager

·         Experience in managing sales, margins and budgets

·         Training in supervision, leadership, customer service, conflict resolution, budgeting, advertising and promotion, employee training and development and food safe would be an asset;

·         Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Interests:

·         Creative self-starter who is efficient, hardworking, and productive and has a vision for this important department

·         Interest in creating and presenting an inviting array of deli foods

·         Demonstrates creativity in product mix and menu;

·         Willingness to try new items and be at the forefront of new trends;

·         Ability to manage this complex multi-faceted department to achieve target levels of profitability

·         Leading a team to set and achieve common goals;

·         Customer service and problem-solving skills;

·         Able and willing to present your views in staff meetings;

·         Takes responsibility for all of the areas under their jurisdiction including food safety, employee health and safety, staffing, customer service and the effective and efficient use of company resources.

Please forward your resume with cover letter to:

Cheryl Matte

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