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Assistant Manager - Retail

Vancouver - BC, British Columbia,CANADA
Job ID
Michael St. Clair Fine Cleaners
Job Category
Sales & Retails
Posting Date
August 03, 2018
Expiry date
October 03, 2019

Assistant Manager - Retail

(National Occupational Classification  2016 - NOC Code: 0621)

Company Summary:

Michael St. Clair Fine Cleaners is a local dry cleaning and laundry establishment specializing in a variety of services including alterations, wedding gown cleaning, hospitality linen among others. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, we take pride in providing quality service to our customers at our multiple store locations in the Greater Vancouver Area. We are currently looking for an Assistant Manager – Retail to join our team.

Company Operating Name: Michael St. Clair Fine Cleaners

Business Address:  44 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G3 Canada

Job Summary:

We are seeking an Assistant Retail Manager to manage the linen department at our busy dry cleaning business. Our ideal candidate is someone with at least 3 years’ experience in a management role, sales background also an asset. As an Assistant Retail Manager you will be responsible for sales and meeting with vendors to negotiate and maintain strong business relationships while also monitoring day to day operations. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary as you will be interacting with vendors, employees and customers. You must have strong leadership skills and have the ability to create reports for upper management.

Job Title: Assistant Manager - Retail

No. of Positions: 1

Job Description and Duties:

  •  Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the linen departmental operations of the store

  • Manage the multiple stores located in the Greater Vancouver area

  • Ensure prompt and timely service of pickup and delivery

  • Record and monitor laundry operation costs for the linen department

  • Manage and control inventory

  • Ensure that the business runs efficiently and safely

  • Meet and interact with various vendors

  • Check and reconcile sales reports, prepare and submit progress reports and other reports pertaining to the linen department to the Manager

  • Study market trends to determine and prioritize customer demand, potential sales volumes and effect of competitors' operations on sales

  • Develop and implement management policies and marketing strategies

  • Resolve problems that may arise like customer complaints, urgent work load or
    shortage of products for the multiple store locations in the Greater Vancouver area

  • Plan budgets, approve and control expenditures of the linen department

  • Process and authorize payments

  • Supervise, hire, train and coordinate staff in job duties, schedule and manage the shift systems

  • Other related duties as may be requested by the management

Terms of Employment: Permanent Full Time, Long Term

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Wages:  $28.85/hr

Overtime: One and one-half times the regular wage rate as per provincial regulations

Benefits Package:

  • WorkSafeBC insurance covered by employer

  • 4% vacation pay as per provincial regulations will be paid each payday on a semi-monthly basis

Location of Work: 44 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G3 Canada

Anticipated Start Date of Employment:  As soon as possible

Education, Experience and Language Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school is required

  • 2 years to less than 3 years managerial experience

  • Good communication skills in English

Additional Skills and Other Requirements:

• To be well organized and able to make decisions

• Ability to multitask effectively in a fast paced environment meeting strict deadlines with demonstrated time management

• Customer service and leadership skills

• Numerical skills to cope with accounts, book-keeping and budgeting

• A good level of fitness

Preference given to applicants who are Canadian citizens, Canadian Permanent Residents, New Immigrants, Indigenous Persons / Aboriginals, Visible Minorities, Vulnerable Youth, Persons with Disabilities etc.

If interested in this position, please apply by email to us at or by mail to Michael St. Clair Fine Cleaners, 44 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G3 Canada with resume and cover letter. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.