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Assistant Store Manager
General Posting
Closing Date:
November 22, 2019
Full Time
• 5 year’s retail sales experience – considered an asset. Management experience preferred
Contact Method:
How to Apply:
Please drop off or e-mail your resume and cover letter in confidence, no later than November 22, 2019: Stephanie Veilleux Human Resources Officer Soo Mill & Lumber Company Limited
Job Description:

Do you love working with people? Would you like to be part of an exceptional team that takes pride in providing superior customer service? Would you like to work in positive environment, in which you can build a career with a forward thinking and growing company?


  • Experience in the lumber and/or building supply industry - considered an asset
  • Proven ability to direct work of others
  • Ability to assess, train and motivate sales associates
  • Professional, outgoing, positive and approachable attitude 
  • Superior customer service skills 
  • Superior analytical skills 
  • Strong leadership & effective communication skills both written and oral 
  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Ability to interface and work closely with a diverse Management Team 
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multi-task 
  • Strong computer skills, Microsoft Office, Bistrack experience a definite asset 
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, decision making and people management skills

If you are willing to commit to supporting the vision and success of Soo Mill & Lumber, whereby our Mission is “We Promise to Reliably Deliver Quality Products & Outstanding Customer Service through a Knowledgeable & Trusted Professional Team. We are truly dedicated to our Customers and the Communities that we reside in.” then this career opportunity is for you! We are currently hiring an Assistant Manager for our Sault Ste Marie, Ontario location to work in the retail division. The selected candidate will be provided with an opportunity for individual growth and training to build their team effectiveness skills, product knowledge and project expertise. Our employees are among the best compensated professionals in our industry, including a full benefits package, pension, employee discounts, and a competitive salary.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service by ensuring customers are acknowledged, customer project needs are met, complaints are resolved, service is quick and efficient and store is properly stocked
  • Be responsible for providing leadership to all direct reports, and help to establish career paths and learning opportunities
  • Supervise work according to set priorities and meet company requirements
  • Ensure staff is properly trained in product knowledge, services and customer service skills, and advise employees regarding work performance on an ongoing basis and apply corrective measures if required
  • Carry out merchandising duties and create display plans in accordance with existing and new programs
  • Manage promotional activities according to sales, in order to meet or exceed sales objectives
  • Responsible for inventory management, implementing and supervising the retail replenishing process and ensuring follow-up
  • Protect employees by providing a safe and clean work environment – in accordance with company standards and legal requirements
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures regarding loss prevention, employment standards.

All applications are appreciated, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a criminal record search. Soo Mill can provide disability related accommodations during the recruitment process. Please advise if you require accommodations when contacted for interview.