Retail Operations Supervisor in Calgary at Kruger Products

Date Posted: 6/12/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Kruger Products L.P. is most well known as the leading manufacturer and distributor of Canada’s leading Tissue Brands (including Cashmere®, Purex®, Scotties®’, SpongeTowels®, White Swan® and Embassy®) for both the consumer and away from home markets, but we’re quickly becoming known as one of Canada’s best places to work as well.

We are leaders in our communities, leaders in sustainability, and leaders in connecting with our consumers. Our headquarters is in Mississauga, ON, but we proudly have nearly 2,600 employees spread across seven manufacturing plants in Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario, and Tennessee. Our publically-traded entity, KP Tissue Inc., is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol KPT. We recently acquired Metro Paper Industries to continue to build on our leadership position in the industry. 

Our majority shareholder, Kruger Inc., is a Canadian-based manufacturing company in a variety of other industry sectors including: renewable energy, publication papers, forest products, paperboard and packaging, wines and spirits, and recycling.

We know our people are our greatest competitive advantage, and we strive to help them grow, succeed, innovate, and make our company even better each and every day.

Better yet, we are now looking for qualified candidates to join our growing team!

WHAT YOU WILL DO

The Retail Supervisor is responsible for execution of programs and account initiatives at store level, setting targets and objectives specific to each Field Representative achieving results through others.  The Retail Supervisor must perform regular follow up completing work with reports to aid in the development of the Field Representative. You will ensure execution of all agreed upon programs to expand our presence within the retail outlet.   

  • Call customers (store level) on a regular basis. The objective is to increase sales and to improve and expand the positioning of Kruger Products through merchandising, within the given retail setting. 
  • Execute and deliver retail coverage as per plan for efficient and effective call frequency
  • Core program execution; shelf management, distribution, planograms, pricing, merchandising, sales and always maximizing in-store display and product visibility
  • Apply our Store Call Process on store visits to maximize daily calls.
  • Set call objectives, achieve targets and utilize strong interpersonal skills to present monthly priorities to store decision makers
  • Trains sales reps in effective selling process, techniques, technology, coaches and mentors to develop associates
  • Link between Field Sales Representatives and National Retail Execution Manager, the Supervisor must maintain a strong relationship with the field team and an open line of communication to ensure success.
  • Meet with the National Retail Execution Manger to suggest opportunities/improvements to field execution
  • Work with Field Sales team on a monthly basis or every other month based on region

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5 years prior retail sales experience, preferably in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry
  • 3 years experience in a management/supervisory role
  • Education – college diploma or degree in a related field, University degree preferred
  • Proficiency in a PC/Windows environment: Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy working in a competitive business environment with changing priorities and deadlines
  • Valid driver license
  • Must be available for limited travel
Kruger Products is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under KPLP’s Accessibility Policy and Multi-Year Accessibility Plan - 1.04.33.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Kruger Products but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.