Pollock's Hardware Co-op

 

Now Hiring!  General Manager – Full-time Position
Are you the dynamo to lead our staff in the face of Big Box Retailing and E-commerce?
About Us….
Pollock’s Hardware has been open for business at 1407 Main St. since 1922, and in 2008 was transformed to a Co-operative.  In 2013, Pollock’s Hardware Co-op opened a 2nd location at 550 Osborne.  Both locations offer a community-based cooperative option to help these neighbourhoods meet their hardware needs.
About the Position….
The General Manager is responsible for profitably managing operations at both store locations through influencing sales, setting budget, controlling expenses, and managing inventory.  The GM reports directly to the Board of Directors of the co-operative.  The GM will define the standard of performance for the stores, clearly communicate that expectation to all staff, and evaluate the execution of that performance.  The GM directly supervises, develops, and evaluates all staff.  Competitive salary with potential for bonuses.
Requirements
  • High-energy, positive, and outgoing personality
  • Past retail management experience is mandatory
  • Hardware or building supply sector experience is an asset.
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills, including ability to teach and motivate staff
  • Experience with POS system and standard computer applications (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem-solving orientation
  • Driver’s licence and access to a vehicle are an asset.
  • Familiarity with co-operative or community development principles is an asset.  Passionate about customer and member service.
Pollock’s Hardware Co-op is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter by December 12th, 2017 to b.hamilton0@me.com with “Pollock’s GM” in the subject line.  Thank you to all who apply, however, we will only be following up with those selected for an interview.
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Welcome To Pollock's Hardware Co-op

Pollock's Hardware Co-op is one of Winnipeg's oldest and coolest hardware stores! Established in 1922 we are one of the few independent hardware stores to make it through the boom of big box stores. While thriving in the North End we are committed to staying true to our community, our members and Winnipeg. To add to that we partnered with Build and MGR and with that are now proud owners Winnipeg's first Social Enterprise Centre. The S.E.C. is making a huge impact on Winnipeg as it is promoting and providing space for many of Winnipeg's social enterprises. Pollock's Hardware Co-op is all about community, tradition, and staying true to the word of small independent businesses. Big box stores have nothing on the little hardware store that could! We now have a 3rd location in South Osborne as well! You would be amazed at how much product we squeezed in to that place! Like a mini version of our North End store you would think it was there forever! A must see! A big giant thank you to all our members, share holders, our awesome board and devoted employees.... we wouldn't be here with out you!