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Position: Floor Supervisor/Purchaser
Cooperative: Karma Co-operative
Location: near Bathurst Station, Toronto, Ontario

Karma Co-operative, Toronto's oldest member-owned co-operative grocery store, is looking for a temporary, part time Floor Supervisor/Purchaser position.

Job Summary: In addition to performing the duties of the Retail Associate classification, the Floor Supervisor/Purchaser manages and maintains the overall appearance and functioning of the sales floor, while communicating with Retail Associates and Management regarding these items. The Floor Supervisor/Purchaser acts as a point person for Retail Associates in regards to store operations, excluding produce. This is a temporarily, part-time position requiring a minimum of 28 hours per work,

The ideal candidate must be available to work Tuesdays to Fridays (2:30-9:30pm) and be able to work other shifts (especially evenings and weekends) that may need coverage. The position starts as soon as possible and runs until late September. Shifts are subject to change.

Organizational Status: The Floor Supervisor reports to the General Manager and Assistant General Manager and works alongside the General Manager, Assistant General Manager, and Retail Associates.

Duties Performed:

  • All duties related to the Retail Associate classification:
    • provide friendly customer service;
    • price, display, and restock products throughout the store;
    • receive deliveries from suppliers;
    • ensure efficient and effect store opening and closing procedures;
    • display, cull, and prep produce;
    • operate cash registers;
    • explain and promote the co-op to potential members;
    • prioritize tasks in a busy work environment;
  • manage floor displays;
  • manage and create monthly specials and communicate these to management for communication purposes;
  • coordinate with other purchasers regarding monthly specials;
  • monitor inventory levels and communicate with purchasers regarding out of stocks, over purchased items or delivery status of products;
  • assist in the training of new staff on store operations, policies and procedures;
  • setting daily priorities for and delegating basic tasks to Retail Associates;
  • managing daily store operations, excluding those pertaining to produce;
  • provide advice and support to Retail Associates;
  • provide product highlights and recommendations to Retail Associates and Management for in store promotion and communications to members;
  • track, procure, replace and update product as needed from a large supplier base;
  • ensure products reflect Karma’s product policy;
  • noting and bringing member requests for new products to the attention of management for approval and/or further research.

The Position Requires:

  • experience in purchasing and inventory management;
  • strong attention to detail;
  • experience and ability in providing feedback and support to team members;
  • ability to organize and prioritize tasks;
  • ability to work in a team;
  • leadership skills;
  • strong communication skills;
  • ability to work in a fast paced environment;
  • problem solving skills.

When applying, please indicate whether you are available to work the days mentioned above on a weekly basis and what your availability is outside of the specified shifts.

  • Anticipated start date: ASAP
  • Starting wage: $16.00/hr*, paid sick time, plus a 25% store discount
  • *Subject to change as of June 1st, pending a new Collective Agreement.
  • Karma is a unionized workplace.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter as an attachment to by Saturday May 21st at 12pm. Please include “APPLICATION FOR FLOOR SUPERVISOR/PURCHASER” in the subject line. Please note, we will be receiving applications on a rolling basis. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Karma Co-op is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, ability or age.

Karma Co-operative Inc. 
739 Palmerston Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M6G 2R3

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 13 2022    ID: 64429