Employment Opportunities

Store Manager


Working for the Salvation Army has many benefits

For more than 130 years, The Salvation Army has had the privilege of serving vulnerable people in communities across Canada. Last year, we helped over 1.8 million people. The Salvation Army not only provides the necessities of life such as food, clothing and shelter, but our programs address needs such as language barriers, loneliness, unemployment and family challenges. Our services continually adapt to meet emerging needs.

Store Manager

  • Apply
    Interested Applicants must respond in writing to:
  • Captain Rick Honcharsky EMAIL: salarmy.simcoe@eastlink.ca or FAX: 519-426-9092 or MAIL: The Salvation Army Simcoe Community Church Attention: Captain Rick Honcharsky 184 Colborne Street North, PO Box 452 Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L5

We thank and acknowledge all applicants and will pro-actively contact those selected for interviews.

The Store Manager is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Simcoe Thrift Store and to ensure consistent profitability of the store by implementing national and regional standards in sales, customer service, merchandising, marketing, public relations, store staff training, reclamation, and product donation flow, and the processing of in store donations

Direct all operations of the store to meet sales targets and control expenses
Hire, orientate, train, evaluate and discipline in concert with Territorial/National standards
Manage health/safety and other related issues at a store level
Supervise as well as participate in sorting and tagging merchandise, unloading donations, stocking shelves and performing cash transactions
Plan store layout to attract customers, including window displays and merchandise displays, decides on in-store promotions and auctions; ensure attractiveness of the store through ”Tidy Maintenance”
Maintain a high level of customer service and create an attractive environment for customers
Determine and maintain appropriate stock levels based on spot checks of the store and reviewing weekly sales records
Complete all financial/operational paperwork and submit same to Ministry Unit Officer/s in a timely manner, and in accordance with organisation standards
Ensure the maintenance and cleanliness of the store is up to standard policy
Maintain control of inventory by ensuring that all merchandise is priced appropriately; control inventory shrinkage by close visual monitoring
Ensure in-store safety of volunteers and customers, i.e. snow removal, clear fire exits, no obstacles inside/outside store, clean spillage; ensure that the property (store) is secured at all times
Prepare and manage budget within guidelines; execute budget objectives by attaining sales margins, maintaining staff cost ratios; profit objectives as established by the region; ensure that banking is completed nightly or as per store policy into the appropriate financial institution.
Analyze store financial statements; strategizes appropriate action to attain financial goals, monitor cost of goods.
Prepare financial and other reports as required by the supervisor.
Formulate appropriate action to attain financial goals, monitor cost of store supplies
Assure prompt and accurate check out service by properly supervising the training and scheduling of volunteers in accordance with the workload
Perform other position related duties as required

Completion of a College Diploma in Business/Retail Management or equivalent
Basic accounting experience is required.
Minimum of three (3) years of prior related retail store management experience, specifically in second hand merchandise preferred and supervisory, human resources, return to work programs and performance management experience
Experience with and an understanding of the OHSA, WSIB, Employment Standards Act and other relevant legislation.
Self-motivated and disciplined
Good merchandising skills, brand awareness and a flair for conceiving and implementing creative merchandising themes
Strong operations experience in receiving, stock and inventory as well as front-end management and office management
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication, leadership and organizational skills
Ability to lift/move 40 lbs. (18.14 kgs)
Ability to develop and maintain a team environment
Must have strong skills and experience using word processing (WORD); spread sheet use (EXCEL)
Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
Communicate effectively.
Creative and innovative
Foster teamwork
Lead and make decisions
Organize, plan and think strategically
Solve problems and resolve conflict
Behave ethically.
Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, own vehicle and insurance, provide an original copy of current driver’s abstract that it satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required
Provide an original copy of a Background Check screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment
May require screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry
Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada
NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered

This is a permanent, full time position. Schedule will vary according to the Thrift Store operational requirements, Monday through Saturday. Flexibility in scheduling is required. Some travel is required.

This position is considered a management position for the purposes of the Employment Standards Act of Ontario and as such is not covered by various ESA rules, including but not limited to those related to hours of work, daily and weekly rest periods, and overtime compensation. Salary is based on average minimum weekly hours of 40 per week and hours worked are compensated through the salary amount.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Please no phone calls.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.