Kelowna Assistant Store Manager

Kelowna Assistant Store Manager

Do you have a good working knowledge of pet, garden, farm, feed, and livestock products?

Buckerfield's Kelowna is seeking to hire an Assistant Store Manager to lead our fast paced, growing, knowledgeable team, and effectively manage our ongoing retail and warehousing operations in a safe and healthy manner.

Long before sustainability became headline news, Buckerfield's was a pioneer in providing home, garden, and farm products to customers who know that true value is found in quality supplies that benefit our families, our animals, and mother nature. Our staff are happy to share knowledge and help our customers with their latest projects. We're here to take care of our customers - it just comes naturally to us. If this sounds like you, apply today!

What We Offer:

  • Competitive base salary and opportunity for substantial on-target bonus – ask us for more details!
  • Extensive health and dental package after the required waiting period *
  • 6% employer contribution to a group RRSP after the required waiting period *
  • Generous employee discount!
  • Paid vacation and stat holidays
  • Opportunity for additional training and certification

*Benefits are subject to change at any time, at the sole discretion of the Employer.

Under the direction of the Store Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of all retail and warehousing operations at Buckerfield's Kelowna Store location.

The objective of this position is to assist and support the Store Manager with organizing, directing, and controlling all operations required in:

  • Providing outstanding customer service,
  • Achieving sales and gross margin targets,
  • Managing inventory levels and improving inventory turns, and
  • Managing staff and staffing levels, consistent with the short-, medium- and long-term goals, objectives, and budgets of the Company as a whole.
  • Provide substitute support for other positions / areas / levels of the store, as required to maintain operations
  • May be required to travel and provide additional support to other Buckerfield's locations, from time to time
  • Other duties as assigned by the Store Manager


  • Completion and certification of Grade 12 Diploma, or equivalent
  • Experience with inventory management, variance tracking, ordering and invoice posting
  • A minimum of three to five years of retail experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Knowledge and experience with computer software, including Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word, Power BI, etc.), Counterpoint, etc
  • Excellent customer service and merchandising skills, and ability to understand customer needs and the local customer market
  • Strong ability to effectively lead, coach and inspire a positive team of employees in a fast-paced, environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills, time management skills, and the ability to multitask
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and make rational decisions
  • Willingness to obtain Veterinary Dispenser certificate and Pesticide Dispenser certificate


  • 40 hours a week, minimum
  • Days and hours of work may vary and employee will be required to work weekends and statutory holidays, as required

Please contact Mark Schaeffer at Buckerfield's Kelowna to apply for this position or to request additional information.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $48,000.00-$54,000.00 per year

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