Job Position: Fresh Meat Department Head

  • Application Deadline:
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Location(s): Burlington, Hamilton
  • Compensation: per hour
    Compensation to be determined based on experience
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

Essential Job Functions
● Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
● Bend and stoop to grasp objects and climb ladders. Bend and twist neck and waist, reach above
and below shoulders and squat.
● Bend and lift loads, not to exceed 50 pounds. Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds
Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.
● Environmental exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)

Key Responsibilities:

Sales & Gross Margin
● Execute the Company’s Merchandising and Promotional strategies to achieve the Company’s
sales objectives with the assistance of the category manager
● With the assistance of the Store Manager, utilize the Store Promotion Master Book/ Intranet to
execute department sales goals as assigned by the Store Manager by participating in biweekly/
monthly department head meetings
● Analyse sales and gross margin reports with the assistance of the Store Manager to maximize
sales and gross margin for the department
● Ensure quality control of all products
● Orders effectively to achieve maximum sales and gross margin
● Ensure proper procedures are followed including not limited to credits, product rotation,
invoicing, store transfers, receiving, etc.

Expense Control
● Control labour costs through efficient weekly store schedules (to be approved by Store
● Minimize all operational expenses (utilities, supplies, samples, waste, donations, etc.)
● Conduct regular, preventative maintenance of equipment to ensure proper functionality and
control of equipment expenses

Policies and Procedures
● Enforces and adheres to all applicable legislation to ensure a safe and clean retail environment
● Support the Company Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles
● Enforce all Company policies and procedures
● Manage and report any accident, incidents, WSIB cases to the Store Manager
● Reports maintenance repairs in accordance with the Company’s reporting procedure

People Management
● Ensure completion of departmental tasks by delegating to associates within the department
● Communicate staffing levels to the Store Manager to ensure departmental efficiency and
customer service
● Provide ongoing training and guidance to all members of the department
● Responsible for the performance management of all members of the department with the
assistance of the Store Manager, using employee meeting records and annual performance
● Attend regular department head meetings to review all policies, procedures and expectations
and goals and achievement of goals in the department
● Ensure a harmonious and productive working environment in the store to maximize associate
morale and performance
● Respond to customer concerns / issues in an appropriate and timely manner.
Shift Management and Key Holder Responsibilities
● When assigned as active shift manager, you are responsible for the general communication and
organization between all departments.
● Ensures all store opening procedures are followed and complete when designated as opening
shift supervisor
● Ensures all mid shift procedures are followed and complete when designated as mid shift
● Ensures all closing shift procedures are followed and complete when designated as closing shift

All other duties as assigned by Management

Additional Details:

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About Our Company:

R. Denninger Limited is one of the finest food companies in the world. For more than 60 years, quality
has been the founding criteria of our company. Denninger’s has five retail locations, a manufacturing
plant and a warehouse all located throughout Southern Ontario. Denninger’s associates are hand
picked to provide the best service in the industry. If you have a passion for customer service and thrive
in a team environment, Denninger’s is the place for you!

What We Offer
● A rewarding and fun work atmosphere
● Flexible work schedules
● Competitive wages
● Participation in Department Head Bonus Program
● Employee Recognition Program
● 20% Staff discount across all locations
● 50% Staff discount at our Bistro/ Bitehaus
● Perks Program (Monthly Super Staff Discounts, Goodlife Discount, Perkopolis and more)
● Immediate health, vision and dental benefits upon hire
● Employee Assistance Program
● Access to 24/7 virtual health care
● Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP)