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Federated Co-operatives Limited- Arrowwood

General Manager

Arrowwood Co-op is a part of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS), which is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. It is comprised of a network of approximately 197 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada along with their branch operations and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). The CRS serves our members and communities with a variety of products and services. Arrowwood Co-operative invites applications for the position of General Manager.

Arrowwood Co-op has its primary location in the town of Arrowwood, AB, serving thousands of members owners in different communities in Southern Alberta. Arrowwood Co-op is a thriving co-operative with annual sales of over $11 million supporting our member-owners since 1969. Our retail operates a Hardware store with a tire bay and 1 Bulk Petroleum Plant.

Reporting to an elected Board of Directors, the General Manager will interpret the strategic vision and manage the organizational strategy by directing all aspects of the business. The successful applicant will build and foster strong relationships within the communities where Arrowwood Co-op operates and within the Co-operative Retailing System. This also includes our members, customers, community partners, business partners, other co-operatives, our elected board and approximately 16 employees.

Operating in a dynamic retail environment, the successful candidate will provide leadership in planning, policy development, and ensuring appropriate resources are effectively in place to support the vision, mission and values of the Co-op. The General Manager will inspire the energy, enthusiasm, hard work and community spirit within the Arrowwood Co-op team. The successful incumbent will actively seek out opportunities to increase efficiencies and new methodologies to ensure Arrowwood Co-op continues to thrive, remain profitable and evolve to meet the needs of our membership.

The successful candidate will possess a proven successful retailing background incorporating demonstrable business acumen in marketing and operations, financial management, effective communication and a strong understanding of how to motivate and inspire a team. Leadership, strategic planning, effective prioritization and visionary skills are essential for success in this role, as are strong interpersonal skills and personal/professional integrity. The preferred candidate will have a business degree or designation and/or a combination of education and experience appropriate for the position.

Arrowwood Co-op offers an excellent salary and benefits package as well as opportunities for personal development.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed resume in confidence on or before May 31, 2017 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 2599, Calgary, AB T2P 2P4
375 Erin Woods Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2B 2V9
Fax: (403) 531-2275

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