Director, Store Development
For more than a century, Save-On-Foods and its parent company the Overwaitea Food Group has been established as BC’s local grocer with a focus on exceeding customers' expectations and delivering the unexpected. Established in 1915, the original Overwaitea store gained favour with the community when its founder redefined conventional customer service by offering loyal customers what other retailers did not—18 ounces of tea for the price of 16— the store quickly became known as the "Over-Weight-Tea" store.
The Director, Store Development will efficiently coordinate the efforts for design, planning, scheduling, costing, contracts, construction, store set-up, equipment procurement and maintenance of all Save-On-Foods Stores. Having oversight of a dedicated in-house team, the Director will assess the risks and add value to the process by managing projects, capital budgets, external contractors and present regularly to the senior leadership team. Reporting to the Vice President, Store Development, the Director will be required to execute strategic decisions which revolve around balancing core elements of time, capacity, risk and value.
The ideal candidate brings a minimum of ten years’ experience in design and construction project management preferably within the retail industry. A proven track record of full-scope delivery of these projects, and a deep understanding of all aspects of design, construction and project management are requisite skills necessary to be successful in the position. The chosen individual will be a dynamic and effective leader and communicator, open and approachable in style, and able to gain the respect and trust of those within his or her team. Experience working within an aggressive growth environment, with an ability to execute on multi-faceted timelines and deliverables will be paramount for success within the organization.