Meat Department Manager / Butcher

Buy-Low Foods - Boyle, AB (30+ days ago)

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Buy-Low Foods is currently seeking Full TimeMeat Department Manager for our store located in Boyle, AB.

We are looking for a leader who has a strong passion for fresh food and who can efficiently oversee the daily operations of the Meat Department in terms of staffing, sales, customer service, merchandising, and product quality.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision to department staff to ensure quality customer service
  • Maximize sales and gross profit through effective and creative merchandising
  • Maintain department inventory by placing product orders regularly while adhering to departmental budgets
  • Recruit, hire, train, and mentor staff members
  • Create the weekly department work schedule
  • Cut, trim, debone and prepare standard cuts of meat according to specifications using knives and power tools
  • Wrap and package prepared meats
  • Prepare special cuts and orders as per customer requests
  • Ensure all prepared items are properly labeled, covered and rotated
  • Present a neat, fresh, and well-merchandised department
  • Ensure the proper set up of racks, tables, coolers, backroom areas
  • Handle customer inquiries, requests and complaints in a prompt, polite and effective manner
  • Keep all equipment clean, well maintained and fully operational
  • Comply with the Company‚Äôs established Health and Safety and Food Safety policies and ensure that staff members are also adhering to these policies
  • Responsible for ensuring accuracy of store signage with regards to pricing
  • Liaise with the store manager, department heads and meat department staff to address any concerns, discuss upcoming ads / promotions, cross merchandising, etc

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous, relevant meat department experience, preferably in a supervisory capacity
  • Post-secondary Meat Cutting training / journeyman certification preferred
  • Proven ability to process a variety of meat cuts
  • Able to lead a team in an enthusiastic and positive manner
  • Superb customer service skills with a desire to provide customers with a great shopping experience
  • Exceptional leadership and organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation, policies and practices
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure
  • Able to maintain a professional demeanor under stressful situations
  • Experience in effective merchandising that drives sales
  • Have experience ordering and maintaining department stock
  • Flexibility to work a variety of hours which include days, evenings, weekends and stat holidays

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Ability to perform physically demanding, repetitive physical tasks for extended periods of time
  • Job requires manual dexterity, attention to detail, hand-eye co-ordination
  • Walking and standing for extended periods including bending, twisting, crouching and kneeling at times
  • Cold environment, noisy, with some strong odours

Our commitment to you:

  • Competitive wages with starting rates based on experience
  • Quarterly bonus incentives
  • Automatic pay increasesbased on the number of hours you have worked
  • Room for advancement - all new opportunities posted internally first
  • Company matched RRSP Program
  • Comprehensive benefits package including Dental, Extended Health, Vision, Life & Disability

If you feel that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities mentioned above then we would love to hear from you!

How to apply:

  • Respond to this job ad: apply in confidence to Human Resources
  • Please include a cover letter including your wage expectations & any restrictions for work hours

We would like to thank everyone for applying, however due to the volume of applications received only those moving forward to the interview process will be contacted.




keywords: meat, journeyman, meat cutter, butcher, slaughter, food production, back end, back of house, front of house, food prep, hospitality, management, manager, supervisor, team leader

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Supervisory / Management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Retail / Grocery: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Meat Cutting: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Secondary School (Preferred)


  • Available for flexible shifts, incl days, evenings, weekends (Required)
  • Journeyman meat cutter (Preferred)
  • Canadian citizen, PR holder or Valid work permit (Required)
  • Ok with commute to Boyle, AB (Required)
  • Looking for Full Time - 40 hours per week (Preferred)