Assistant Meat Manager

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Job Title: Assistant Meat Manager

Location Name: Esquimalt

Company Overview:

Country Grocer a family-owned and operated company on Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island for over three decades has earned a reputation as a truly local company with a deep commitment to our local communities and to Island’s farmers, growers, and producers.

Country Grocer at Esquimalt is looking for a Assistant Meat Manager (FULL-TIME) to join our family! The meat department is responsible for providing a “WOW” factor with our eye-catching and mouth-watering display, and superb helpful service that make our customer in awe.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Functions as department point person for all Meat department needs in the absence of the Meat Manager
  • Works with Meat Manager to achieve sales, ordering, and staffing goals and requirements; writes schedules as needed
  • Assists Meat Manager with inventory management and ordering needs
  • Trains and motivates Team Members in a way that encourages customer service excellence and minimizes turnover
  • Co-manages Team Member performance review process; ensures timely feedback is communicated
  • Assist in progressive discipline processes and all documentation when requested by Department Manager
  • Ensures that the highest quality of customer service is provided; maintains awareness of customer needs and directs Team Members help as necessary
  • Co-leads a positive team environment and fosters inclusion
  • Prioritizes Team Member safety; ensures policies and procedures are followed
  • Performs other duties as required such as meat cutting, clean up and stocking

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory or management experience in food services or grocery environment

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to communicate and direct team members of department in order to achieve expected results
  • Ability to analyze situations, identify problems and implement solutions
  • Strong numeral skills to ensure accurate weigh and price labeling
  • Strong negotiation, conflict resolution, people management skills
  • Ability to identify problem and solution-oriented skills
  • Ability to safely bend, twist, and lift up to 50lbs on a consistent basis

Schedule Requirements:

  • Ability to work flexible hours

Starting Wage: $21 per hour.


  • Full extended health benefits package at 6 months
  • Self-directed RRSP and company matching program
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid sick days

Our amazing perks!

  • Get paid every Friday!
  • Special Team Member Discount Program
  • Pay increases linked to performance
  • Flexible schedules posted in advance
  • Team Member assistance and wellness program
  • A positive and inclusive team-oriented environment
  • Recognition programs that regularly celebrate achievements
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