Retail Sales and Store Management Trainee – Religious Material

Retail Sales and Store Management Trainee – Religious Material

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Sales & Marketing




Aplin has partnered with our client, a retail store in Saskatoon specializing in providing religious material for the Catholic and Christian faiths, in search of a Retail Sales and Store Management Trainee.

The Sales and Store Manager is responsible for the day-to-day sales and operations of a retail store specializing in Catholic religious materials. This role involves overseeing accounting and bookkeeping tasks, managing inventory, and ordering supplies specific to clients’ needs. The Store Manager plays a pivotal role in ensuring a well-organized, customer-friendly environment that meets the needs of the local Catholic community.

  • Participate in local community events and activities to promote the store and its offerings.
  • Update displays regularly to highlight seasonal or featured items.
  • Create attractive product displays that showcase Catholic materials effectively.
  • Foster a strong rapport with the local Catholic community to build a loyal customer base.
  • Address customer concerns and resolve issues in a professional and timely manner.
  • Provide exceptional customer service, including assisting customers with product inquiries, recommendations, and purchases.
  • Manage returns and exchanges with suppliers as needed.
  • Place orders for new stock, ensuring timely deliveries and cost-effectiveness.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers, negotiating terms and pricing.
  • Research and identify new Catholic materials to add to the store's inventory.
  • Implement inventory control practices to reduce losses and maximize profitability.
  • Monitor inventory levels and order products to maintain adequate stock.
  • Oversee the procurement and management of Catholic religious materials, including books, Bibles, religious artwork, sacramental items, and other religious goods.
  • Understanding of the SAGE accounting program.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel including using a variety of formulae.
  • Keep accurate financial records, including sales, expenses, and inventory.
  • Exemplary customer service and a commitment to moving product.
  • Implement and enforce store policies and procedures.
  • Schedule and supervise store staff, including sales associates and clerical staff.
  • Create an inviting and customer-friendly atmosphere to enhance the shopping experience.
  • Maintain the overall organization and cleanliness of the store.
  • A bachelor's degree in business, management, or a related field is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience in retail management, preferably in a bookstore or religious materials store.
  • Strong understanding of accounting and bookkeeping principles.
  • Knowledge of Catholic religious materials and customs is a must.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Proficiency in inventory management software and point-of-sale systems.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as required.
  • A commitment to promoting and respecting the Catholic and Christian faith and values.
  • Some heavy lifting up to 45 pounds may be required occasionally.

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