Our client, the third largest producer of Canadian oil and natural gas and the second largest refiner and upgrader with extensive midstream and downstream infrastructure, has an immediate need for a District Manager to collaborate with business stakeholders and execution teams. This is a contract position for one (1) year located in Toronto, Ontario.
The District Manager is the primary link between the Retailer and Company, and is responsible for the fuel volume, ancillary sales and overall profitability of a group of retail and commercial sites in a defined geographic area. The District Manager will support national retail and commercial/cardlock business. This role is a fantastic opportunity to further develop and grow your experience in oil and gas. The company sells and distributes a full range of refined petroleum products through their network of branded retail and commercial outlets. Their network of approximately 475 locations support both retail and commercial fuel businesses and include cardlocks, travel centers, bulk distribution, convenience stores and other services such as car washes, restaurants and loyalty card programs. They are a multi-brand distributor, which includes the responsibility of operations of a national commercial cardlock network.
The successful candidate will manage the execution of operational standards, marketing plans and programs, as well as customer service and Health, Safety and Environment standards. The position is responsible for operations across our retail and commercial network, within a defined geographical region. It is expected that the successful candidate with spend a minimum of 70% of their time in the field.
Key responsibilities may include:
- Developing and managing the retailer relationship
- Recruiting and retaining high-quality retailers.
- Effectively communicating business model, operating practices, training support, marketing plans and programs, and standards programs.
- Managing the on-site execution of operating standards, including on-site observation, reviewing third-party reports, and helping to developing action plans for improvement.
- Regularly analyzing site financial and volumetric reports and counseling on finding operational efficiencies to improve business performance.
- Limiting environmental liability by monitoring fuel inventory control procedures / records and reviewing / advising on required infrastructure improvements.
- Managing approved retail fuel price strategies and tactics; actively observing market price movements and recommending market-specific price strategies and tactics.
- Responding to customer concerns as needed
Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- A minimum of five years experience in the retail gasoline/ convenience industry or retail industry; multi-unit management would be considered an asset.
- A Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Economics, Marketing or equivalent
- Proven business, communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with the ability to analyze financial and volumetric data
- Self-motivated, and able to work well under pressure and meet or exceed deadlines with minimal supervision
- Demonstrated ability to creatively identify, develop and qualify business opportunities
- Above average presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) in English. French is an asset
- Attention to detail, superior organizational skills combined with the ability to multi-task
- Demonstrated initiative, enthusiasm, dedication and success in previous endeavors.
- A drivers abstract will be required
- Territory will be Southern Ontario/GTA and select Northern Ontario sites
- Schedule: Work remotely 2 days/week and field travel 3 days/week. Mon-Fri 40 hr/week.
- Company Vehicle Provided
- Expenses: submit receipts for meals, accommodation, travel, including flights, car rental, and gas
- Overtime Requires Manager Approval
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