Detailed Job Information

Yard Manager

  • City: Ponoka
  • Province: Alberta
  • Date Posted On: June 12, 2024
  • Closing Date: July 12, 2024

Company Name: Sommer Home Hardware Building Centre

Experience: 0-4 Years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: To be negotiated Pending Experience

Certification Required: Class 3 Drivers with Air


Phone Number: 4037834464

Job Description:


The Yard Supervisor oversees all yard personnel and activities, including serving customers in the yard and maintaining receiving, unloading, and delivery schedules. They must execute supervise compliance with safety and fire regulations. The Supervisor is accountable for all materials and equipment in the yard. The Yard Supervisor must perform all assigned tasks with sufficient speed and accuracy to support store efficiency and a high level of customer service.



Assist and communicate with customers, management, employees, wholesaler / manufacturer representatives, and delivery personnel.

Move throughout the yard to monitor the activities of employees, assist customers, check inventory status, and verify the safety and security of the yard.

Assume responsibilities for all yard activities.

Supervise yard personnel, keeping productivity at peak levels.

Supervise customer service in the yard.

Develop and maintain receiving, unloading, and delivery schedules.

Supervise the maintenance and safe operation of yard equipment, including forklifts, carts, pallet jack, radial arm saw, etc.

Report out-of-stock items and surplus items to the appropriate personnel.

Oversee the work schedules of all full-time and part-time employees assigned to the yard.

Supervise compliance with safety and fire regulations.

Establish and maintain policies which minimize waste and employ labour hours productively.

Bring actual or anticipated operating problems promptly to the attention of management.

Make suggestions for rule or policy changes when such changes would improve sales, profits, efficiency, morale, and/or operations in general.

Provide a good example for employees under your supervision by following company policies and procedures.

Acknowledge customers in a friendly manner and provide assistance when required.

When filling orders, consider add-on sales when possible, and train employees under your supervision to do the same.

Work on additional duties and assignments as assigned by management.

Work in a safe manner in accordance with provincial and federal safety legislation.

Report any potential hazards and unsafe behavior to management in order to have the situation corrected.



High School graduation or equivalent.

Retail experience is an asset.

Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Ability to lead.

Excellent communication skills.

Excellent mathematical skills.

Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret written and printed materials and information provided in numerical and statistical form.

Ability to work co-operatively in a team environment.

Must be able to safely operate equipment required for efficient yard operations, including a lumber cart, forklift, pallet jack, order picker, banding machine, ladder, radial arm saw, etc.

Be able to complete deliveries with 5 ton and 1 ton truck.

Class 3 Drivers License with air required.



Must be able to move materials weighing up to 100 pounds around the yard, placing them on or removing them from trucks, pallets, etc.



Reports directly to the Assistant Manager or Store Manager.

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