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Store Manager in Training


Kent is the largest retail building supply chain in Atlantic Canada.  Our mission is to be the best source of home improvement products through superior service, quality products and everyday great prices. We protect our customers and staff by hiring and training associates committed to our safety values.


We employ over 3,700 people and work hard to increase our market share through strategic investment in training and technology. In addition to our retail stores, we operate truss manufacturing facilities and a wholesale drywall company. We are a member of Independent Lumber Dealers Co-operative which ensures our great product selection and pricing.

Store Managers in Training are Assistant Managers who have the desire to develop skills to become a Store Manager.  Kent provides opportunities for learning, including a management development program that provides training from experts in various areas of retail operations paired with hands-on application.  Development may include opportunities to participate in project work, new store set up or process improvement.  

Assistant managers are responsible for all operations within a section of the store, delivering financial results and developing their people. Long term career growth is available through Kent as well as J.D. Irving, Limited of which Kent is a division. 

Typical career steps are to work in process improvement, purchasing or to become a store manager (store manager in training).


  • Safety mindset 
  • Diploma or degree in any field of study
  • Some experience supervising or leading people
  • Ability to organize, plan and implement change initiatives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to leverage technology for project management, analysis and solving problems (including Microsoft Office Suite) 
  • Retail experience is an asset

Compensation includes:

  • Continuous learning 
  • Medical, health and dental benefits, disability insurance, and Registered Retirement Savings Plan contributions
  • Competitive wages
  • Employee discount
  • Advancement

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


To learn more about our products and services, click here




Kent Building Supplies is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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