Store Manager in Training Student Job – Summer 2020 – Kent Building Supplies

  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: March 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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 3700 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.

It takes a special person to become a retail store manager. You are responsible for so many functions – sales, inventory control, community relations, developing your people. We offer an intensive management development program to graduates in this role, but are now also offering summer, student opportunities.

You will work closely with the store manager to lead a business project. Returning students can increase responsibility each summer as they learn the skills needed to succeed as a store manager. After college or university graduation, your development continues by working in different size stores and in different regions.

Long term career growth is available through Kent, as well as J.D.Irving Limited, of which Kent is a division.

This position is open to recent graduates and current students from any discipline who are looking for an opportunity in retail management.


  • Safety mindset
  • Student in a diploma or degree program
  • Experience leading people
  • Ability to organize, plan, and implement change initiatives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 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
  • Competitive wages
  • Employee discount
  • Advancement

To apply, click here.