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Retail Manager

The Opportunity

Maple Leaf Marinas is the largest owner of premium Marinas in Canada with locations on Lake Simcoe, Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph and Georgian Bay, Ontario. We are the leader in our Industry for providing opportunities for skilled employees in a fast-paced team environment servicing over 10,000 recreational boaters within our portfolio.

Gordon Bay Marine is a leading marine dealership situated in MacTier, Ontario. Our establishment offers a comprehensive range of services including sales, parts, service, and rentals. We are committed to delivering exceptional customer service and fostering a dynamic work environment.

Position: Retail Manager

Location: Gordon Bay Marine - MacTier, Ontario

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Retail Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our retail department. The Retail Manager will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our retail operations, maintaining inventory levels, optimizing sales performance, and providing leadership to our team.

Key Responsibilities:

Daily Activities During Busy Periods:

  • Ensure accurate daily cash balances.
  • Monitor and adjust staffing levels to meet operational demands across different areas (store, fuel).
  • Manage rental bookings and manifests, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
  • Operate POS systems during peak hours.
  • Provide assistance to parts and sales representatives in accessory selection and order processing.
  • Effectively handle customer interactions from greeting to final delivery of products.
  • Maintain and organize parts stock, ensuring timely maintenance.
  • Offer assistance and advice to the service department as required.

Weekly Activities:

  • Conduct regular reviews of store inventories versus sales to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Identify items for reorder that are not on regular repurchase programs.
  • Follow up with post-delivery clients and lost leads to enhance customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Monitor manufacturer rebates and ensure prompt payouts.
  • Generate and analyze sales reports to assess performance and inform decision-making.

Monthly Activities:

  • Generate vendor reports to evaluate parts value by category.
  • Set goals for the upcoming period and devise promotions to align with objectives.
  • Update major unit inventory to reflect current manufacturer promotions.
  • Coordinate with the Marketing department on initiatives related to powersports and store inventory.
  • Review wholesale programs to identify major unit inventory required for future allocation.

Annual Stocking Orders:

  • Review annual volume consumption reports to inform stocking decisions.
  • Identify and address early/mid-season out-of-stock items.
  • Review booking terms, discounts, and freight allowances to optimize purchasing decisions.
  • Collaborate with sales representatives to create comprehensive annual stocking orders.

Reports and Management:

  • Utilize various reports including parts consumption, parts movement, sales, vendor inventory, and parts gross margin reports to inform decision-making.
  • Supervise and manage a team of 8 seasonal students, ensuring adherence to company policies and standards.

Rental Information and Agreements:

  • Oversee rental bookings and manifests, ensuring accuracy and compliance with company policies and procedures.


  • Previous experience in a retail management role, preferably within the marine or powersports industry.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in POS systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of rental operations and agreements is desirable.
  • Available to work weekends as needed throughout seasonal period.

Gordon Bay Marine is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.