Topics: Management, Retailing, Management occupations Pages: 2 (718 words) Published: November 1, 2014

Jacob Timmins
For: Ms. Humphrey
Course: BOH4M1-01
Date:September 10, 2014
School: Sir William Mulock SS
Company Name:
Higher Ground Limited
Company Description:
Higher Ground Limited is well-established as a premier retail destination, founded in 1987 by Kevin Roher. The company’s only location is on Yonge Street in Toronto. Higher Ground is a high end outdoor lifestyle clothing and outerwear store. Specializing in top quality brands from around the world, such as The North Face, Canada Goose, Osprey and Arc’teryx. The store also sells outdoor accessories such as knives, Gopros, backpacks and footwear. Manager Name and Title at Company:

The manager’s name is Greg Snoddy and his title is the store manager (the only manager there), and he also is an international buyer for the company. Duties and Responsibilities (top three):
Greg’s top three responsibilities as the store manager are as followed: Buyer – travelling to different buying shows across Canada and the USA, searching out new brands and new technologies to supply the store with and keep their business at the forefront of the outdoor clothing industry. Managing the staff – interviewing and hiring the best staff available, scheduling and assigning daily duties to all staff. Data entry and stock control – this duty consists inputting and preparing all product to be sold on the retail store. Controls all of the stock in the store and helps the owner with pricing items. Level of Management:

Greg is classified as an upper level manager. He fits into this category because he buys new brands and items, which are based upon the latest trends and environmental changes in our modern world. Without him buying new stock, there would be no new sales or profits and the company would not exist. He also makes executive decisions along with the owner for the future of the store. These include; planning the recent renovation that the store just went through,...
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