At a Glance

Are you interested in a professional career at a growing iconic Canadian retailer? Are you ready to demonstrate your skills on a national level? As part of our Home Office team, you’ll work alongside some of our most talented leaders, help promote the brand and deliver cost savings to Canadians and their families. You’ll be challenged and rewarded, and be part of a multi-faceted team! What more could you want? We work hard. Giant Tiger is a growing company; always striving to drive our strategy and exceed industry standards. Everyone has an important role to play and the days are full and interesting. We also like to have fun! We have:

BBQs every Friday in the summer

Annual family fun day at Calypso Waterpark

Monthly subsidized team lunches

Quarterly town hall meetings

Christmas Eve festivities for employees and their families

Spoils & Sports – Giveaways from hockey and football tickets to maid and spa services

Social Club – Fun events and contests

Annual Friends & Family event – Friends and family receive an in-store discount

Annual Staff Appreciation event

Annual recognition dinner

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our amazing leadership team comprises a talented group of retail professionals with a breadth of knowledge and experience. They are not only committed to moving the business forward, but also to investing in and nurturing our talents. Our senior team believes in leading by example, fostering a positive work environment and providing opportunities for our employees to be engaged and challenged every day!

Thomas Haig

President &

Chief Operating Officer

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Paul Wood

Executive Vice President &

Chief Operating Officer

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Dave Burnside

Executive Vice President

& Chief Purchasing Officer

(Grocery)

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Curtis Olsen

Executive Vice President

of Store Operations

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Julia Knox

Senior Vice President &

Chief Purchasing Officer

(Softgoods & Hardgoods)

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Ron Hyson

Senior Vice President of

Human Resources & Safety

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Jeff Scobie

Senior Vice President

of Information Systems

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Jessica Godin

Senior Vice President

of Supply Chain

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Cindy-Lynn Steele

Senior Vice President

of Strategy & Marketing

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Our Departments

Our Ottawa Home
Office and Montreal
Buying Office are
home to a number
of very diverse and
unique departments.

Our Ottawa Home Office departments:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Buying Operations
  • eCommerce
  • Grocery Buying
  • Hardgoods Buying
  • Human Resources and Health and Safety
  • Information Services
  • Leasing and Legal Services
  • Loss Prevention
  • Marketing
  • Merchandise Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Store Operations and Store Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supply Chain
  • Visual Merchandising

Our Montreal Buying Office departments, which support our Fashion/Softgoods business:

  • Buying
  • Direct Import
  • Supply Chain
  • Merchandise Planning

Our Ottawa Home Office and Montreal Buying Office are home to a number of very diverse and unique departments.

Our Ottawa Home Office departments:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Buying Operations
  • eCommerce
  • Grocery Buying
  • Hardgoods Buying
  • Human Resources and Health and Safety
  • Information Services
  • Leasing and Legal Services
  • Loss Prevention
  • Marketing
  • Merchandise Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Store Operations and Store Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supply Chain
  • Visual Merchandising

Our Montreal Buying Office departments,
which support our Fashion/Softgoods business:

  • Buying
  • Direct Import
  • Supply Chain
  • Merchandise Planning

Benefits

Our employees work hard and we want to ensure their well-being and needs are taken care of. There are many benefits to working in either our Ottawa Home Office or Montreal Buying Office and we encourage our employees to take full advantage of them!

Benefits and perks include:

Comprehensive health and dental coverage

Generous store discount

3 additional vacation days to cover the time between Christmas and New Year’s

Deferred Profit Sharing Plan for associates

5 flexible paid personal days

Subsidized gym memberships

Flexible work hours and, in certain roles, the option to work from home

Tuition reimbursement program

Short term incentive (bonus) program

Free parking

Camp Otonabee – We pay for a week of summer camp for our employees’ children

Reid Family Bursary program – Up to $1,500 per year for eligible children of employees

Parental Leave top-up

Shareholder program for our management team

Locations

HOME OFFICE

OTTAWA, ON

Our Home Office is in the nation’s picturesque capital: Ottawa! With a population of 900,000, Ottawa has all the conveniences of living in an urban city, and the charm and security of living in a smaller community. Ottawa has several very distinct neighborhoods to live in with the average home cost coming in at around $378,000 in 2017. With so many different options, anyone can make Ottawa their home! There is always something to do here – there are museums, parks (Ottawa has more parks than any other Canadian city!), theatres and art galleries, shopping, great walking and biking paths, festivals and several sports teams.


FUN FACT: Our Home Office is expanding! We are very excited to announce that by early 2021, we will be working out of a brand new space that fosters collaboration and focuses on the employee experience. We’re so excited.

MONTREAL BUYING OFFICE

LAVAL. QC

On September 1, 1990, the clothing and footwear buying office was established in Montreal. The objective: To be closer to the suppliers and manufacturers so as to be in a better position to pick up trends quickly and move merchandise to the stores faster. In 2016, a new office was built for our Softgoods Buying team in Laval. That’s right, joining our Softgoods Buying team means that you’ll get to enjoy the perks of our beautiful, modern office (including all-day natural light, thanks to our skylights).

Laval is just a short drive from Montreal meaning it is a short drive from great food, great shopping and endless entertainment options. Montreal may be known for its food scene and nightlife but there is plenty to see and do during the day! Montreal has great public transit and, with the average house costing around $350,000 in 2018, it is a convenient and affordable place to live.

In Our Communities

At Giant Tiger, we’re committed to giving back to the communities that we call home. If you enjoy getting involved in the community, Giant Tiger has many volunteer opportunities for you to do so. Here are just a few of the meaningful initiatives we have participated in:

  • CHEO Trees of Hope – An evening of tree decorating to raise funds and awareness for The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Deck the Halls on Giving Tuesday – Decorating the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Maplesoft Centre for the holidays
  • Operation Come Home – Distributing backpacks containing basic necessities, as well as warm sweaters and socks donated by Giant Tiger
  • Boys and Girls Club – As part of our Giant Tiger Giant Steps program’s Tuesday Talk series, we speak with youth from one of the Boys and Girls Clubs about what a career in retail is all about
  • Les Scientifines – Teaching young girls about the math and science behind fashion

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