You have leadership skills? You are able to set objectives for yourself and exceed them?

Be part of a team where participation and communication between management and its members, is the basis of the company’s philosophy. It’s a work environment that is sure to become a source of motivation!

The management team members are trained in each of the spheres corresponding to their work, at the operational and at human resources levels. They have all the necessary tools to be successful in their work.

Knowledge and qualifications acquired in business management studies could prove to be an asset to obtain positions on the management teams in the PJC network.

Management Team Positions:

Administrator

The administrator is mainly in charge of planning the short and long term operational, budget, commercial, human resources and advertising activities of the store.

Some of the duties of the administrator are:

  • Supervise store activity
  • Verify that the merchandise is in stock and current
  • Monitor the commercial image of the store
  • Manage internal promotions and advertising

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Manager

The manager is in charge of planning, organizing and controlling all the operational and human resources management activities of the store in compliance with the standards established by the Jean Coutu Group.

Some of the duties of the manager are:

  • Ensure that the commercial image of the store complies with the standards of the Jean Coutu Group
  • Ensure that the necessary personnel is hired for the smooth operations of the store
  • Supervise his or her work team and ensuring that they are getting the adequate job training
  • Carry out the evaluation of his or her employees
  • Carry out a budget plan for his or her store

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Assistant Manager

The assistant manager is mainly responsible for assisting the manager with regard to the operational activities and the management of human resources while ensuring an exemplary customer service is always offered. He or she makes sure that operations are always compliant to the standards established by the Jean Coutu Group.

Some of the duties of the assistant manager are:

  • Plan, distribute and supervise the work done by employees in his or her charge
  • Oversee the opening and closing of the store to ensure the smooth operation and the neatness of the store
  • Assist the manager in maintaining a commercial image that reflects the standards of the Jean Coutu Group

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

The role of Assistant Manager

An assistant manager in a PJC store has to fill a key job and play an active role in the success of the company. Reporting to the store manager, the assistant manager supports the smooth operations of the store while contributing to the management of human resources and favoring the operations, the merchandising and the commercial image of the store.

Price Coordinator

The price coordinator must carry out a rigorous control of all aspects associated to the prices in the store while ensuring full compliance to the established standards. He or she must also be available to offer a good customer service.

Some of the duties of the price coordinator are:

  • Carry out price changes
  • Print price labels
  • Perform a periodic verification of prices
  • Print the reports requested by the administrator and/or the manager

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Cashier Supervisor

The cashier supervisor plans, organizes and controls the operational activities and the human resources at the checkout department.

Some of the duties of the cashier supervisor are:

  • Ensure an exemplary customer service at the checkout counters
  • Oversee the neatness of the checkout area and maintain an attractive image of the department
  • Maintain an adequate inventory level
  • Supervise the work of cashiers
  • Oversee the job training of new cashiers
  • Carry out all task associated to the balancing of cash registers

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Photo Counter Manager

The photo counter manager plans, organizes and controls the operational activities and the human resources at the photo department.

Some of the duties of the photo counter manager are:

  • Ensure an exemplary customer service at the photo counter
  • Oversee the neatness of the photo counter and maintain an attractive image of the department
  • Maintain an adequate inventory level
  • Supervise the work of photo clerks
  • Oversee the job training of new photo clerks
  • Determine sale objectives and motivate his or her team

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Cosmetic Manager

The cosmetic manager plans, organizes and controls the operational activities and the human resources at the cosmetics department.

Some of the duties of the cosmetic manager are:

  • Set and meet sale objectives
  • Plan, organize and control the operations of the cosmetics department
  • Manage purchases/merchandise
  • Manage the cosmetics team
  • Execute make-up retouches and animations
  • Organize commercial activities

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Postal Counter Manager

The postal counter manager plans, organizes and controls the operational activities and the human resources of the postal counter department.

Some of the duties of the postal counter manager are:

  • Ensure an exemplary customer service at the postal counter
  • Oversee the neatness of the postal counter and maintain an attractive image of the department
  • Maintain an adequate inventory level
  • Supervise the work of postal counter clerks
  • Oversee the job training of new postal counter clerks
  • Ensure compliance to the standards of Canada Post

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Pharmacy Technician Supervisor

The pharmacy technician supervisor is mainly in charge of managing the technical personnel of the pharmacy as well as material resources and the coordination of operations associated to the work in the pharmacy.

Some of the duties of the pharmacy technician supervisor are:

  • Oversee the constant improvement of customer service
  • Ensure the smooth operations in the pharmacy
  • Carry out, in cooperation with his immediate superior, tasks associated with the hiring and the assessment of performance of pharmacy technicians
  • Oversee the job training of new pharmacy technicians

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Phamacist Supervisor

The pharmacist supervisor (in addition to basic work as a pharmacist), coordinates the policies, strategies and the objectives of his department.

Some of the duties of the pharmacist supervisor are:

  • Plan, direct and oversee all aspects of the management of the pharmacy such as financial, material, human and operational matters
  • Oversee the verifications of prescriptions and the analysis of the pharmacological records
  • Respond to the needs of customers by providing appropriate advice
  • Ensure an exemplary customer service
  • Monitor drug therapy regimens
  • Follow up with customers on their treatment

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

The Jean Coutu Group strives to contribute to the well-being of individuals and the development of the community by offering professional products and services of the highest quality. The health professionals who have joined this banner, also associate these values to helping people while being passionate about their profession.

In this perspective no effort is spared to improve the professional practice of pharmacists on a daily basis and offer pharmaceutical care services of quality to the customers. Through job training, organizational innovations, work-related initiatives involving the employees, the focus is on reaching the following objectives, among others:

  • Improve our services offered to our customers
  • Favour the continuous education of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
  • Offer an enjoyable and stimulating work environment to attract retain the best employees

You wish to join the Jean Coutu team? Take the time to have a look at what your work could be like on a daily basis in our stores. You are sure to find work conditions adapted to your needs and an unequalled support.

Pharmacy Lab Positions:

Pharmacist

The pharmacist provides quality professional services and oversees the pharmacy technicians work.

Some of the duties of the pharmacist are:

  • Verify prescriptions and analyze the pharmacological records of customers
  • Meet the needs of customers by offering them appropriate advice
  • Ensure an exemplary customer service
  • Monitor the drug-therapy regimen
  • Ensure a follow-up with customers

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

 

Work Environment and Organization

Kaizen

Given the constant increase of customer traffic each month, work organization is regularly reviewed.

The Jean Coutu Group offers all its affiliated pharmacies a re-engineering program (Kaizen) to favour the involvement of the members of the pharmacy team (pharmacists, pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians) in a process of discussion and exchange of ideas in view of continuously improving work methods.

All of the above in view of improving the quality of life in the work place, developing team spirit and favoring the efficiency of everyone. According to several pharmacy teams having implemented this process: "It’s extraordinary, the reorganization of the work has allowed the pharmacy team to better respond to the needs of customers and free up some time for our professional activities".

Practicing with Two Pharmacists

To count on the support of a colleague is a way to break out of the isolation associated in practicing alone. Discussion, taking decisions together and sharing new knowledge pertaining to health is a rewarding career experience! To provide a greater quality of service, there is no better formula than to work with a colleague. This is what practicing in a Jean Coutu Pharmacy can offer.

Job Training of Pharmacy Technicians

Work with a team made up of trained and certified pharmacy technicians! Our technical personnel is fully trained in courses offered by the PJC School.

With a strong technical team, the pharmacists can delegate most technical tasks confidently and fully concentrate on professional duties.

 

Rx-PRO

Our professional service software Rx-PRO is currently one of the most appreciated on the market and also reflects the latest technological breakthroughs. It is user friendly, easy to use and offers an unmatched professional support.

Support on a Daily Basis

One of the main benefits of working in a structured environment like the PJC network is the wide range of resources available.

You are experiencing a problem with the computer system? The Rx Center is there to answer your call for support.
You are required to deal with a human resources management challenge? You can rely on your human resources consultant for assistance.
You need to validate a professional concern? The Pharmacy department is happy to assist you.

All these resources make it their top priority to provide support to all the pharmacy teams of the Jean Coutu network.

 

Continuous Job Training

Jean Coutu Academy Evening Conferences

The Jean Coutu Academy offers throughout the year conferences to the pharmacists and pharmacy students within the Jean Coutu network. These high quality conferences are presented in Quebec City and Montreal by renowned and acclaimed guest speakers.

This training is also offered via video conference for pharmacists unable to travel to Montreal or Quebec City.

Continuous Self-Training Activities

Several job training events are offered each year, which include making available tools that can be integrated to the daily practice.

 

Professional Tools

To keep abreast of the latest findings, the pharmacists practicing in the Jean Coutu network receive a publication updating their current level of knowledge. This publication "Le bulletin d’information AJC" is especially created for the pharmacists of the network. They also receive the professional magazine called, "The Pharmacist’s Letter".

Each pharmacy in the network subscribes to the Centre d’Information Pharmaceutique (CIP) which quickly provides answers to questions concerning the use of a medication or relative to any other medical matter.

 

Professional Recognition

Professional Commitment Prizes

The pharmacists can also win Professional Commitment awards. These prizes reward outstanding salaried pharmacists for their involvement with patients, their pharmacy team, pharmacy students as well as with other health professionals.

The Associated Clinician Prize

A prize is drawn twice a year among all pharmacists having supervised a 4th year pharmacy student in a clinical internship context.

 

Remuneration

  • Very competitive salary;
  • Progressive vacation plan quickly reaching 4 weeks;
  • Group insurance whose premium is entirely paid by the employer for full time and part time employees*;
  • Group RRSP with contribution by the employer*;
  • Continuous training allowances;
  • Reimbursement of the professional contribution and insurance coverage costs;
  • Possibility of a job transfer to another store in the network without loss of social benefits;
  • Employee discount on purchases made in the store*;

*Certain conditions apply.

The role of Pharmacist

As a health professional and a specialist in the use of medications, the pharmacist provides professional health services of quality, from the analysis of the patient file to the giving out of advice. The pharmacist also supervises the team of pharmacy technicians while offering an excellent service to patients.

Pharmacy Student

It may be the career you are looking for!

Reporting directly to the pharmacist, the pharmacy student can analyze patient records and provide advice to patients. His involvement is proportional to his level of competence.

The pharmacy student is mainly in charge of:

  • Actively assist the pharmacist to perform his or her duties
  • Join new clinic projects
  • Host booths during health related event
  • Perform the basic work of a pharmacy department technician

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Salary Scale

Our salary scale for pharmacy students is one of the most attractive on the market and is revised each year to ensure that we offer you the best. From the first year of study until the day you obtain your permit to practice, our salary scale increases in accordance to your academic progress.

 

Employment Search

You have questions regarding the work conditions and social benefits offered?

Please contact François Pilote at 450.646.9611 ext. 1279 or by e-mail at fpilote@jeancoutu.com who will be happy to answer all your questions or otherwise respond to your concerns.

 

Subscription to the Pharmacist’s Letter

The Pharmacist’s Letter magazine is distributed to pharmacy students exclusively by Jean Coutu. This publication provides a summary of the most recent updates concerning medications. It is an indispensable tool for pharmacy students wishing to keep abreast of the latest developments in the world of pharmacy. The only way to get the magazine is to meet with us during the two following annual events: The Dinner-Conference at Montreal University and the Dinner-Conference at the Laval University. Do not let this opportunity pass you by!

 

Tribute to Newcomers to the Profession

Every year we award the "Tribute to Newcomers to the Profession" (le Prix Hommage à la relève Jean Coutu) to a pharmacy student in each of the four years of the bachelor’s degree in the pharmacy program. The $1,000 prize underscores the leadership, the involvement of the student in the faculty activities and the commitment in different areas of pharmaceutical practice or in the community.

 

Participation to Student Activities

Each year the Jean Coutu Group is proud to contribute to several events within the faculties and student associations of several universities. This is an excellent way for us to establish privileged contacts with students and encourage students to choose the PJC Jean Coutu network to launch their career.

Through Dinner-conferences, career day events, COCEP, graduation balls, excellence award ceremonials, we are always very happy to accompany your academic efforts toward the superb profession of pharmacist.

Pharmacy Technician

The pharmacy technician assists the pharmacist in the processing of prescriptions, the greeting of patients until the medication is provided to the customer.

Some of the duties of the pharmacy technicians are:

  • Offering an exemplary customer service
  • Greet customers, collect personal data and prepare the prescriptions
  • Answer the telephone
  • Refer the patients to the pharmacists whenever this is appropriate
  • Place the merchandise in the pharmacy

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

 

Job Training

The Jean Coutu Group ensures that the pharmacists of the Jean Coutu network can rely on the services of competent and dynamic technical assistants and pharmacy technicians.

Towards this goal, the PJC School offers a full training program including five courses. You can acquire the specific knowledge relative to customer service, the Rx-Pro prescription management system and the necessary competence to exercise this very rewarding job.

 

Seminar of Certified Pharmacy Technicians

Each year a continuous education seminar is offered to pharmacy technicians of the Jean Coutu network who have obtained their certification.

This event is very appreciated and unfolds over a full day in Quebec City and Montreal. This is a unique opportunity for attendees to supplement their skills and socialize with colleagues outside a pharmacy setting.

 

TECH Magazine

On a quarterly basis, pharmacy technicians of the Jean Coutu network receive the TECH magazine. This publication provides precious information concerning work in the pharmacy, the programs currently in force and useful job tips.

The role of Pharmacy Technician

By assisting the pharmacist, the pharmacy technician plays an important role on the team. The pharmacy technician assists the pharmacist in the processing of prescriptions, as well as in the welcoming the patients till their medications are dispensed, all the while offering an excellent customer service.

Pharmacist Supervisor

The pharmacist supervisor (in addition to basic work as a pharmacist), coordinates the policies, strategies and the objectives of his or her department.

Some of the duties of the pharmacist supervisor are:

  • Plan, direct and oversee all aspects of the management of the pharmacy such as financial, material, human and operational matters
  • Oversee the verifications of prescriptions and the analysis of the pharmacological records
  • Respond to the needs of customers by providing appropriate advice
  • Ensure an exemplary customer service
  • Monitor the drug therapy regimen
  • Follow up on the treatment with customers

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Pharmacy Technician Supervisor

The pharmacy technician supervisor is mainly in charge of managing the team of technicians, material resources as well as the coordination of operations associated to the work in the pharmacy.

Some of the duties of the pharmacy technician supervisor are:

  • Oversee the constant improvement of customer service
  • Ensure the smooth operations of the pharmacy
  • Carry out, in cooperation with his immediate superior, tasks associated with the hiring and the assessment of performance of pharmacy technicians
  • Oversee the job training of new pharmacy technicians

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Nurse

The nurse insures medical care and must be attentive to the needs of patients.

Nurse responsabilities are:

  • Provides an empathic, enthusiastic and professional customer service
  • Provides established medical care in accordance with employer and the legal framework of his practice
  • Follows up with patients
  • Maintains cleanliness, hygiene as well as merchandise storage of the designated office .

*The tasks mentioned above are listed for informational purposes.

You are motivated by sales and have a passion for cosmetics?

You excel in customer service quality?

Find out what part time and full time career opportunities are available in the cosmetics sector. The Jean Coutu network offers an extensive continuing education program that provides the essential knowledge that a beauty consultant should have.

Cosmetics Department Positions:

Cosmetic Manager

The cosmetic manager plans, organizes and controls the operational activities and the human resources at the cosmetics department.

Some of the duties of the cosmetic manager are:

  • Set and meet sales objectives
  • Plan, organize and control the operations of the cosmetics department
  • Manage purchases/merchandise
  • Manage the cosmetics team
  • Execute make-up retouches and animations
  • Organize commercial activities

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Cosmetician

The cosmetician, prioritizing exemplary customer service, acts as sales consultant by making personalized sales.

Some of the duties of the cosmetician are:

  • Offer exemplary customer service
  • Advise customers and sell cosmetic products
  • Manage merchandise

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

The role of the cosmetician

To be a PJC cosmetician means being on a dynamic and competent team that feels passionately about its mission. The cosmetician acts as a beauty advisor and is a specialist in the sale of makeup as well as body, face and hair care products by offering a personal service of quality.

Takes advantage of commissions and motivation programs, and of the training program on national brand products and enjoy the opportunity to win a national contest!

Your priority is satisfying customers?

You are always wearing a warm and sincere smile?

You care about your work being well done?

Then you need to know that there are many employment opportunities available, full time and part time, throughout our network of stores.

Other Department Positions:

Floor Clerk

The floor clerk must be available to offer excellent customer service, be attentive to the needs of customers and answer their questions, while carrying all the other tasks required of him.

Some of the duties of the floor clerk are:

  • Offer an exemplary customer service
  • Stock store shelves
  • Redo facings
  • Keep the departments clean
  • Respond to a variety of different calls

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

The role of Floor Clerk

To be a sales floor clerk in a PJC store means to be on a dynamic and versatile team. The sales floor clerk is assigned for the most part to maintaining the commercial image of the store, maintaining the shelves and the merchandise displays, as well as supporting the members of the team while offering an excellent customer service.

Cashier

The cashier is mostly in charge of operating the cash register while offering a customer service of incomparable quality. This employee is attentive to the needs of customers and answers their questions.

Some of the duties of the cashier are: 

  • Offer an excellent customer service
  • Process the transactions with the customer
  • Keep the checkout counter neat
  • Re-stock the shelves with merchandise
  • Operate the "Loto-Quebec" terminal
  • Balance the cash register

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

The role of the cashier

With several million transactions registered each year throughout Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick, to be a cashier at Jean Coutu means occupying a strategic store position. The cashier for the most part operates the cash register while offering an excellent customer service.

Photo Counter Clerk

The photo clerk is in charge of picture cameras (digital and traditional), photography accessories and photo development while offering a customer service of incomparable quality. This employee is also attentive to the needs of customers and answers their questions.

Some of the duties of the photo counter clerk are:

  • Offer an excellent customer service
  • Process the transactions with the customer
  • Advise customers
  • Offer different photo services
  • Verify photo orders

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Postal Office Clerk

The postal office clerk provides postal services to the customers while offering a customer service of incomparable quality. This employee is attentive to the needs of customers and answers their questions.

Some of the duties of the postal office clerk are:

  • Offer an excellent customer service
  • Advise customers on the different services offered by Canada Post
  • File the mail
  • Carry mail returns
  • Prepare parcels

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Receiving Clerk

The receiving clerk carries out the unloading, the counting and the verification of cases of merchandise at the receiving of orders.

Some of the duties of the receiving clerk are:

  • Offer an exemplary customer service
  • Receive the different orders and verify these
  • Oversee the distribution of merchandise in the appropriate sections of the store
  • Keep the warehouse neat and tidy

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Health products clerk

The health products clerk is mainly responsible of the orthopedic, natural and off-the-counter products. Furthermore, he must be available to offer good customer service and being capable of precisely identifying customers’ needs .His grand knowledge of specialized products, which he works with, should enable him to answer proactively to customer’s demands within the legal limits of his role. He/She could be asked to perform others required tasks.

Some duties of the health products section clerk are:

  • Offers an exemplary costumer service
  • Makes sure to maintain an updated knowledge regarding the specialized products of his department
  • Manages department inventory
  • Fills the shelves of his department

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Delivery Person

The delivery person is in charge of delivering prescribed medications and/or other products to the customers of the Jean Coutu Store.

Some of the duties of a delivery person are:

  • Offer an exemplary customer service
  • Deliver products according to a set schedule
  • Collect customers

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Accounting Clerk

The accounting clerk is responsible for the general office work, payroll management as well as all the accounting tasks of the store.

Some of the duties of the accounting clerk are: 

  • Issue financial statements
  • Balance cashes
  • Prepare payroll
  • Manage payable and receivable accounts
  • Prepare a variety of reports
  • Ensure management of bill 90 (training).

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.

Office Clerk

The office clerk is mainly responsible for general office work and payroll management.

Some of the duties of the office clerk are:

  • Balance cashes
  • Prepare payroll
  • Keep employee records up to date

*The tasks above are listed for informational purposes.