Job Summary: The Store Manager in Training (SMIT) is a developmental position where individuals are trained and prepared to assume the role of a permanent Store Manager. Regular travel and ability to relocate is required. The SMIT will be trained on total store (four-wall) accountabilities and the day-to-day and long-term operations and financial requirements of a retail flooring business with an emphasis on delivering consistently positive results. The SMIT will partner with the Regional Manager (RM) and, as assigned, the Store Manager (SM) in leading and directing a team of store associates and for providing general oversight of all functional areas of the store, including driving sales, overall store financial performance, and execution of company initiatives, staffing, inventory control, and compliance with company standards. The SMIT will help manage the standards and expectations for all aspects of the store, but will often delegate tasks or operational activities to others and will supervise, inspect, train, and/or coach associates in order to accomplish all store sales, service and operational goals. Job Title: Store Manager in Training (SMIT) Department: Store Operations Reports To: Store Manager/Regional Manager Job Status: Exempt Budget Managed ($): Up to $15 million Position Qualifications: High school diploma, GED equivalency, or suitable work experience in a managerial position sufficient to demonstrate high school level retail math and English skills Five to eight years of related sales/retail/customer service experience; minimum of three years of direct managerial experience (leading teams and/or managing associates) Experience recruiting, assessing, selecting and developing associates, preferably in a retail environment Must possess a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record Basic Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) Experience with Point of Sale (POS), SAP, and payroll and scheduling systems, preferred Outstanding telephone skills Ability to drive/operate a forklift required (forklift certification required prior to operating equipment) Constant (more than 50% of the time) standing, walking, and hand/finger dexterity Frequent (between 33% -50% of the time) lifting & carrying up to 20 lbs.; pushing & pulling - up to 15 lbs. Occasional (up to 33% of the time) sitting, reaching, using ladder to climb, squatting, kneeling, bending, and twisting; lifting & carrying up to 80 lbs.; pushing & pulling up to 80 lbs. Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception) General Work Schedule: The SMIT assignment may require extensive travel and at the end of the assignment, individuals must be willing and able to minimally relocate within the region to which they are assigned. In general, a SMIT's work week consists of 5 days within the same work week. SMITs routinely work up to fifty (50), and sometimes more, hours per week based on business, staffing and customer needs. SMITs are expected to be regularly involved in store opening and/or closing as well as working some Sundays, evenings and holidays as required by business needs. Regular travel may be required. Periodically, SMITs may find it necessary to arrange their schedule to fill store staffing gaps due to associate absences, scheduled Paid Time-Off, special/promotional events or other business demands. Work Environment: SMITs generally work in a retail sales and warehouse environment that involves the use of office equipment, such as computers and telephones, machinery/mechanical equipment, ladders and heavy equipment (forklift). Some exposure to moderate noise, outdoor elements (heat and cold) and airborne particles. 2 - 15 hourly associates supervised. Please see job description.
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