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Store Manager in Training

Company: Rural King Supply
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:


The primary role of the Store Manager in Training is to develop knowledge and understanding of the day-to-day store operations, customer service, and merchandising under the supervision and direction of a Store Manager. This position requires strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and supervise associates. Also included are establishing an interactive sales approach, keen awareness of safety & loss prevention, maintenance of store cleanliness and appearance, excellent customer service, and a positive attitude. The average training period is 6 months with the expectation that the Store Manager in Training is open to relocation to another store for the promotion to Store Manager.


  • Direct the operations of the assigned store.
  • Direct all store personnel to build revenue and meet sales goals.
  • Ensure attractive, safe, and accurately priced merchandise displays and floor plans.
  • Recruit, train, & develop personnel.
  • Take a hands-on approach with directing daily goals for the Assistant Store Managers.
  • Be a positive and professional "role model" for the team.
  • Lead our associates in a way that exemplifies the leadership principles taught in Thrive and reinforces Thrive skills with managers reporting to you.
  • Find solutions to associate and customer questions and concerns.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the building and grounds.
  • Develop the product knowledge and sales techniques of the team.
  • Demonstrate effective and consistent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Become an expert with standard concepts and practices within the retail environment.
  • Maximize inventory, cash control, and loss prevention techniques.
  • Establish and preserve a positive work atmosphere.
  • Use general office equipment.
  • Operate handheld inventory device, forklift, pallet jack, ladder, and other retail equipment.
  • Help drive company initiatives, such as Rural King's Harvest Card Program, Customer C.A.R.E., RK Plus Protection Plan.
  • Ability to move up to 20 pounds repetitively and 21-50 pounds intermittently.
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use point-of-sale system to complete transactions.
  • Frequently operate keyboard to enter in information.
  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively with customers and co-workers (in-person and via electronic devices).
  • May be required to cross train and perform other duties.


    • 2+ years retail management experience.
    • Be an outgoing self-starter who enjoys working with people.
    • Required to relocate to another store for a Store Manager position within 12 months.
    • Computer knowledge in Excel and Word.
    • Proficient User of computer software systems.
    • Ability to interact with the team in a fast-paced environment, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient.
    • Ability to multi-task and coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.
    • Ability to work independently without supervision.
    • Flexibility with hours: ability to work a 50-hour workweek (10-hour shifts, 5 days per week) with varied hours, days, night, and weekends as business dictates.
    • Must meet federal requirements to qualify to obtain a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and any applicable local requirements.
    • Ability to access and use the in-store computer, scanning system, and wireless handheld unit.

      • Supervise and direct the assistant managers, department managers, and store associates.
      • Has authority into the job status of associates: hiring, firing, promotions, and assignments.

        Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Keywords: Rural King Supply, Fort Wayne , Store Manager in Training, Executive , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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