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Assistant Store Manager (S)

Company: Ace Hardware
Location: Keller
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

About Jabo's Ace Hardware
Jabo's Ace Hardware is a locally owned and operated business with a focus on being more than your typical hardware store. Our business was established in 2005 when we acquired our first store and we are now a three store chain focused on growing. If you would like to be part of a growth oriented market leader, then Jabo's Ace Hardware may be your place! Come and join our team and be part of something special.

PAY RANGE:
Minimum $40,000, Full Time Assistant Manager, higher compensation commensurate on experience.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Assistant Store Managers report directly to the Store Manager and are responsible for supporting and working in conjunction with the Store Manager for the complete day-to-day operation of the store. Assistant Store Managers are responsible for maximizing store sales and profitability, along with minimizing expenses while ensuring that the store is optimally stocked and merchandised, and to Amaze Every Customer Every Time. An Assistant Store Manager contributes to the growth and development of the management team and store associates. All employees are expected to uphold the Core Values of Jabo's Ace Hardware. Candidates must have 3 years or more experience in Hardware and/or Retail. Candidates with prior work experience with Ace Hardware, True Value, Elliott's Hardware, Do It Best, Home Depot, Lowes, or companies like that with hardware background are highly recommended to apply!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (assist in many/all of the following):

SALES AND OPERATIONS:
--- Hire, train and develop store staff with goals for growth and success in their positions, provide ongoing performance feedback, and recognize accomplishments
--- Review all store evaluations with store management team and staff to identify opportunity areas, and correct all issues with a sense of urgency.
--- Coordinate the overall supervision of staff to ensure sales performance goals are met and company procedures are followed accurately.
--- Delegate workload among associates to meet merchandising and visual presentation standards.
--- Participate in associate evaluations as per company standards in order to provide feedback for improvement, praise and recognition, and growth opportunities.
--- Complete merchandising updates according to Company standards.
--- Work with vendors to develop merchandising strategies for products and have them assist with their plan-o-gram and updates
--- Forecast scheduling needs to meet customer demand and create work schedules.
--- Monitor payroll to ensure compliance with established budgets and take corrective measures as necessary.
--- Review staffing needs, strengths and opportunities with Store Manager, HR/Ops Directors prior to additions, promotions or terminations.
--- Develop and implement an in store marketing strategy including promotions, events, and seasonal merchandising based on store needs.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:
--- Promote Customer Service as The #1 Priority. This must be accomplished on a daily basis through observing, monitoring and coaching associate's performance and interactions on the sales floor.
--- Regularly promote and teach "Amaze Every Customer Every Time" while leading by example and coaching.
--- Use huddles, communication boards, and store meetings as the means to communicate the store's performance, and educate, engage and motivate the team.
--- Drive customer satisfaction by ensuring that all customers are acknowledged, customer needs are met, and concerns are resolved quickly.
--- Review all customer service measurement reports (e.g., Mystery Shop, Customer Engagement Survey, etc.), and work with the team to identify opportunities in an effort to sustain or improve overall service levels.
--- Document at least one (1) Observation per associate monthly and provide coaching in order to ensure consistency of service to all customers.

INVENTORY:
--- Maintain accurate inventory at all stages through on-hand integrity, daily receiving and transfers, store communication, product mix and flow, and adhering to Company best practices, metrics and deadlines
--- Utilize available inventory reports to reduce shrinkage, maintain appropriate stock levels and maximize inventory accuracy.

COACHING AND TRAINING:
--- Work on your professional development through leadership training opportunities (self-directed learning, local business events, Ace learning and industry events, etc.).
--- Identify appropriate training for store associates and oversee all training requirements for all associates (e.g. New-Hire orientation, on-the-job training, vendor training, etc.).

SAFETY, COMPLIANCE AND STORE ENVIRONMENT:
--- Enforce safety policies and procedures, and serves as role model for safety.
--- Enforce store environment procedures to ensure and maintain the best store appearance.
--- Conduct preventative safety and fire inspections, and take appropriate actions to correct all issues.

Notice to Applicant about this Employer: You are applying for a job with an independently owned cooperative member of Ace Hardware Corporation, who operates this Ace Hardware store, not Ace Hardware Corporation. The independent store owner alone is responsible for and independently makes all decisions concerning employment related matters, including hiring, firing, discipline, supervision, staffing and scheduling. Ace Hardware Corporation will not receive a copy of any applications submitted for this position, and will have no control over interviews and/or hiring decisions, does not control and is not responsible for the employment policies and practices of the independent store owner. If hired, the independent store owner will be your only employer. Ace Hardware Corporation is not the employer for this position. The Ace Hardware trademarks, logos and designs are owned by Ace Hardware Corporation and used by independent store owners under a license from Ace Hardware Corporation.

Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
--- High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor degree preferred.
--- Minimum of 1 year of leadership experience in a retail or customer service setting.
--- Minimum of 3 years or more experience in Hardware and/or Retail.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
--- Must have good verbal and written communication skills
--- Ability to provide motivation and leadership to associates storewide in a fair and impartial manner.
--- High degree of analytical skills, and the ability to delegate and be self-directed.
--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
--- Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills
--- Technically skilled in basic retail computer systems including related software
--- Develop and maintain client relationships and strategic partnerships
--- Dress according to company policy.
--- Bilingual (Spanish) verbal and written communication skills strongly preferred
--- Possess a valid in-state driver license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with company's insurance carrier's standards
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The minimum physical requirements for this position include:
--- Ability to stand for an extended period of time, walk, reach, and bend to perform job duties
--- Move and handle merchandise up to 40 pounds, and fixtures throughout the store, which entails lifting and perform all functions as set forth
Job responsibilities may change based on the needs of the business.$50000

Keywords: Ace Hardware, Keller , Assistant Store Manager (S), Hospitality & Tourism , Keller, Texas

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