STORE MANAGER CANDIDATE

Dollar General Withee, WI 2019-06-11
This position exists primarily for the purpose of developing internal store manager bench from the assistant store manager population, although external candidates will also be in the program. It is a position to be used to give store manager candidates more experience prior to becoming a store manager, and is to be held for a specified period.

DUTIES and ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Assist in recruiting and staffing activities.
  • Assist with store merchandising by facilitating and/or participating in staging, stocking and storage of merchandise; ensuring that merchandise is presented according to established practices and store manager direction; and properly utilizing merchandise fixtures, signing and pricing of merchandise.
  • Assist in all aspects of inventory management (including proper execution of damages, markdowns, register scanning, paperwork and facility controls); prepare and conduct inventories.
  • Follow prescribed ordering practices to ensure the meeting or exceeding of in-stock targets.
  • Provide superior customer service leadership.
  • Act as a role model by following company procedures and policies as outlined in the employee handbook, SOP manual and company communications.
  • Participate in store opening and closing activities.
  • Ensure the safe deposit of all company funds in the designated bank.
  • Assist in ensuring the financial integrity of the store through strict cashier accountability, key control and adherence to company security practices and cash control procedures.
  • Assist in the maintenance of clean, well-stocked stores; provide a safe environment for customers and employees.
  • Manage store in store manager’s absence.
  • Review operating statements to identify business trends (including sales, labor, profitability, and inventory turn), expense control opportunities, potential shrink, and errors.
  • Complete all paperwork and documentation according to guidelines and deadlines.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as diagrams, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures including cashier accountability and deposit controls.
  • Ability to learn and perform IBM cash register functions, including those necessary to generate reports.
  • Knowledge of inventory management and merchandising practices.
  • Knowledge of cash, facility and safety control policies and practices (deposits, store keys, SAFE and STARS programs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, counseling, and termination practices including legal compliance and internal processes.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Effective organization skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations where limited standardization exists.

WORK EXPERIENCE and/or EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent strongly preferred.
  • One year of experience in a retail environment preferred for external candidates; four months experience as a Dollar General assistant store manager required for internal candidates.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Aligns motives, values and beliefs with Dollar General values.
  • Supports ownership by tapping into the potential of others.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Store Support Center and store employees.
  • Fosters cooperation and collaboration.
  • Interacts tactfully yet directly with employees and maintains an open forum of exchange.
  • Demonstrates responsiveness and sensitivity to customer needs.
  • Applies basic principles of retail (i.e., ordering cycles, peak inventories, merchandise flow, etc.).
  • Provides continuous attention to development of staff.
  • Recruits, hires and trains qualified applicants to fulfill a store need.
  • Ensures store compliance to federal labor laws and company policies and procedures.

WORKING CONDITIONS and PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent walking and standing.
  • Frequent bending, stooping and kneeling to run check out station, stock merchandise and unload trucks.
  • Frequent handling of merchandise and equipment such as hand-held scanners pricing guns, box cutters, merchandise containers and carts, two-wheel dollies, and U-boats (six-wheel carts).
  • Frequent and proper lifting of up to 40 pounds; occasional lifting of up to 55 pounds.
  • Occasional climbing (using ladder).
  • Occasional driving/providing own transportation to make bank deposits, attend management meetings and to other Dollar General stores.
  • Fast-paced environment; moderate noise level.
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

Note: This position requires some travel with limited overnight stays


Dollar General Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.


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