Manager Trainee

Schewel Furniture Company Inc - Lynchburg, VA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $38,000 - $52,000 a year
Central Virginia Manager Trainee

Reports to Operations Supervisor

LOCATION: Central Virginia (with expectation of some travel)

The Management Trainee position is an integral part of the operation of Schewels Home. With over 122 years in business, Schewels Home is poised to move into the next 122 years with motivated, competent leaders in our over 50 locations across North Carolina, Virginian, and West Virginia. The Management Trainee will gain valuable hands-on experience in all areas of operations as they advance along an exciting career path. Schewels Home is committed to supporting personal and professional growth for its employees, as we re-commit ourselves to the following values: integrity, customer focus, family, teamwork, community, and commitment to employees

As a Manager Trainee at Schewels Home you will have:
A base salary with opportunities to increase your income depending on your success
Access to a range of great benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, 401(K) retirement, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance, merchandise discounts and more
Opportunity to increase your sales and leadership abilities
Growth and development opportunities
Opportunity to work with an established company with over 122 years of success

The Management Trainee Program is an intensive six to twelve-month program, that once completed, will fully prepare the candidate to effectively run one of Schewels Home’s 50 store locations, and perform all aspects of store operations and management. The Management Trainee will assist the store manager in the responsibility for making all sales goals in a manner which maximizes the profitability of the store. Additionally, this position assists Store Manager in hiring and/or approving each member of the staff; seeing that they are fully trained and competent to perform the job to which they are assigned.


Receives training and performs duties in several departments such as management, credit, office, inventory, and warehouse support.
Placement and presentation of merchandise on the selling floor in compliance with company floor display and appearance guidelines
Oversees all aspects of the physical movement of merchandise to ensure proper procedures are followed in handling and the security of all products of the location.
Primary contact person for customer complaint and service matters with consultation and approval from the Store Manager and/or division Operations Supervisor.
Assists the Store Manager in other duties as assigned.
Operational leadership of the store in the absence of the Store Manager

Maintain proper floor display in all areas of the store with assistance from store staff as needed
Maintain proper price tagging of all merchandise
Monitor the Business Builder program
Assist in making sales whenever possible

Maintain good communications with customers
Work with Store Manager to resolve complaints in a timely manner
Place orders for all repaid/replacement parts from vendors, as needed. Communicate same to Inventory Control

Demonstrate good people handling skills by fostering cooperation, teamwork, setting and meeting goals
Supervisory responsibility of store departments and staff as agreed upon by Store Manager and division Operations Supervisor


Assists the Store Manager in any other relevant areas such as the office, warehouse or sales floor on an as needed basis or requested by the Store Manager.


The Management Trainee must be a leader who can also take direction and guidance. The Management Trainee must demonstrate self-motivation, have the ability to make appropriate decisions, and have a strong commitment to ensuring that the procedures and policies of Schewels Home are strictly followed. The Management Trainee will maintain a professional appearance and attitude must be and take their position seriously and with great pride. It must be understood that personal appearance and attitude are a reflection of not only the position, but more importantly, the public’s image of Schewels Home.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. The Management Trainee is regularly required to use hand to fingers, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms. The Management Trainee is occasionally required to move or lift up to 100 pounds. The Management Trainee must have basic computer skills and be able to visually inspect merchandise and delivery documents.

The Management Trainee must be willing to relocate when necessary. The Management Trainee will agree to submit to pre-employment screening and verification as a condition of employment

Manager retains the discretion to add or change the duties to the position at any time.

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