Lumber Liquidators…A GREAT place to work!
With more than 360 locations, Lumber Liquidators is North America’s largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. Our associates drive our success through a commitment to providing customers with the highest quality product at the lowest prices. Lumber Liquidators offers excellent career growth opportunities. Our compensation package for store sales positions includes additional earnings potential offered through our store bonus program. Other benefits include a low premium medical plan, paid holidays and time off, a 401(k) plan with an employer match that is immediately vested, and a casual work environment.
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
**Compensation includes base salary of no less than $50,000**
High school diploma, GED equivalency, or suitable work experience in a managerial position sufficient to demonstrate high school level retail 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 in 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 in 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.
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.
The Company has reviewed this position summary to ensure that a description of the basic expectations, required qualifications and physical requirements have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as the job description which provides a more detailed list of essential functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and does not change the “at-will” relationship. Lumber Liquidators reserves the right to change this position summary, the job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate. Contact the Human Resources department (HR) with any questions.
Lumber Liquidators is an Equal Opportunity employer of qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 and over), disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Lumber Liquidators also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of the protected categories. Lumber Liquidators also complies with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.
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Lumber Liquidators is a smoke-free, tobacco-free work environment. In accordance with applicable state and local law, smoking is allowed only in designated smoking areas.