Manager In Training, Muncie, IN
Job Description

RURAL KING is America’s Farm & Home Store  

Rural King is growing fast!  

We are a privately held farm & home retail company that has been in business in the Midwest for over 50 years. Founded in 1960, Rural King is a third-generation family-owned business aggressively positioning itself for the future. The foundation is strong and the vision for the future is growth. This, coupled with Rural King’s friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere and “Positively Outrageous Customer Service,” makes Rural King a very exciting and attractive career opportunity. Every individual on our team is valued, supported, trained, and given the development and opportunity to a successful career path in our organization.  Whether it’s in one of our 65+ Retail Stores, Distribution Centers, or the Corporate Headquarters, Rural King is looking for team players able to both envision change and strive for future growth.  Look for this and other great opportunities with one of the fastest growing retailers in the midwest.  

MUST BE ABLE TO RELOCATE

Job Description

Job Title:       Manager In Training

Reports To:   Store Manager

Job Location: Store

FLSA Status: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

The Managers In Training are being trained to become future Store Managers to lead the operations of the fastest growing farm & home retailer in the Midwest.  The primary role of the Manager In Training is to develop knowledge and understanding of the day-to-day store operations, customer service, and merchandising.  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.

JOB DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Direct the operations of the assigned store in alignment with Rural King’s mission statement.
  • Coordinate the efforts of 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.
  • 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. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years retail management experience.
  • Be an outgoing self-starter who enjoys working with people.
  • Ability to relocate.
  • Computer knowledge in Excel and Word.
  • 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.
  • May be required to perform other duties.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the Store Manager in the supervision and direction of the department managers and store associates.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:

  • General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.
  • Telexon gun, forklift, pallet jack, and other retail equipment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
  • Ability to repetitively lift, bend, carry, and push.
  • Ability to lift, push, and/or pull a minimum of 30 pounds.  Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.
  • May work under stressful circumstances at times.

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



Job Requirements

 

Company Overview

Rural King Supply planted its roots in Mattoon, Illinois in 1960. Since that time Rural King has added 64 stores in a seven state area (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri). The heart of Rural King is the corporate office, distribution center and flagship store, located in its city of origin, Mattoon IL.

We welcome visitors, and encourage you to come in and take part in our 50 year tradition by enjoying a free bag of popcorn and cup of coffee on us.

Our 60 locations have an outstanding product mix with items such as livestock feed, farm equipment, agricultural parts, lawn mowers, workwear, fashion clothing, housewares and toys. You never know what you will find at your local Rural King and that's why every trip is an adventure. Our friendly staff is dedicated to serving your needs and can help you find whatever you're looking for.

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