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Grocery Store Manager in Training

Grocery Store Manager in Training

Job Description

REQUISITION NUMBER: 255-061614-4001/4002


POSITION LOCATION: St. Michael, Alaska


NWCI DIVISION: Alaska Commercial Company






COMPENSATION: Manager in Training $18.00, Store Team Member $14.00






SCHEDULE: Rotating



PLEASE NOTE: This position requires two people. The first is Store Manager in Training and the second is Store Team Member. This position requires relocation to remote Alaska.





The North West Company International, Inc. (NWCI or North West) is a leading community retailer to rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in the following regions: rural Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of retail products and services with an emphasis on food. North West owns a rich enterprising legacy as one of the longest continuing retail enterprises in the world, with many of our stores in Alaska having continuously served their communities for over 140 years. Today these northern stores operate in communities with populations from 500 to 7,000. A typical store is 7,500 square feet in size and offers food, family apparel, housewares, appliances, outdoor products, and services such as quick-service prepared food, special ordering, money transfers and check cashing.


OPPORTUNITY:  GROCERY STORE MANAGEMENT TEAM - Alaska Commercial Company is seeking a Small Store Management Team (Grocery Store Management Team in Training), to run one of our small retail grocery stores in remote rural Alaska.
The ideal candidates will have a minimum of three years of retail grocery store management experience. It should be progressive grocery experience either as a Team Leader, Department Manager, up to an Assistant store manager or Store Manager. Requires strong customer service skills, and a true commitment to lead by example and contribute to a pleasant and productive work environment.

Because our stores are built in some pretty unique areas, it takes a special kind of team to work for us.

We have (2) opportunities for candidates, seeking that rural Alaskan lifestyle. To become a small store management team both of you would go through our Manager in Training program.

The Store management team consists of two positions, a Store Manager in Training (MIT) and a Store Team Member.

Position #1: Store Manager in Training


Required experience: 3+ years of grocery store management experience. Manage inventory control, budgets, merchandising. Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.

Position #2: Store Team Member


The Store Team Member is the key support to the Store Manager in Training to ensure daily, weekly, monthly tasks are completed on time. Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.




1. Provides helpful, friendly service.

2. Operates all equipment properly.

3. Ensures merchandise is current, filled, and faced.

4. Ensures sales floor and work areas are clean, neat, and organized.

5. Assists with scheduling and managing employees.

6. Maintains customer service standards.

7. Monitors register functionality and supplies.

8. Follows all loss prevention procedures in order to reduce controllable shrink. 

9. Assists with reconciling all store transactions.

10. Assists with budget and inventory control.

11. Works effectively as a team member.

12. Other duties as assigned by Branch Manager.

Job Requirements



Store Manager in Training:


1. Three years of Grocery Store Management Experience

2. The ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where there is only limited standardization exists.

3. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

4. Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information properly; develop alternative solutions; works well in group situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Store Team Member:


1. High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education.

2. 2+ years of experience working in a retail environment.




The Village Store Manager in Training $18 per hour while in training (6-12 months or more depending on when a store assignment becomes available). Once you have completed the MIT Program and have been assigned to a store your compensation will increase to a minimum of $42,000 per year. Store Team Member, $14 per hour while in training (6-12 months or more depending on when a store assignment becomes available). Once you have completed the MIT Program and have been assigned to a store your compensation will increase to $16 per hour.


APPLICATION PROCESS: All applicants that wish to be considered must apply online at, if you are applying through or, you will automatically be forwarded to our website to apply. Please Note: Applications submitted without resumes will not be considered.


 Recommended AC Store Training Locations to research:

 Aniak, Saint Mary's, Saint Michael’s 

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $18.00 /Hour
Other Pay Paid company housing/ utilities
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Retail, Grocery, Management
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation Yes
Industry Retail, Merchandising, Training
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 255-061614-4001/4002
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Grocery Store Manager in Training

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