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Asst Manager

Goodwill Southern New England • Groton, CT

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - 2 years
Degree - High School
$15.45/Hour
Comp benefits plan w/generous paid time off
Not for Profit - Charitable
Retail

Job Description

Under general supervision of the Store or Outlet Manager, the Assistant Store Manager is responsible for assisting in the overall store operations including collections, processing, sales, financial performance, loss control activities and personnel management, referring only unusual situations and conditions to the supervisor.  May supervise work for store associates and shift supervisors present during each scheduled shift, as assigned by Store Manager or in the absence of Store Manager.  May be required to lay out and supervise work for community service workers and supported employment work crews.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

STORE OPERATION

Oversee the proper handling and processing of incoming and outgoing materials: on-site donations; merchandise received from donation centers and/or other stores; processed goods; salvage goods; and waste.

 

Maximize used goods processing through the proper application of Goodwill techniques, including sorting, preparing and pricing items for sale. Meet or exceed production goals on a consistent basis.

 

Maximize sales performance through proper rotation, pricing, display, signage, promotions and inventory of processed merchandise.  Meet or exceed sales goals on a consistent basis.

 

Ensure that quality customer service is provided by self and employees in a timely and courteous manner to all shoppers, donors and other employees.  Be available for telephone customer relations activities.

 

Ensure the proper management of supported employment work crews and community service workers assigned to the store.

 

Maintain sales floor appearance, cleanliness and shopping environment including, but not limited to, floor care, fitting rooms, cash register and customer service areas, aisles, trash receptacles, lights, restrooms, glass showcases, window ledges and doors and maintain an odor free environment.

 

Ensure that doors, cash registers and restrooms are kept in proper working order.

 

Maintain appearance of building exterior and parking lot, including but not limited to, windows, doors, sidewalks, parking lot lights, dumpster area, landscape, stray shopping carts, store entry and signage.

 

Maintain processing area appearance, housekeeping and work environment.

 

Maintain all equipment in proper working order.

 

Periodically inventory selected areas.

 

FINANCIAL

Effectively and efficiently assist the Store Manager in managing the store budget including payroll, achieving processing goals, generating revenue and controlling expenses.

 

Ensure proper cash management including enforcement of cash register procedures and submission of required reports.

 

Check daily cash report and receipts.  Ensure daily pick-ups and deposits at designated bank.

 

SAFETY, SECURITY AND LOSS PREVENTION

Ensure store and surrounding premises are kept clean and free of safety hazards and that safety, health and emergency procedures are understood and followed by all store employees.

 

Ensure that designated staging area is utilized for "Z" racks that are filled with merchandise to be hung on the sales floor.  Ensure that empty "Z" racks are removed from the sales floor immediately.  Keep all aisles, corridors and production areas free of clutter and unobstructed to provide building occupants with a clear path to exit building in an emergency situation.  Instruct staff to keep the sales floor free of hangers and other trip hazards.  Secure sharp objects such as knives in a secured area for display.  Ensure that breakable objects are handled carefully and are properly displayed.

 

Ensure that an adequate supply of protective gloves are available for employees to use when sorting donations and handling potentially hazardous materials.

 

Ensure that ice melt is spread on all sidewalks and pathways used by customers and staff when weather conditions create potentially slippery conditions prior to the store opening and throughout the business day, as necessary.

 

Prepare and submit work orders, as necessary, to Director, Warehouse Operations & Logistics, who will approve and assign tasks for maintenance personnel to complete, particularly to address immediate safety concerns.

 

Ensure that all suspicions or allegations of fraud are reported and investigated accurately and in a timely manner.

 

Ensure that the store is opened/closed daily, as per scheduled hours.

 

Ensure proper operation of security and safety systems, including but not limited to, proper maintenance and use of door locks, alarms, safe, fire extinguishers and office door; bank deposits made on a nightly basis; thorough and timely completion of incident reports/1st Report of Injury; adherence to all cash management policies and procedures including voids, credits, refunds, etc.; and conducting quarterly fire drills and internal safety inspections, as required.

 

Ensure that shipping and handling of donated product follows established protocols including proper loading/unloading of trucks, use of seals and documentation on intra-office shipping memos for internal transfer of goods.

 

OTHER DUTIES

Employee will be required to perform bank transactions necessary to store operations, e.g. depositing daily receipts, securing rolled coins or specific denominations of bills, etc., and must have access to transportation for travel to/from designated bank.

 

Employee will be included on Alarm Responder Roster for assigned store/location. Must respond upon notification from alarm monitoring company, in-person, to alarm calls that occur before/after typical hours of business operations. Employee must follow established procedures for responding to an alarm call and must have access to transportation to travel to/from store at such times.  Employee must provide personal telephone and/or cell phone information in order to be available to receive alarm calls and must maintain ongoing phone service. Based on employment classification, employee will be paid in accordance with Agency Policy for time spent responding to alarm calls. 

 

Perform other related duties as required or directed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before individuals or groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages,  and volume. 

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Sufficient knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles to accurately maintain basic store records as well as general knowledge of Microsoft office (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook). 

 

A good working knowledge of or ability to recognize and learn the value of brand name apparel and other merchandise sold in the Goodwill store.

 

Must exhibit a high level of integrity and business ethics.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  The employee is regularly required to push crates (on wheels) that may weigh up to 600 pounds.  Crates may be moved on flat or sloped surfaces.  Specific examples of requirements to lift and/or move heavy objects will include, but not be limited to, the duties described below.

 

The employee is regularly required to assist customers when unloading bags and boxes of donations from their vehicle and carrying purchases to their vehicle.  Employee may also be required to assist customers with handling of donations or purchases of large and heavy items such as furniture and appliances (e.g. microwave oven, television, computer equipment, etc.).  Additionally, the employee is required to place large objects on the sales floor for display or in a crate or cart for disposal.  A hand truck should be used whenever possible to move large/heavy objects.  The assistance of additional staff must be sought when lifting such objects, whenever feasible, and proper lifting techniques must be applied.

 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Protective eyewear must be worn at all times while preparing cleaning solution for floor cleaning machine and while dispensing fluid into the machine.  Protective gloves (cloth/leather) and protective eyewear must be worn at all times while using push-stick to propel material into trash compactor.  Latex gloves are made available for any employee engaged in sorting credentials but are not required.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The work environment is usually hectic (fast paced) with regular deadlines and production quotas.  Assistant Store Managers are subject to temporary re-assignment or transfer to other locations within the Agency's Goodwill territory, according to company need.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED), plus a minimum of two years related experience, including supervisory experience; or combination of specialized training or post-secondary education in a related field and retail experience. Must have attained 18 years of age.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Will typically be required to work regular weekend (i.e. Saturday, Sunday), evening and holiday hours customary to the retail trade.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the Store Manager in interviewing, hiring, training and directing the activities of store personnel to provide an efficient and effective work force.  Maintain positive morale of work force. 

 

May plan, assign and direct work for employees and community service workers, volunteers and work crews, as required by Store Manager.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Agency's policies and applicable state and federal law.

 

Assist the Store Manager in scheduling employees to ensure adequate coverage to meet production, customer service and safety and security needs of the retail operation.

 

Ensure proper adherence by store employees to Goodwill of Southern New England policies and procedures, CARF standards and safety/security regulations.  Seek assistance in dealing with infractions or unusual situations from supervisor or Human Resources, as appropriate.  Report any infractions or unusual situations to the Store Manager.

 

Complete store reports in an accurate and timely manner.

 

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