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Assistant Store Manager at Ace Hardware

Assistant Store Manager

Ace Hardware Baxter, TN (Onsite) Full-Time
Job Description

Assistant Store Manager Job Description


Bolster Hardware LLC. is hiring an Assistant Store Manager to join our operations team. With many exciting acquisitions and growth plans in the works, there's plenty of opportunity to have a significant impact now, and on the next chapter of the company. This is a job where you can make your mark.

About Us

At Bolster we strive to be the best place to work and shop within our local communities. We are seeking individuals who share our passion for training, developing, and leading people. Our goal is to develop you into such a world class people manager that any organization would want to hire you away from us. Our challenge is to keep you so invigorated and highly engaged with our company that you will never want to leave. We as a team will be at our highest level of success when we approach every one of our employees with the same elite goal of coaching to their highest level of performance and the same challenge of engaged retention is present.

About the Job

As an emerging leader within our team the ASM upholds our Core Values. ASMs are responsible for maximizing store sales and profitability, along with minimizing expenses while ensuring that the store is optimally stocked and merchandised, and to Amaze Every Customer Every Time. An ASM contributes to the growth and development of the management team and store associates.


Delegate daily workload among associates to meet merchandising and visual presentation standards

Hire, train and develop retail staff with goals for growth and success in their positions, provide ongoing performance feedback and recognize accomplishments

Review all store evaluations with store management team and staff to identify opportunity areas, and correct all issues with a sense of urgency

Coordinate the overall supervision of staff to ensure sales performance goals are met and company procedures are followed accurately

Conduct associate evaluations as per company standards to provide feedback for improvement, praise and recognition, and growth opportunities.

Develop and implement in-store marketing including promotions, events and seasonal merchandising based on store needs

Complete merchandising updates according to Bolster standards

Work with vendors to develop merchandising strategies for products and have them assist with their plan-o-gram and updates

Forecast scheduling needs to meet customer demand and create work schedules

Monitor payroll to ensure compliance with established budgets and take corrective measures as necessary

Review staffing strengths and opportunities with HR/Ops Directors prior to additions or terminations.


Promote Customer Service as The #1 Priority. This must be accomplished on a daily basis through observing, monitoring and coaching associate's performance and interactions on the sales floor

Regularly promote and teach "Amaze Every Customer Every Time" while leading by example and coaching

Use huddles, communication boards, and store meetings as the means to communicate the store's performance, and educate, engage and motivate the team.

Drive customer satisfaction by ensuring that all customers are acknowledged, customer needs are met, and concerns are resolved quickly

Review all customer service measurement reports (e.g., Customer Engagement Survey, Employee Engagement results, etc.), and work with the team to identify opportunities in an effort to sustain or improve overall service levels and store environment

Document at least one (1) Observation per associate monthly and provide coaching in order to ensure consistency of service to all customers


Maintain accurate inventory at all stages through on-hand integrity, daily receiving and transfers, store communication, product mix and flow, and adhering to (Company Name) best practices, metrics and deadlines

Utilize available inventory reports to reduce shrinkage, maintain appropriate stock levels and maximize inventory accuracy


Work on your professional development through leadership training opportunities (self-directed learning, local business events, Ace learning and industry events, etc.)

Identify appropriate training for store associates and oversee all training requirements for all associates (e.g. New-Hire orientation, on-the-job training, vendor training, etc.)


Enforce safety policies and procedures, and serves as role model for safety

Enforce store environment procedures to ensure and maintain the best store appearance

Conduct preventative safety and fire inspections, and take appropriate actions to correct all issues


High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor degree preferred.

Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience in a retail setting


Must have good verbal and written communication skills

Ability to provide motivation and leadership to associates storewide in a fair and impartial manner

High degree of analytical skills, and the ability to delegate and be self-directed

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills

Technically skilled in basic retail computer systems including related software

Develop and maintain client relationships and strategic partnerships

Dress according to company policy

Possess valid in-state driver license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with company's insurance carrier's standards

The minimum physical requirements for this position include:

Ability to stand for an extended period of time, walk, reach, and bend to perform job duties

Move and handle merchandise up to 40 pounds, and fixtures throughout the store, which entails lifting and perform all functions as set forth

Job responsibilities may change based on the needs of the business

What To Expect

You can expect a mindful onboarding process with structured onboarding time. You can expect a team that listens. You can expect to be depended on and the freedom to do your best work. We build our teams and our company for the long haul, so you can build a meaningful, purposeful, and sustainable career here if you choose to.

Pay and benefits

Our company will offer a competitive and comprehensive salary, bonus, and benefits package.

How to apply

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for a job where you can do the best work of your career.

Please note that due to the number of applications we receive for open positions, we're unable to offer individual feedback during the screening process.

We appreciate you giving us that consideration, and we promise to give you our full attention in return. We look forward to hearing from you!

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