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Sears Logistics Services, Inc.
DescriptionThe Retail Leadership Development Program provides an accelerated career path for high potential, relocatable associates to the position of Store Manager. The program focuses on the associates professional development through a series of job progressions and leadership experiences to gain the leadership and technical skills to be successful at the store manager position.
Job Duties/Responsibilities: • Learns the day to day operations of maintaining and managing a Sears Full Line Retail Store department. • Understands and participates in coaching selling skills & sales forecasting for a department. • Identifies sales opportunities and changes approach to drive a different outcome. • Identifies local merchandise assortment opportunities and partners with necessary field and support center resources to rectify and solve. • Learns to analyze margin and profit levers for a department. Develops action plans to address opportunities. • Review and adjusting merchandise assortment opportunities by applying knowledge gained during training. • Maintains national presentation, signing and pricing standards for a department. • Learns how to manage associates schedules, monitor attendance and address issues accordingly. • Ensures productivity of associates in meeting expectations in an efficient manner, with high integrity. • Learns how to effectively coach associates for success within the organization through effective communication, associate observation, timely feedback, recognition and performance management/performance reviews. • Learns recruitment process of new hires to fill open and anticipated labor needs of hourly and salaried associates. • Learns the business model of other SHC partners including Licensed Businesses, Product Repair Services, Home Delivery. Works closely with each to ensure understanding of the respective support areas while achieving mutual business goals and ensuring customer satisfaction levels are achieved within a department. Education Requirements Associates degree or higher, and/or equivalent retail experience is desired. Required Skills: • Leadership skills and abilities • Dedication to customer service • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed • A Minimum 1-3 years experience in retail merchandising, business development, Human Resources or other relatable areas of business development is required. Preferred Skills: Candidates must have a demonstrated history and understanding of business complexities and their role in successfully executing retail operations and performance strategies similar to those in a Sears FLS unit.
A comprehensive and competitive benefit program is designed to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Benefits eligibility depends on employment classification, location, and other variables. Benefits offered include:
- Medical and Dental Plans
- Health Care and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts
- Short and Long-Term Disability
- Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
- Business Travel Insurance
- Merchandise Discount
- Adoption Assistance
- Kmart Advantage Rx
- ConSern Loans for Education
- Worklife Solutions
- Voluntary Benefits
- Commuter Benefits
- Sears Holdings Corporation Associate Stock Purchase Plan
- 401(k) Savings Plan
- Vacation Time with Personal Days
- National Holidays
An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.