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Field Recruiting - Kmart and Kmart Super Center Stores
DescriptionKmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This includes discount stores, averaging 92,000 square feet, and Super Centers, averaging 165,000 square feet. We also offer a wide selection of merchandise through kmart.com and operate over 1,000 pharmacies within our stores.
Responsible for learning and retaining the knowledge provided through hands on training to apply once promoted to Assistant Store Manager. The position assists Store Manager in managing the store including establishing priorities, following up to, and supervising store associates. Works with direct reports and other managers in order to ensure the implementation of corporate merchandising, operations, and human resources programs and directives. Controls expenses and works to reduce expense when possible. Follows up on all asset protection procedures to reduce invisible waste.
Job Duties/Responsibilities: • Participates in comprehensive 12 week Assistant Store Manager in Training program to adequately prepare for transition to Assistant Store Manager. • Gains thorough understanding of Assistant Store Manager expectations related to financial, merchandising, human resources, loss prevention, safety, marketing, process execution, leadership skills and teambuilding, as well as Kmart culture and initiatives. • Participates in job shadowing and hands on experiences to learn practical application of learnings. • Works with Subject Matter Experts throughout the store and district to understand each department and how each department impacts the store and each other. • Completes all assignments throughout the course of program, including self-study and e-learning. • Passes post-module evaluations, in addition to end of program certification. • Able to work flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. • Develops active mentoring relationship • Tracks career development needs through Career Development Plan process • Performs other duties as assigned Relocatability: • Ability to relocate within a specified geographic area to meet business needs Required Skills: • Extensive knowledge of store merchandising and retail management practices and procedures. • Effective verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of internal and external associates. • Analytical ability necessary to gather and interpret information and then implement developed and approved solutions. • Strong organizational skills necessary to receive disseminate, and follow-up to corporate information flow. • Strong leadership skills. • Availability to work during critical retail time frames including Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or other event-related times • Proven ability to manage and mentor team members, lead and influence cross-functional working groups and achieve results. • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook. Preferred Skills • Minimum of 2 years retail experience or equivalent. • Bachelor's level degree. • Experience leading groups across multiple departments.
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 Employer.