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Assistant Store Manager - Elmhurst

Company: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Me
Location: Elmhurst
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


The Assistant Store Manager is responsible for overseeing all sales floor, production, and donation operations. Drives process in their area of responsibility, and has the opportunity to oversee all store operations including contributing to and communicating plans to drive sales, production and service as needed.


Implements organization's goals, may provide input into strategic goals for Retail stores operations. Conducts research, evaluates data, and reports on findings, supporting the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs. Has familiarity with the Retail stores operations budget, may provide input into spending decisions, particularly as pertains to vendors, systems, and projects. Typically works on projects and initiatives that span 12 months - 2 years.


1. Leading and Developing Talent: May partner with coworkers to advance their development.

2. Project and Change Management: May serve as a team member, or subject matter expert, for formal or department projects. Contributes ideas and helps develop solutions, while balancing demands of project work and routine job responsibilities. Engages effectively in change affecting her/him, communicating appropriately with supervisor. Follows through on learning, skill building, and practice necessary to adapt to change.

3. Problem Solving: Light supervision; works independently. Periodic review of work by manager or direct customer. Researches, analyzes, and evaluates situations and reports on findings. Solves advanced problems.

4. Technical Skill: Advanced knowledge of professional principles and skills. Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization.

5. Community Engagement: Champions Goodwill's community engagement initiatives. Aware of Goodwill's community partner organizational and participates in volunteer opportunities as pertains to role and interest. Participates in industry/knowledge groups.

6. Oversees product rotation to ensure a continuous flow of new merchandise.

7. Implement accurate operating procedures to attain maximum productivity and quality standards.

8. Supports the oversight of associates and non-exempt leadership providing adequate donation and/or POS coverage. Maintain customer service levels, donation coverage, sufficient flow of new quality product and store environment standards.

9. Focus on individual and store production goals while maximizing the value of all donations to achieve budgeted sales and margin.

10. Responsible for customer serviceexperience, donor service, staff productivity, troubleshooting and proper cash controls with the flexibility to also monitor the production and donation operation as needed. Monitor the sales floor as needed.

11. Accurately calculate figures of manual discounts, percentages and budgets.

12. Accurately enter report data on time and monitor team's accuracy of data entry and timeliness, coaching if necessary.

13. Analyze report data and other documentation with the ability to share insight and submit action plans to leadership.

14. Consistently communicate and implement policies and procedures following up with any concerns from team.

15. Assure facility operates within safety standards.

16. Can easily ascertain employee strengths and delegate challenging work assignments to increase employee satisfaction and maximize productivity.

17. Responsible for completing other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


1. Two years of college education or experience equivalency, and a minimum of 5 years' experience.

2. Forklift certification, if required at site.

3. Work varied schedule and flexible hours; a minimum of two closing shifts per week and every other weekend as scheduled. Additional nights and weekend shifts may be required to meet business needs.

4. Must have working phone that allows for communication accessibility.

Experience in retail and/or production setting.


1. Customer Focus: Independently anticipate and meet customer needs, while searching for ways to improve customer service. Internalize customer feedback, and follow up with customer to ensure problems are solved by providing innovative ideas to meet their future needs.

2. Values Differences: Seeks out the diverse perspectives and talents of others, striving to work effectively with others who have different perspectives, backgrounds or styles. Behave with sensitivity towards differences in cultural norms, expectations, and ways of communicating. Challenge stereotyping or offensive comments.

3. Communicates Effectively: Shares information and updates with others, while ensuring a clear, concise and professional communication through reports, documentation, written and other communications. Listens with interest to what others have to say.

4. Situational Adaptability: Demonstrates flexibility of responses to different situations through adapting to the changing needs, conditions, priorities or opportunities. Monitors how well an approach is working to see if a change is needed, recognizing cues that suggest a change in approach or behavior is needed.

5. Drives Results: Demonstrates a strong drive to achieve meaningful results, through driving tasks to successful completion and closure. Sets high standards for own performance, showing determination in the face of obstacles and setbacks.

6. Ensures Accountability: Takes responsibility and ownership for successes and failures in own work. Monitors progress of performance and changes approach accordingly, following through on commitments.


Regularly lifts and/or moves up 10 pounds, frequently lifts and/or moves up to 20 pounds, occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Moves about to accomplish tasks. Lift: Raises objects from lower to higher position or moves objects horizontally. Stoop, kneel crouch or crawl: Positions self to retrieve objects. Reach: Extending upwards or downwards to retrieve objects. Worker is subject to weather conditions (hot, humid, dry, cold etc.). Worker is subject to human blood, body fluids or tissue. Worker is subject to hazards: proximity to dangerous machinery, moving vehicles, electrical currents, chemicals, or high places. Required to stand for long periods of time, Required to hear and respond to warning devices on equipment, vision Required for while using computer keyboard and work with written and electronic information and to assess store and donation center operations, travel required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $52,000.00 per year

* Dental insurance
* Employee discount
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
Weekly day range:
* Monday to Friday
* Rotating weekends
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Batavia, IL 60510: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* Supervising: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Me, Elmhurst , Assistant Store Manager - Elmhurst, Executive , Elmhurst, Illinois

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