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Job #: 521
Title: Retail Operations Zone Manager
Region: Southeast
Compensation: $ 82,000.00

COMPENSATION: Base + bonus ~ $82K (+car plan)


Primary responsibilities include merchandising, budget controls, staffing, merchandise variation and store profitability. Additional key responsibilities include establishing revenue and expense objectives, implementation of marketing programs, and evaluation and growth of direct reports. This position has the financial and operational leadership responsibility for 6 - 12 stores in a geographical area. The District Manager supports the company goals by focusing on personal accountability, customer service and work efficiency.


  • Maximizes store sales through excellent customer service, product availability, and merchandising and exceptional store image inside and out.
  • Provides information to store management by recapping promotional activity; reporting business opportunities, results, trends and competitive information.
  • Manages controllable costs by educating managers on procedures for controlling merchandise variation, managing salaries, overtime, cash, repair and maintenance costs.
  • Collaborates with Marketing team to ensure promotions and new product introductions are fully implemented. Provide feedback to category managers regarding stock issues.
  • Partners with vendors to ensure product is available. Timely execution of monthly promotions. Ensure vendor's performance and behavior is professional.
  • Ensures store operations are profitable by managing cash and merchandise variation, salaries, and other controllable expense lines on the P&L.
  • Ensures compliance with requirements by enforcing adherence to policies and procedures, and government regulations; enforces and monitors restricted sales policies; advises management of needed actions.
  • Protects employees, customers and company assets by maintaining a safe and secure working environment; enforcing safety practices; providing safety communication and training.
  • Achieves financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Provides leadership and direction to store managers, including assistance in recruiting, selection, and orientation processes, assists with employee development and training programs; planning, monitoring and appraising job results.
  • Establishes job expectations. Provides coaching to develop action plans for issue resolution. Administers counseling notices; initiates corrective actions.
  • Implements non-discriminatory related management skills while hiring, training, counseling, motivating and separating employees.
  • Adheres to the Company Operating Policy of Legal, Ethical, and Moral practices.
  • Enhances professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reading professional publications; establishing personal networks; or participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing Financial and Key Result Area targets pursuant to Company plan guidelines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required. This is a critical component for career advancement.
  • Three to five years of retail business experience or more preferred; including minimum of two years of management responsibility.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership ability, good communication skills, be self-directed, self-motivated and customer service oriented. Ability to communicate (orally and in writing) in English.
  • Ability to supervise and train Store Managers in use of store equipment, tools and materials.
  • Ability to supervise and manage the functions listed in the Store GM job description.
  • Expertise with MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word preferred.
  • A current valid driver's license is required to operate a company vehicle.
  • Ability to relocate is helpful for career advancement.
  • Intelligent, well-spoken, strong communication skills, professional, promotable.
  • Must be career-oriented.


  • Very strong benefits package
  • Excellent career growth and expansion opportunities
  • Dedicated to succession planning

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