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Assistant Retail Store Manager

Company: Southern States Cooperative
Location: Dallas
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Are you interested in joining an industry leader who is passionate about growth? Southern States Cooperative is a retail agriculture cooperative serving the agronomy, energy and farm supply needs of its members and customers across eight states in the Southeastern United States. At Southern States Cooperative (A Farmer Owned Cooperative since 1923); we serve a wide range of farm inputs including: fertilizer, seed, livestock feed, pet food, animal health supplies, and petroleum products, as well as other items for the farm and home.

We are focused on helping our employees and our customers grow, by being the very best at offering challenging and rewarding career opportunities to our employees and providing superior products, services and growing solutions for our valued customers. We want to hear from you, so come grow with us!!!

How you will impact Southern States Cooperative:

Supports the Retail Store Manager with overseeing daily operations of a Southern States Cooperative, Inc. (SSC) local farm supply, member co-op, retail facility. Plans and directs sales, merchandising, inventory management, production, facility maintenance, and/or business office functions. Relies on retail operations experience and knowledge of industry best-practices to accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Coordinate with the Retail Store Manager to execute a strategic retail operations plan that aligns customer service, sales and volume building, merchandising, inventory management, budgeting and expense control with SSC business and financial goals. Utilize standard operating procedures (SOP) designed to maximize efficiencies while complying with SSC policy and government regulations.
Manage daily operations for multiple departments within the facility. Support front-end/point-of-sale and handle escalated customer inquiries. Manage showroom merchandising. Ensure optimum inventory levels for merchandise and supplies. Oversee warehouse operations including receiving, inventory integrity, and customer deliveries. Lead daily housekeeping duties to ensure a safe, clean and welcoming environment.

What you need to succeed:

Education: Bachelor's Degree, will also consider an Associate's Degree from select programs with specialization in agronomy, plant science, animal science, business management, or a related field of study. Required to have experience in animal health and agronomy.

Experience: Requires a minimum of three (3) years of related experience in agribusiness, plant science, petroleum, livestock / pet care, or related industry. Requires a minimum of one (1) year in a leadership role. Prefer previous experience managing daily business operations. Previous Southern States work experience strongly preferred.

Some of the many benefits we offer:

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
401(k) Plan with Company Match
Health Care Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Life Insurance
Accident Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Paid Time Office
Vacation Buy-Back
Company Holidays
Tuition Assistance
Employee Assistance Program
Legal Services
Long Term Care Insurance
Pet Insurance
Employee Merchandise Discounts
Wellness Program
Volunteer Program
Employee Referral Bonus Program

Southern States Cooperative, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against individuals based on their race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws, or regulations.

Keywords: Southern States Cooperative, Gastonia , Assistant Retail Store Manager, Executive , Dallas, North Carolina

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