General Merchandise Department Manager in Barrow, AK at Alaska Commercial Company

Date Posted: 9/4/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you a great communicator who creates team spirit and you’re welcoming with customers? Alaska Commercial Company (ACC) is hiring a General Merchandise Department Manager. Take your high-level retail experience and bring your skills to ACC. In your role as Department Manager, General Merchandise at ACC you manage the day-to-day operations of the General Merchandise department, with responsibilities ranging from managing company assets to our competitive position to local competition.

ACC is a growing company with a long history of serving rural Alaskans. For more than 140 years, we have been providing groceries and general merchandise to the people of Alaska. As was true more than 140 years ago, our stores continue to be a vital center of local community life. In 1992, the company was purchased by The North West Company (NWC) from then owner The Commercial Enterprise Development Corporation of Alaska. This acquisition by NWC made the combined companies the largest North American rural retailers and one of the largest employers in the State of Alaska. Learn more about ACC:

Your Role:

  • Ensure product is presented to achieve maximum sales/ profits and follow correct stock rotation;
  • Ensure General Merchandise department is ready for business according to the needs of its target customers and departmental readiness is maintained throughout the day, including the availability of “always in stock” items;
  • Ensure the daily operating disciplines are met consistently;
  • Responsible for financial targets, merchandising and promotions, operational controls, customer relations, and inventory management.
  • Plan and execute seasonal and promotional merchandising to achieve maximum sales, profits, and customer excitement;
  • Ensure efficiency and growth of the General Merchandise Department through pro-active planning;
  • Participate in advertising campaigns and strategies;
  • Price all merchandise in accordance to marketing guidelines;
  • Ensure product quality through correct ordering, receiving, handling, and rotation; and
  • Monitor gross profit and investigate and address variances.

Job Requirements

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of management experience in general merchandise retail;
  • You’re a great communicator looking to improve the General Merchandise department and store, and put your ideas into action while encouraging colleagues to do the same;
  • Relevant department experience is an asset;
  • Highly motivated with a passion to bring our communities products and services to live better;
  • Ability to train and develop employees to leadership roles;
  • Computer skills, including Excel;
  • Ability to keep a competitive edge by monitoring trends, your publics, and customer needs;
  • Organizational, with a strong ability to plan, execute, and prioritize tasks; and
  • Ability to provide guidance and expertise required to ensure all departments attain or surpass their operating goals, adhere to company operating standards and disciplines, and work collaboratively to ensure optimal presentation and service to customers at all times.

Joining ACC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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