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Assistant Manager

Company Name: Fred Meyer and Littman Jewelers
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-exempt



Position Summary:

Learn the functional managerial roles and responsibilities of operating a jewelry store. Assist the store manager and in their absence, act as supervisor for the location. Maximize financial performance of the store and assist the store manager to achieve growth and sales targets by successfully managing and motivating sales team. Create an emotional connection between Fred Meyer Jewelers and our customers through engagement and communication during every shopping occasion in store and online. Achieve personal sales targets. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Model Customer 1st behavior; deliver and encourage other associates to deliver excellent customer service
  • Maintain profitability of location through sales and proper shrink and expense control
  • Achieve personal sales targets by turning every customers life’s meaningful moments into a celebration by offering a fine jewelry experience that is approachable, special and lasting
  • Support store manager in the training and development of sales professionals; follow-up on initial onboarding training of new team members
  • Achieve personal targets for measurables that drive sales such as credit applications, protection plan and Diamond Design Parties
  • Foster life-long emotional connections with customers by clienteling
  • Support the coordination of the operations functions
  • Display merchandise and promotional materials in accordance with corporate merchandising plans
  • Advise customers on quality, cuts, and/or value of jewelry and gems and assist in selecting mountings and settings for gems
  • Provide product knowledge, features and benefits to customers when presenting merchandise
  • Estimate repairs and inspect/clean customers’ jewelry
  • Perform watch battery replacements and band adjustments
  • Suggest designs for custom jewelry
  • Follow receiving and processing procedures
  • Maintain overstock/understock conditions to retain ordering system integrity
  • Maintain daily/weekly sales and take appropriate action
  • Respond to customer comments/complaints
  • Complete customer incident and associate incident/accident report forms
  • Participate in inventory process
  • Complete case counts
  • Assist with and process time and attendance
  • Develop staff scheduling and enter weekly work schedule for associates
  • Maintain flexibility to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Maintain flexibility to travel to other stores to assist with staffing needs on an occasional basis
  • Assist with special maintenance arrangements for location
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education: 

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), plus a minimum of 6 months Fred Meyer experience
  • 1 year of jewelry sales experience or combination of relevant education and experience
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Ability to pass drug test
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Accuracy/attention to detail
  • Ability to organize/prioritize tasks/projects
  • Diamond Council of America (DCA) courses completed within a year from being hired to this position

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Knowledge of Fred Meyer Jewelers policies, procedures
  • Management experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, First Place, Act , Intranet
  • Experience directing/participating on project teams


Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): [[mfield4]]

Regions: Mid-Atlantic


Jobs at Fred Meyer Jewelers: Based in Portland, Oregon with over 325 stores across the United States, Fred Meyer Jewelers offers employment opportunities in Sales, Store Management, Regionals Supervision as well as opportunities in our division office in merchandise, store operations, marketing, eCommerce, real estate development and administrative support.  We are always searching for individuals who share our vision of: turning life’s occasions into celebrations with a timeless gift of fine jewelry. If you want to help make fine jewelry as relevant, exciting and accessible to as many people possible every day, you have found a home and the right opportunity with Fred Meyer Jewelers.


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  KS || Derby || 1624 N Rock Rd || 67037 || Fred Meyer and Littman Jewelers || None || Customer Service; Jewelry; Management; Store Management || Employee || Non-Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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