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Store Manager in Training-Ohio Area Stores

Department: RULER Front End
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: District Director
Position Supervises: N/A
Pay Level:
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



Position Summary:

Complete a 12-week course in preparation to manage one of the grocery retailing sites.  Categories such as Business Skills, Leadership and Management Skills, Store Department Skills, Human Resources Skills and Store Systems Skills are components of the program. Training will be a blend of in-store, on the job training, and on-line e-learning. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist store manager and team members in the achievement of a favorable customer shopping experience and team member interest in customer service
  • Assist in leading teams in the planning, implementation and execution of merchandising and operating initiatives
  • Work with team members to identify opportunities in the store, develop timely solutions and create action plans to ensure implementation of plans
  • Drive sales working with store manager to maximize sales and profits, reduce shrink and improve each department’s contribution
  • Assist the store manager in the regular store-level financial performance discussions to include developing budgets and other targeted goals with store team members
  • Analyze and respond to the competitive landscape within the district and division
  • Utilize division staff to ensure that store departments are achieving sales and profit goals and ensure implementation, and execution of division merchandising plans
  • Serve as liaison providing feedback to store manager, district director, and area manager on the effectiveness of division merchandising and operational plans/programs
  • Assist the store manager in staffing, reducing turnover, increasing retention and store operations
  • Provide timely feedback to store management and team members on individual and store performance
  • Assist with the management of labor and supply costs on a daily basis to meet customer service and financial targets
  • Achieve a satisfactory level of technical and professional skills or knowledge in position and related areas
  • Keep up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise; ensure team members and location comply with laws and regulation applicable to the company
  • Physical demands include, but are not limited to, standing and walking 100 % of the time, lifting, pushing, bending, twisting, climbing stairs, step stool, or ladder, and manual dexterity
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education: 

  • Possess high school degree or equivalent
  • Must be 21 years old
  • Effective communication and reading skills
  • Ability to handle stressful situations

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Supervisory responsibilities
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Previous budget preparation experience and retail management experience
  • Past work record reflects dependability and integrity
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to employment practices, OHSA compliance, and food handling


Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.

Education Level: Other
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Shift(s): [[mfield4]]

Regions: Midwest




Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

Job Segment: Retail Manager, Retail Operations, Store Manager, Merchandising, Retail

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