Assistant Managers are responsible for ensuring that associates provide exceptional customer service, while achieving sales goals. This includes ensuring customer satisfaction, driving sales, building sales skills and product knowledge. Effective Assistant Managers maximize productivity and profitability by balancing sales and expenses, identifying sales opportunities and setting customer service standards, while ensuring that the store is optimally stocked and merchandised. They must demonstrate knowledge of the stores purpose and goals and have the skills to help associates achieve those goals. Members of Store Management will routinely be called upon to do the jobs or some functions of the job of all their subordinates and therefore should have the skill and capability to perform all the essential functions of all the jobs in the store. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (Other duties may be assigned as needed): Customer Service Drive store sales by ensuring that all customers are acknowledged, customer projects needs are met, and concerns are resolved quickly. Follow and demonstrate the Ace Helpful 101 SALES process. Fostering Great Lakes Ace Hardwares ongoing Business to Business strategy. Financial Management Control and oversee operating costs (utilities, maintenance of fixtures/machinery, store supplies, etc.) through proper training of store associates. Analyze and measure business trends; develop and implement plans to maximize sales and meet or exceed goals and objectives. Review and escalate Sales Report and P&L concerns to your Store Manager regularly. Review department trends and recommend and initiate changes for maximizing goals and objectives. Monitor and allocate payroll according to budget, sales and forecasted customer traffic. Be aware of community and company events, weather, holidays, etc. that will positively or negatively impact sales causing the need to focus on staffing within your store and adjust your payroll accordingly. Follow cash control measures per corporate guidelines with timely safe/register counting, banking and communication with Store Manager. Compliance Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures. Paperwork is to be accurate and completed in a timely manner. Inventory Control Maintain accurate inventory through onhand integrity, daily receiving, store opportunity communication, product flow, and adhering to corporate metrics and deadlines. Loss Prevention Responsible for creating an environment that deters internal and external theft. Responsible for increasing associate awareness of their surroundings to prevent and detect shoplifting. Notify District Manager of any inventory and or cash discrepancies as soon as you are made aware. JOB DESCRIPTION Merchandising Ensure appropriate merchandise stock levels, merchandise adjacencies and presentations according to corporate guidelines; signing, and assortment in all departments; ensure sales floor is adequately stocked. Associate Development Hire, train and develop retail staff with goals for growth and success in their positions and throughout the company. Provide performance feedback on strengths and opportunities and recognize accomplishments. Delegate responsibilities and tasks to teach and empower your associates. Communication Must have strong and effective oral and written communication skills. Daily huddles must be completed each morning. Have the ability to disseminate information in a professional manner, and cultivate change with all levels of the organization. Company Introduction Ace, Your Home Convenience Store Has a Wide Selection of Products from Top Brands. We Offer a Wide Variety of Quality Products to Fix, Repair & Maintain Your Home. Ace Rewards. Contact Your Local Store. A Wide Range of Products. Choose from Best Brands.