Manager-in-Training and Supervisor, Front End

Job Description

We’re hiring a duo to join our team! That’s right, we have two positions available that are a great fit for you and your spouse or even just for you and your good friend. Come join Alaska Commercial Company (ACC) as either the Manager of Training or Supervisor, Front End.

As the Manager in Training, you train to become a Store Manager. You maximize sales and profitability by assisting the Store Manager with all aspects of store operations in accordance with company policies and procedures.

As the Supervisor, Front End, you serve and satisfy customer needs, utilize overall product and store knowledge to include merchandise preparation, stock, and present, sell merchandise, and cashier.

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.

ACC is a growing company with a long history of serving rural Alaskans. For more than 150 years, we have been providing groceries and general merchandise to the people of Alaska. As was truly more than 150 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 as Manager in Training:

Assist the following objectives:

  • Achieve budgeted sales, gross profit, and expense lines within each department and total score;
  • Establish and maintain the favorable store and corporate community relations;
  • Ensure all company policies are followed in all aspects of the organization and all personnel understand/comply with all state and federal rules, regulations, and laws;
  • Ensure maintenance standards are met for the store and equipment to maximize operating efficiencies and preserve the security of all corporate assets; and
  • Select, train, supervise, evaluate, and develop all department supervisors and key personnel to ensure their attainment of a high level of productivity.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Strong customer service skills with a record of the bottom line and sales results in previous roles;
  • Minimum of 3 years of management experience in grocery retail, ability to effectively communicate, and interpret a variety of instructions;
  • Experience with Excel and Outlook, and strong knowledge of grocery and general merchandise operating principles; and
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize under pressure.

Your Role as Supervisor, Front End:

  • Deliver excellent customer service and maximize customer satisfaction with market knowledge, including product sampling and cashiering;
  • Stock and rotate product in accordance with company standards, re-work sales floor presentations to maximize product appeal, and change prices and place orders as required;
  • Provide customers and employees a shopping and working environment that is clean, neat, and organized;
  • Ensure proper trimming techniques are used in perishable departments when the product is prepared for sales floor or back stock; and
  • Maintain communication with supervisor as well as throughout the store.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent education;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a retail environment; and
  • Strong customer service skills and able to work well under pressure.

Location: Various Locations, Alaska

You may include your resume and cover letter together as a single document. 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.

Job Snapshot

Employee Type
Full-Time Regular
Various Locations AK
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