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External Market Manager in Training - St. Louis Metro Area

Company: Circle K Stores, Inc.
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

Essential Functions:

1. Maximizes store sales through excellent customer service, product availability, merchandising and exceptional store image inside and out.

2. Provides information to store management by recapping promotional activity; reporting business opportunities, results, trends and competitive information.

3. Manages controllable costs by educating managers on procedures for controlling merchandise variation, managing salaries, overtime, cash, repair and maintenance costs.

4. Collaborates with the marketing team to ensure promotions and new product introductions are fully implemented. Provides feedback to category managers regarding stock issues.

5. Partners with vendors to ensure product availability. Timely execution of monthly promotions. Ensure vendor's performance and behavior is professional.

6. Ensures store operations are profitable by managing cash and merchandise variation, salaries, and other controllable expense lines on the P&L.

7. Ensures compliance with requirements by enforcing adherence to policies and procedures, and government regulations. Enforces and monitors restricted sales policies; advises management of needed actions.

8. Protects employees, customers and company assets by maintaining a safe and secure working environment; enforcing safety practices; providing safety communication and training.

9. Achieves financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

10. Provides leadership and direction to store managers, including assistance in recruiting, selection, and orientation processes, assists with employee development and training programs; planning, monitoring and appraising job results. Establishes job expectations. Provides coaching to develop action plans for issue resolution. Administers counseling notices; initiates corrective actions. Implements non-discriminatory related management skills while hiring, training, counseling, motivating and separating employees.

11. Adheres to the Company Operating Policy of Legal, Ethical, and Moral practices.

12. Enhances professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reading professional publications; establishing personal networks; or participating in professional societies.

13. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing Financial and Key Result Area targets pursuant to Company plan guidelines.


1. Bachelor's degree in business or related field preferred. Other combinations of job related experience and education that meet the requirements may be substituted.

2. Three to five years of retail business experience or more preferred; including minimum of two years of management responsibility.

3. Must have demonstrated leadership ability, good communication skills, be self-directed, self-motivated and customer service oriented. Ability to communicate (orally and in writing) in English.

4. Ability to supervise and train Store Managers in use of store equipment, tools and materials. Ability to supervise and manage the functions listed in the SM job description.

5. Expertise with MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word preferred.

6. A current valid driver's license is required to operate a company vehicle.

7. Must have a valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are examples of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be considered that might assist those individuals with disabilities in order to perform the essential task and duties.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is required to use his/her hands in order to handle or grasp items of varying weight. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with both hands and arms. The employee may also be required to:

*Occasionally lift and/or carry, up to 60 pounds from ground to waist level for up to 30 minutes of a workday. (I.e. to replenish fountain syrups).

*Occasionally lift and/or carry up 30 pounds from the ground to overhead up to 30 minutes a workday. (I.e. stocking/maintaining inventory levels; resets.)

*Occasionally lift and/or carry up to 40 pounds from the ground to waist up to 30 minutes a workday. (I.e. stocking/maintaining inventory levels; resets)

*Ability to push and pull with arms up to a force of 20 pounds. (i.e. utilizing a hand truck).

*Ability to climb a ladder to store or retrieve materials, place and/or replace signage.

Work Environment: The work environment described below is an example of those an employee will experience while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be considered that might assist those individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks and functions of their job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate at a normal range. The lighting will include natural light from the outside as well as fluorescent lighting throughout the work areas. The temperatures in the store are usually moderate at a normal range. The individual may occasionally exposed to extreme temperatures while supervising store managers performing occasional work in a walk-in cooler and/or freezer.

This position may also require 50% travel by car.

NOTE: This Job Description may change periodically as required by business necessity, with or without advance notice to employees.

Circle K is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) and all state and local disability laws. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the ADA and certain state or local laws as long as it does not impose an undue hardship on the Company. Please inform the Company's Human Resources Representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Click below to review information about our company's use of the federal E-Verify program to check work eligibility:

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Keywords: Circle K Stores, Inc., Kansas City , External Market Manager in Training - St. Louis Metro Area, Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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