Job Title: Department Specialist
Job Location: Store Location
Reports to: Assistant Store Manager
FLSA Status: Hourly Non-Exempt
Department Specialists execute the inventory maintenance (scanning outs), merchandising, pricing, stocking, and zoning strategies and practices for their department. They initiate outstanding sales and service, maintain exceptional store safety, appearance, and cleanliness. They assist customers with purchasing decisions, locating merchandise, and price questions. This position is also required to help with carry-outs and load-outs. This position requires strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate associates.
JOB DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Merchandise, stock, and ass emble merchandise when required
Ensure quality customer service and staff supervision and training
Be familiar with standard concepts and practices within the retail environment
Train floater and associates working in your area with store standards, pricin g inte grity and product knowledge
Assist customers with purchasing decisions and load outs
Keep the department organized - including recovery & safety
Develop product knowledge
Scan out, lows and overs weekly or as needed
Set POG neat, clean and orderly.
Ensure Price Busters, Advertised, and Best Value items are signed correctly
Perform cycle counts
Use g eneral office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.
Operate Telxon gun, forklift, pallet jack, ladder, and other retail equipment.
May be required to cross train and perform other duties
QUALIFICATIONS 1+ years management experience preferred, with knowledge of specific department.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Direct store associates in assigned department PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Good visual acuity Ability to lift, push, and/or pull a minimum of 30 pounds repetitively and 31-50 pounds intermittently
Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time
Ability to use a ladder and/or pallet jack
Close vision for computer work
Repetitive wrist movements on keyboard
Ability to walk up and down stairs multiple times per day
Ability to verbally communicate effectively and professionally with all audiences (in-person or via handheld transceiver)
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.