Store Manager Training Program - Metro Atlanta, GA

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Position Description Lowe''s Store Manager Training Program is a six-week experience that provides upcoming Store Managers with the critical information, resources and preparation needed to lead both the people and operational aspects of a Lowe''s store. The program is delivered to participants through a variety of methods, including classroom instruction, self-directed learning with the assistance of a coach and provides opportunities to increase understanding and skills in their approach to leading others. The Store Manager, under the direction of the Market Director - Stores, is responsible to aggressively drive sales growth and profits by ensuring a friendly, well trained customer responsive workforce that is highly visible on the sales floor; and by personal attention and involvement in the execution of company merchandising and operational programs and direction. By personal example, the Store Manager maintains a pace setting standard with a high sense of urgency, attention to detail and a philosophy of hands-on management. In addition, the Store Manager constantly demonstrates our corporate culture of concern for people by treating employees as individuals with dignity and respect.Required Qualifications:18 years of age or older. High school diploma or GED. Read, write, and communicate using English language sufficient to perform job functions (certain preferences may be given for special language skills when there is a business need) .Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Ability to move throughout all areas of the store; sales floor, receiving, register areas, lawn and garden, including the outside perimeter of the store. Demonstrated previous management and people leadership experience in retail, including drug store, grocery, hard lines, or general merchandise. Demonstrated functional knowledge of retail merchandising, operations, and retail management practices and procedures. Demonstrated experience selecting, assessing, coaching, counseling and developing associates in a retail environment. Demonstration of a strong customer service orientation and focus.Preferred Qualifications:o 4 year college degree (BS or BA preferred)o 5+ years experience in a retail and / or consumer sales experienceo Proven business acumeno Demonstration of functional knowledge with home improvement retail sectoro Demonstration of home improvement product and services knowledgeo Demonstration of knowledge of merchandising product processes, inventory management and freight flow processeso Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneouslyo Demonstrated ability to lead, influence, and manage a sales organization that has delivered prositive results within a fluctuating environmento Demonstrated ability to build and manage a productive sales organization in a big box retail environmento Demonstrated experience executing customer focused strategies, policies and programs as measured by customer satisfactiono Demonstrated customer service leadership, including the ability to handle and diffuse unhappy or irate customers with favorable outcomeso Demonstrated ability to define and implement processes, procedures and policyIn addition, successful participants in this program are being trained for and are expected to apply for and assume Store Manager positions within the Metro Atlanta and Region 3, as defined by the below areas:Newnan, Stockbridge, Fayetteville, Douglasville, Conyers, McDonough, Camp Creek, Griffin, Edgewood, Madison, Lithonia, Carrollton, GA

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