GMIT - Worcester County
Employment Type: Full-Time
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BJ's Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar operation with more than 200 clubs in 16 states from Maine to Florida.
While our Members know us for helping them save up to 25% off grocery prices every day, our Team Members love us for providing a supportive and engaging workplace that’s committed to developing great talent.
If you’re a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working collaboratively and is committed to providing great service for our Members, we want to hear from you. BJ’s offers a fast-paced, team environment with great training opportunities and competitive salary and benefits packages to help you succeed.
GENERAL MANAGER IN TRAINING
The General Manager is the leader of a BJ’s club. Responsible for leading the operations and profitability of the club, delivering on company strategic priorities, providing market-leading value on merchandise and services, excellent member experience, managing Team Members and developing talent, and ensuring a safe and positive environment and experience for Team Members and Members.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities
Effectively leads the team by managing with vision and purpose, clearly communicating and giving direction, and validating results.
Creates a club culture where team members feel challenged, know how to be successful, are encouraged to do their best, and are recognized for their accomplishments.
Manages talent and builds a strong bench by encouraging team member growth and development, holding team members accountable, having difficult conversations, and providing honest and actionable feedback.
Learns quickly and adapts to change. Effectively communicates to team members to enable them to do their jobs effectively by sharing necessary information, explaining the “why’s”, and keeping messaging simple.
Exhibits strong decision-making capabilities that align with the Company’s strategic priorities and support the achievement of club operational goals and objectives.
Maintains awareness of local competition and current trends in the retail marketplace.
Controls operating costs and establishes operational efficiencies.
Implement new concepts to maximize profitability.
Embraces the Company’s core values / purpose and ensures team members do the same. Creates a great shopping experience for members that is dedicated to exceeding member expectations.
Meets planned profit objectives through effective techniques, technological improvements and productivity enhancements. Monitors expenses and adjusts expenditures as necessary to achieve profit objectives.
Attains planned sales volume through effective supervision of warehouse management and communication with the Home Office.
Maintains a roadmap for achieving targets in key performance areas designated by Home Office, such as productivity (sales/hours, audit, shrink, turnover).
4+ years of experience as a retail store, supermarket, or warehouse operations manager required.
A strong drive for results and solid work ethic is required. Must be honest, straight-forward and committed to providing high levels of service to members.
Excellent communication skills required. Must be able to lead and motivate a large team.
Solid understanding of profit & loss statements, shrink control, staff development, merchandising, customer service, problem solving and conflict resolution required.
High school diploma and/or college degree preferred.
Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including managing/supervising cross-functional teams, training team members, and driving and communicating results.
Open shift availability required.
At least 18 years of age.
Environmental Job Conditions
Most of the time is spent moving about frequently on hard surfaces. There may be a need to occasionally position oneself to examine or scan merchandise, which may also require bending, pulling, reaching, climbing and/or stooping.
Frequently requires lifting objects up to 30 pounds. May require lifting and moving heavy and/or awkward objects in excess of 30 pounds with assistance.
Located in a comfortable indoor area with frequent exposure to temperature extremes and loud noises. There may be occasional exposure to cleaning agents.
BJ's Wholesale Club is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, atypical cellular or blood trait, marital and/or familial status, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
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