Notice to Applicant about this Employer: You are applying for a job with an independently owned cooperative member of Ace Hardware Corporation, who operates this Ace Hardware store, not Ace Hardware Corporation. The independent store owner alone is responsible for and independently makes all decisions concerning employment related matters, including hiring, firing, discipline, supervision, staffing and scheduling. Ace Hardware Corporation will not receive a copy of any applications submitted for this position, and will have no control over interviews and/or hiring decisions, does not control and is not responsible for the employment policies and practices of the independent store owner. If hired, the independent store owner will be your only employer. Ace Hardware Corporation is not the employer for this position. The Ace Hardware trademarks, logos and designs are owned by Ace Hardware Corporation and used by independent store owners under a license from Ace Hardware Corporation. About Cotton's Ace Hardware: At Cotton's Ace Hardware, "Helpful" isn't just a word, it's what we are all about. Cotton's has been providing AMAZING customer service for the past 50 years. We are a family owned and operated business serving the needs of the community since 1967. At Cotton's we appreciate all our Team Members that have helped us build a strong community reputation. As a member of the Ace team, you'll have an opportunity to play a valuable role in our ongoing success, while contributing to work you believe in. We build relationships with our customers to make sure they get the experience of a life time. Our vision is to hire the best employees and give them the knowledge and skills necessary to grow within our company If you're interested in becoming one of Ace's "helpful hardware folks," there's never been a better time to be a part of the Cotton's Ace Hardware family! General Summary Major Responsibilities: The major responsibilities for this position include: Drive store sales by ensuring that all customers are acknowledged, customer projects needs are met, and concerns are resolved quickly Hire, train and develop retail staff with goals for growth and success in their positions, provide performance feedback and recognize accomplishments Coordinate the overall supervision of retail staff to ensure sales performance goals are met and procedures are followed accurately Regulate retail inventory to reduce shrinkage, maintain appropriate stock levels and ensure report accuracy Direct the shipping, receiving and inventory flow for the store Forecast scheduling needs to meet customer demand and create work schedules Delegate daily workload among associates to meet merchandising and visual presentation standards Enforces safety policies and procedures; is a safety role model Minimum Requirements: The minimum requirements for this position include: Education/Training: High School degree, some college preferred. Posses a vast product knowledge of hardware related products along with a willingness to learn. Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years retail management experience. Skills/Knowledge: Strong leadership and analytical skills Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations Strong problem-solving and organizational skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks with a high attention to detail Knowledge of retail computer systems, MS Word and Excel a plus. Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the business Other Essential Requirements Education/Training High School degree, some college preferred. Posses a vast product knowledge of hardware related products along with a willingness to learn Experience Minimum of 3-5 years retail management experience Physical Demands Standing, walking, lifting (up to 25lbs) and climbing. Ability to stand for an extended period of time Move and handle boxes of merchandise and fixtures throughout the store, which entails lifting and perform all functions as set forth.