Assistant Store Manager in Training

Rural King
Muncie, Indiana, United States

About us


Rural King Farm and Home Store strives to create a positive and rewarding workplace for our associates. We offer opportunities for growth, competitive benefits, a people first environment, and an opportunity to work alongside dedicated associates who share a passion for providing an exceptional experience and service to our rural communities. Whether you are starting an entry-level position or joining with professional experience, Rural King encourages professional growth and provides the necessary resource to help you succeed and grow with us.


When you join the Rural King team, you become a contributing member in supporting the needs of and making a difference in the lives of those within the people and communities we serve.  



How we reward you


401(k) plan that provides a 100% match on the first 3% of your contributions and 50% of the next 2% * Healthcare plans to support your needs * Virtual doctor visits * Access to Centers of Excellence with Barnes Jewish Hospital and Mayo Clinic’s Complex Care Program * 15% Associate Discount * Dave Ramsey’s SmartDollar Program (no cost to you!) * Associate Assistance Program * RK Cares Associate Hardship Program * 24/7 Chaplaincy Services

What You’ll do


The Assistant Store Manager Trainee is being trained to become a future Assistant Store Manager. Upon promotion, you must be willing to relocate/commute to one of three area stores. The primary role of the Assistant Store Manager is to collaborate with the Store Manager in delivering excellent operations management. The ability and willingness to continually develop product knowledge and gain a greater understanding of the day-to-day store operations, customer service, and merchandising is essential. This position requires strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and supervise associates.

• Partner with the Store Manager to ensure quality customer service and staff supervision and training
• Direct store personnel to build revenue and meet sales goals
• Coordinate the efforts of all store personnel to build revenue and meet sales goals
• Ensure attractive, safe, and accurately priced merchandise displays and floor plans.
• Recruit, train, & develop personnel
• Be a positive and professional “role model” for the team
• Find solutions to associate and customer questions and concerns
• Share responsibility of the maintenance and upkeep of the building and grounds
• Demonstrate effective and consistent communications and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrate effective problem-solving and analytical skills
• Become familiar with standard concepts and practices within the retail environment


Supervisory Responsibilities



Essential Qualities for Success



• 2+ years retail management experience

• Be an outgoing self-starter who enjoys working with people

• Computer knowledge in Excel and Word

• Proficient User of computer software systems

• Ability to interact with the team in a fast-paced environment, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient

• Ability to multi-task and coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner

• Ability to work independently without supervision.

• Flexibility with hours: ability to work a 50-hour workweek (10-hour shifts, 5 days per week) with varied hours, days, night, and weekends as business dictates

• Must meet federal requirements to qualify to obtain a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and any applicable local requirements

• Ability to access and use the in-store computer, scanning system, and wireless hand-held unit

• Ability to participate in our online applicant and new hire onboarding process remotely • Ability to complete computer-based training


Physical Requirements  



• 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
• Ability to communicate effectively to all audiences
• Good visual acuity
• 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.