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Strack & Van Til Manager Trainee-MUNSTER in Rensselaer, Indiana

Manager Trainee

Full Time Manager Strack and Van Til Munster, Munster, IN, US

Manager Trainee

Described below are the major duties and responsibilities of a Manager Trainee:

During training the trainee will be exposed to operational procedures and expected to understand the procedures/processes that go into making a department efficient and profitable. The operational training timeline for department rotation will vary based on training progress. The trainees will start in the Dairy/Frozen Foods department then be rotated to the Night Crew Manager. After a successful evaluation the trainee would be rotated to department manager level.

Could be exposed to temperatures of approximately -20F while handling products in freezers and coolers. Must be able to work the overnight shift

Described below are the major duties and responsibilities of a Department Manager.

Schedules all departmental associates, oversees their training, evaluates their work, rewards and recognizes their performance and delegates their work assignments in a manner that most effectively utilizes their talents and abilities while maximizing profits.

Develops and implements merchandising plans, including creating attractive displays, merchandises new items, sales items and does promotional tie-ins, in order to meet the sales and profit objectives of the store and the departments.

Responsible for proper inventory levels, prepares, maintains and tracks records to calculate gross profits according to company guidelines.

Controls department costs by monitoring and improving operations and practices as needed, by controlling labor and by reducing losses due to shrinkage and pilferage.

Identifies area in assigned department and in the store where improvements in customer service are required, then implements changes and procedures to address these needs.

Maintains accurate department records on all important matters, including associate performance, recognition and discipline.


Knowledge of all aspects of grocery store operation.

Proven skills in analyzing PandL information and taking appropriate and decisive action to meet budget expectations.

Proficiency in Web based computer applications, MS Outlook and Excel and overall computer skills.

Must be able to work a variety of shifts including nights and weekends

Excellent communicate skills with vendors, customers and employees.

Ability to reach, bend, stoop, and lift up to 40 lbs

2 to 4 years Experience as a manager, grocery, or home improvement store.

Must possess excellent communication skills (both oral and written), good leadership and interpersonal skills.

The ability to get along with customers, vendors, suppliers and associates, and must be able to motivate and lead others

Work environment: Normal exposure to weather and temperature extremes

Diversity Statement:

At Indiana Grocery Group, we believe in diversity and inclusion and always value and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Our associates are passionate about providing excellent customer experiences and helping our associates grow. In order to sustain this culture, we will welcome individuals who are diverse in race, color, creed, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Also, we are committed to sustaining a professional working environment where everyone feels welcome, important and appreciated.