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Bargain Outlet Assistant Manager


The Assistant Manager is responsible for the merchandising function of the store working closely with the Store Manager to ensure the profitability of the store. Supervises Area Supervisors position.


- Assumes full responsibility for all functions of the store in Store Manager’s absence.
- Assists Store Manager in hiring and firing of store personnel according to company policy.
- Responsible, along with Store manager, for pre-employment criminal background investigation and drug testing.
- Opens and closes the store according to company policy and procedure.
- Trains sales personnel in all areas of sales, product knowledge, and customer services per company policy and sales training programs.
- Trains new hires in company training programs.
- Plans weekly work schedules to provide coverage within payroll dollars including coordinating part-time work schedules.
- Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of banners and signs.
- Completes price changes and insures accurate and timely completion of reports.
- Provides courteous service to all customers by offering friendly greeting, determines needs, demonstrates or explains product, and provides physical assistance with large or heavy merchandise as requested by customer.
- Implements current replenishment system to ensure an in-stock position, maximizing sales and turnover, and inventory levels stays within planned dollar amounts. Maintains the order manual and replenishment.
- Ensures partners that report to him/her have yearly evaluations completed on time.
- Reviews financial and merchandise reports with each Area Supervisor to develop an action plan for their assigned areas.
- Handles all customer complaints and avoid customer dissatisfaction.
- Controls and proofs comics and ROP ads.
- Reviews competitive shops for accuracy and completeness prior to submitting to District Manager.
- Utilizes Income Statement, Journal Reports and misc. financial statements and reports.
- Monitors and controls discount, price changes, and damage write off activity to protect store margin and shrink.
- Reviews that proper ordering is done in store via current replenishment systems in regard to both past history as well as planned events.
- Monitors and controls front-end and receiving functions through mini-audits.
- Reviews with Assistant Manager the implementation of the replenishment system, order manual and count pack.
              *    Controls company pricing philosophy by monitoring and maintaining competitive   pricing, changes in advertising, merchandising, competitive visits, variance pricing, and review with District Manager.
- Calls District Manager to investigate and rectify problems that occur in the store.
- Recommends to District Manager particular product selection and space allocation.
- Responsible for the overall housekeeping, safety and security of store.
- Fill out and files all insurance reports, OSHA record keeping and reviews monthly insurance claim activity.
- Insures that company assets are protected through proper compliance of security, credit, financial, safety, audit and other control procedures.
- Reviews maintenance/compliance of company guidelines as it pertains to defective merchandise procedure, open and closed order files.
- Reviews and monitors material handling activity within the store to insure that activity is being performed in such a manner to protect margin and prevent branch losses.
- Communicates pertinent competitive and geographical changes within the store market to District Manager.
- Monitors customer counts and average dollar transactions. Review and discuss appropriate action with District Manager.
- Lowers shrink by monitoring and controlling all cash/sales transaction activity and all receiving activity by carefully supervising both functions.
- Operates a register as needed.
- Assists partners with merchandise replenishment as needed.
- Performs related duties as assigned by District Manager.


High school education or equivalent. Good oral and listening skills, as well as a command of the English language is important in communicating with both customers and peers. Management or supervisory experience is required..
Strength and ability to lift and move up to 100 pounds of merchandise such as steel doors, tub enclosures, bags of cement or sand, ceiling tiles etc. is required in stocking merchandise. Ability to bend, stretch and climb ladders are essential for taking of the physical inventory. Mental/visual application is required for the administrative work preparing, investigating, and completion of various forms, records, and reports i.e. income statement, stock ledger, payroll, work schedule, forecasting etc..
The Assistant Store manager must be able to successfully handle all or a number of the job functions, at or about the same time, and be able to prioritize functions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed the by person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by personnel in this position.

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