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Assistant Manager

Kurtz Bros Inc.
Cleveland, OH
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
For over 70 years Kurtz Bros., Inc., a local family-owned business, has been an industry leader in the creation of high quality landscaping products. Being a pioneer in caring for Ohio’s environment and natural resources, combined with our innovative approaches to natural preservation and recycling, many have discovered the "green" connection Kurtz offers. Not coincidentally, our tagline is: "We make the good earth better!" Starting out as a topsoil provider to homeowners and garden centers wishing to improve their soil, Kurtz continues to provide an array of services and environmentally friendly, quality products to the construction and landscape industries.
We are seeking qualified individuals who share our desire to provide the best products and services while striving to maintain and protect our environment. Being part of our family means understanding the Kurtz Bros., Inc. vision for industry leadership in industrial and construction products and services, committing to excellence in customer satisfaction, and being an active participant on a team driven by innovative ideas and solutions. For more information please visit our website,

Assistant Managers have the opportunity to support, assist and grow into the role of market manager. They are provided opportunities to showcase your ability to lead a team, provide amazing customer service and implement innovative ideas. The Assistant Manager is responsible for acting as the backup to the market manager in all activities and filling in while the market manager is out of the store. We hire hardworking, trustworthy, and energetic individuals who work with the store teammates and Management to drive sales, ensure high levels of customer service, solve problems and achieve employee development goals while advancing their own skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as a backup and assist the market manager in:

  • Work directly with the market manager to measure, review and take the needed action to achieve all stated store goals.
  • Continually develop skills as directed by the market manager to improve as a candidate to become a future market manager.
  • Managing store performance to maximize store profitability by servicing and maintaining customer base
  • Maintaining store security including inventory control, cash handling, and equipment maintenance
  • Ensure compliance with all company, state and federal policies and laws by working with Human Resources
  • Ensure all Kurtz Bros policies & procedures are being followed by team members and complete disciplinary actions when necessary.
  • Support and maintain store operations
  • Provide input to production regarding product innovation
  • Ensure that each store has clear staffing roles and assignments
  • Maintain accuracy in inventory tracking and documentation and ensure appropriate in-store inventory levels to meet customer needs and meet goals
  • Enforce and maintain the overall store appearance, merchandise display, and on-site equipment, reporting and scheduling maintenance/repairs as needed
  • Follow all Kurtz Brothers, Inc. safety guidelines and complete incident reports immediately when required
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary
  • Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Associates Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience with retail or industry sales management experience
  • Experience in landscaping/construction industry preferred

  • Emotionally resilient and able to drive projects effectively for excellence against demanding targets in a complex, multi-disciplined environment
  • Customer oriented and able to operate effectively in a high pressure environment and pressing customer deadlines
  • Ability to build strong relationships with both internal stakeholders and external customer
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • Enthusiastic, with a drive for results
  • Ability to multi task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Proficiency in office IT suite (excel, word and PowerPoint) and to quickly develop a working knowledge of NetSuite and Descartes with ability to operate the KB reconcile, dispatch, quote, and price check systems
  • Ability to learn new programs/software as needed
  • Ability to run front end loader, skid steer, and other equipment as necessary
  • Creativity in providing customer solutions
  • Ability to quickly become knowledgeable regarding the composition and application of the product line
  • Exposure to loud noises, hot/cold temperatures, dust, and other environmental factors
Supervisory Responsibilities
Indirectly responsible for ~2-10 store employees depending on season when market manager is not present

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and could be subjected to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment could be unusually loud at times (protection will be provided).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic data or other legally protected status.

Kurtz Bros is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. To verify the information in the job listing or if you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 216-986-7000. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Kurtz Bros Inc.


Cleveland, OH
44125 USA



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