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Store Manager

RP Lumber
Harrisburg, IL
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description

A Store Manager is responsible for the complete day-to-day operation of the assigned store location. Store Managers are responsible for maximizing store sales and profitability and minimizing expenses while ensuring that the store is optimally stocked and merchandised and that each customer has an exceptional experience. Store Managers instill R.P. Lumber Co.’s culture and values in all employees. Store managers must conduct themselves with the utmost personal integrity and ensure that the entire store operates according to R.P. Lumber Co.’s policy and procedures. Store Managers must have expertise in all merchandising and operational aspects of the store. They must be knowledgeable of the local market, customer base, seasonality issues, competition, and other specifics and peculiarities of the local market that may influence the business. The Store Manager is a role model, a leader, a problem solver, a calculated risk taker, and must manage his/her time to achieve budget results.


Customer Service:

  • Perform all sales counter functions, point-of-sale (register) functions, and store administrative functions as need requires.
  • Lead by example in providing exceptional customer service personally.
  • Train and motivate the store sales team to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Cultivate very satisfied customers who are treated according to R.P. Lumber Co.’s operating philosophy and profit objectives.
  • Respond immediately to any customer complaints and resolve them quickly.
  • Keep the retail sales floor properly merchandised by implementing local and company directives such as key assortments, plan-o-grams, seasonal items, promotional displays, pricing updates, and end caps.
  • Organize personnel and internal processes to ensure that customer deliveries are properly loaded and are delivered on time, on-grade, and complete.
  • Manage and motivate contractor salesmen to aggressively prospect for new sales and customers while remaining highly attentive to the ongoing needs of the existing customer base.

Budgets & Payroll

  • Drive store sales and profit to exceed budget.
  • Understand the dynamics that impact the financial performance of the store and remain accountable to results that meet or exceed company objectives.
  • Control costs and schedule payroll in a manner consistent with R.P. Lumber Co. objectives for labor productivity and customer service.

Inventory Control

  • Ensure that all inventory movement (sales, returns, transfers, adjustments) is recorded timely and accurately to help detect and prevent shrinkage.
  • Ensure that the store keeps proper amounts of inventory on hand, sufficient to meet customers' needs, but in line with inventory investment goals.
  • Ensure that the inventory is maintained in a clean and orderly fashion, consistent with company policy and good business practices.
  • Ensure that warehouse and yard personnel accurately receive and properly store merchandise.

Safety & Loss Prevention

  • Drive a safety first environment and ensure a safe a secure working environment at all times. Store managers are always the safety role model.
  • Possess strong working knowledge of store security measures and advise employees on company-approved methods of preventing loss and promoting safety.
  • Ensure all equipment is in good condition and safe (ladders, forklifts, trucks).
  • Conduct and document regular safety meetings with store associates.
  • Ensure that inventory is protected against loss and theft (out of rain, lumber flat stacked, secure high theft items).

Employee Relations

  • Recruit, select, and train key people.
  • Create a team environment throughout the store.
  • Ensure all associates have access to the Company’s ESS Resource Center for information and resources to help them in their job.
  • Publish work schedule timely and ensure that all hours worked are recorded properly.
  • Provide an enjoyable working environment that is conducive to self-motivation, high productivity, and overall morale.
  • Ensure an open door environment where associates feel free to report problems and offer ideas to management.


  • Maintain vigilant compliance with company policy and report any unusual occurrences promptly.
  • Check email regularly for communications from management and customers and respond timely.
  • Lead monthly store meetings with the store team to discuss store performance and goals, upcoming promotions and events, problems, and safety.
  • Use the Company’s ESS Resource Center for access to important information, forms, policies and procedures and to report problems.
  • Report problems, obstacles and ideas on how to improve the store's performance, customer service, and operations to your District Manager and Senior Level Executives in the Company.

Coaching & Training

  • Provide an enjoyable working environment that is conducive to self-motivation, high productivity, and overall morale.
  • Set goals and provide immediate feedback on employee performance and implement corrective measures. Help the team succeed. Don't ignore problems.
  • Supervise and mentor all store and yard employees, develop assistant managers and other key employees for future promotion.
  • Direct associates to training opportunities through the Company’s ESS Resource Center.

Perform other duties similar to those above as assigned by the District Manager and/or other qualified corporate or platform representative.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required; or 3 to 5 years of management or supervisory experience in the building material industry or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must demonstrate excellent leadership and problem solving skills, be able to manage with limited supervision, and must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and be able to work a flexible schedule (typical retail schedule - 50+ hours/week) including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Must have mathematical and general business skills sufficient to understand and interpret data presented in statistical or numerical form and be able to use it effectively in assessing and coordinating the merchandise and operations aspects of store operations.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of retail building materials, home improvement and hardware products, and general retail operations including the ability to utilize Point-of-sales and other computer related systems (i.e., Estimating Software, etc.) associated with the building material industry.
  • Enthusiasm, high energy and ability to motivate a team
  • Must possess demonstrated ability to manage physical assets and perform physical work, including the ability to bend, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and be able to frequently lift and/or move between 50 - 100 pounds.

R.P. Lumber Co. offers the following opportunities and benefits (Full-Time employees):

  • Competitive wages
  • Health / Dental / Vision / Term-Life and Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Profit Sharing / 401k
  • Paid time-off & holidays
  • Employee Merchandise Discount

Candidates who meet our selection criteria will be contacted by phone or email for the next step in our hiring process.

Thank you for your interest in our position. We appreciate the time you have taken to apply with us.

R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. (“R.P. Lumber Co.") is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, handicap or disability, citizenship status, service member status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law.


RP Lumber

Harrisburg, IL
62946 USA



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