Companion Animal Dept Mgr
Petco - DuBois, PA

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At Petco, we’re passionate about pets and completely dedicated to improving their lives and the lives of the people who love them. We’re also one of the most dynamic retailers in the pet-supply industry. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities with professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization. From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek those individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. With your contributions, we will continue to experience strong growth as a respected pet-supply retailer.

Helping improve the lives of companion animals – and the people who care for them – will be your chief aim in this leadership position. You will be responsible for achieving of the department’s budgeted sales goals, gross margin, animal and merchandise shrink targets, managing inventory levels, supply cost, reported budgeted expense rates and budgeted contribution. You will also be accountable for driving sales and for the overall effective operations and animal welfare within the area of aquatics, reptile, bird and small companion animals.

Your success will involve providing associates with ongoing training and coaching in customer service and product knowledge while ensuring a friendly and courteous atmosphere in the department. You will work with store management to develop effective associate scheduling.

The majority of job duties are conducted indoors, although merchandise receiving, merchandise carry-outs, or stock balancing will require leaving the store briefly. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and pull 2000 lbs utilizing material handling equipment. Improper use of safety equipment and/or not following proper lifting techniques may pose of risk of injury to customers, pets, and store personnel.

Qualifications

To take on this important role, you will need a high school diploma or G.E.D. as well as previous experience in a retail setting as a department manager, team lead or sales associate. You must have experience supervising associates or demonstrating an aptitude for training, motivation and sales technologies. Strong analytical abilities and a professional appearance and demeanor are essential.

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