Manager - Retail
Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain, Inc - Helena, MT

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Make a difference! Love your work! Great opportunity for a dynamic individual to manage Helena retail store. The store manager is responsible for ensuring the store meets its goals and objectives, promoting the company’s mission, vision and values, performance management and training.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. In addition to the annual salary, an additional quarterly incentive bonus may be earned based upon store performance.

If you want a rewarding retail career in a mission-driven organization, we encourage you to consider Easter Seals Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain.

Position Summary:
Manages the daily operations of assigned retail store. Responsible for maintaining cleanliness, merchandising and inventory. Responsible for maintaining store in an orderly fashion, rotating merchandise, overseeing the production and pricing of merchandise. Manage inventory for maximum return on product. Operates store and plant efficiently and meets net income goals indicated on annual budget. Supervise and train all store personnel including new employees. Responsible for store safety. Responsible for assuring a high level of customer and donor service. Assure Easter Seals-Goodwill policies and procedures are uniformly adhered. This is a full time salaried position with the potential to earn an additional incentive bonus based on store performance. Incentive bonus to be discussed at interview.

Essential Job Duties & Expected Outcomes:
Human Resource Management

Evaluate, plan, and monitor staffing levels and labor percentages

Interview, select, hire, and employ an appropriate number of employees, as per staffing model

Maintain employee work schedules including assignments, job rotation, training, vacations and paid time off, and cover for absenteeism

Coach, mentor, and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities

Utilize company provided tools, such as 13-Week Training plans and Station Observation Checklists to assimilate employees into the organization and observe performance/communicate expectations

Consciously create a workplace culture that is consistent with overall organization, and that emphasizes the mission, vision, and values of the organization

Lead employees to meet the organization’s expectations and established Best Practices for productivity, quality, and goal accomplishment

Lead employees using a performance management and development process that provides an overall context and framework to encourage employee contribution and includes goal setting, feedback, and performance development planning

Provide effective performance feedback through employee recognition, rewards, and with the assistance of Retail Director and/or AVP issue appropriate disciplinary actions

Empower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals. Delegate responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback

Maintain transparent communication. Appropriately communicate organization information through department meetings, one-on-one meetings, and appropriate email, and regular interpersonal communication

Comply with, train staff & supervisors, and ensure that all policies and procedures are consistently enforced


Protect employees and customers by providing a safe and clean environment

Provide new-employee safety orientations

Conduct monthly safety training and education programs, implement safety topics into daily routine, and demonstrate the safe use of equipment

Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices, in order to ensure compliance with safety standards

Investigate accidents to identify causes and to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future

Production and Retail Floor


Maintains store premises, fixtures, and signage

Establish donation goals, track donation data, and ensure adequate donations are received to meet store needs

Actively solicit donations from individuals, community organizations, schools, retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and other businesses; coordinate with Retail Director and/or Marketing to develop and implement special campaigns

Plan and allocate resources to effectively staff and accomplish the work to meet departmental productivity and quality goals

Using Best Practices and procedures, plan, evaluate, and improve the efficiency of business processes to enhance speed, quality, efficiency, and output

Comply with Best Practices for station layout/configuration

Adhere to Best Practice production procedures

Ensure that work areas remain clean, organized, and free of store merchandise and personal items

Establish and maintain relevant controls and feedback systems to monitor the operation of the department

Use information technology to record sales figures for data analysis and forward planning

Ensure standards for quality and customer service are met

Respond to customer complaints and comments, and when required communicate with Retail Directors to resolve issues

Tour the sales floor regularly and identify/resolve urgent issues

Oversee pricing and stock control

Delegates or conducts ongoing Safety, Customer Service, or Production training, with regularly scheduled sessions and daily tool-box talks

Ensure compliance with organization branding guidelines

Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

Financial Control


Asset Protection

Manage the overall operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities of the assigned Goodwill store

Operates store and plant efficiently and meets net income goals indicated on annual budget

Make business decisions that are financially responsible, accountable, justifiable, and defensible in accordance with organization policies and procedures

Achieve financial objectives by monitoring annual budget; monitoring and scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions

Review performance data that includes financial, sales, and activity reports and spreadsheets, to monitor and measure departmental productivity, goal achievement, and overall effectiveness

Manage the preparation and maintenance of reports necessary to carry out the functions of the department. Prepare periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested, to track strategic goal accomplishment

Communicate regularly with other managers, the director, vice president, president, and other designated contacts within the organization

Meets deadlines and ensures that reports are completed accurately and sent to appropriate person/department

Regularly check CCTV/DVR equipment to ensure that it is properly functioning. Contact Asset Protection Department, as needed, to resolve problems

When accidents or suspected theft/loss situations have occurred, review and save copies of CCTV/DVR footage

Conduct physical security checks, record, and resolve concerns in order to minimize potential loss to the company

Communicates with IT Department through the use of Help Desk tickets and other communication methods to resolve technical problems

Essential Job Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent


Three years of related leadership experience desired

Required Skills

Sensitive to customer needs and wishes

Ability to work effectively with people with disabilities or other special needs preferred

Must have good driving record and valid drivers’ license

Physical Requirements

Ability to move independently or with reasonable accommodation within the facility and community

Applicant must be physically and mentally able to perform all requirements of the job

Able to lift and carry 20-100 pounds with team lifting or mechanical assistance

Able to stand, stoop, bend, or carry for extended periods

Able to go up and down steps

Tolerance of extreme changes in temperature and humidity

Must be able to work flexible hours, evenings, and weekends or longer shifts if needed. May be required to work more than 40 hours per week

Background Check

Applicant must pass a background check

Attitude: Understands and demonstrates the organization’s mission, vision, values and culture.

Conduct: Interacts with employees, clients, customers, families, agencies, support professionals and other community members in a professional and respectful manner at all times.

Alignment: Alignment and support of ESGW policies and procedures.

Role Model

Serves as an example to employees and peers in demonstrating ESGW’s mission, vision, values and culture.

Team Building

Fosters an environment of positive teamwork via staff meetings, ongoing/hands on supervision, and regular verbal/written communication.


Appropriately balances departmental objectives with ESGW strategic plans and goals.


Maintains complete confidentiality of all information involved with program/service participants, staff and/or other fiscal matters.


Models all safety rules and requirements. Promotes a strong safety culture and maintains a safe environment for customers/clients and co-workers.


Meets the attendance requirements for this position.

Employee Policies/Procedures

Models ESGW and department policies and procedures, including policies outlined in the employee handbook.

Individual Development:
Takes initiative to assess skills and interests and seek development activities that match needs.

Sets both employee development and business success goals. Employee development goals focus on improving the value of an employee to a company. For example, improving interpersonal communication. Business success goals focus on increasing a company’s accomplishments. For example, increasing quality rating by 10 percent to support excellence and continued improvement.

Serve as a role model by participating in career and professional development opportunities.

Attends all Company provided training.

Development of Direct Reports:
Supports career development and growth efforts of employees.

Helps employees identify strengths, weaknesses, interests and values by maintaining open, effective communication and ongoing encouragement through scheduled development discussions.

Helps employees develop realistic career goals based on the department’s needs and their individual development plans.

Ensures staff meets mandatory training requirements within time frames required.

Provides technical job-related training and career development opportunities to staff.

Develops and conducts extra training sessions with all staff to improve operations.

This job description is subject to review or revision on an annual basis or when a change in job duties occurs. It is not intended to be all inclusive in terms of job detail. ESGW NRM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging applications from women, minorities, disabled, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Services.

Required Skills

Required Experience

About this company
For 85 years, Easter Seals has been providing services that help children and adults with disabilities gain greater independence. Our...