What a difference.
Do you possess a sense of adventure? Do you like to make people smile? Do you love great food? Would you rather wear a Hawaiian shirt to work than a suit? If the answer is, "yes!" then we have management opportunities that will challenge and excite you. Who are we? Trader Joe's, your favorite neighborhood grocery store that originated in Southern California and now operates more than 350 stores from coast to coast. And we are still growing, so we need fun, passionate leaders like you to guarantee our continued success.
Trader Joe's is unlike any other place you've ever worked. Trust us. We simply have no room for bureaucracy... all Crew Members support our stores to assist in the delivery of great products and experiences to our customers.
We have as few layers of management as possible, and welcome dynamic retail managers (from the Assistant Manager to District Manager level) to join our Crew as Mates. A "Mate" is a member of the store management team. Each store has one Captain (that's what we call our Store Managers around here) and multiple Mates. Have your sights set on Captain? Great! We promote exclusively from within.
Bring on the adventure.
To begin your journey and join our Crew as a Mate we want you to have:
2+ years of recent retail, restaurant or hospitality experience
1+ years of recent experience at the management or supervisory level
A Bachelor's Degree
In addition, the most highly qualified Mate candidates may qualify for the Regional Mobile Thriver Program. The RMT program is designed to help us grow future Captains by fast tracking experienced retail managers through 12 months of training. RMTs join Trader Joe's in the role of Mate and train in two to three local stores under the direction of a Regional Vice President. In addition to the Mate qualifications above, the ideal RMT will also have:
5+ years of recent retail, restaurant or hospitality management experience
2+ years of recent experience as a salaried Store Manager, General Manager, or District Manager
A stand-out history of rapid promotions and increased responsibilities
Ability to relocate a plus
We expect a lot. But we give a lot, too.
We'll be upfront; this exhilarating retail management career has an ever-changing schedule and a dynamic workload. But our pay and benefits more than make up for it. New Mates typically earn between $40,000 and $75,000 a year (based on our 47.5 hour work week). In addition to a fun work environment, you can also expect two consecutive days off - a rarity with other retailers.
In addition to your resume and salary history, please also include a cover letter and provide answers the following questions:
Why do you want to work at Trader Joe's?
Which Trader Joe's store is closest to you?
Are you relocatable? If so, what areas of the country interest you?
What is your favorite Trader Joe's product and why? (We know this is a tough one.)
WOW us with your cover letter and experience to guarantee a response!
Trader Joe's is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring a diverse Crew.
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