Our vision at Petco is
Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World.
We’re making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.
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 individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.
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.
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.
Petco - 20 months ago