Management Trainee-Shaws-Vermont
Supervalu - Vermont

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SUPERVALU is a premier food and drug retail powerhouse with world-class supply chain and support services. We are the nation’s third largest grocery provider, with a diversified portfolio of regional retail banners, locally managed and branded, spanning the nation, coast-to-coast and border-to-border. As the largest food distributor to retail stores in the United States, we also provide a robust suite of supply chain services to serve both our own retail banners and thousands of independent retailers.

Combined, SUPERVALU’s two lines of business provide a wealth of diverse opportunities to grow and to contribute to a thriving enterprise

Our Philosophy

Ongoing pursuit of excellence is a way of life at SUPERVALU and a key to our success. To achieve excellence, we seek associates who will contribute innovative business solutions. We embrace change and welcome others who do.

Our employees are as diverse as our opportunities - representing all ages, backgrounds and parts of the country. What they have in common is: talent, passion, sense of urgency, focus, standards, integrity - and an unsurpassed customer orientation. They form the foundation of our SUPERVALU Advantage - the key to our continuing success.


The Store Director’s purpose is to efficiently manage the operations of the store by developing and implementing strategies in achieving maximum sales and earnings while coaching/training/developing associates in order to maximize effectiveness.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Leads, directs, coaches and assist associates throughout the store in performing their duties

Works with and through team to follow and enforce company standards for friendly, prompt and courteous customer service by ensuring that all associates assist customers in locating and when necessary, retrieving merchandise in the store; create and maintain an exceptional customer service culture in their store

Manages the overall proficient operation of the store and assists in the corporation's plan to increase store sales, profits, and service levels

Monitors store expenses and ensures that expense target are met

Works with Assistant Store Director and Department Managers to strategize in achieving weekly sales and earnings objectives

Drives for results to achieve company sales and earnings objectives

Engages and expects our associates to live the Greet, Offer and Thank principles to create an exceptional customer focus culture in their store

Creates a culture where associates are trusted and empowered to make decisions

Creates a cohesive environment of teamwork and collaboration where associates value one another and understand how they can contribute to the overall success of the store

Develops associates by teaching/coaching/mentoring and training towards specific roles and goals in order to increase the talent for the organization

Influences store team to accomplish specific goals with regular and consistent communication in person and in written form

Organizes and plans for current and long term goals along with having a contingency plan for unpredictable outcomes

Readily adapts in response to customer needs, to changes in schedules, and work priorities

Adapts to new technology and be proficient in its operation

Learns, understands, and applies the information contained in company manuals, policies and practices related to store operations

Is resourceful and knowledgeable to answer associate and customer's needs

Builds relationships with the customers and maintains customer engagement

Readily understands and utilizes P&L, sales, purchases, labor and cost reporting to impact results

Bring a broader perspective on how the business works outside of the industry and applies the business knowledge to maximize sales

Obtains necessary licenses needed for store operations such as Food Safety and Sanitation License


Number of Associates Supervised: Directly: 1 Assistant Store Director and 4 – 10 Department Heads Indirectly: All other store associates.

Store Director A – Greater than $31 million in store sales.

Store Director B – Greater than $21 million but less than $31 million in store sales.

Store Director C – Greater than $10 million but less than $21 million in store sales.

Store Director D – Less than $10 million in store sales.

Job Requirements

Relevant Experience, Education, Certification, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience as an Assistant Store Director.

College Degree preferred.

Requires a thorough understanding of store operations and Company practices, policies and procedures.

Ability to work varying shifts and days of the week (may include evenings, weekends, early morning or late shifts).

Requires the ability to interpret profit and loss statements. Requires the knowledge and ability to implement emergency procedures in the event of equipment and computer software malfunctions.

Physical Environment

Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. Ability to reach, lift, stack and maneuver objects of varying dimensions and weights up to approximately 55 lbs. Ability to push and pull fully loaded hand trucks and pallet jacks. Manual dexterity and good eye-hand coordination are necessary. Requires the physical ability to be able to cover for various positions throughout the store as required.

May occasionally be exposed to temperatures of approximately -20


Fahrenheit, 28


Fahrenheit, and 35


Fahrenheit, while handling products in freezers, coolers and display cases. Temperatures of approximately 150


Fahrenheit while handling products in hot cases. Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled store environment.

Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday.

Incumbent may sit for periods of time at desk or computer terminal.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.

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After a disastrous flirtation with grocery retail, SUPERVALU is returning to its wholesale roots. While the purchase of more than 1,100...