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District Manager

Company: Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

$7,500 Sign-On Bonus

Goodwill-Easter Seals MN is hiring for a District Manager! This role is responsible for directing the management and operations of multiple retail stores within an assigned district; ensuring stores are running efficiently and meeting their financial expectations; managing each store's General Manager and is responsible for their professional development and performance management of the results they are accountable to achieving. Territory: Southern Metro.

About Us:

  • Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides job training and career navigation services to eliminate barriers to work and independence.
  • Revenue from 50 retail locations, along with other contributions, supports our programs throughout MN.
  • We divert over 65M pounds from landfills annually and place 4 people in the workplace every day!
  • Read more about us here!

A day in the life: In a typical day, an District Manager can expect to...

  • Operational Excellence: Foster cooperation among all business segments to deliver a high standard of quality service.
  • Talent Management: Ensure store talent is trained and developed and manages store personnel needs.
  • Services & Programs: Ensure continued community involvement and education around Goodwill-Easter Seals.
  • Performance Standards: Produce quality results by applying efficient best practices.
  • Leadership: Promote a high quality of work and personal proficiency through effective and innovative leadership.
  • Safety & Asset Protection: Ensure safety and protection of employees, assets and facilities.

About You:

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to navigate and influence cross-functionally with support teams and business partners
  • Strong independent work skills, personal organization, and drive
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written - Fast and efficient with modern communication vehicles (email/text)
  • Hands on approach to training, coaching and inspection skills
  • Ability to pull a team together cohesively and leverage the unique skills and talents of each individual to perform better holistically
  • Ability to adapt and lead within an ever-changing environment and ability to help progress employees through such changes
  • Performance management - Ability to analyze data, observe behaviors, solicit feedback, and in turn, identify practices and behaviors necessary for improvement in business results
  • Talent management - Ability to source, identify, and develop quality talent for replacement and bench-strength based upon their background and tenure
  • Organizational agility - Ability to understand and navigate various field and office support mechanisms
  • Proven history of utilizing POS, scheduling software, spreadsheets, onboarding software, HRIS, payroll
  • History of, or comfort with, working in an environment where team members utilize heavy equipment and perform extensive manual labor
  • Basic weekly expectations - Daily vehicle travel, occasional overnights, multi-tasking administrative work (meeting scheduling, conference calls, etc.), occasional weekends, 24-hour accessibility (available for any issues that may arise after-hours)
  • Proven ability to drive sales
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population
  • Budgeting and cost analysis procedure expertise
  • Ability and desire to provide excellent customer service and to lead a staff that does the same
  • Must have a valid Driver's License

Prior Experience & Education:

  • Multi-Unit management: 1+ year minimum, 3+ years preferred.
  • Retail experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's or associate degree in a related field or equivalent experience as noted below:
  • With a bachelor's or associate degree: Minimum of five years recent retail experience as a

store manager with high-volume/traffic retail store; prefer 1-3+ years of multi-unit


  • Without a degree: Minimum of eight years of recent experience as a store manager with high volume/

traffic retail store; prefer 1-3+ years of multi-unit experience.

GESMN retail locations have COVID-19 safety protocols to help employees feel safe and secure. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) provided to employees, including gloves, masks, and eyewear.
  • 6-foot distancing standards and signage in place for employees and customers.
  • Plexiglass dividers at every cash register.
  • Contactless donations drop-off process for no contact with customers.
  • Daily health checks to prevent transmission.

Questions? Contact

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. GESMN will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based upon a person's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, age, sexual or affectional orientation, familial status, ancestry, local human rights commission activity, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other protected class.

Keywords: Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota, St. Paul , District Manager, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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