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General Manager - (Store #893)
Books-A-Million, Inc. | Traverse City, Michigan
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Job Description

Job Description

The General Manager is responsible for the day to day operation of Books-A-Million stores as a Manager On Duty in conjunction with the management team to maximize sales and customer service. The General Manager also oversees the execution of all aspects of store operations by providing effective leadership, achieving maximum sales and profits, controlling budgetary expenses, and managing the store team through training and development.

Roles and Responsibilities

* Maximizes sales, profits, and customer service by leading the store team and operating the store in adherence with all Company policy and guidelines.
* Plans, organizes, and directs store activities with the assistance of other store management.
* Ensures highest level of customer service and handles customer complaints to a satisfactory conclusion.
* Ensures efficient product flow within the store.
* Recruits and hires talent for the store team.
* Coaches, trains, and develops the Management staff.
* Facilitates effective communication to all store Associates through Daily Briefings, weekly and monthly meetings.
* Creates the store schedule to provide adequate coverage for all aspects of the store.
* Enhances store's reputation by establishing and maintaining good community relations and partnerships.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

* 21 years of age or older.
* High school diploma or equivalent required, college degree in business related field preferred.
* Previous management experience required.
* Strong customer service skills.
* Demonstrated ability to act in a mature and conscientious manner.
* Ability to supervise a large number of associates.
* Strong decision making, communication and merchandising skills.
* Successful completion of all required background screenings.

Physical and Environmental Requirements

* Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
* Must be able to use hands/arms to operate keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities.
* Must be able to lift or team lift objects up to 50 lbs., with or without assistance.
* Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device.
* Must be able to stand, walk, climb, bend, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job.

About Books-A-Million, Inc.

Books-A-Million, Inc. is a book retailer in the southeastern United States. The Company operates both superstores and traditional bookstores. Superstores range in size from 8,000 to 36,000 square feet and operate under the names Books-A-Million and Books and Co. Traditional bookstores are smaller stores operated under the names Bookland and Books-A-Million. These stores range in size from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet and are located primarily in enclosed malls. All store formats offer a selection of best sellers and other hardcover and paperback books, magazines, and newspapers. In addition to the retail store formats, the Company offers its products over the Internet at Booksamillion.com. The Company's wholly owned subsidiaries include American Wholesale Book Company, Inc. (American Wholesale), Booksamillion.com, Inc. and BAM Card Services, LLC. The Company operates in two segments: retail trade and electronic commerce trade. (Source: 10-K)

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