Inventory Lead Description and Instructions
Job Announcement: Store Inventory Lead
Please save a Mud Bay application and e-mail your completed copy to HR@mudbay.com or FAX materials to 360-352-0929 or mail materials to Mud Bay Home Office, 3045 32ndAvenue SW, Tumwater, WA 98512.
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This position requires a shift that starts very early in the morning -- 5 a.m. If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter describing how you would be a good fit for both the position and Mud Bay.
Position open until filled. Prompt response recommended.
If you have any questions, please e-mail HR.
Job Announcement: Inventory Lead
Mud Bay's Inventory Leads are both team players and team leaders: 1) they're standout store staff; 2) they stand in for the store manager when neither manager nor shift lead are present; and 3) they're the store's leader on all aspects of inventory operations. Much of an inventory lead's time is spent on inventory operations: early morning receiving, busting and restocking, correcting on-hand quantities and adjusting max levels. But inventory leads also participate in the primary work of the store: creating the Mud Bay Experience for customers, engaging dog and cat owners in conversation and helping them solve problems. When neither manager nor shift lead are in the store, inventory leads take over many (but not all) of the manager's roles and accountabilities: leading the staff, ensuring the creation of the Mud Bay Experience for customers and coworkers, opening or closing the store and helping empower and guide staff in making judgment calls on Mud Bay's behalf. On matters related to inventory, inventory leads lead, train and hold the entire staff accountable. Inventory leads enjoy dogs and cats and are committed to expanding their knowledge of them. They’re flexible, have great judgment, and enjoy working as part of a team to ensure that the store is a clean, interesting and happy place for customers and staff to shop, work and talk with each other. Primary Duties 1. Create the Mud Bay Experience for dog and cat owners; lead store's creation of the Mud Bay Experience when neither the manager nor the shift lead is present. 2. Engage dog and cat owners in conversation and help them fulfill their and their animals' needs. 3. Grow sales by providing complete, holistic solutions that promote long-term health. 4. Make decisions based on good judgment and Mud Bay's mission and values: mentor staff to make good judgment calls, especially about inventory operations. 5. Lead, train and hold the staff accountable on all aspects of inventory operations. Lead pre-opening inventory receiving five days per week. 6. Continually correct on hand quantities and adjust max levels to reflect sales. 7. Become and remain an expert on Mud Bay's current inventory practices. 8. Perform POS, cash handling and financial procedures accurately and efficiently. 9. Learn continuously about dogs and cats and about helping owners care for them. 10. Contribute to a happy, productive team. When the manager and shift lead aren't present, provide leadership in all aspects of store operations. 11. Mentor new and current staff. Provide the manager with useful information about staff abilities, performance and needs. Primary Qualifications 1. Cares for a cat or a dog, preferably both. Loves and wants to learn more about both species. 2. Instinctively gracious: genuinely enjoys making others feel welcome. 3. Highly accountable: tenaciously follows through on commitments. 4. Has integrity: says and does what she or he believes to be right. 5. Has great judgment: makes rational, ethical decisions aimed toward long-term outcomes. 6. Solid reasoning and analytic skills. Strongly detail oriented. Highly competent with basic math, comfortable using computers, calculators and 10-keys. 7. An effective communicator: speech and writing are friendly, clear and easily understood. 8. A self-starter, but happy to take direction and learn from others. 9. Strongly contributes to happy, effective teams both as a team member and as a leader. 10. Able to repeatedly lift and carry 50 pounds, enjoys physical exertion. 11. Willing, able and happy to start work at 5:00 AM. 12. Shows strong potential to be an effective leader. 13. Interested in, and a strong candidate for, a manager position.
Mud Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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