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Assistant Store Manager Hardlines

House of Sport

This is a Contract position in Chesapeake, VA posted March 15, 2023.

Job Description:

We are building something new in Chesapeake, VA. A destination devoted to sports. A place where the community will gather and be inspired. To create this new experience, we re building a team that will dream big, obsess over the athlete (our customer), inspire teammates and challenge every normal thing about retail. This is an exciting role for our new store experience we re seeking an Assistant Store Manager of Hardlines.

This opportunity has never existed in our stores, because the work we re doing is beyond anything retail has ever seen. Think about a role where you are creating most innovative, customer obsessed experience ever in retail, and frankly in any customer focused industry. As an Assistant Store Manager, you will have the exciting challenge of creating an athlete first culture of world class, hassle free, engaging service. From defining what that experience is, to training and developing the best teammates to execute. You’ll directly manage a specific team and have a dotted line responsibility for managing teammates in other areas of our store.

As an Assistant Store Manager – Hardlines, you will be responsible for achieving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results by supporting the Store Manager and overseeing the specific operational aspects of the Hardlines areas of the store. You will directly manage a team of associates assigned to the Hardlines Departments and have a dotted-line responsibility for managing associates in other areas of the store when serving as Head Coach (Manager on Duty).

Essential Functions of this position include:

  • Manage the sales performance of the Hardlines department to meet sales and margin goals
  • Uphold DICK S Sporting Goods standards for merchandise presentation and stockroom organization
  • Hold associates accountable for meeting established operational guidelines, brand standards, customer service expectations, and company policies
  • Manage associate performance matters, including appraisals, promotion recommendations, and discipline
  • Review candidate applications, interview, hire and on-board/train hourly associates for the Hardlines departments
  • Validate schedules for the assigned department(s) and monitor payroll on a daily basis to ensure payroll plans are met, including scheduling associates to complete non-selling activities as needed
  • Drive shrink results through compliance to all guidelines involved with safety, loss prevention, and cash-handling procedures; may serve as store “Shrink Coach”

Manager of People Responsibilities:

  • Select, on-board, empower, and develop a highly effective team of individuals
  • Define a clear vision and strategy in order to communicate expectations
  • Demonstrate a flexible leadership style to foster team member engagement including recognition
  • Hold all team members accountable to drive results by being available, removing barriers and obstacles, facilitating change, and providing coaching/feedback related to performance
  • Incorporate your customer s perspective when defining success

All Teammates are required to adhere to all safety policies and procedures. Additionally, as business needs arise, other tasks may become necessary.


Success Profile:

  • 1-3 years Retail Assistant Store Manager, Department Manager (Big Box preferred) or Retail Store Manager experience required
  • World-class customer service skill and interpersonal/communication skills
  • Affinity for developing talent
  • Strong problem-solving ability and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible availability including nights, weekend, and holidays
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork

Additional Compensation:

  • Quarterly and Annual Bonus Programs

DICK S Sporting Goods is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusion and Diversity.