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Store Manager

O'Neill, NE 68763

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Transportation/Logistics Job ID: 057-006 Pay Rate: $65k to $80k/year DOE, plus bonus potential

Job Description

Store Manager

$65k to $80k/year plus potential for bonus.

Growing company searching for a Store Manager.  You will be responsible for running a profitable and efficient location. Objectives will be accomplished using proper purchasing procedures, inventory control, pricing, merchandising, displaying, advertising, scheduling, and staff utilization. You will direct, coordinate, and evaluate the overall direction of the Parts and Service Department and Parts and Service department employees.

Parts Department Major Duties and Responsibilities

Planning Duties

  • Maintain a balanced inventory consistent with the requirements of the service department, wholesale accounts and the do-it-yourself public.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Parts and the General Inventory Control Manager to control individual parts inventory levels and balance them for maximum turnover.
  • Recommend to the Director of Parts pricing parameters in each customer category that generate sufficient gross profit to produce a satisfactory profit while maintaining customer loyalty.
  • Analyze departmental operations and storage layout and revise as needed for maximum effectiveness.
  • Develop sales promotions.
  • Take advantage of all manufacturers' inventory co-op advertising.


  • Hire, train, motivate, counsel and monitor the performance of all parts department staff.
  • Complete Paccar Parts and Peterbilt assigned training courses.
  • Assign training requirements for parts employees.
  • Supervise stock order procedures.
  • Enforce policy on the special ordering of parts.
  • Ensure that the same high-quality level of service provided to outside customers is also provided to internal dealership customers.
  • Work to ensure a timely turnaround of parts needed for internal jobs.
  • Attend managers meetings.
  • Hold monthly store meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance to parts department employees.
  • Coordinate a prompt, efficient and timely flow of paperwork.
  • Direct shipping and receiving efforts to ensure timely processing
  • Direct outside parts and counter sales efforts, including a telemarketing program to keep in contact with customers.
  • Enforce and monitor guidelines for working with customers to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.
  • Handle customer complaints immediately and according to the dealership's guidelines.
  • Assist in the collection of past-due accounts.
  • Supervise custodians to ensure that work area is kept clean.
  • Enforce safety requirements, including but not limited to forklift training and operation, processing of SDS sheets on all products carried and OSHA Right-to-Know.
  • Understand, keep abreast of, and comply with federal, state and local regulations that may affect parts sales.
  • Maintain professional appearance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Track inventory gross turns.
  • Monitor and adjusts inventory to minimize obsolescence.
  • Analyze sales, expenses and inventory monthly to maintain profit goals.
  • Monitor parts department employees' payroll records.
  • Monitor daily reports.
  • Monitor and utilize the lost sales tracking report.
  • Ensure that all dealership purchases are properly accounted for before payment is made.


  • Prepare reports for upper management as assigned.


Service Department Major Duties and Responsibilities

Planning Duties

  • Determine schedules and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel.
  • Coordinate activities of technicians in testing and repairing of heavy trucks.
  • Coordinate mechanical repair and maintenance services.
  • Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, and parts.


  • Oversee the service write-up process and create repair orders and estimates when needed.
  • Recommend or initiate personnel actions such as hiring, promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary actions.
  • Monitor employees’ work levels and review work performance.
  • Council employees about work-related issues and provide the Director of Service with feedback on employees as to job-skill deficiencies.
  • Conduct or assist in identifying the training needs of employees and coach them to improve their knowledge or skills by arranging training for repair, maintenance techniques, and equipment use.
  • Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment, and provide employee safety and procedural training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions, violations, or procedures.
  • Oversee keeping the store inside and out clean and organized.


  • Overall coordination and evaluation of the Service Department by working with the Director of Service.
  • Develop service customer base by participating in and monitoring service activities.
  • Monitor, review, and post repair orders.
    • Review repair orders for accuracy.
    • Post in a timely manner.


  • Maintain Business Plan and submit to the Director of Parts and Service.
  • Investigate accidents and injuries and prepare reports for worker’s compensation insurance.
  • Prepare reports for upper management as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • High School diploma or GED; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 years’ experience in heavy-duty truck parts and or service departments required.
  • Prior management experience preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills with fundamental computer operations, spreadsheets, database, and e-mail.


Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, financial reports, legal documents, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.


Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • It is required that the Store Manager possess a valid driver’s license and meet insurability requirements with the Company’s insurance company.


  • Must be able to travel, and at times, an overnight stay may be required.


Physical Demands and Environment

The physical demands and environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.

  • Constantly operate a computer and other office machines such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printers.
  • Occasionally will work out doors in all kinds of weather.
  • Occasionally lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Noise level is usually moderate.
  • Occasionally exposed to moving and mechanical parts.
  • Daily will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, reach, handle, feel, talk, hear, and see.
  • Extensive computer monitor viewing daily.


Compensation and Benefits:

  • $65k-80k/yr plus bonus potential.
  • Full Benefits Package Including: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k + Company Match
  • Employee Assistance Program, Flex Spending Account, PTO, Referral Program & Retirement plan


Submit your resume to Carol Thomason, or for more information, call (319)444-6520.
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Aventure Staffing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. . A drug screen, physical, alcohol test and background check may be required.

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