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A Remodel / Setup Assistant Manager (traveling to stores)

Store Management | St. Clairsville, OH | Full Time

Job Description

RURAL KING is America’s Farm & Home Store  

We are a privately held farm & home retail company that has been in business in the Midwest for over 50 years. Founded in 1960, Rural King is a third-generation family-owned business aggressively positioning itself for the future. The foundation is strong and the vision for the future is growth. This, coupled with Rural King’s friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere and “Positively Outrageous Customer Service,” makes Rural King a very exciting and attractive career opportunity. Every individual on our team is valued, supported, trained, and given the development and opportunity to a successful career path in our organization.  Whether it’s in one of our 76+ Retail Stores, Distribution Centers, or the Corporate Headquarters, Rural King is looking for team players able to both envision change and strive for future growth.  Look for this and other great opportunities with one of the fastest growing retailers in the midwest.



To support our strategic growth of 10 new stores each year, we are adding three teams of Assistant Managers who will travel to open new stores and assist in remodels.  Each of the three teams will have three Assistant Managers:

  • Hardlines ASM: Oversee Hardware, Plumbing, Electrical, Farm
  • Apparel ASM:  Oversee Apparel and Front End
  • Center Core ASM: Oversee Seasonal, Foods, Consumables, Housewares, Furniture and Toys


  • Partner with the Store Manager to ensure quality customer service and staff supervision and training.
  • Coordinate the efforts of all store personnel to build revenue and meet sales goals.
  • Ensure attractive, safe, and accurately priced merchandise displays and floor plans.
  • Recruit, train, & develop personnel.
  • Be a positive and professional “role model” for the team.
  • Find solutions to associate and customer questions and concerns.
  • Share responsibility of the maintenance and upkeep of the building and grounds.
  • Demonstrate effective and consistent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Become familiar with standard concepts and practices within the retail environment.
  • Establish and preserve a positive work atmosphere.


  • 2+ years retail management experience.
  • Be an outgoing self-starter who enjoys working with people.
  • Must be flexible with travel
  • Must be able to stay on the road for the entire setup for new stores and remodels
  • ASMs will get a 3-day weekend, halfway in the set-up, to go home (mileage paid)
  • This is a temporary role, but you must commit to one year as a New Store Setup Assistant Manager
  • Computer knowledge in Excel and Word.
  • Ability to interact with the team in a fast paced environment, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision.
  • May be required to perform other duties.


  • Assist with the supervision and direction department managers and store associates.


  • General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.
  • Telexon gun, forklift, pallet jack, and other retail equipment.


  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
  • Ability to repetitively lift, bend, carry, and push.
  • Ability to lift, push, and/or pull a minimum of 30 pounds.  Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.
  • May work under stressful circumstances at times.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.