Management Trainee Program
The Management Trainee position’s primary responsibility is to fulfill our mission statement, “to create the most enjoyable shopping experience possible for our Guests.” Additionally, Management Trainees perform a variety of sales, merchandising and operational tasks assigned by store management (e.g. cashiering, merchandise display and pulls, register procedures, and routine cleaning of facilities). Work directly with Store Manager to develop sales, recruiting and leadership skills in order to become a Store Manager. The Management Trainee will also share responsibility for training and motivating Teammates and act as the Store Manager in their absence. The Management Trainee position is an advanced leadership position and therefore includes additional high level duties that are specific to that position, though the majority of job duties and responsibilities are shared.
Sales Generation and Guest Service
Greets Guests with a friendly, engaging attitude, and is consistently prepared to provide legendary service to each Guest.
Teammate Recruiting, Training and Development
Develop skills and assist in leading, directing, motivating and educating new Teammates to meet and achieve Buckle’s accountability, shift orientation, loss prevention and sales presentation standards on a daily basis.
Visual Merchandise Management
Develop skills and educate Teammates to implement, evaluate and create visual displays based on Buckle guidelines.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include mornings, evenings, and weekends, the day of/day after Thanksgiving and Christmas, all based upon store and business needs.
Set goals and expectations to complete an extensive Management Trainee Program with weekly topics, assignments, and reviews.
Establish relationships and excellent communication with Area Managers, District Manager and Corporate Office to assist Store Manager in effective operation of the store.
Supervisory and Leadership
Support Store Manager by planning and leading the Team, daily reviewing with Teammates and participation in Team meetings.
Ability to travel and cover other Stores within District based on business needs.
Must be able to relocate as required.
- Customer Service
- Planning / Organizing
- Job Knowledge
- Consultative Selling
- Attendance / Punctuality
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in relevant field of study preferred; or one to three months related retail experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Full-time Teammates are those regularly scheduled to work 35 or more hours per week and are actively engaged in the business for a minimum of five (5) days per week on a regularly scheduled basis. Full-time Teammates may be eligible to participate in Buckle’s full-time benefit programs. Many of the programs have a waiting period before the benefits become active.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Buckle is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified Teammates from the available workforce in the communities we serve.
Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Buckle, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination and retaliation because of veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, national origin or ancestry, creed,religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), or any other protected characteristic as established by applicable local, state or federal law. Teammates should refer to their State Law Supplement for applicable local or state law.