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Area Supervisor

at Ocean State Job Lot

Posted: 7/10/2019
Job Reference #: 86931218124_15893144101
Keywords: operations

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Under the direction of the Assistant Store Manager, the Area Supervisor is responsible for the daily merchandising of designated areas of the store. The Area Supervisor controls ordering, receiving, stocking, signing, ad setup, and maintenance standards in their area. The Area Supervisor also participates in the coverage and responsibilities of the Front End/Service Desk. The role of the Area Supervisor is designed to develop future OSJL managers. Associates in this position should be open to development to management level positions.


Protection of company assets

Ensuring all OSJL customers receive the best possible service on the sales floor and at the point of sale

Compliance with all Company policies and procedures

Merchandise presentation in assigned areas, including proper maintenance of all autoreplenished areas

Support training of staff assigned to the department(s)

Inventory control through proper ordering management of backroom stock and timely flow of merchandise to the sales floor

Timely compliance to merchandising direction from the office

Maintenance of proper merchandise signing and ticketing

Ordering and presentation of advertised merchandise according to plan

Upholding the safety and maintenance standards for physical plant

Support Front End operations as needed

Participation in the operation and merchandising of the entire store when functioning as a key carrier

Other duties, as assigned.



Qualified applicant must be able to perform essential duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation. Qualified applicant must be able to set and operate a ticket gun, cut case merchandise, count money, lift merchandise weighing up to 35 pounds, sign merchandise, display product on shelves and on the sales floor up to 6 feet, and climb up and down ladders. Qualified applicant also must offer flexibility in scheduling to meet business needs. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability necessary to perform these duties.


Minimum 1 year of retail store, Department Manager level experience is preferred.


Strong communications and interpersonal skills

Strong merchandising skills

Ability to supervise others while remaining individually productive

Ability to plan and organize multiple projects and execute with appropriate urgency.

Must be able to speak and comprehend English. Secondary language a plus


Valid Drivers License

Personal motor vehicle must be registered with the applicable State and must have motor vehicle insurance in force ( if required by state law).