Associate Retail Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 6/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Come run with Sasquatch as our Associate Retail Store Manager at Jack Link's Wild Side, our company store located in the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis! 

Our Associate Retail Store Manager oversees and leads our company’s retail store day-to-day operations and is responsible for ensuring the operation meets or exceeds its financial, customer service and brand marketing goals. While this may sound like a typical Store Manager role, it is far from it...

The retail extension of the Jack Link’s Brand is new and this role will play a key part in helping to establish and grow this part of the brand. Candidates should have an owner/operator mentality, strong business mind, exemplary people skills, entrepreneurial spirit, experienced retail background and the drive to grow a new business model.

Specificially, you will:

  • Lead the store to achieve its business and financial goals
  • Lead the day-to-day operation of the store including the delivery of customer service, stocking and displaying merchandise, maintaining overall appearance of the store, ringing sales and cash handling.
  • Ensure proper staffing for business needs while achieving payroll goals. 
  • Help to develop and update training materials to ensure all Store Team Members are properly trained and educated on their role.
  • Direct, lead and develop the store team of up to about 10 team members.
  • Lead store with a "customer-first" mentality.
  • Partner with marketing to develop and implement promotional and marketing strategies.
  • Help grow and develop the retail business including establishing business-to-business sales and execution of localized events through a mobile store concept.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels, assist in selection and planning of products, help to determine monthly and seasonal promotions, review margins to ensure profitability.
  • Determine in-store product merchandising such as layouts, promotions and displays.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual operational reports

Job Requirements


Required Experience/Qualifications:  

  • At least two years of store-level management experience in a retail store or restaurant environment         
  • Knowledge of general accounting and expense management practices sufficient to create and manage a store budget.
  • Ability to work variable hours including regular evening and weekend hours.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to occasionally travel.
  • Ability to merchandise and display merchandise in an appealing and sell-able way.
  • Exemplary Customer Service and Sales results.
  • Ability to create a positive and productive working environment.
  • Managing and motivating a productive team that is focused on customer service and operational excellence.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal team members, vendors and the public.
  • Interviewing, selection, hiring and ongoing development of team.
  • Profit and Loss accountability
  • Knowledgeable in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Point of Sale systems.


  • An Associate’s or Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or a related field and/or equivalent experience.
  • General knowledge of advertising, promotional and social media tools and techniques.
  • Ability to work to develop and implement policy, procedures and processes versus following or leading already developed territory.
  • General ability to select and plan merchandise.

About Jack Link’s:

Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link’s produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, MATADOR, SQUATCH, World Kitchens Jerky, Grass Run Farms Meat Snacks, Bifi and Pepperami.

The story of Jack Link’s Protein Snacks is one of family traditions. I began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing snack manufacturers in the world. Today Jack Link’s sells more than 100 different protein snacks in more than 40 countries.

The principles and traditions of Jack Link’s have been the same since its humble beginnings: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting protein snacks in the world.

EEO Statement:

Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.



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