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Manager Discovery Shop - Bakersfield

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American Cancer Society, Inc.

Bakersfield, CA

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Position Description:

Save lives. Fulfill yours.

At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer.

Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer.

A strategic quality resale management position whose primary focus is income development through the acquisition and subsequent sale of donated apparel, furniture, jewelry, accessories, artwork, collectibles and other miscellaneous household goods. Shop operations are supported through volunteer recruitment, training and development, retention and reward.

Consistently adhere to all Discovery Shop Standard Operating Procedures and meet all Net Income Goal Evaluation Levels. Adhere to all required projects, events and due dates as listed in the Discovery Shop Business Plan, and as they arise throughout the year.

Consistently procure quality donations for a constant flow of merchandise to the sales floor.

Consistently recruit, train, develop and reward volunteer support for all operational, financial and administrative functions of the shop including a volunteer leadership structure.

Ongoing development of shop specific growth plans with the support of the Field Director (s).

Work in a collaborative manner with your local Community (unit) office on special projects.

Position Requirements:

High school graduate. Some college, including basic courses in business, mathematics and economics.

Retail, wholesale or resale experience in sales, product merchandising, and basic financial and operational functions. Computer literacy and comfort with basic Microsoft Office functions.

Demonstrates the following Discovery Shop competencies:

- Action oriented - Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

- Being resilient - Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

- Collaborates - Builds partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

- Customer focus - Builds strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

- Builds effective teams - Builds strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

- Drives results - Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.

- Manages complexity - Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

- Persuades - Uses compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.

Other Skills:

Excellent communication and people management skills; multitasking capabilities; patience and consistency to mentor, train and develop volunteers; clear time management and prioritization skills to accomplish required tasks.

The physical demands and work 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 disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Staff has a unique opportunity to save lives through direct mission impact while fulfilling personal and career objectives. The American Cancer Society values accountability and high performance and rewards those teams and team members who continually improve their capability and contribution. The American Cancer Society is also dedicated to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce to help achieve our mission.

Save Lives. Fulfill Yours.

We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills.


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American Cancer Society, Inc.
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More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope. In this section you can find basic information about cancer and what causes it, as well as in-depth information about specific types of cancer, their risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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