• Store Manager

    Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Employee Type
    FT - Regular Full-Time
    Position Level
    Mid-Senior level
  • Overview

    The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Atlantic Tactical, United Uniform, and Lawmen’s make up The Safariland Group’s retail and distribution business consisting of 11 retail locations ranging from the Carolina's through New York. Based on our tremendous growth we are adding to our Retail Team and have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Store Manager to be based at our Syracuse, NY location.



    Supervision of all aspects of daily activities in the retail store, sewing production department, and warehouse areas. Expected to implement Company policies, associate training and to ensure a high level of performance is maintained in each of these areas. Advise District Manager or Vice President of Administration on progress reports, problems, or significant developments. Maintain adequate staffing levels during all hours of operation through an established scheduling process.


    Effectively communicate with the store’s outside sales team. It is the store’s responsibility to process orders generated by the sales force. The store is also charged with ensuring that all necessary information is obtained from the sales rep or agency for these orders and recorded on the customer account profile spreadsheets.


    Effectively communicate and coordinate with the Purchasing Department to ensure current inventory product offering is relevant and make recommendations for product changes including addition of new products, and closeouts of old ones.


    Be present during hours that the store is open and, depending upon work volume, in excess of these hours. Responsible for working some Saturdays as well as occasionally covering for unattended shifts as needed.





    • All areas of the store, warehouse, and sewing area are expected to be clean and orderly
    • The store shall be vacuumed daily
    • Counter tops must be kept clear at all times


    • Customers are to be given quick and courteous service
    • Associates are expected to greet/acknowledge each customer upon entry to the store regardless of any other tasks
    • Resolve customer complaints or problems by determining optimal solutions 


    • Conduct regular / daily store meetings to communicate the stores goals and objectives

    Order Processing

    • All purchase orders received via email, fax or mail should be processed the same day
    • Prompt follow up to outstanding questions and/or issues
    • Documentation of follow-up


    • Manage store revenue in accordance with the Retail-Financial policy which includes timely deposits and ensuring daily drawer reconciliations

    Policies and Procedures

    • Constantly reinforce company policies and procedures
    • Support management’s opinion in the event of any disagreement


    • Ensure that all associates report to work on time, take their breaks at the scheduled time and provide for adequate staffing during all hours of operation
    • Create scheduling that will maximize associate productivity and store profitability
    • Responsible for making any time corrections for their store associates

    Product Knowledge

    • Become proficient with all products currently sold by the Company as well as new products as they are introduced
    • Able to answer technical questions and provide adequate training to staff members

    Quality Control

    • Verify that orders are being filled accurately and methodically
    • Resolve problems before orders are released to customers

    Work Environment

    • Effectively manage associate turnover
    • Create a positive working environment
    • Address associate concerns/issues in a timely manner 

    Strategic Planning

    • Responsible for understanding current business conditions and requirements
    • Understand the Profit & Loss Statement& Performance Reporting
    • Formulate a strategic plan to address problem areas, future growth, and maximize efficiencies 

    Inventory Control

    • Responsible for implementing proper inventory security systems and measures
    • Supervise and conduct inventory counts to be done annually or more frequently if needed  


    • Provide senior staff with a daily report of sales and associate productivity
    • Communicate salient information affecting the performance of the store 

    Other duties as assigned



    • Supervise the staff in the store, sewing area, and warehouse
    • Coordinate work, training, discipline and scheduling
    • Be aware of the current status of work in all departments
    • Ensure work is not backed up in any area of responsibility
    • Know the whereabouts and status of each staff member at all times
    • Delegation and coordination of work
    • Encourage associates to take ownership of their performance and responsibilitie
    • Responsible for staffing decisions including:
      • hiring new associates
      • disciplining existing associates
      • separation of associates
      • coordinate with the HR Department to follow proper procedures in all areas
    • Responsible for timely documentation of associate performance reviews
    • Ensure compliance with employment law
    • Develop associate employee improvement plans as needed




    • Computer proficiency
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to adhere to Company policies and procedures
    • Ability to adhere to Company safety policies and procedures
    • Must be able to present a clean, professional image
    • Must be able to keep work environment clean, presentable, and safe
    • Ability to pass criminal background check
    • Must have a record of stability with employment history
    • Must have an 'owners not renters' mentality


    • Minimum of five (5) years management experience
    • Two (2) years non-clinical supervisory counseling experience
    • Two (2) years team building experience


    • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
    • Four year (4) degree preferred



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