Hardware Department Manager - Shipton's Big R - Sheridan, WY

Shipton's Big R

Shipton's Big R is a farm/ranch retail company that has been in business for 71 years and counting!

The person in the Hardware/Seasonal Department Manager position is responsible for the overall presentation of the department by achieving company standards in the following areas of responsibility.

  • Drive Customer Service. Train hardware/seasonal department employees on F.I.R.S.T. program.
  • Ensure department is merchandised to company standards by delegating tasks through effective communication with Hardware/Seasonal department employees. Effective communication usually requires a written task list that employees can continually refer to but also includes teaching, training and coaching department employees. Department managers are also required to perform the tasks to ensure completeness. These tasks include but are not limited to:
  • Bringing freight to the department.
  • Merchandising the product. Right Item, Right Place, Right Time and seasonally correct. Product is faced and priced correctly.
  • Signage – Stay up-to-date with current and up-coming ads. Have featured merchandise signed and displayed.
  • Cleaning – Dust by wiping down the product and shelves, sweep the department and take out the trash.
  • Price changes. Create a weekly list of price changes for department staff.
  • Sets an example for department employees by following company policies. Works in concert with Assistant Manager by documenting and providing information on any and all substandard performance and conduct issues. The Assistant Manager is responsible for carrying out all disciplinary actions.
  • Communicates staffing needs to the Assistant Manager making sure coverage is adequate at all times paying close attention to promotional events.


  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with customers and department employees.
  • Must have good organizational skills.
  • Must have knowledge of the products in their department.
  • Must be able to read and interpret basic information.
  • Must have basic math skills.
  • Must be able to frequently bend, stoop, reach, and stand for an extended period of time.
  • Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally 80 pounds.
  • Must be able to work with and around the products we carry including feed, seed, poultry (chickens, ducks, geese and the like) or small animals.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to work any store hours/days as dictated by their manager.
  • Computer skills with the ability to search the internet.

Compensation depends on experience. Benefits following a waiting period include Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, 401K, Vacation and Employee Discount.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Customer Service: 1 year (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Company's website:

  • www.shiptonsbigr.com

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place


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