Retail Store Manager in Training (MIT)

  • Full-time

Company Description

You can find retail jobs just about anywhere. So, why work at Red Wing Shoes? From our purpose-built footwear to our stylishly designed stores, you’ll see the difference. From our life-friendly retail schedules to career advancement, you’ll feel the difference. And, when you create remarkable, in-store experiences for customers who build, shape, and protect the world around them -- you’ll make a difference. We’re not just retail. We are Red Wing.

Job Description


The Store Manager-in-Training (MIT) will be immersed in learning all aspects of managing a Red Wing Shoe Store.  Training will take place through on-the-job experiences while learning under the guidance of their Area Retail Manager (ARM), Region Operations Manager, and other partners.  You will support the Red Wing Shoe store by building loyalty and long-lasting relationships with our customers. This is achieved by promoting our Ultimate Fit Experience, selling our premium products, and providing conscientious customer service.



  • Guide each customer through RWSC’s Ultimate Fit Experience
  • Provide appropriate accessory recommendation, educate customers on the benefits of each
  • Generate Industrial Sales Leads
  • Achieve and exceed daily productivity and sales goals
  • Maintain the integrity of the sales floor presentation, store signage, and housekeeping standards
  • Maintain proficiency with product knowledge, technical, and operating standards through continuous learning
  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and legal regulations
  • Support direct report in daily operations of the retail store
  • Work directly with the Area Retail Manager to understand the inventory management process/procedures
  • Work directly with ARM on store schedules, understanding labor model, and monthly store budgets
  • Will assist ARM in analyzing monthly P&L statements to ensure store profitability
  • Temporarily assume Store Manager responsibilities in a store without a Store Manager until one is appointed
  • Provide store coverage in local market as determined by Region Operations Manager
  • Work closely with the ARM in identifying training gaps and implementation of training at the store level
  • Participate and assist in special projects such as relocations, grand opening events, and store remodels
  • Take part in building and sustaining high employee morale



  • Obtain necessary information by maintaining knowledge of RWSC’s electronic communication software
  • Maintain quality service by establishing, following, and enforcing organization quality system standards
  • Uphold Red Wing Shoe Company’s core values
  • Willingness to perform additional duties as required
  • Conduct self-accordance to RWSC policies
  • Build collaborative relationships between you and key people with whom you’ll work or interact with




  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent work experience
  • 2 years relevant experience (retail preferred)
  • Results oriented
  • Effective Written/Verbal Communication
  • Computer Utilization



  • Thorough knowledge of Red Wing Shoe Company’s mission, values, and organization structure
  • Profit and loss knowledge
  • Naturally curious, has passion for new ideas, and looks to drive growth
  • Problem solving
  • Retail Footwear



  • Lifting 50 pounds, bending/squatting to lace shoes, overhead lifting, twisting, climbing a ladder, standing for long periods of time
  •  Housekeeping duties including but not limited to: vacuuming, mopping & waxing floors, washing windows, use of disinfectant chemicals, discarding of all trash, maintaining recycling, installing, and maintaining furniture, fixtures, and displays.



  • Retail Store

Additional Information

Red Wing Shoes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory results of a background check.

Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.

Red Wing Shoe Company will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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