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Operations Manager

Company: Petco
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Create a healthier, brighter future for pets, pet parents and people!

If you want to make a real difference, create an exciting career path, feel welcome to be your whole self and nurture your wellbeing, Petco is the place for you.

Our core values capture that spirit as we work to improve lives by doing what's right for pets, people and our planet.

  • We love all pets like our own
  • We're the future of the pet industry
  • We're here to improve lives
  • We drive outstanding results together
  • We're welcome as we are Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and Petco partners. We are 29,000 strong, working together across 1,500+ pet care centers, 250+ Vetco Total Care hospitals, hundreds of preventive care clinics, eight distribution centers and two support centers.

    Position Responsibilities

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
    • Utilize a deep understanding of business acumen to measure, analyze and diagnose business trends and to also utilize critical thinking skills to effectively implement business improvement plans.
    • Accountable for supporting the implementation and execution of Inventory Management through training, coaching and performance management to include: Shrink, Animal Ordering, Cycle Counts, Receiving, and RTV/Recall.
    • Accountable for the implementation and execution of Merchandising Management to include: Brand Standards, Pricing, Planogram Accuracy, and Ad Set.
    • Process register transactions in a way that creates a great experience for each guest.
    • Be proficient within our selling model and support guest interactions as needed.
    • Responsible the implementation and execution of Companion Animal Operations and Aquatics (where applicable) through training and coaching partners to include: Animal Care, Aquatics and Companion Animal Maintenance, Regulatory Compliance, Animal Ordering, CAPI, HAHC, CAPC and Vet Care/Relationships.
    • Responsible for the implementation and execution of Omni Channel through training and coaching partners to include: BOPUS, Loyalty Programs, Ship-from-store, Curbside, Extended Aisle, and overall Guest Experience.
    • Accountable as Leader on Duty for supporting for supporting Pet Care Center execution, training, communication and maintenance of company initiatives, programs, legal compliance, policies, procedures, safety practices, and promotions.
    • Recruit, Hire, Train, coach, and develop Pet Care Center operations partners in close partnership with the sales team.
    • Promote a positive leadership culture of teamwork, inclusion, and collaboration.
    • Operations Managers are expected to display and champion the Petco Leadership Expectations. Other Essential Duties
      • MODEL INSPIRING LEADERSHIP. Model leadership and selling behaviors to Pet Care Center partners and associates. Provide leadership to maintain a positive business climate that motivates Pet Care Center teams in alignment with our company goals. Serve as an effective advocate for change and growth.
      • PROMOTE SAFETY. Ensure Petco policies, procedures and safety standards are closely observed and executed, and all new policies and procedures are properly implemented in the Pet Care Center. Bottom line, the safety of partners, guests and pets is our #1 priority.
      • FOSTER A COLLABORATIVE CULTURE. Establish and promote a culture that encourages partners to seek and formulate ideas and opportunities that increase efficiency and that improve guest engagement, guest satisfaction and company image. Ensure a culture that values and promotes teamwork.
      • PRIORITIZE TALENT DEVELOPMENT. Ensure a strong talent bench with partners who can successfully execute the company's plans, meet objectives, and manage an engaged workforce. Ensure continuation of excellence in Petco's partners through developmental programs and leadership opportunities.
      • ENGAGE AND BE PRESENT. Represent Petco's brand and image at a high level through strong culture and positive leadership. Lead our team in a way that is committed to high standards within a fun working environment. Education and Experience

        A high school diploma or its equivalent required; some college level business/management courses preferred.

        2 or more years of management experience or the equivalent is required, with 3 or more years preferred.

        Must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle.

        Proficiency in communication skills, organizational skills, and computer skills required to include: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other applications as needed.

        Demonstrates proficiency in areas of general business practices, basic business & finance acumen, analysis and problem-solving skills, and high focus on people development & guest service.

        A qualified applicant will possess an aptitude for demonstrating strong guest service and the ability to instruct others.

        Supervisory Responsibility
        • The Operations Manager directly supervises the Operations Leader and Operations Partners.
        • Provides quick and courteous service to all guests throughout the Pet Care Center.
        • Ensures high merchandising standards are maintained throughout the Pet Care Center.
        • Ensures that the Pet Care Center is opened and / or closed in accordance with established P&Ps as it applies to SFS operations.
        • In partnership with the Pet Care Center leaders, ensure proper Pet Care Center attendance processes are being maintained.
        • Adhere to and promote established safety procedures for partners, guests, and pets.

          Work Environment

          This role is expected to provide support during key operational hours, with weekend availability. Most job duties are conducted indoors, although occasional merchandise stocking, customer carry-outs, and bank deposits will require that a partner leave the Pet Care Center briefly. Because this position requires bending, kneeling, moving merchandise (up to 50 pounds, as necessary) and standing for long periods of time, there may be risk of injury resulting from failure to follow safety precautions and procedures. A limited amount of travel will be required.


          This position has continuous contact with the public at the Pet Care Center and at Pet Care Center -related events, and regular contact and exchange of information with other departments in the field, Distribution Centers, and at the Support Centers. Contact outside of PETCO may be required to coordinate merchandise returns, ordering parts, Pet Care Center repairs, coordination of vaccination clinics, Pet Care Center events, vendor meetings, etc.

          Equal Opportunity Employer

          Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

          Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

Keywords: Petco, Fort Myers , Operations Manager, Executive , Fort Myers, Florida

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