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Pet Supplies Plus hosting open time for job seekers

With a new location opening soon in the old Hy-Vee building, Pet Supplies Plus is looking to meet interested job seekers during an open time from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, in the Harvest Conference Room of the Austin Holiday Inn.

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According to Victor Baeten, vice president and sales associate for Slaby and Associates, Pet Supplies Plus is looking to hire locals for its new location, which is slated to open in Fall 2019. Slaby and Associates purchased the old Hy-Vee from the Austin Port Authority in July 2018 with the sale closing Aug. 1. Other stores coming to the old Hy-Vee include Marshalls, Five Below, Maurices and Shoe Sensation.

“We will be at the Holiday Inn all day for scheduled interviews from our Indeed.com postings,” Baeten said. “In addition, we will be hosting an open time from 4pm-6pm that folks can come in and meet with Pet Supplies Plus and drop off their résumés for various positions.”

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Baeten said Pet Supplies Plus is looking for the following positions:

Store Team Leader – Full-time (1)

Responsibilities include:

  • Adhering to operational policies and procedures that ensure exceptional service is provided
  • Achieving strong store audit and neighbor engagement scores
  • Using broad business knowledge to affect store results
  • Ensuring weekly work schedules are created to maximize productivity and engagement
  • Promoting team member engagement and morale
  • Maintaining a fully staffed team and leading recruiting and onboarding for all levels in the store
  • Cultivating a learning culture by providing development opportunities, along with coaching and feedback to team members
  • Connecting with community organizations to partner on events and marketing opportunities

Assistant Store Team Leader – Full-time (1)

Responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with Store Team Leader to learn and reinforce the PSP standards and daily management routines
  • Adhering to operational policies and procedures that ensure exceptional service
  • Providing direct leadership coverage and management functions when Store Team Leader is offsite
  • Manage and support alongside the Store Team Leader to achieve performance objectives
  • Identify, interview and recommend hiring new team members and assist in team member scheduling
  • Assist with new team member on boarding and development
  • Seek out and build partnerships within the community with animal related groups and neighboring businesses and communicate, organize events within the community
  • Utilize computer programs to maintain all necessary documentation and ability to create, maintain and track proceeds and expenses

Shift Leader – Full and Part-time (2-3)

Responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with store team leaders to learn and reinforce the PSP standards
  • Providing leadership coverage and covers management functions up to four times a week when team leaders are offsite
  • Adhering to operational policies and procedures that ensure exceptional service
  • Learning and performing back office procedures to comply with standards and expectations
  • Involvement in store recruiting and team member development
  • Communicating opportunities to improve community engagement or store performance to the team leaders
  • Act as store team members when not acting as the leader-on-duty or learning operational tasks

Team Member (Cashier/Animal Care/Stocker) – Full and Part-time (15-20)

  • Delivering exceptional service to neighbors by creating memorable connections
  • Adhering to cleanliness, animal care, safety and security standards established by PSP
  • Partnering with store leadership and other team members through proper opening, operating and/or closing procedures
  • Ensuring cash handling, register policies and cash management practices are followed
  • Creating merchandise presentations to maximize customer satisfaction and ensure product is adequately stocked
  • Take on the goals, tasks, and performance expectations and ensuring completion through proper follow-up
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, diverse environment, while managing multiple tasks

Groomers – Full and Part-time (2+, training available)

  • Perform Full Service Grooming Services
  • Groom and style pets based on pet owner instructions and requests.
  • Ensure wellness and safety of those in your care at all times.
  • Approach and greet pet owners, providing quick and courteous service by learning about pets, customer preferences and determining their needs
  • Developing long-term relationships with pet parents, sharing product knowledge, and suggesting products and services needed for happy and healthy pets
  • Community outreach to attract new neighbors for Salon Services
  • Perform routine cleaning, keep environment inviting, and assist the store team with tasks and customer engagement in downtime

Pet Supplies Plus has over 430 locations in 33 states. The Austin location will be a franchise location.