Store Manager Trainee - Jewel-Osco

Job Description


Do you have a bachelor’s degree and previous retail experience? Are you interested in a career in retail management? Apply today for the Store Manager Trainee program at Jewel-Osco, a career development track covering training, department manager, and store management.

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Job Highlights:

  • Grow your career in retail management with a 3-5 year professional development program.
  • The program trajectory begins with a 41-week Operations training, and then progresses to Department Manager, Assistant Manager, Assistant Store Director, and Store Director.
  • This position is not a desk or administrative role. You’ll be on your feet training in EVERY department of the store.
  • You will not follow a Monday to Friday office schedule. Expect to work various shifts, including early morning, daytime, evening, overnight, weekends, and holidays.

Candidate Profile:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree and previous leadership experience.
  • Supervisor experience (especially in a retail setting) a plus.
  • Must have a strong work ethic: High energy needed for the role to provide STRONG leadership and HIGH-LEVEL customer service.
  • This is a perfect job for someone who enjoys variety and doesn’t want to sit at a desk all day.


  • 41-week Training: $38,000
  • 1-2 Years: $47,000-50,000
  • 2 Years: $55,000-65,000
  • 3-5 Years: $106,000

These are union positions. After 90 days, employees are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), PTO.

LOCATION: Trainees will work in a store close to their residence, with the possibility to move to other locations after training completion.

Note: Candidates must be able to commute to Itasca, IL for the interview and, potentially, at other points during training.

SCHEDULE: Trainees must have open availability, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $18.27 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have open weekend availability?
  • Have you previously worked for Jewel-Osco?
  • Are you currently unemployed or underemployed (working under 32 hours/week or outside your field)?
  • Do you currently live in Chicagoland (IL)?


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Leadership: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Supervising: 1 year (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)
  • Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations


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