The Manager in Training (MIT) position is expected to

be a short-term transitional role that provides both work assignments and training

opportunities to prepare MITs to be promoted into Retail/Commercial Store

Management positions. From the date of entry into the AutoZone MIT program, it

may be possible to progress to a management position within approximately 8-12

weeks, depending on the prior experience and performance of the MIT.


An MIT is a member of the management team. As a member

of management, an MIT will be expected to Live The Pledge, deliver WOW! Customer

Service, and drive store execution and performance. Under the supervision of

the Store Manager, the MIT will maintain an engaged, productive

store team through strong leadership, demonstrating initiative and leading by


The MIT is responsible for supporting the Store Manager

in the overall operation of the store to include:

  • Overall store retail/commercial management,

    supervision, and policy implementation
  • Financial management – manage,

    analyze and reconcile monthly P&L statements
  • Employee staffing, training, and

  • Inventory management
  • Customer service leadership

MITs are also responsible for completing operations and

management skills training, and learning about key aspects of the business and AutoZone

culture. MITs must maintain satisfactory performance and must demonstrate

consistent progression through the training program in order to remain in the

pipeline role and be considered for management openings.

Note: Selection for the MIT position does not guarantee

promotion into a Store Manager/Commercial Sales Manager position. Whether and

when an MIT is actually promoted to management is dependent on a variety of

factors, including but not limited to performance and availability of management



  • 1 -2 years of previous experience as a retail manager or

  • Ability to work a full-time flexible schedule, including

    morning, night and weekend shifts, and to work overtime as needed
  • Bilingual

    preferred, but not required
  • Previous

    automotive experience preferred, but not required
  • Previous

    experience analyzing company financials including Profit and Loss Statement

    preferred, but not required

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Store General Manager Trainee Located At OR, Portland - Job Post By: AutoZone, Inc.

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