Requisition Number: 1416 MGR 001
Job Title: Manager In Training
City: Detroit
State: IN
Salary Range: N/A

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Manager In Training

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Description/Job Summary

As one of the construction industry's leading suppliers of building materials, we are always looking for future leaders. The Manager Trainee position is expected to be a short-term transitional role that provides both work assignments and training opportunities to prepare MT’s to be promoted into Store Management, Sales, Coordinator, or corporate positions. 

Pay: $16/hr. PLUS bonuses. Manager Trainees are paid on a combination of “hourly” pay and a monthly “bonus” opportunity based on the store hitting its Monthly Sales Quota. Please ask the recruiter for a compensation breakdown.

Schedule: 6am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Saturdays are worked on a rotating basis. You will work a minimum of 48 hours.

Training: At 84 Lumber we offer an excellent and comprehensive Early Development Program and Self Study Program. All successful candidates attend a 3-day training program at our Corporate Headquarters where you will get one on one training with our field experienced trainers.

Promotions: 84 Lumber Company not only helps build your foundation; we also promote nearly 100% from within! 95% of our current managers, Area Managers and VPs all started off as Manager Trainee’s. Usually within the first year, successful Manager Trainees are promoted to Co-Manager of a store, a Contractor Sales Representative, or a position at our Team Headquarters. The career path is your choice!


Other responsibilities include:

  • Sell lumber and building materials, conduct price quotes, process orders and returns, and develop excellent product knowledge.
  • Create material estimates for customers in a timely manner
  • Synchronize delivery and/or pick-ups of customer orders
  • Quickly resolve customer complaints and problems
  • Able to prioritize; manage time and orchestrate multiple tasks.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with customers.
  • Maintaining and merchandising inventory
  • Loading/Unloading delivery trucks with or without reasonable accommodation

Required Skills

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must take and pass drug test and consent to a background check.
  • Work in outdoor / indoor conditions
  • Must be able to stand, walk, lift, bend, and pull with or without special accomodations 

Preferred Skills

Warehouse and or customer service experience preferred but not required

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or at least 2 years of specific experience and/or training related to the essential functions of the job; or equivalent combination of education and training
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84 Lumber Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.