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Department Manager, Meat (Relocation and Housing) Exp. Required

Kotzebue, AK · Retail · $20.00-$23.00/hr., DOE

More than just retail. Come make a difference.

The Alaska Commercial Company currently has exciting opportunities for full-time, permanent employment in retail stores across the North. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team where your experience and work ethic is appreciated and rewarded. With the Alaska Commercial Company, you’re encouraged to learn and grow on the job and to explore the beauty and culture of the communities in which we live and work.

The Alaska Commercial Company offers rewarding experiences and unique opportunities for growth.

  • Competitive salaries
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Taxable housing accommodations (no pets allowed in this location)
  • Relocation package
  • Paid Training

Your Responsibilities:

This is a training position. Once you complete your training, you will move into a Meat Department Manager position. 

  • As directed by the Meat Department Manager, provide excellent customer service by delivering on the Value Offer
  • Deal quickly and effectively with customer complaints, requests, and inquiries
  • Schedule department staff to maximize customer service and fulfill business needs
  • Work with the Meat Department Manager to manage the Meat Department and maximize sales and profits
  • Monitor gross profit, investigate, and address variances and communicate to the Category Manager
  • Monitor sales trends and complete regular competitor price checks
  • Ensure the daily operating disciplines, as described in the Best Practices Manual (Retail Basics) are consistently met
  • Ensure product quality through correct ordering, receiving, inspection, handling, labeling, pricing, and stock rotation
  • As directed by the Meat Manager, recruit, support, train, and develop staff

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of management experience in meat retail
  • Meat experience is required
  • Strong knowledge of meat operating principles
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail and good organization skills
  • Willingness to be open, learn, and take on new responsibilities
  • Ability to appropriately delegate work duties, manage and motivate staff

Location: Kotzebue, AK
Reports to: Meat Department Manager

We’d love to hear from all workers who are motivated to thrive professionally and personally while making a difference in the communities we serve. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


ACC is a growing company with a long history of serving rural Alaskans. For more than 150 years, we have been providing groceries and general merchandise to the people of Alaska. As was true more than 150 years ago, our stores continue to be a vital center of local community life. In 1992, the company was purchased by The North West Company (NWC) from then-owner The Commercial Enterprise Development Corporation of Alaska. This acquisition by NWC made the combined companies the largest North American rural retailers and one of the largest employers in the State of Alaska. Learn more about ACC: alaskacommercial.com.

We create a collaborative and constructive culture by:

  • Acting with integrity • Fostering excellence • Respecting others • Working collaboratively • Being accountable

ACC is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all candidates, including but not limited to all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, and persons with disabilities.


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