Following the Brick & Mortar Road – Retail Career Paths

Feb 23, 2016

Do you love working with people? Not interested in having a desk job? Retail might be right for you. Retail jobs give people the chance to do what they love every single day. There’s more to retail jobs than most people think. When you work at Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to grow within the company. We give our associates the tools and skills they need to create a retail career path that leads to success.

Automotive Service Center

As an auto mechanic in one of our automotive service center locations, you’ll be working on cars every day. At Blain's Farm & Fleet, we give our auto techs the training they need to succeed. You'll get the opportunity to become a certified brake or wheel alignment technician. We can even help you pursue and earn your ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. Below you'll find the typical career path for our automotive service center associates:

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Store Associate

As a store associate, you'll have ample opportunity to learn and train in a variety of departments throughout the store. From tires to pets to clothing, there's a department for everyone to pursue what they love. 

You would most likely start out as a cashier/stocker and then move to a specific department (and you may be moved around between departments) or the tire desk. After that may come the chance to move up to department head. After time as a department head, you may have the opportunity to become a management trainee candidate. From there, you can move into the store management career path.

At Blain's Farm & Fleet, there’s a lot of lateral movement before an associate can move up to a management position or get into the training program. They usually work in a few different departments before they have the experience and/or broad knowledge to make a good management trainee candidate. Starting as a store associate can lead to different retail careers.

Store Management

At the store management level, you'll have even more room to grow within the Blain's Farm & Fleet family. You can continue from a management trainee to assistant store manager. You can also pursue positions at Blain Supply Headquarters. With retail careers in human resources, loss prevention, merchandising/buying, accounting and marketing, there's a career path for everyone at Blain Supply, Inc. Below you can see how you'll be provided unlimited advancement opportunities while following a structured retail career path:

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At Blain's Farm & Fleet, you'll find retail careers that span over a variety of departments and interests. Whichever path you choose, they all have one thing in common: working for a family-owned company that values customer service, quality products and treating their associates like family.

Visit our current job openings to view online retail jobs, or find out when our recruiters will be near you with our event calendar. If there's not a current job opening for you, but you're still interested in joining our company, join our Talent Network to stay updated on future positions.

Category: Retail Careers