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Tri Energy Cooperative Store Manager in Training in Bismarck, North Dakota

Title: Store Manager in Training at Tri Energy Cooperative Tri Energy Cooperative, a [local leader in the convenience store industry, with 12 CENEX-branded locations across Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, Sterling, and Lincoln, seeks a dedicated and customer-focused individual to join our team as a Store Manager in Training (SMIT). We take pride in offering convenient and well-maintained locations that cater to the diverse needs of our valued [patrons.

Position Overview: The Store Manager in Training (SMIT) role is a development-focused position designed to prepare you for a Store Manager position at Tri Energy Cooperative. The program supports your development through a training period involving hands-on learning experiences at multiple stores and in the corporate office.

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  • Store Managers
  • Your District Manager
  • Retail Operations Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communication: Effectively communicate verbally and in writing to support and lead a team.
  • Customer Service: Perform customer care duties to provide high levels of service.
  • Merchandising: Execute merchandising strategies to support store sales growth.
  • Inventory Management: Manage store inventory and assets to maintain profitability.
  • Store Coverage: After training, cover for other store managers during their absence (e.g., vacation, illness), ensuring smooth and continuous store operations.


  • Actively engage in Key Learning Experiences with your leaders to support your path to promotion.
  • Support our stores as a management team member and lead consistently with Tri Energy Cooperative's values and policies.
  • Engage your colleagues in support of the company's purpose of providing high-quality service to our customers.


  • A high school diploma or GED is required; a two-year college degree is preferred. Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a college degree.
  • Retail management experience, or experience in a supervisory role, is preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may vary based on business needs.
  • Willingness to accept a promotion to a Store Manager role at any location within the designated market.


  • Hourly Pay Range: $18.50 - $21.00 (depending on experience)

Benefits: In addition to competitive compensation, Tri Energy Cooperative offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Medical, dental, and vision benefits

401(k) retirement savings plan with company match

Company-paid term life insurance plan along with short-term and long-term disability benefits

Voluntary employee, spouse, and dependent life insurance

Paid Time Off (PTO) or vacation pay, and paid hol