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Ladder of Opportunity

Our Ladder of Opportunity shows how hardworking Associates can advance to higher-level positions and build their careers with 84 Lumber.

What’s your 84 Lumber Career Path?

Click on a position in the ladder below to learn more about these career descriptions.

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Regional Vice President

The Regional Vice President is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategy in support of overall business objectives. This position also provides support for store and field personnel to achieve operational growth, increased profits and risk management.

Contract Sales Market Manager

If you enjoy leading and coaching, working your way to a contract sales market manager could be an excellent career match. In this position teach others effective outside sales skills and help them hit their sales goals. You get involved in builder groups within your area to promote 84 and help organize builder events. And you work closely with large accounts, helping to solve the challenges they bring growing and expanding your book of business.

Outside Sales Representative

If selling and building great customer relationships are your strengths, then becoming an 84 outside sales representative can be highly rewarding for you, especially financially. This position is responsible for servicing 84’s biggest accounts, ensuring store profits and healthy sales margins. And the more you sell, the more you make.

Area Manager

The Area Manager is responsible for building operational excellence in their designated territory. This includes, but is not limited to, increasing sales and profits, optimizing operations, evaluating, prioritizing, planning, and adapting business needs. As leaders, Area Managers must build associate talent by applying and teaching effective selling skills and techniques, networking, recruiting, assessing, and hiring the right people, and evaluating, developing, and promoting high performing associates.

Store Manager

The Store Manager serves as the primary teacher, operations, and sales leader in the store. Managers need to communicate daily, effectively and fairly, with all associates ensuring that standards are maintained, and goals are attained. Store Managers are responsible for the profitability of the location including sales, margin, payroll expense, and delivery. They visit customers and participate in sales calls, teach in-store associates how to sell, and are responsible for the overall operations and maintenance of the store and for preserving company assets.


The store Co-Manager serves as a teacher, operations, and sales leader. They are responsible, under the direction of the Store Manager, for ensuring profitability of the location including sales, margin, payroll expense and delivery. Co-Managers are also responsible for the store Trade Relations program, teaching in-store associates how to sell, for the maintenance of the location and for preserving company assets. You will learn how to manage a P&L and run and operate a successful location.

Contractor Sales Representative

In this first step of the sales management career path, you'll be responsible for identifying potential new customers, building positive customer relationships, and developing customer loyalty. You’ll sell, source special orders, learn to read and interpret blueprints, work to achieve sales goals and margins, make regular site visits to plan and evaluate your customers' needs, ensuring prompt and accurate service, and more.

Inventory Manager

As the springboard to all other departments at 84's World Headquarters, one must first become an Inventory Manager to learn about company operations. With excellent performance, one can be promoted in as quick as 6 months into our other departments. Inventory Managers are responsible for inventory replenishment for approximately 30 stores through the analysis and reaction to numerous reports.

Department Director

Department Directors are responsible for the training and support of department personnel and the creation and implementation of department and company policies and procedures that deal with the departmental processes.

Department Vice President

The Vice President of the department is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategy in support of overall business objectives. This position also provides support and supervises office and field personnel to achieve operational growth, increased profits, and risk management.

Purchasing Manager

The Purchasing Manager is central to 84 Lumber store operations by providing stores with the material they need in a timely manner and at a price which enables them to have a market advantage. Additionally, the Purchasing Manager assists stores with long term bids and technical questions, and is responsible for negotiating contracts, purchasing agreements, and other legal documents.

Installed Sales Manager

Responsible for the supervision of, and coordination with, independent subcontracting crews working on 84 Lumber projects, an Installed Sales Manager trains new installers, performs quality checks at jobsites, monitors safety, oversees maintenance of equipment and trucks, assists with in-field estimates, and more.

Installed Sales Divisional Manager

The Installed Sales Divisional Manager is responsible for developing and evaluating installed programs. These programs are designed to sell products to customers that require suppliers to install the products they supply. They must also hire, train, and evaluate installed managers, qualify new sources of labor to install products, and reduce risk and liability to ensure profitable programs.

Installed Sales Area Manager

The Installed Sales Area Manager works with executive management to identify markets to enter with install programs, meets with the selected market managers and sales force to introduce and educate on how the program works and the benefits to the builder and 84 Lumber associates.

Production Manager

The Production Manager is responsible for most aspects of component manufacturing and people management at a plant. They understand how to perform every position in the plant efficiently and correctly and understand current production practices and how to form new ones. Production Managers ensure the accuracy of 84’s quality control program, participate in hourly associate evaluations, participates in inventories, audit outgoing loads for completeness, and more.

General Manager

The General Manager (GM) is responsible for all aspects of component manufacturing and people management at a manufacturing plant in addition to the profit and loss of the plant. The GM corrects all quality issues and develop solutions to prevent them, audits outgoing loads for completeness, prepare daily production plans, completes weekly inventory, administer safety and quality training, and more.

Production Manager Trainee

Under the supervision of the Plant Manager, the Production Manager Trainee (PMT) learns to perform every position at the plant correctly and efficiently, including management duties. PMTs also learn to adhere to and enforce 84’s Safety Standards and Policies and Procedures.