Assistant Manager

Suzy Shier

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Manager
REPORTS TO: Store Manager
SUPERVISES: All Associates

Objective: To assist the Store Manager in maximizing store sales and wage cost through strategic and successful business management by ensuring customer satisfaction and associate development. Achieves this objective by being a strong and respected role model to all team members who meets the Company’s 7 Corporate Objectives and adheres to the Corporate Values.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Recruitment and Succession Planning:
-In partnership with the Store Manager, ensure good recruitment and hiring decisions are made with a sense of urgency and a commitment to hiring the best talent.
-Assist in having a well-staffed store with skilled and experienced team members who can meet company expectations.
-React with a sense of urgency to recruitment needs while utilizing all tools available.
-Ensure a commitment to retaining talent by creating an environment where associates feel valued and respected.
-Consistent and strategic commitment to succession planning.
-Retain the best talent through a commitment to fair and just management practices.

Sales and Wage Cost:
-Ensure store meets sales plan and effectively utilizes available resources to maximize business opportunities and responds strategically and promptly to fluctuations in the business.
-Ensure store Prestige Card Sales are met.
-Provide strategic and successful support to ensure successful Inventory Management.
-Assist associates in meeting the sales objectives.
-Assist in Wage Cost management thorough effective scheduling and a clearly defined strategic response to controlling wage cost as sales fluctuate.

Customer Service Excellence:
-Ensure all customers have a memorable and enjoyable shopping experience at all times.
-Ensure the store is NCO at all times, including the back room and washrooms.
-Ensure all team members are committed to providing friendly and knowledgeable service.
-Respond appropriately to customer inquiries and concerns and makes decisions, whenever possible, in favour of the customer.

Training Coaching and Development:
-Provide fair, ongoing and effective training and coaching to all store level associates so that they can successfully execute their jobs.
-Assist in developing associates for internal promotion through effective career pathing.
-Partner with the Store Manager to hold team members accountable through a fair and consistent performance management process.
-In partnership with the Store Manager, counsel and effectively resolve team performance issues through effective coaching, utilizing coaching logs, performance improvement plans and the Development Resource Library.
-Is knowledgeable in and uses all available training resources to maximum benefit.
-Ensure all associates trained in S.T.A.R
-Ensure the store consistently meets and adheres to Health and Safety policy guidelines by creating a safe work place.

Visual Presentation:
-Ensure visual presentation and marketing strategies/direction are implemented as per company direction within required timeframes.
-Effective participation and execution of Visual Launches.
-Solid understanding of fashion colors, fabrics, trends and designs Loss Prevention:
-Ensure store achieves shrink target and inventory results.
-Ensure Loss Prevention policies and practices are adhered to in order to reduce internal and external loses.
-Ensure Systems policies and procedures are adhered to.

Time Management:
-Effectively utilize time management skills to react with a sense of speed and urgency to get the job done promptly and efficiently while meeting the company objectives.

Working Conditions:
-Physically demanding work in a store environment
-Standing on your feet for a long period of time
-Lifting and ladder climbing required.

-Degree or certification in Retail Management, Business Management or 2+ years experience in retail management.
-High school diploma required.
-Effective leader and communicator who is professional and reflects company values in both attitude and attire.
-Outstanding Customer Service skills
-Must work well in a team-oriented environment
-Able to work independently with minimal supervision

Please apply with resume in-store or email to: