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Store Leader

Kate Spade

Troy, MI, US

since our launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, kate spade new york has always stood for optimistic femininity. today, our brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—kate spade new york’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. under the vision of creative director nicola glass, we continue to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.

kate spade new york is part of the tapestry house of brands.

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ABOUT US

Founded in 1993 with six sophisticated yet functional handbags, Kate Spade New York has grown into a global lifestyle brand of bags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, shoes, gifts and beyond, each thoughtfully designed for individual discovery.  Today, the brand’s optimistic, feminine approach to the everyday encourages personal style and is a celebration of women who are confident with a youthful spirit. Modern, covetable design, unexpected color combinations, graphic prints and polished ease are the hallmarks of the brand.

 

Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry, Inc. house of brands

 

Kate Spade New York has more than 450 specialty and outlet shops in 47 countries around the world.  Our colorful products are sold worldwide, in every time zone and on every continent. Whether in San Francisco, Sao Paulo or Shanghai, our shops are always warm and inviting.


Welcome to Kate Spade New York.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

 

Client & Service Expert:

  • Development of business driving initiatives that build a repeat business or that attracts a new customer.
  • Communicate and achieve store productivity targets including sales per hour, adt, upt, and capture rate.
  • Ensure all associates and leadership complete the sales training program and develops strong product knowledge across all categories.
  • Model and supervise the selling environment, provide consistent coaching on sales training process in order to ensure the highest level of customer service and sales.

 

Leadership Presence/Steward of Talent:

  • Achieve financial success through improvement of measurable statistics that positively impact the store performance.
  • Hire, train and motivate a qualified sales team that effectively represents and communicates the kate spade new york brand to our customers.
  • Provide specific development for the assistant manager and supervisor by assigning accountabilities and training with consistent follow-up and feedback.
  • Perform annual performance evaluations with quarterly review of employee goals.
  • Network and create positive relationships in the community that result in business generation, awareness of the kate spade new york brand and builds a bench strength of qualified candidates to fill key open positions.
  • Attend, on average, two annual company management meetings.

 

Building Brand Equity:

  • Understand and able to communicate the kate spade new york brand aesthetic, brand philosophy and lifestyle to the sales team and customer.
  • Ensure visual merchandising directives are implemented efficiently as per direction and visual standards are maintained at all times.
  • Analyze and react to business trends regarding assortment, communicating sell-through, stock levels, opportunities to increase sales.
  • Communicate to District Leader customer feedback and quality issues in order to improve customer service and sales.

 

 

Operational Excellence:

  • Perform and supervise store opening and closing procedures including counting register funds, completing bank deposits, opening and closing registers and securing facility.
  • Conduct regular store meetings to ensure accurate and consistent communication with employees.
  • Maintain payroll budget and weekly hours to ensure appropriate sales floor coverage by reviewing store schedule and adjusting as necessary to meet the needs of the business.
  • Supervise operational responsibilities to ensure the timely and accurate processing of all markdowns, transfers, damages, shipping and receiving in order to maintain the integrity of the inventory.
  • Oversee loss prevention policies and procedure to be 100% compliant.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Education and Experience Required:

  • Minimum 3 years management experience in luxury goods or a comparable retail environment
  • College degree preferred
  • Prior luxury goods experience preferred

 

 

 

 

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Professional sales development and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization and our client base
  • Ability to analyze selling reports, identify business trends and react quickly to the needs of the business
  • Comfortable in making decisions and mediating conflict within a team-environment
  • Proficient in windows-based software such as excel, word and outlook 

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Available to work store schedule, as needed, including evenings and weekends
  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Able to safely lift boxes up to 40 pounds
  • Comfortable climbing ladders 

Kate Spade New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

kate spade new york is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. all employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. these decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. visit kate spade new york at www.katespade.com.

Req ID:  50811


Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Retail Manager, Store Manager, Merchandising, Shipping and Receiving, Retail, Operations