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Assistant Store Leader

Kate Spade

Winnipeg, MB, CA

Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. From handbags to clothing and décor, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colorfully. 

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive.

 

general purpose of the position: partner with store leadership to produce successful financial results. provide leadership to the team in order to execute sales generation, clientele development, operational, visual, recruitment, and administrative functions. responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

 

 

 

essential duties and responsibilities

 

 

client & service expert:

development of a clientele through proactive client outreach and the ability to build and maintain relationships with new clients

partner with SM to develop business driving initiatives that build a repeat business or attract a new customer to the store, i.e. events and marketing opportunities

ensure each associate is actively utilizing their client book in order to generate increased sales through monthly client book reviews and evaluation of their outreach

ensure team is compliant will all clientele standards and thank you note program

ensure all associates complete the sales training program

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:

assist SM with the achievement of financial success through improvement of measurable results that positively impact the store performance

responsible for assuming the SM role in manager’s absence

lead by example with the achievement of personal sales goals

educate team on product, sales plans, personal goals, measurable stats; is able to coach to these stats to ensure business is maximized

ability to network in the community to ensure open positions are filled efficiently with little impact to the business; build a bench for future promotions and openings

manage administrative recruitment duties; i.e. scheduling interviews & communicating with candidates

onboard new team members effectively through 30/60/90 touch bases; conduct ongoing review and assessment of employee performance through monthly meetings with direct reports

utilize mid-year and annual review process as a tool for associate development and advancement; monitor and address performance concerns on a timely basis, partnering GM

building brand equity:

understand and able to communicate the kate spade brand aesthetic, brand philosophy, and lifestyle to the sales team and customer

ensure brand and operating standards are met to support brand consistency.

ensure visual merchandising directives are implemented and store presentation standards are achieved and maintained.

communicate merchandise sell-through, stock position, business trend information, product issues, customer feedback to SM in order to increase 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

assist SM with maintaining payroll budget by managing schedule and making necessary adjustments when the business warrants

monitor, maintain, and follow company policies and procedures with a focus on loss prevention to protect the company’s inventory and assets

ability to accurately manage the processing of all pos transactions to maintain the integrity of the inventory

skills and abilities required:

professional sales development and exceptional interpersonal skills

strong leadership qualities; the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization and to our client base

ability to analyze selling reports, identify business trends and react quickly to the needs of the business

comfort 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

education and experience required:

minimum 3 years management experience in a comparable retail environment

**** this is a full time position

Kate Spade 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 at www.katespade.com.

Req ID:  49788


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