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Assistant Manager

Stuart Weitzman

New York, NY, US

Stuart Weitzman is a leading luxury accessories brand that is synonymous with strength in femininity. Defined by an energetic, modern and bold attitude, SW is known for its unique approach to melding fashion, function and fit in every silhouette. The brand’s focus on creating timeless, effortless shoes and handbags that are engineered to empower women with both confidence and comfort has resonated around the world, as SW is now available in all corners of the globe through an array of websites, boutiques and retail partners.


Stuart Weitzman is part of the Tapestry, Inc. portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation and inclusivity.



Job Title: Assistant Manager, Fifth Avenue


Primary Purpose: Supports Store Manager in sales plan achievement through team and individual contribution.



The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in assistant store management to...

  • Achieve store sales plan and KPI goals.
  • Improve 4-wall contribution by increasing sales and reducing operating expenses.
  • Exhibit the competencies listed below with a focus on Drive for Results, Customer Focus, and Strategic Agility.
  • Deliver a bold, energetic, purpose-driven customer experience through their team.
  • Develop a clientele strategy in partnership with the Store Manager.
  • Stay current with the market competition, fashion trends, and client shopping behaviors.
  • Recruits, interviews, on boards and works closely with the Store Manager on strategies to retain top talent.
  • Trains and mentors team on how to incorporate trends into the SW’s Selling Service.
  • Exhibit Managerial Courage regarding performance management and developmental conversations.
  • Develop and motivate the team on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to meet goals.
  • Enforce compliance and adhere to all Stuart Weitzman policies and procedures.
  • Work with team to ensure store achieves Store Audit Scores at or above Stuart Weitzman standards.
  • Ensure team members are properly executing and maintaining Visual Guidelines at all times.
  • Manage evolving daily workload while prioritizing the customer experience.
  • Utilizes Company tools to keep self-informed.
  • Adheres and support ensuring the team also adheres to all SW retail policies and procedures including Loss Prevention.
  • Lead and support the team in absence of a Store Manager.


The accomplished individual will possess:

  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of POS, Microsoft office, and basic computer skills (including iPads, Internet, Mobile POS).



The accomplished individual must have:

  • Ability to execute at a fast pace.
  • Ability to maneuver sales floor and stockroom; climbing, bending and kneeling are required.
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 25 pounds and, at times, lift and carry product/cartons up to 50 pounds to process product shipment/transfers.
  • Ability to meet SW Scheduling & Availability Expectations, including ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.


An outstanding professional will have:

  • 1-2 years of leadership experience in a retail environment preferred.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent work experience preferred.


Note: This document serves only as a sample of job duties and responsibilities and does not include an exhaustive list of all performance requirements.



Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.


Tapestry, Inc., parent company of the Stuart Weitzman brand, 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 or expression, 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 Stuart Weitzman at

Req ID:  99753

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Performance Management, Sales, Human Resources

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