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store manager

DEPARTMENT
UNITED KINGDOM,RETAIL MANAGEMENT
LOCATION
BICESTER,UNITED KINGDOM
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About THE COMPANY

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.  After nearly 50 years, Calvin Klein continues to be a cultural catalyst across the globe by embracing tension, sparking ideas and creating unforeseen realities. We believe in a culture that provokes discovery and brave thinking. We strive to make a positive impact on the world. We inspire passion in our people. We embody authenticity and embrace individuality.  Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of Calvin Klein brand products exceeded $8 billion in 2015 and were distributed in [over] 110 countries. Calvin Klein employs over 10,000 associates globally. We were acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003. 

About THE ROLE

Our stores are the life and soul of our business.  They act as our main touch points with our ever evolving consumer base. As the world of retail evolves, we, as a business, believe that for all other parts of the chain to work, our stores must set the tone of what our two brands are all about.  Irrespective of where our consumers eventually make a purchase, our stores, are always a window to our great brands.  As a result our locations are paramount, the first class experience must be a given and our in-store standards should never be questionable. 

To deliver this, we strive to hire the individuals who live and breathe the values of our business; who are obsessed with delivering great service to our customers and who truly believe that to remain relevant in today’s world, we must be nimble and adapt to change and evolution.

The Store Manager plays a key role in achieving these standards, they lead by example, embrace our entrepreneurial spirit and inspire their teams through their passion and belief in our brands.

Responsibilities

  • Partnering with the store management team to build on business opportunities and achieve Company standards/goals: sales and wage budgets, sales per hour (SPH), units per transaction (UPT), conversion (hit) rate, wage and expense control, shrinkage, mystery shops, store audits and profitability.
  • Identifying opportunities and collaborate with others in order to grow the business or improve performance.
  • Consistently fostering a positive store experience by treating all customers and staff members in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Ensuring “door to floor” best practices, visual merchandising directives and standards for sales floor and back room are being executed; continually review standards to ensure clear and consistent execution.
  • Communicating regularly with the buying team to ensure the correct stock levels and demographically correct stock is available.
  • Analysing store level reports and creating action plans to improve results.
  • Communicating with staff daily on individual sales goals, and other key performance indicators, store results, product sales and other information to help them provide unparalleled service and achieve goals.
  • Managing the manpower planning, identification, recruitment, interviewing, hiring and orientation processes.
  • Providing training and coaching for Employees (daily, weekly and monthly) and ensure that it is appropriately documented.
  • Leading weekly management meetings and other staff meetings; participate in and contribute to regional meetings.
  • Make commitments and decisions on available information even under stressful and changing conditions.
  • Set challenging but attainable goals with an emphasis on service quality, and customer satisfaction, as well as financial performance.
  • Coordinate appropriate action plans while considering consequences and budget decisions.
  • Convey clear ideas and goals, manage the implementation of those ideas and manage measurable and achievable results.
  • Create energy and excitement around shared goals and values.

About YOU

  • You'll have a minimum of 6 years of progressive retail experience.
  • You'll have a minimum 2 years store management experience in the service or retail industry.
  • Extensive experience in delivering a high level of customer service in a brand retailer is essential.
  • You'll have previous retail operations, budgeting, planning, sales and people management experience
  • You'll be an effective communicator with the ability to build relationships with ease.
  • You'll be a team player who recognises and celebrates the contributions and achievements of others.
  • You'll be confident in giving feedback that promotes positive behavioral change.
  • You'll have strong people management skills with the ability to resolve conflict and unproductive disagreements.
  • You will work well with change, being able to quickly adapt and work with pace.
  • You will be energetic and authentic showing a clear presence on the shop floor.