Retail Assistant Store Manager Job Opening

Retail Assistant Store Manager

Summer Classics Inc

Pelham, Alabama

Job Summary

The Retail Assistant Store Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the assigned Summer Classics Home Retail store, ensuring that the business is operated to the highest standards in accordance with the mission statement and core values of the company. Areas of focus include; reaching sales targets, increasing profits, personnel training & development, inventory management, driving sales, and the overall operation and merchandising of the store.

Essential Job Duties

  • Sales – Coordinates, manages, and monitors staff to ensure adherence to pre-established policies and procedures; with a focus on customer satisfaction, cost reduction, achievement of sales goals and overall performance. Organizes and plans outreach events in the store.
  • Production & Logistics – Manages supply chain including: inventory forecasting purchase orders processing and contract pricing maintenance; inbound and outbound freight negotiation; carrier selection; and performance auditing; production and inventory management; supplier scorecards and charge-backs; order fulfillment execution; quality assurance; customer service performance; and landed cost tracking. Facilitates coordination and communication between support functions.
  • Supervision of Staff – Monitors staffing requirements and ensures proper staff levels and scheduling. Trains and evaluates staff. Implements and ensures compliance with all Company policies, goals, objectives; and procedures, conferring with senior management, consultants, and staff members as necessary.
  • Safety– Establishes safe best practices to protect the team and the guest of the retail stores. Recommends and implements corrective measures as needed.
  • Risk Management – Monitors all activities for resolution and prevention of theft and fraud within the store and warehouse areas.
  • Financial Analysis – Prepares budget, analyzes trends, tracks gross margin as well as other finance-related tasks.

Additional Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains appearance of store in accordance with Company policies.
  • Fills in for Retail Store Manager as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by Retail Store Manager.

Expected Hours of Work

  • Hours are set by Retail Store Manager and/or Vice President of Retail with frequent weekend hours expected.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • High School diploma or equivalent required: Bachelor’s degree with major in business, operations, design, or related area preferred;
  • Three years of experience in design or retail environment minimum, with at least two years of that in management role required;
  • Ability or aptitude to sell luxury products;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Good computer skills – knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel, and Word required; Pivot table and data mining skills preferred; software experience including – Syspro ERP system & Microsoft/Apple Systems & Planning Software preferred;
  • Technical knowledge of space planning and ability to use planning software preferred;
  • Knowledge of the design industry including knowledge of fabrics, applications, and general design practices preferred;
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize;
  • Problem solving skills and positive, professional demeanor are required;
  • Some accounting and/or data entry experience required with ERP system experience preferred.