Store Manager (Sears 1224 - Harrisburg, PA) in Harrisburg, PA at Sears

Date Posted: 12/21/2020

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    4600 Jonestown Road
    Harrisburg, PA
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 1001562BR
Employing Entity: Transform SR LLC
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Field Management
Store ID: 01224: Sears Colonial Park MallPA

• Provides disciplined leadership including setting clear expectations and holding the team and self accountable for results.
• Adhere to the Store Manager scheduling requirements (weekly exceptions must be approved by the District Manager):
• Minimum of 2 nights per week
• Minimum of 2 weekends per month scheduled during peak hours (e.g., Friday night, Saturday mid-day through evening, Sunday)
• Follows the Playbook and the Weekly Walk processes to develop and prioritize action plans with timely follow up.
• Execute customer focused strategies, policies and programs as measured by Customer Satisfaction, Survey data and verbatim comments.
• Selects, develops and manages performance of individuals and team, measured by appropriate performance reports/scorecards/dashboards.
• Attracts, hires and on-boards store staff as measured by appropriate performance scorecard, retention and new hire survey results.
• Executes the client’s (brand/business) plan consistently across all departments and provide ongoing fact based feedback.
• Consistently delivers acceptable results as measured by the Location Balanced Scorecard with an intense focus on customer service and sales growth.
• Focuses and invests time on customer facing activities and processes.
• Ensures the store is “Location Certified” and every associate is “Role Certified” to do his/her job; has primary accountability for Assistant Store Manager and Lead “Role Certification.”
• Monitors and proactively addresses outliers, e.g.; customer satisfaction, sales, controllable costs, profit, margin, operational processes, and compliance as measured by appropriate outlier report scorecard/dashboard.
• Embeds the Company return policy and Pledge of Fairness.
• Creates and maintains a culture of winning that resonates with associates.

• Expects and inspects retail core processes and “clean and bright” standards.
• Expects and inspects execution of client’s merchandising and operating plans.
• Provides first person coaching on the execution of action plans based on daily department walks, Customer Satisfaction Survey learnings, customer verbatims, and customer interactions.
• Is the customer advocate and surfaces opportunities to improve the end-to-end customer experience.
• Teaches, models and leads ways to satisfy customers, finds ways to say yes, e.g., helpful associates, complaint resolution, Store to Web.

Leadership and People:
• Personally supports, coaches and develops team members, creating an environment where our associates can be successful.
• Facilitates dialogue between front-line associates and the store leadership team.
• Focuses the entrepreneurial energy of the team on delivering over the top customer service and associate pride.
• Builds a strong bench of talent and strive to develop people for internal promotion.
• Leads and embeds all Retail Services plans/projects using common enterprise-wide tools, processes and language. (No store programs.)

• Understands, leads, and embeds a standardized operating model that will earn preferred provider status in every store.
• Rigorously inspects compliance with our operating model for consistency across all departments.
• Executes and supports the client’s plan utilizing outlier reporting, scorecards and standardized reporting. • Ensures that all initiatives and processes are in full compliance with company policies and practices.

• Creates a selling culture that will meet/exceed clients’ sales plans.
• Leads and monitors store level margin drivers, e.g., solution selling, accessory attachment rate, inactive inventory, price change execution and POS reductions.
• Achieves all miscellaneous income plans, e.g., merchandise replacement plans, protection agreements, new account generation, gift cards, email acquisition, etc…
• Achieves controllable cost plans and identify and communicate continuous improvement opportunities.
• Communicates opportunities and solutions that will allow clients to meet/exceed profit plans.

Disciplined Decision Making:
• Act as the eyes and ears of the client - provides clients with fact-based, real time feedback on the product life cycle including assortment, pricing, inventory flow, marketing support, transition/exit strategies, etc.
• Utilizes quantitative and qualitative data to measure and achieve desired outcomes and address outlier opportunities.
• Consistently provide a sense of urgency to maintain standards while obtaining associate buy-in.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities/Skills/Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in retail or equivalent industry experience preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of store merchandising, operations, and retail management practices and procedures.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Availability to work during critical retail time frames including Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
  • Ability to analyze information, identify root causes and develop/implement approved solutions.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of internal and external team members and customers.
  • Experience selecting, assessing, coaching and developing associates, preferably in a retail environment.
  • Proven ability to manage and mentor team members, lead and influence cross-functional working groups and achieve results.
  • Microsoft Office computer skills including Word, Excel and Outlook.