Assistant Store Manager, Hardlines - #1443 - Manchester, CT in Manchester, CT at Sears

Date Posted: 10/29/2018

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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 948944BR
Employing Entity: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Field Management
Store ID: 01443: Sears Buckland Mall CT

The Assistant Store Manager, Hardlines is the chief merchant of the Home Appliance, Home Electronics, Mattresses, Home Improvement, Sporting Goods, Fitness, and Lawn/Garden departments, and is primarily accountable for performance with customers, associates, sales and profitability. This includes accountability to manage, lead and coach his/her consultative selling organization to maximize our customers’ shopping experience by delivering world class in-stock experience and a well planned and executed Monthly Sales Plan (MSP).

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
•Ensures consistency and effectiveness of customer service for enhancing the Member experience within Appliances, Electronics, Mattresses, Home Improvement, Lawn/Garden, Sporting Goods, and Fitness.
•Monitors the POS Checkout to check that checkout standards are achieved, that processing returns and exchanges are happening seamlessly and timely for all Members. Mentors and coaches associates on actions they need to take to improve these processes.
•Personally versed in the benefits of Shop Your Way, credit, protection agreements (PA’s) and leasing as the elements of a WOW experience, able to sell the program to both associates and Members. Ensures that all associates have the proper knowledge and can explain to members to overall program.
•Ensures consistency and effectiveness of operational process execution throughout his/her respective departments above. Replenishment (New receipts, Fill Floor, Out of Stock process); Floor Sets and Resets (Typical changes, Plan‐o-grams, Monthly Sales Plan); Pricing Accuracy (ad sets, markdowns, clearance); Ready All Day standards (including Fitting Rooms); Staffing/Employment Compliance/Retention; Scheduling to meet labor scheduled/worked requirements with intense focus on nights and weekends.
•Performs supervisory responsibilities, including, but not limited to: making employment decisions regarding
hiring, promoting, demoting, and terminating; conducting performance appraisals; and coaching and developing associates.
•Monitors that associates are up‐to‐date on selling techniques, product knowledge, training and appropriate use of integrated retail tools to provide a WOW member experience. Assists associates in creating action plans for their development based on feedback from observations, store walks, member interactions and other sources. Provides needed support, resulting in a store culture where associates can be successful.
•Ensures store safety, inventory and shrink controls (merchandise protection and safety standards/processes)
•Achieves controllable cost plans relative to the department and identifies and communicates continuous improvement opportunities to associate and teams
•Where applicable, monitors the consultative departments of selling standards, credit, protection agreements, care plans, ad setup and general signing
•Ensures that all initiatives and processes are in full compliance with applicable laws, regulations and company

Job Requirements

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent; Bachelor's Degree preferred
Experience: 1‐2 Years
Age Requirement: 18+

Job Requirements:
•Prior management experience required; retail leadership experience preferred
•Knowledge of store merchandising, operations, and retail management practices and procedures
•Strong leadership and organizational skills
•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 and members
•Skills in 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 preferred