Assistant Manager
Party City - Michigan City, IN

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Company Profile: Party City is the leader in the party goods industry. We are America's largest specialty party goods chain and the country's premiere Halloween specialty retailer. Party City operates more than 600 company-owned and franchise stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Party City is a division of Amscan Holdings, Inc.

and has its headquarters in Rockaway, New Jersey. Amscan designs, manufactures and distributes party goods through its vertically aligned retailers as well as other retailer worldwide. Amscan's worldwide locations include their corporate headquarters in Elmsford, NY as well as locations throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia. Amscan operates seven state of the art distribution centers throughout the world and six manufacturing facilities domestically.

Product is manufactured both in the United States and overseas Job Description: Job Summary: Under the supervision of the General Manager, directs Associate activity to provide efficient high quality customer service and achieve retail sales targets through a well-trained and motivated staff. Adheres to all Party City standards. Job Responsibilities: Performs supervisory and administrative duties Responsible for opening and closing store and related procedures. Responsible for cash handling procedures including but not limited to preparing and dropping bank deposits.

Authorizes register functions including post voids, returns and associate discounts. Assists in supervising and coaching all associates. Reviews all corporate communications and reacts accordingly. Performs manager on duty (MOD) responsibilities as required.

Delivers exceptional customer service through personal contact with customers Interacts with and assists customers in accordance with corporate Customer Service program. Answers the telephone and rings on registers as needed. Processes balloon orders as needed. Handles Personalization Studio orders as needed.

Assists in receiving and stocking procedures Ensures accurate receiving. Unloads merchandise from trucks as needed. Checks in shipment as needed. Stages merchandise for the sales floor.

Top and down stocks merchandise as needed. Assists in merchandising procedures Responsible for maintaining assigned sections in store as determined by the General Manager. Sets and maintain merchandise presentation planner (MPP). Sets and maintain plan-o-grams.

Flexes and fills seasonal aisles. Sets and maintains ad in-stock. Executes corporate directed price changes and clearance markdowns. Assists in ensuring data integrity Participates in the lows and outs process.

Responsible for seasonal packaway. Informs General Manager of any inventory discrepancies. Performs other duties as needed Develops for advancement to next career path position. Job Requirements: Knowledge, Skill and Ability Excellent verbal and written communication skills Good planning and organizational skills Ability to motivate staff Ability to multi-task Personal leadership skills Creative thinking Ability to maintain composure under pressure Physical Requirements Lift, push, pull 25 lbs Frequent kneeling, bending and stooping Climb ladders Minimum qualifications High School Graduate or equivalent College experience preferred Minimum 3-5 years of management experience or minimum of 1 years experience in Party City Assistant Manager position

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