Retail Executive
Elizabeth Arden - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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1 opening

Full-time (exempt)

Main Areas of Responsibility:
Leadership and management of ‘Freelance’ Selling Assistants

Business planning and strategic focus

Managing store relationships and communication

Implementation of company marketing and merchandising program

Facilitate all elements of recruiting and monitoring of new selling assistants, identifying training and development needs at an early stage in order to maximize performance potential

Ensure the hiring of selling assistants is in line with authorized staffing levels / budget

Effectively manage selling assistant sales performance through ongoing review and assessment

Maximize retail sell through performance by brand, store and account

Manage and review reports from staffing agency to ensure accuracy and return on investment

Regularly communicate information regarding events, visual weeks, sales goals and promotions

Conduct monthly retail and promotional sales reviews with store management, as well as seasonal presentations

Maintain ongoing dialogue with buying office and store management on issues relating to stock, visual and staffing

Follow up the execution of marketing activity ensuring that the merchandising guidelines are adhered to and that collateral, samples and other support is used to maximize retail effectiveness

Uphold the Elizabeth Arden image by enforcing high standards of counter merchandising and selling assistant grooming

Maintain effective working relationships with all key store personnel including department managers, store managers and visual managers

College degree preferred

3-5 years experience managing people in a relevant role

Experience of working in a retail sales environment with proven ability to achieve targets and to control costs

Excellent leadership skills to manage, develop and coach individuals and teams

Ability to analyze sales results, future sales options, promotional results and field team performance

Strong interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills

Excellent oral and written communication and problem solving skills

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Sets and lives by high standards of performance

Willingness to share expertise and information with colleagues

Seizes opportunities to improve the business or work processes

Computer skills utilizing Word, Advanced Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

College degree preferred.

Closing Date: Position open until filled.



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