OFF 5TH - Assistant Manager - Merchandise Team Manager
Saks Incorporated - Elizabeth, NJ

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Reports to Store Director

Overall Responsibility

Business owner responsible for driving sales, profitability and customer satisfaction through merchandising

Manages Merchandise Team Coordinator and Associates

Demonstrates integrity, honesty and knowledge that promotes the company culture, values, and mission

Fosters a positive working environment that encourages diversity, mutual respect and teamwork and is free of discrimination and harassment

Understands and ensures proper security procedures are followed

Key Responsibilities

Values people quality and development

Effectively manages the merchandise team to achieve company objectives and keep store turnover within company standards

Assists in recruiting, interviews, and selects candidates with requisite skills to fulfill responsibilities and achieve high performance results

Actively develops relationships with potential talent pool for all positions on the team

Facilitates on-the-job training of team associates

Communicates regularly about team objectives and expectations

Holds recurring coaching/counseling sessions with associates to review performance and provide timely feedback

Collaborates with the Store Director and Regional Human Resources Director to manage employee relations concerns

Provides opportunities for career feedback and fosters development

Makes customer service number one priority through the completion of tasks and clearly communicates expected level of service and results

Partners with Store Director and Selling and Service Manager to ensure store provides a consistent and memorable customer experience

Supports the Selling and Service Leader Program

Assures merchandise meets brand "Saks Style. Outlet Prices"

Leads the Merchandise Team to meet company merchandising standards and support brand consistency including

Upcoming merchandise receipts

Merchandise flow

Receiving and processing

Visual presentation


Pricing and markdowns

Inventory control

Supplies ordering

Product knowledge

Operational tasks like MOOS, RTVs, etc.

Problem solves in a fast-paced, changing environment exercising good judgment about the company's objectives in determining solutions

Communicates and enforces all loss prevention and safety strategies to protect company assets, associates, and customers

Additional responsibilities as assigned

Job Requirements:
College degree or equivalent

2 – 5 years of store management experience

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Strong merchandising skills

Big Box retail experience preferred

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Saks Fifth Avenue is a member of the Saks Incorporated (NYSE:SKS) group and operates 62 stores, led by its landmark flagship on New York's...