Bring your passion for fashion to today's Burlington Coat Factory.Â If you are interested in a career in retail, consider joining one of the largest off price retailers of apparel and home furnishings in the nation.Â We always have a large selection of quality name brand merchandise at huge savings;Â coats, clothing and shoes for the whole family, fashionable accessories, home decor, and everything for baby.Â Burlington means one-stop shopping for labels you loveÂ at prices you love even more.Â With more than 450 stores, we're always looking for good talent that can drive results.Â We currently have the following position available:
General Purpose of Position: As part of the store management team, the Merchandise Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of specific sales departments and all associates therein.Â The MM is a leader who exercises judgment and uses discretion to solve problems, make informed decisions and manage wisely.Â The Merchandise Manager will manage the merchandising efforts for the store to maximize sales and profit - identify sales trends and make recommendations to address opportunities to the regional team.Â The Merchandise Manager will manage teams of associates who flow merchandise to the selling floor, markdown merchandise, execute merchandising plans as well as sign and recover the store.Â As part of the store management team, the MM will assist in management of all areas of store operations when needed.Â
focus of position:
Positively communicate and demonstrate the company's Core Values by developing trust and respect among peers and staff, building strong teams and partnerships through collaborative work ethics, and driving business results by taking ownership and pride in the company and getting things done
Ensure team is delivering excellent customer service and demonstrating a high degree of professionalism
Maximize sale results through managing associates on the sales, markdown and merchandising associate teams. Monitor the store's sales performance on a daily basis utilizing all available sales reports
Provide guidance to the merchandising team associates to expedite the flow of merchandise from the receiving area to the sales floor
Coordinate sales promotions activities, floor sets and ensure accurate pricing of store merchandise
Oversee floor moves, preparation of merchandise displays and presentations, exercising judgment and discretion in applying merchandising concepts and guidelines
Communicate with regional business partners to resolve store issues, obtain guidance for store merchandising best practices including comparative shopping analysis, fast and slow selling classifications and styles, planning and adjusting stock levels, and customer requests
Oversee and promote sales contests to achieve goals established by the corporate office
Support in the recruitment and hiring of qualified applicants to meet the store's needs
Train, coach and develop associates on the sales, merchandising and markdown teams in partnership with all members of management Assist with scheduling associates and maintaining integrity in all scheduling functions, ensuring schedules and Payroll budgets are compliant with company standards
Oversee and participate in department inventories
Monitor all areas of possible loss due to theft, shoplifting, freebagging, fraud, and/or carelessness
Safeguard company assets by properly securing the facility and all areas containing sensitive or highly confidential information
Any other tasks as assigned from time to time
Skills and Competencies:
- Â Â Â Â Â Ability to provide outstanding customer service and teach those behaviors
- Â Â Â Â Â Ability to merchandise effectively
- Â Â Â Â Â Ability to process information/merchandise through computer system
- Â Â Â Â Â Ability to develop and train workforce, build relationships, utilize skills of workforce most
Ability to maintain a fair, consistent set of standards as they apply to workforce
Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment
Ability to maintain records and documentation pertaining to workforce
Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, understandable manner, and listen attentively to others
Ability to operate all equipment necessary to perform the job
Ability to stand for extended periods, and to move and handle merchandise, which entails lifting, and perform all functions as set forth above
Requirements: 2+ years of Retail Management experience within a Big Box or Specialty environment, with the ability to manage a multi-million dollar sales volume
Fashion Apparel merchandising experience
Availability to meet minimum scheduling requirements as set forth by the company, including nights weekends and holidays.
Strong communication skills (verbal & written), including strong relationship building skills Travel required - as needed
Ou r ideal candidates will be self motivated, team players, who have the desire to succeed.Â We care about our employees, have a supportive environment that values trust and respect, offer a competitive wage and benefits package that includes a generous paid time off plan, plus an associate discount, and a company matched 401(k) to name a few.
Burlington Coat Factory is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.
Come join our team. Â You're going to like it here!
Burlington Stores is more than just coats, and when you join our family you enjoy more than just a great job.