Assistant Store Manager of Merchandising - Old Navy-Cincinnati
GAP Inc - Ohio

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At Old Navy, we "love" our employees! As one of the world’s largest apparel brands we take pride in making fashion accessible to every family. We have a fast paced and empowering environment that allows our strengths to come together for our customers. As part of Gap Inc., everyone at Old Navy shares in the power of our family of global brands committed to bringing American style to the world. Even more, Gap Inc. has always inspired us to Be What’s Possible through giving forward, not just giving back to our communities.

As the Assistant Store Manager of Merchandising (ASM) you are one of the driving forces behind the excitement our customers feel as they discover our product. You oversee all aspects of merchandising and brand visual presentation for the entire store. You exercise creativity and independent judgment to create a compelling merchandise story that maximizes sales and profitability. You ensure operational excellence and follow all company-defined processes and practices. At your core, you believe that everything we do is for the customer and you lead your merchandising team to do the same. You build relationships at multiple levels to support a great working and shopping environment. You love being part of a winning team; you bring your energy to work every day and are personally invested in Old Navy’s success.

Leadership Responsibilities
  • Effective talent selection, training, coaching, motivating and recognizing

  • Writes and delivers quarterly check-ins, individual development plans and annual performance reviews for team

  • Addresses poor performance. Initiates, administers, and follows up on corrective action

  • Sets, monitors, follows up on productivity goals for Logistics Sellebrities

  • Ensures service, merchandising, and operational standards are met through company-defined practices and processes

  • Monitors, maintains and follows company policies and procedures

  • Accountable for a safe store environment where all Sellebrities actively prevent loss and minimize risk

  • Accountable for meeting store compliance audit requirements

  • Performs additional managerial duties as necessary

Functional Responsibilities
  • Drives sales and manages execution of merchandise placement through effective planning, prioritizing, communication and follow-up

  • Accountable for all planning, mapping and execution of merchandise and fixture placement

  • Leads team to identify and execute merchandising decisions based on inventory levels, store layout and customer base, to maximize business opportunities per the brand strategy Actively participates in store walkthroughs with Store Manager, Market Leader, and Territory Visual Manager to ensure the consistency and quality of merchandising and visual execution

  • Fully understands the financial statement and all reports related to product placement and visual execution

  • Partners with Store Manager to schedule seasonal flow and merchandising workload

  • Ensures execution of shipment according to the company best practices

  • Ensures that the merchandise team and store leaders understand how to identify and execute replenishment priorities during their shifts

  • Partners with Operations Manager and/or ASM of Service and Operations to ensure execution of markdowns/signage/marketing aligns with merchandise placement

  • Accountable for the operational execution of shipment, plan-o-gram, on-hand update, back of house and up-stock as defined by company expectations

  • Maintains ongoing inventory of all fixtures and visual elements for the store

  • Ensures all body forms, visual displays, end panels, interior walls and window presentations tell a compelling story to our customers and are executed/detailed to company standards Ensures that all leaders are trained to maintain visual presentation and brand standards

  • Passionate about: apparel trends, specialty retail environments, people - customers and team

  • Demonstrates the following: visual merchandising with attention to detail, training, sales generation, leadership, authentic customer service, conflict management, resolution, business acumen, time management, planning, priority setting, decision quality, ability to coach, provide feedback, excellent verbal and written communication, and computer proficiency

  • Ability to: think creatively, embrace and lead change, and deal with ambiguity

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • College degree or equivalent work experience preferred

  • 2-3 years of soft lines merchandising or visual merchandising experience preferred Ability to effectively communicate with customers and store personnel

  • Ability to maneuver around sales floor, stock room, work with/around cleaning chemicals and lift and carry 50 lbs

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including evening, overnight and weekend shifts

  • Opens and closes the store in accordance with company standards

  • Nonexempt ASM’s must punch in and out through the time clock to record all time worked, follow hourly meal/break guidelines, and partner appropriately with the Store Manager regarding any overtime

Primary Location US-OH-CINCINNATTI

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The ubiquitous clothing retailer Gap has been filling closets with jeans and khakis, T-shirts, and poplin since the Woodstock era. The firm,...