District Manager - AE Factory
DISTRICT 93 - Crestwood, MO

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Provide leadership and guidance to all stores that focuses on driving Key Performance Indicators (KPI) results that maximize store performance

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leadership
• Motivate team through a compelling vision and direction to encompass American Eagle Outfitter’s Core values
• Form partnerships with upward management and key business partners
• Act as a leader amongst peers in the field and with Home Office
• Lead consistent store visit evaluations and provide proactive feedback
• Communicate clear expectations and hold the store teams accountable to achieving all brand, performance and behavior standards
• Conduct productive conference calls & team meetings
• Proactively seek personal learning and development opportunities
People Development
• Recruit, hire, develop and retain top management talent for the region, to include filling all open positions in a timely manner
• Develop an effective succession plan that lead to internal promotions
• Train store management and create development plans
• Recommend and approve all salaries and wage changes in conjunction with conducting and approving performance appraisals for management
• Recognize performance issues in a timely manner and partner with Regional Manager and Human Resources to develop action plans for resolution
Visual Merchandising
• Ensure that all visual directives are executed seamlessly and within scheduled time frame and allotted payroll budget
• Maintain extensive knowledge of product assortment and key items
• Communicate current trends and competitor strategies in the market
• Ensure stores are properly assorted in partnership with Regional Manager and Allocation
• Analyze, identify and capitalize upon opportunities for increasing revenue and profitability
Drive for Results
• Drive AE brand loyalty through demonstrating sales leadership, coaching and connecting with the customer experience
• Establish and lead the execution of district business strategies to drive store Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results that maximize performance and achievement of sales plan and goals
• Control all aspects of the annual budget process, to include sales, controllable expenses, payroll and annual shrink results
• Communicate business needs for the district and company that play an active role in driving results
• Plan and execute effective, productive store visits reviewing KPI performance, Personnel, Visual Merchandising, Operations and key-business initiatives
• Hold Store Managers accountable for execution of all operational responsibilities and instill a high standard for compliance
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain/Logistics, Finance, or related field required
• 4 years of increasing experience in retail management; including minimum 2 years experience as a Store Manager
• Overnight and daily travel is required
• High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
• Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
• Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
• Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
AEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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