VF Corporation Vans FT Store Manager ( Fashion Square 294 Sherman Oaks, Ca) in Sherman Oaks, California
Vans: Be a Part of the Original“It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people” –Paul Van DorenVans is the original action sports footwear companyrooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vanshas thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through Vans’ four pillars: action sports, music, art andstreet culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as theybring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.At Vans our culture sets us apart and it influences everything we do. Everything we do supports creativity and weare driven by our five values. We aredetermined. We areconnectedto our consumers and to each other. We areinclusive. We areexpressiveandFun. And most of all, we are a family.Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world’s largest apparel and footwearcompany comprised of over 30 brands. We arethe leading drivers of retail as our global footwear, apparel and accessory brand is available in 170 countriesworldwide. As we continue to expand, we take great measures in developing and growing our people.Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take great pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities toour field leaders and store employees through a blend of on-the-job training, workshops and self-paced onlinelearning. Each employee is empowered to take ownership of their development, and encouraged to takeadvantage of the tools that make the most impact on their personal growth and the growth of the business.By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed into an environment of incredibly supportive andcollaborativepeople. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live forwhat we do.Store Manager: Become the Newest Member of the Vans FamilyAs the Store Manager, youwillhave the great responsibility to inspire, motivate, leadand developan entire storeteam. You will provideleadership and direction to the storestaff and successfully championbusinessstrategies,vision and values. Additionally, you will impact the overall bottom linebymaintainingoptimal staffing levels,recruiting, hiring, educating, andmotivatinga team of brand advocates who in turn inspire the customer. You areresponsible for setting the example for customer engagementthatexceedsindustrystandards. You will maximizestore profitability by controlling expenses, protecting company assets, and by ensuring that store standards andprocesses for customer care, merchandising, operations, sustainability, and community participation areconsistent andwell executed.Youwill create an environment aligned with the Van Doren Spirt and will always putour internal and external customers first. Most importantly, you will foster an environment that promotes youthculture connectivity and creative self-expression.How You Will Make a Difference:1.Sales and Profitability: Maximizes store sales and achieves store sales goals. Measures and monitors salesprogress and results against key targets. Leads an environment of productivity by ensuring store staff hasthe knowledge and skills to meet store goals for sales and customer engagement. Manages labor andpayroll expenses to maximize sales and profitability.Brand Experience/Customer Service: Ensures excellence in customer service in the store by modelingbrand specific service standards as well as by monitoring customer feedback and responding to andaddressing all customer concerns quickly. Sets standards that all staff areengaging with each customer tocreate an authentic brand experience. Leads and inspires customer-centric culture by recognizing andrewarding teams’ successes. Ensures thestore team is an active brand ambassador within the communitythrough proactively seeking opportunities to engage with the customers and support or participate incommunity initiatives outside the four walls of the store. Supports store marketing events and growsrelationships in the community to generate brand awareness and drive traffic.3.Training and Coaching Team: Provides coaching to the store team in the core areas of customer serviceand engagement, brand identity, product knowledge, and operations. Monitors, evaluates, and executestraining programs. Leverages corporate partners to educate staff on product and assortment to enhanceselling and customer engagement. Organizes and leads store staff meetings in accordance with brandexpectations. Ensures store team receives relevant, timely information, coaching, and feedback thatenables their success and growth. Partners with District Manager and/or Human Resources to setperformance goals for team for their personal skills development.4.Operations: Ensures that all company and store policies and procedures are followed and that the storemeets all store audit requirements. Creates and manages store schedules to ensure they support theneeds of the business within the allotted labor allowance. Responsible for achieving all financial andoperational objectives including expense control, loss prevention, store audits, and weekly reports asrequired.5.Visual Merchandising: Ensures the visual merchandising standards for the store are met. Implementsfloor-sets and merchandising directives. Communicates with corporate partners regarding merchandiseassortment, trends, and needs. Responsible for ensuring that the store’sinventory integrity is maintainedthrough proper shippingand receiving procedures and by communicating concerns directly to the DistrictManager as needed.6.Human Resource Management: Attracts, recruits, and hires high caliber talent. Actively maintainsasuccession plan and pool of qualified candidates for open positions within the store. Creates and developsa high-performing team of customer focused associates. Responsible for communication and delivery ofrewards and recognition programs for the store team. Directs store leadership team on human resourcedecisions in partnership with District Manager and/or Human Resources. Addresses performance issuesand administers progressive discipline when appropriate. Ensures on-going specific and immediatefeedback are provided to the team. Oversees the annual performance appraisal process, evaluates staff,and ensures all staff members receive ongoing feedback regarding their performance. Ensures compliancewith employee record keeping policies and procedures.Ensures compliance with all HR/Payrollrequirements according to established standards and practices including new hires, rehires, positionchanges, etc. Partners with District Manager and Human Resources and facilitates disciplining andterminating employees when necessary. Maintains the Open Door Policy.7.Loss Prevention, Safety, and Compliance: Ensures compliance and adherence to policies and procedures,standards and practices, and company directives. Protects company assets. Ensures compliance withcompany safety, security, and shrink avoidance policies and programs. Partners with Loss Preventionpartners to identify trends and translate strategies into action to meet district and company shrink goals.Professional Conduct: Models behavior that respects the background, experience, and cultural differencesof others, while upholding the integrity and values of the VF Corporation and Vans. Promotes anenvironment that encourages participation, creativity, and learning by sharing best practices and buildingon the ideas of others.Skills for Success:Years of Related Professional ManagementExperience:2+ years.Educational/ Position Requirements:•Associated Degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred but notrequired; or two years related retail or service-oriented experience and/or training; or equivalentcombination of education and experience•3+ years’ experience in a fast pace retail environment•Proven ability to meet and exceed sales and profit results•Proven ability to meet business goals by driving results through store teamSpecial Physical and/or Mental Requirements:•Operate office equipmentand technology (i.e., computers, phones, fax, copier, etc.)•Standing required for entire work shift•Bend, lift, open, and move product up to 50 pounds as needed•Travel (less than 10% of time)Core Competencies:Leadership•Coaching and Developing Others•EmpowermentBusiness•Operational Decision Making•Customer Focus•Selecting TalentInterpersonal•Communication•Building TrustPersonal Attributes•Driving for Results•
Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.
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VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.