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Free People - Assistant Visual Manager, London - New Store Opening

  • Location
  • London
  • Salary
  • Competitive plus bonus & benefits
  • Job Advert Description
  • Assistant Visual Manager 

    Reports To: Store Brand Leader

    Objective: To create a unique, innovative and inspirational customer experience encompassing the Free People lifestyle and brand image, while maintaining all store operations and goals, resulting in driving sales and ensuring a profitable store.

    The Assistant Visual Manager will partner and support the Store Brand Leader and the Assistant Store Manager. They will also have an open and direct line of communication with the District Brand Leader in order to most effectively hold a firm knowledge of overall brand direction and focus.

    People

    • Lead, mentor and motivate the team regarding all aspects of leadership, visual execution and expectations through:
    • Focused visual training workshops and innovative training exercises
    • Consistent and continual feedback and accountability
    • Promoting a sense of ownership and delegation
    • Team involvement and strategic planning
    • Morning and all store staff meetings
    • Manage and motivate a high level of Customer Care utilizing all resources and initiatives
    • Lead by example to set bar for employee productivity
    • Serve as a proactive mentor, teacher and problem solver for sales team
    • Facilitate hiring and recruiting; actively attracting and attaining talent
    • Identify and develop internal talent for succession planning
    • Effectively manage and educate the staff on all accessible training processes that will result in visual standards and execution
    • Develop and enhance the selling culture within the store

    Process

    • Maintain business awareness and drive sales to achieve and exceed store sales plan and payroll goal
    • Complete all planning objectives in partnership with District and Store level management
    • Adhere to and support Typical Week structure by facilitating scheduling and zoning needs in partnership with management team
    • Promote and maintain a high standard for overall Customer Care, Operations and Loss Prevention
    • Prioritize and delegate tasking to ensure objectives are completed in a timely manner
    • Drive the restock process in partnership with management to maintain stock levels and sell-through awareness
    • Educate the staff on all home office communication and initiatives
    • Communicate performance observations and offer feedback to district point people
    • Work closely with product receiving team to uphold stock room standards
    • Maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate business needs
    • Actively MOD and manage all operational aspects of the store
    • Uphold all company policy and procedure
    • Must be able to lift & carry heavy boxes (up to 30 lbs)

    Presentation

    • Utilize and manage the use of weekly sales reports to track, analyze and communicate business results and determine strategies to maximize sales
    • Partner with SBL / DBL to interpret Home Office visual communication and plan, schedule and execute an impactful visual environment
    • Partner with the District Brand Leader to oversee and manage the roll-out of seasonal concepts, store fixture layout, and visual displays
    • Maintain an awareness of brand aesthetic and relevance to the store environment and communicate with team
    • Communicate product performance observations and offer feedback to the District Brand Leader
    • Manage placement of new product in accordance to peak business hours