Store Manager

New York City, New York
13 Jan 2021
28 Mar 2021
Working at Stella McCartney is a truly rewarding experience. As a luxury fashion company with a strong ethical standpoint we are leaders and innovators in our industry.


To manage the boutique, leading and developing the team to success and limiting loss. This will include personnel management, exceeding defined business targets whilst working within given budgets and building the brands image through sales, client relationships and using initiative to help build the brands presence amongst the local clientele.

Your Mission:

    • Sales Objectives & Targets
    • Aim to exceed all sales targets set by the Company and at the very minimum ensure that all targets are met by constantly building and maintaining a strong client base.
    • Analyse sales figures and CRM activity to develop immediate & long range goal plans. You are also expected to devise and execute strategies for sales generation in order to meet monthly goals, including; sales associates & team incentives,
    • Oversee in-store promotional displays and customer events, liaising with visual merchandising and press department where necessary.
    • Maintaining awareness of local & luxury market trends and monitoring local competition activity.
    • Building relationships with local and VIP clients; works closely with the PR department and coordinates events.

    • Store Standards and Customer Care
    • Liaising with your team, other relevant colleagues and customers in order to identifying and resolving urgent issues
    • Showcase exemplary customer service and resolve customer situations diplomatically, whilst abiding to all Stella McCartney policies
    • Adhering and reinforcing the brand’s visual merchandising guidelines
    • Ensure best possible management of stores upkeep and maintenance, surveying and highlighting any necessary building work, cleaning & other action is undertaken
    • Attend seasonal shows & collection presentations in Milan & Paris for main purposes of regrouping with retail team & attaining in-depth product knowledge and awareness of new brand developments

    • Manage Store Operating budgets
    • Manage store operations in the most effective way whilst minimizing costs through; headcount and operating costs including; couriers/postage/ alterations & any other outsourced work

    • Managing Stock Control
    • Review seasonal orders with sales associates to ensure full merchandise potential to buying office.
    • Business recap with sales associates focusing on sell through
    • Oversee store staff in order to ensure that they adhere to inventory management guidelines/practices; stock take & consignment procedures & policies.
    • Overview of all VIP & Special requests between sales associates & Retail buying office.
    • Personnel Management
    • As the key member of the management team you must lead and motivate staff by being a role model and setting an exceptional example to all staff.
    • Identifying performance issues and managing them informally, seeking advice from the HR department where necessary. Where concerns need to raised formally, work with HR to ensure the Company’s obligations are met to make sure a fair and consistent processed is followed.
    • Taking ownership of the recruitment process, seeking authorization to recruit, sourcing candidates and conducting interviews.
    • To conduct in-store training including; coordinating the induction of new staff into the store, product knowledge; sharing information gained from the collection presentations and identifying members of staff who require further attention to ensure that their knowledge is to the high standard we require.
    • To carry out yearly appraisals for all staff, following the Company’s procedure and providing constructive and comprehensive feedback, as well as setting individual objectives for development.
    • To have an understanding of your staff’s training needs and to liaise with the HR Department to develop ways to implement your training needs.
    • Regularly updates staff on business performance, and new initiatives.
    • Develop and convert into practical application, the knowledge and skills related to techniques, processes, laws, procedures, policies, equipment and products necessary to do the job effectively and efficiently.
    • Coordinating rotas and overtime
    • Monitoring sickness and other absences such as holiday and maternity leave, ensuring appropriate cover is provided, limiting the use of agency staff.

Your Talent:

    • Previous experience of a similar role where they have managed a team and been required to prioritize and multi-task various and competing demands
    • A good communicator with the ability to interface regularly with internal and external personnel at all levels

Systems & Essentials:

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Language skills would be a plus

At Stella McCartney, we are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment in which all of our voices are heard. Where people can work to their maximum potential by offering equal opportunities for growth and fair pay. For us, it is about appreciating what is different in others and also what we have in common. We hire people who want to change things, disrupt the norm, who are naturally confident with a positive attitude. Our decisions respect all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age, social or political belief, or world view.

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