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VP, Trade Area - Northern California

Palo Alto, California
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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Bloomingdale's makes fashion personal and fun, aspirational yet approachable. Our mission is to guide and inspire our customers to make style a source of creative energy in their lives. We will always strive to make Bloomingdale's like no other store in the world. Everyone plays a critical role to bring our mission to life. Regardless of position, we believe all colleagues have a voice and access to share their thoughts with every level of leadership. Our colleagues are passionate, driven, entrepreneurial and collaborative. We welcome and embrace diversity of background, thought and opinion while having a lot of fun along the way.

Job Overview:
The Trade Area VP is responsible for effectively strategizing and leading the execution of business priorities to achieve financial results in the primary store/trade area. The Trade Area VP is responsible for directly managing their primary store and, in addition, has General Managers in the trade area as direct reports. As a consistent role model, coach, and communicator, the Trade Area VP sets the standard for an outstanding customer shopping experience and drives the engagement of our workforce. The Trade Area VP cultivates an empowered and equipped management team, building omnichannel competency to acquire and retain long-term, high value customers. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
  • Deliver performance metrics to plan in store and trade area: Sales, Net Promoter Score, Loyallist, Client Sales, Staffing and Fulfillment
  • Effectively manage controllable profit and loss, including expense and shortage
  • Capitalize on key business opportunities (trends, vendors, classifications, events) with senior team and trade area partners
  • Execute central strategies with appropriate localization for the customer
  • Develop collaborative and results-producing relationships with central business partners
  • Set clear expectations for leadership behavior and accountability for results; empower others to make decisions
  • Lead by example as an active coach, providing ongoing feedback and guidance
  • Effectively communicate priorities and business-driving information to ensure leadership is aligned and equipped to maximize opportunities
  • Cultivate a customer centric store and trade area culture; be a vocal advocate for needed improvements to support the in-store customer experience
  • Require and champion use of selling technology to support a seamless customer experience; ensure the team optimizes the use of tool and processes
  • Drive store associate engagement by building teams committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, supporting a culture of learning and development, and providing consistent and feedback that drives employee engagement and retention
  • Create a strategic succession plan that accelerates and develops talent
  • Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality

Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 10-15+ years of Store Leadership/ retail business unit experience preferred.
  • Practices open and continuous communication, values keeping others informed, effectively presenting information in a clear, concise manner
  • Excellent leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functional lines and at many levels
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically and technically
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and Company needs


Bloomingdale’s is America’s only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store and a division of Macy’s Inc. Currently we operate 37 department stores and an ever growing number of Bloomingdale’s The Outlet stores in 13 states as well as the always open and fashionable Bloomingdale’s also has an international presence in Dubai. We are currently looking for leaders who will help shape our future. At Bloomingdale’s, we seek talented creative people with a passion and entrepreneurial spirit who enjoy the fast paced, exciting world of retail. Having a strong interest in fashion as well as being a natural collaborator helps! In short, we want people with a desire to grow professionally as well as personally because at Bloomingdale’s we provide the tools for both. When you join the Bloomingdale’s family, you are now part of an organization deeply committed to giving back to the communities near and afar. Through strategic philanthropic marketing campaigns or local grass roots efforts, Bloomingdale’s is committed to making a difference. Although Bloomingdale’s is part of a Fortune 100 Corporation, we hold true to the family values of our founding brothers, Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale. As large as we may become, we will remain intimate and operate Bloomingdale’s with the utmost integrity like a family run business. At Bloomingdale’s, we will always have passion for the business and compassion for each other. After all, we are like no other store in the world.

Find Us
(212) 705-2000
1000 3rd Ave
New York
New York

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