Job Details

Job title

Store Manager, Lafayette 148 New York

Location

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Level

Manager

Function

Sales

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Job Summary:

The Store Manager is responsible for driving business and maintaining Lafayette 148’s standards of service, merchandising and operational execution. He or she is responsible for top line sales and bottom-line profit by leveraging tools and experience to lead a team of Stylists in delivering extraordinary client experiences that drive positive business results and ensure customer loyalty.

The Ideal Candidate

 Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that sales and service meet and exceed company standards, and lead initiatives to enhance sales and overcome challenged results when necessary
  • Own store control-related operational processes including but not limited to inventory management, loss prevention, sell through, store expenses, audits, and payroll
  • Ensure merchandise is presented in accordance with visual, marketing, and operational standards and direction
  • Create a ‘best in class’ selling environment by exemplifying and leading Lafayette 148 brand standards with team
  • Seek input from customers to measure satisfaction and ensure consistent adherence to service standards
  • Maintainrelationshipswithinthecommunitytoengage and cultivate target customers
  • Oversee the creation and execution of local business development marketing   strategies
  • Engage in proactive dialog with buying team to communicate customers’ requests and surface merchandise opportunities to drive business
  • Lead the mindset that “recruitment is everyone’s responsibility” within the store; cultivate a lineup of potential candidates for open roles
  • Provide leadership and tailored coaching to Stylists by delivering ongoing training, development and performance feedback 

Desired Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Experience:

  • 6+ years of retail management experience including 2+ years in designer/ luxury sectorExperience managing a commissioned selling environment a strong plus

Skills:

  • Highly organized and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to develop, plan and execute strategies to maximize opportunities
  • Proficiency in utilizing available technology including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holiday schedules 

About Us

Lafayette 148 New York is a global luxury fashion brand designed for today’s modern, sophisticated woman. Using the world’s most luxurious European fabrics and fine attention to detail, the Company produces timeless designs and modern styles renowned for their highest quality and exceptional fit. We strive to clothe and inspire women to look good, feel good and ultimately do good in the world. 

Founded 21 years ago at 148 Lafayette Street in the heart of Soho led by Deirdre Quinn and her partners  Shun Yen and Ida Siu, the Company was a pioneer in the total vertical integration of design, production, sales and fulfillment. It has extended its footprint globally, established a significant online presence and opened retail stores in the United States and abroad. The Company owns its own factory in China and currently employs 1700 people around the world. In 2018, the Company will be moving its US headquarters to the growing tech and creative community in the Brooklyn Naval Yard. There we will bring all our employees together and provide an even more seamless, collaborative and interactive work environment.

Lafayette 148 New York’s collection can be found in 400+ wholesale and specialty stores throughout North America including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Holt Renfrew. In 2006, the Company introduced a direct to consumer business through lafayette148ny.com which is supplemented by our consumer catalog. In 2009, it launched its bricks & mortar retail strategy by opening its first stores in China. By the end of 2016, the Company had opened retail stores throughout China and 4 stores in the US with more planned in the coming years.