Area Manager

Job title: Area Manager
Contract type: Full-time
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Discipline: Retail
Remote: No
Reference: 402062
Contact name: Melanie Kreiter
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Area Manager

Client Overview: 

Our client is a well-known apparel company located in Chicago, looking for an energetic and forward thinking Area Manager.


Area Manager Overview:

The Area Manager position plays a crucial role in the growth, development, and image of our client. The ideal candidate will possess leadership qualities as well as a proven ability to continuously coach, teach, and improve selling techniques.


Area Manager Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of 1-3* women’s clothing stores
  • Improve, augment, and reinforce the current selling culture
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and retain top-notch employees
  • Troubleshoot, put out fires, and handle multitudes of personnel issues & needs
  • Explain, demonstrate, imitate, correct, and repeat behaviors, practices, and techniques to employees and managers
  • Coach, teach and improve selling techniques throughout all stores
  •  Be a supreme motivator
  • Manage, promote, and exemplify AKIRA's culture and business standards

Area Manager Qualifications: 

  • 2+ years of operations experience in a retail (preferably fashion) environment across multi-location operator
  • Strong personnel management and retail operations knowledge, including inventory control, loss prevention, retail systems, merchandising, customer service, and store budget preparation
  • Possess knowledge of effective merchandise presentation standards
  • Ability to improve processes and reporting tools and standardize work
  • Prefer working in a highly entrepreneurial environment where being hands-on is critical to the day to day running of the business
  •  Be decisive and have the ability to “get the job done”
  •  Be innovative and forward-thinking; not satisfied with the status quo
  • Possess strong communication skills, product knowledge, and a balance of analytical and creative abilities
  •  Have demonstrated the ability to work in a collaborative environment and be skillful at establishing and sustaining strong interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, presentation, and communication skills
  • Have the ability to supervise and direct employee
  • Fanatical work ethic
  • Boundless energy and enthusiasm
  •  Strong analytical and computer skills 


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