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Manager in Training

Company: Maurices Canada
Location: Michigan City
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Brand Overview:As a hometown specialty retailer, maurices is deeply committed to bringing affordable, versatile, and flattering fashion in sizes 2-24 to real women, living real lives in small towns across North America. We inspire women of all ages to look and feel their best - just as they are. With 1,000 stores across North America, we've earned our reputation as a leader in hometown fashion. The true secret to our success is deeply rooted in our commitment to our values.Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a Manager in Training to join our team located at our Store 1804-Lighthouse Plc Outlt-maurices-Michigan City, IN 46360.Ready to help bring feel good fashion for real life to hometowns across North America? We're looking for individuals with a passion for fashion that have what it takes to give the kind of exceptional service our customers know, love and deserve from us. Since 1931, we've helped women look and feel their best every day - making maurices not only a special place to shop, but a great place to work and connect. Apply today!Position Overview:The Manager in Training (MIT) works with store manager and store teams in achieving sales goals, driving a customer focused environment, managing talent and performance, and executing visual standards. The MIT participates in a training program to prepare them for a store manager position within 3 - 6 months. The MIT is hired with the expectation that they are relocatable to a specific new store or a group of new and existing stores. The MIT will complete the training program that prepares them for a Store Manager Position at maurices. The MIT must actively participate in all training modules and activities while also fulfilling a managerial role on the team. The MIT supports the store manager in all Store Manager Job Responsibilities including:Customer ObsessionDrives and achieves a customer focused store environment.Creates and demonstrates fashion focused store environments by delivering product knowledge and fashion expertise to our customers through associate dress and product knowledge.Consistently demonstrates awareness for the customer in actions, priorities and decisions.Leads by example through utilizing customer service training resources.Driving SalesManages sales goals by analyzing store performance using historical reports and adjusting plans and priorities as necessary for achievement of goals.Responsible for the performance of store team.Manages payroll hours to support the needs of the business and sustain profitability.Assesses visual needs and directs implementation of promotional changes in order to maximize sales immediately and for the short and long-term.Prepares schedules by assessing business needs, traffic patterns and store activity in order to maximize sales.Directs team to effectively use sales driving programs such as associate ordering system and outreach within the community.Talent ManagementMakes quality hiring decisions and nurtures talent through strong networks in store community. Develops successors and talent pools for all store positions.Provides current, direct, complete, and actionable positive and corrective feedback to others ensuring effective accountability.Grows and develops talent using company programs such as orientation, customer service training, MBA program, etc.Accurately appraises the strengths and weaknesses of others and coaches associates appropriately.Creates and cultivates an environment that allows others to reach their full potential while also fostering a fun and rewarding working climate.Operational ExecutionMaintains an operationally sound store as measured through opportunity audits.Minimizes inventory loss by directing team to effectively use store security equipment, provide excellent customer service, maintain a clean and organized store and thoroughly review daily sales documentation.Ensures Execution of company direction (POS, Visual, HR, Operations, etc.) and uses resources appropriately.Enforces and follows all maurices Policies and Procedures. Responds appropriately to policy and procedural violations and uses HR Resources to follow company guidelines. Requirements: High School Degree or GED required; a business or retail merchandising degree preferred.Supervisory experience required in a customer focused environment; experience in the fashion industry preferred.Proven track record of achieving and setting goals and executing company direction.Experience in hiring, promoting, and motivating talent.Proven ability to lead by example, make sound decisions, and demonstrate professionalism.Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.Diligence and the ability to persevere in the face of resistance or setbacks.Must commit to a specific store location or a group of new and existing stores. Unique/Physical Requirements:Work varied hours/days as business dictatesAble to reach, push, pull, stand, squat and bend for up to 8 hours or longer as necessary.Able to operate and use all equipment necessary to run the storeAble to operate computerized register systemAble to move or handle merchandise throughout the store weighing up to 50 pounds Location:Store 1804-Lighthouse Plc Outlt-maurices-Michigan City, IN 46360Position Type:Regular/Full timeBenefits Overview:https://www.maurices.com/benefitsEqual Employment OpportunityThe Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all employment decisions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under applicable law. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business. The Company welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the application process. Note to Applicants: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor areas of the Company unless designated smoking areas have been established by a particular location in accordance with applicable law.

Keywords: Maurices Canada, Gary , Manager in Training, Executive , Michigan City, Indiana

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