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Sales Associate

Posted 08/27  |  Ann Taylor

Brand Overview:
At Ann Taylor, we see beauty in a woman's real life. From simple pleasures to more momentous occasions, the life she lives offers far more allure than any fantasy. She cultivates it with careful thought and curiosity, choosing only what feels right and rings true. She has the courage to know who she is. And she knows we know her too. Along the way, we've been a constant source of inspiration and style, helping her look and feel her best at every moment. It's something we try to do with everything we create: elevate her everyday, every day.
We believe what you do is just as important as how you do it. We're committed to fostering a community where all Associates lead with their strengths, feel connected to what we stand for, are accountable to growing our culture together, and are supported in their individual development. You're invited to discover the unparalleled opportunities that await you.
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Position Overview:
Looking for a fun work environment? Want to be apart of a hard-working team who love people and love fashion? Come join our Flagship team at Ann Taylor at Tyson's Corner!
Position Overview:
Drives revenue by providing clients exceptional services through relationship building, sharing style/product information, and presenting a clean, and a safe well-maintained store environment. Consistently achieves individual goals, which support store goals.
Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
• Embraces our values & sets an example through his/her behaviors
• Responsible for compliance with all ANN INC. practices and proc3edures
• Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Store Manager, Co-Manager, and Sales Leads
Revenue Generation:
• Consistently meets or exceeds divisional, store, and individual financial and credit goals while contributing to the store’s overall goals
Client Experience:
• Provides excellent client service by anticipating the client’s needs, exceeding expectations, and adhering to ANN INC. service experience standards
• Acknowledges, interacts and builds relationships with clients, creates client loyalty and has the ability to multi-task while servicing internal and external clients
• Addresses client concerns, coming to resolution when possible, and involving management where appropriate
• Portrays a gracious, friendly, energetic and engaging manner and is at all times respectful and professional
• Takes ownership, solicits and incorporates feedback for professional growth and development – Consistently receives positive, unsolicited client feedback
• Communicates effectively with store management, store team, and external clients in person, through written correspondence and over the phone
• Builds collaborative and productive relationships by sharing ideas, treats others fairly, with respect, and values differences
• Embraces our values and behaviors and inspires team by leading by example through his/her words and actions – Supports an environment of learning and trust by acting as a positive role model
• Is responsible for compliance with all Company policies, practices and procedures and all federal, state and local laws
• Completes opening/closing procedures and tasks as directly by Leadership Team with a client focus (e.g. replenishing merchandise; recovering the store and styling rooms; processing shipment including but not limited to: unpacking, hanging, steaming; cleaning including but not limited to: dusting, vacuuming, and removing trash; executing merchandising moves; marketing updates; and completing prices changes.)
• Meets merchandise processing standards and maintains an organized and accessible work area
• Adheres to Loss Prevention practices and is aware of and reports potential incidents, to ensure shortage control and to protect company assets
• Maintains a safe work environment and reports any potential hazards to store management (e.g., ensuring that exits are unobstructed, ceiling clearance in stockroom is enforced, rugs are not frayed, spills are cleaned up immediately, etc.)
• Participates and assists in the preparation for the stores’ inventory
• Reports to work as scheduled; records time worked accurately by using ANN INC.’s Time and Attendance system; remains flexible to the needs of the business
• Follows all ANN INC. operational guidelines, processes, and procedures
• Reviews Bulletin Boards daily
Technical Expertise:
• Demonstrates a desire and ability to be learner responsible and navigates the ANN INC. computer learning systems
• Performs register transactions quickly and efficiently (e.g., sales, send sales, returns, exchanges, payments)
• Is proficient in using Distributed Order Maintenance (DOM’s) and StyleFinder to locate product for clients and processes transactions accurately
• Operates phone, answering calls with an appropriate greeting, transferring and placing calls on hold
• Operates and understand the functions of the PDT
Product/Brand Management:
• Understands and can clearly articulate the Company’s brand positioning, including: the uniqueness of all expressions of ANN INC., current marketing and promotional initiatives, markdowns, POS events, Bounce Back promotions, coupon events, lifestyle concepts to internal and external clients
• Lives the ANN INC. Purpose, Vlaues & Behaviors, Practices in all interactions
• Participates in and attends Store Meetings
• Proactively uses associate education tools to build product and styling knowledge with his/her peers
• Embraces fashion, understands current market trends and is able to articulate them using ANN INC. interpretations in every client interaction. Represents the brand by adhering to ANN INC.’s dress code guidelines
• Packages and wraps client purchases according to ANN INC. standards
Position Requirements:
• Client Service: Ability to function as a role model, ensuring that the client remains the top priority. Takes initiative to build a loyal client base
• Follow Directions: Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines as assigned with minimal supervision and within designated timeframes
• Merchandising: Knowledge of visual standards and techniques, and ability to implement and maintain with ANN INC.’s guidelines
• Communicatio: Communicates effectively with Clients, Members of Management, Business Partners, and Store Associates
• Accuracy: Ability to handle cash and provide change without error
• Schedule: Remains flexible in scheduling that meets the needs of the business
• Physical: Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds occasionally. Maneuver effectively around sales floor and stock room
Educational Requirements and Experience:
• Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
• Minimum one year sales associate or relevant experience in the services industry with proven results

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