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Co-Manager

Posted March 12, 2019  |  Ann Taylor

Brand Overview:
At Ann Taylor, we see beauty in a woman's reallife. From simple pleasures to more momentous occasions, the life she livesoffers far more allure than any fantasy. She cultivates it with careful thoughtand curiosity, choosing only what feels right and rings true. She has thecourage to know who she is. And she knows we know her too. Along the way, we'vebeen a constant source of inspiration and style, helping her look and feel herbest 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 ashow you do it. We're committed to fostering a community where all Associateslead with their strengths, feel connected to what we stand for, are accountableto growing our culture together, and are supported in their individualdevelopment. You're invited to discover the unparalleled opportunities thatawait you.
Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunityfor a Co-Manager to join our team located at our Store 2506-Tyson'sCorner-ANN-Mc Lean, VA 22102.
Position Overview:
Position Overview:
In partnership with the Store Manager, direct all activities required toachieve all store goals, including financial objectives, client service, humanresource management, operational controls, payroll and operating expenses, lossprevention, and merchandise presentation while driving both associate andclient engagement.
Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
Partners with Store Managerto lead and direct all store activities
Embraces our values &sets an example through his/her behaviors
Responsible for compliancewith all ANN INC. practices and procedures
Additional responsibilitiesas assigned by the Store Manager
Direction/Revenue Generation:
Directs client serviceefforts that are consistent with ANN INC. standards, to increasetransactions and capture client opportunities
Drives a business strategy togrow sales & profits and maximizes opportunities to generateadditional store volume/revenue
Understands how to maximizedaily business by proactively managing team to embrace ANN INC. servicestandards while effectively performing Store Leadership responsibilities
Drives toward store’sachievement of quantifiable performance results (e.g. Net Sales, ROV,Conversion, DPT, UPT, Payroll, Inventory Shortage, OperationalAssessments, and Credit Cards)
Analyzes business reports toidentify, gain understanding, and recommend solutions to missedopportunities and to positively impact store performance
People Management:
Models ANN INC.’s Purpose,Values & Behaviors while holding associates responsible for theiractions
Fosters a client focused teamenvironment by driving volume and anticipating clients’ needs
Assists with development ofteam to accomplish store’s business objectives through recruitment,selection, coaching, investment, engagement, retention, and motivation
Provides exceptional clientservice by role modeling the ANN INC. service standards. Takesresponsibility to immediately address client concerns
Participates in delivering anengaging assimilation and investment experience that is personalized andpositions on Associate for excellence in fole and career progression overtime through the use of ANN INC. tools
Adheres to Human Resourcestandards by following the general practices outlined in Company policies,procedure, standards and guidelines
Communicates appropriategoals, results (e.g. financial performance and productivity), anddirectives
Actively manages associates’client service skills by providing informal and formal feedback
Assists in the recruitment,attraction, selection, and hiring of diverse talent
Holds self and associatesaccountable for achievement of financial results and statistical standards
Constructively confronts andprovides timely feedback to help resolve conflict
Seeks a continuous learningenvironment by requesting input and involving others
Treats others fairly and withrespect, valuing differences; builds relationships based on an individualapproach
Assists in the development ofassociates by delegating appropriately and matching talents with tasks,while recognizing accomplishments
Supports Store Manager tofoster team commitment through building relationships and recognizingindividual contributions
Forms networkingrelationships with internal and external peers
Shares information andcommunicates clearly and in an accessible manner to all levels
Leads by effectively managingthrough change and adversity
Operational Excellence:
Executes brand visualstandards and standard operating procedures
Prioritizes and leadsexecution of task directives within designated timeframes while usingtools and resources to drive a high level of productivity (e.g. PriceChanges, Mark Out of Stock (MOS), StyleFinders, Distributed OrderMaintenance (DOM), Merchandising Needs, Payroll Adjustments, Processing ofShipment, Transfers, and Proper Claims Process)
Adjusts weekly schedules asneeded to maximize productivity and control payroll spend
Reports to work as scheduled;records time worked accurately by using ANN INC.’s Time and Attendancesystem; remains flexible to the needs of the business
Supports Loss Preventionpractices and completes operational assessments to protect company assets
Maintains the store’sorganization, appearance, and cleanliness according to SOP’s
Uses available resources toassist in executing tasks/directives
Ensures compliance of withall policies, practices and procedures and all federal, state, and locallaws
Leverages tools, processes,and best practices to drive operational excellence and consistentlyexecute SOP’s
Product/Brand Management:
Executes visual merchandisingupdates and product placement within corporate guidelines and maintainsvisual expectations as defined by the Visual Merchandising Standards
Uses product knowledge toolsto execute directives and interpret Store Sets
Executes company brandinitiatives to the physical store layout
Supports continuous productmovement based on company directives, client profile, and store sales
Integrates strategic activityon the floor, which includes recovery and restocking
Understands and can clearlyarticulate the company’s band positioning
Educates associates onmarketing initiatives, product placement, lifestyle concepts, and productknowledge
Applies knowledge of productwith internal and external clients
Represents the brand and holdassociates accountable to expectations
Embraces fashion, understandscurrent market trends and is able to articulate them using ANN INC.interpretations in every client interaction. Represents the brand byadhering to ANN INC.’s dress code guidelines
Understands ANN INC.’scompetitor and communicates competitive landscape
Position Requirements:
Human Resources: Provenability to recruit, develop, and retain team
Client Service: Demonstrateability to function as a role model, ensuring that the client remains thetop priority
Store Operations andOrganization: Demonstrate ability to organize, delegate, prioritize, meetdeadlines, and follow-up on all store activities
Leadership: Ability torespectfully challenge and motivate associates
Merchandising: Knowledge ofvisual standards and techniques
Communication: Demonstrationof strong verbal and written communication skills
Business Analysis: Knowledgeof store reports in order to maximize performance, drive volume, and reactto trends in the business
Schedule: Ability to work aflexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including evening andweekend shifts. Must have open availability
Physical: Ability to lift andcarry up to 20 pounds occasionally, maneuver effectively around sales floor,stock room, and office
Educational Requirements and Experience:
Minimum Requirements:Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred
Supervisory/Management experience in the service industry preferred
Location:
Store 2506-Tyson's Corner-ANN-Mc Lean, VA 22102
Position Type:
Regular/Part time
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified peopleat all levels.  It is our policy in all employment decisions to ensurethat all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis ofqualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race,color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably beaccommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status,sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classificationunder applicable law.  We do not discriminate in any of our employment policiesand practices.  All associates are expected to follow these principles inall relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we dobusiness. 
The Company welcomes applications from peoplewith disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidatestaking part in all aspects of the application process. 
Note to Applicants:  Smoking is prohibitedin all indoor areas of the Company unless designated smoking areas have beenestablished by a particular location in accordance with applicable law.
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