Full Time Assistant Store Manager

Posted March 16, 2023  |  Kipling

Join the Kipling Family   

Kipling established itself as a global handbag brand by embodying a carefree spirit and pioneering the use of its signature crinkle nylon in expressive colors and patterns. Today, Kipling is sold in more than 80 countries internationally, and is a global leader in selling quality, durable bags designed for everyone.   


Kipling fosters a culture where everyone is welcome. We pride ourselves in creating an environment that recognizes and celebrates differences. We put our people first. We always have and we always will.   

Live.Light is our mantra, and it supports a positive outlook on life. It is about being true to yourself. It is living an organized and lighter life both mentally and physically, where less is more. It’s about looking on the bright side, seeing the glass half full, and radiating optimism.   


We strive to Live.Light each and every day, and we’d love for you to join us!   


Assistant Store Manager   

As the Assistant Store Manager, you provide leadership and direction to the store team while successfully executing the company’s vision and values under the direction of the Store Manager. You assist in maximizing store profitability by achieving store sales goals. You ensure that store standards and processes for merchandising and operations are well executed. You create an inclusive environment and set the example for customer engagement that exceeds industry standards. As needed, you will assume responsibility for the store in the Store Manager’s absence.   


How You Will Make a Difference   


What you will do:   

You contribute to maximizing and achieving store sales goals and monitoring sales progress against key targets. You model and foster a consumer centric mindset within the store and selling behaviors through genuine interactions with consumers. You support the Store Manager with networking and recruiting high caliber, diverse talent. You provide direct coaching, feedback, training, and supervision of the team, ensuring that all company policies and procedures are followed and in compliance.   


How you will do it:   

By consistently demonstrating clear communication, training, and coaching team, you assist in setting expectations for customer engagement, store policies and as well as fostering a high performing team. Assist in managing labor and payroll expenses to maximize sales and profitability. You promote an environment of productivity by ensuring the team has the knowledge and skills to meet store goals for sales and customer engagement.   


What success looks like:   

You and the team successfully meet and exceed sales results and business goals. You are responsible for assisting the Store Manager in coaching and developing the team. You lead by example, promote an inclusive store environment, and create great consumer experiences in all situations.  


Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity   

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness, and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.   


Skills for Success   


Years of Related Professional/Retail Management Experience:   

• 3+ years   


Educational Position Requirements:   

• A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.   


Physical Requirements:   

• Standing required for entire work shift   

• Bend, lift, open, and move product up to 50 pounds (as needed)   


What we expect you already know: Ability to meet business goals by driving results through store teams, how to coach and motivate a team to excel at sales & profit results, proven communication skills, being solution oriented and ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment.   


What we will teach you: How to continually develop and lead a customer centric mindset and team, how to create and achieve aspirational goals for your team, elevate your ability to coach to meet and exceed sales goals, and how to lead and work as a part of a successful leadership team.   


VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Preserve.   


What’s in it For You   

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy, and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical, and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.   


Our Parent Company, VF Corporation   

VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities, and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com   


We just have one question. Are you in?  


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