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Assistant Mgr Sales Experience- Ladies Shoes/Fine Apparel

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Retail Sales Management
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Neiman Marcus

COMPANY OVERVIEW

For over a century, Neiman Marcus Group has served the unique needs of our discerning customers by staying true to the principles of our founders:  to be the premier omni-channel retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise dedicated to providing superior service and a distinctive shopping experience in our stores and on our websites. Neiman Marcus Group is comprised of the Specialty Retail Stores division, which includes Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and our international brand, mytheresa.com.  Our portfolio of brands offers the finest luxury and fashion apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and home décor. The Company operates more than 40 Neiman Marcus full-line stores in the most affluent markets across the United States, including U.S. gateway cities that draw an international clientele.  In addition, we operate 2 Bergdorf Goodman stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City. We also operate more than 20 Last Call by Neiman Marcus off-price stores that cater to a value oriented, yet fashion minded customer.  Our upscale eCommerce and direct-to-consumer division includes NeimanMarcus.com, BergdorfGoodman.com Horchow.com and LastCall.com.  Every day each of our 14,000 NMG associates works towards the goal of enabling our customer to shop any of our brands "anytime, anywhere, and on any device." Whether the merchandise we sell, the customer service we offer, or our investments in technology, everything we do is to enhance the customer experience across all channels and brands.


Summary Statement: An Assistant Sales Manager facilitates an excellent customer shopping experience at a Neiman Marcus store by supporting and providing feedback to Sales Associates as well as coordinating logistical and administrative tasks with the Sales Manager and additional partners, all while being a steward of Neiman Marcus.


Responsibilities & Duties


Business Ownership

  • Responsible for sales objectives in assigned business area and department(s), as applicable
  • Owns tasks given by Sales Manager
  • Models the ability to multi-task and prioritize day-to-day business needs
  • Communicates with merchants and vendors, as needed
  • Supports the execution of in-store selling events
  • Demonstrates operational skills by keeping track of daily reports, completing stock fill-in and SPIFF entries, and checking receipts against invoices as needed
  • Supports store initiatives related to Client Development, Brand Experience, and other functions, as applicable
  • Assists as needed in the monthly process of preparing and delivering MPS results
  • Partners with Visual to maintain all NMG floor merchandising standards and directives
  • Manages merchandise and resolves any issues regarding damages or returns needed with vendor 
  • Oversees compliance standards and organization of stockroom
  • Pulls and completes client special orders
  • Conducts product research for managers and customers
  • Processes holds, will calls, and repairs 

People

  • Supports Sales Manager in identifying and providing points of feedback for Associates
  • Supports Associates through development opportunities and provides additional support as needed
  • Partners with Sales Manager to help team learn critical job skills and meet team objectives
  • Drives coworkers to handle all customer issues in a timely and professional manner
  • Supports building of a cohesive team by facilitating conflict resolution
  • Coordinates with Sales Manager to manage floor coverage while considering Associate schedules (e.g. breaks, time off)
  • Manages Associate scheduling with sensitivity to time off, promotional calendar, and business needs 

Customer Experience

  • Drives the use of technology and other tools for customer experience and retention
  • Assists in building a cohesive sales and customer service-driven team
  • Guides the selling process with a focus on customer service and building relationships

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience, luxury retail fashion experience preferred
  • 4-year degree preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Motivated and results-driven
  • "Win together" mentality
  • Basic proficiency with MS Office Product Suite, advanced proficiency preferred
  • Certain roles may require standing, bending, climbing stairs, and lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds
  • Associates must be willing to work a flexible schedule based on business need, which will include evenings, weekends, and holidays

Competencies


Passion for People

  • Fosters a collaborative environment for Associates
  • Builds and leverages relationships across the organization to get things done
  • Resolves and addresses conflict in a timely manner
  • Participates in and / or supports Manager with cascading communications to team
  • Communicates and models expectations for performance and behavior
  • Supports team in learning and developing job-related skills, using technology, and building personal goals
  • Partners with People Managers to observe performance of coworkers and identify opportunities to coach for improvement
  • Inspires and motivates team to achieve performance goals
  • Takes ownership of internal and external customer problems and resolves them quickly
  • Speaks with truth and candor, challenging the status quo as appropriate
  • Collaborates with team to appropriately enforce policies and procedures, supporting understanding of all Associates

Passion for Business

  • Proactively seeks opportunities to increase team productivity and business growth
  • Understands and educates team on business drivers, the industry, and competitors
  • Prioritizes and assigns tasks, using effective time management practices to drive team towards established deadlines
  • Collects relevant information, asks for input, and applies learning from past performance when making decisions
  • Executes project tasks and activities with other coworkers
  • Demonstrates ability to champion change initiatives

Passion for Personal Growth

  • Continuously builds skills and knowledge through training, coaching, and career experiences
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge and appreciation of the NMG business and the fashion industry
  • Conveys energy and enthusiasm for NMG and personal work
  • Adapts personal approach in response to diverse situations and people
  • Responds to unexpected changes in work environment with creativity and resilience
  • Establishes and upholds high personal standards for individual work and environment
  • Maintains a customer-centric mentality versus a solely store-centric one


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of duties, responsibilities, or activities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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