Merchandise Manager - Bealls Ocala
Ocala, FL, US
1d ago

Responsible for creating and delivering a compelling brand experience through effective merchandising techniques and visual excellence.

Interaction :

  • Reports to Store Manager.
  • Extensive interaction with customers, associates and Management Team.
  • Some interaction with vendors and Corporate visitors.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

    People :

  • Participate in the talent selection and on boarding process for store team.
  • Participates in coaching, preparation, and delivery of reviews.
  • In conjunction with Store Manager, trains Area Managers, Merchandise Handlers, Visual Merchandisers and all other direct reports on merchandise presentation techniques.
  • Facilitate focused training on merchandise, shop concepts, product flow, inventory flex, store mapping, map review and visual presentation to ensure consistency of Brand experience.
  • Disciplines :

  • Partner with Store Manager, Regional Manager of Merchandising, and Regional Visual Merchandise Coordinators on the development of merchandise presentations.
  • Lead and participate in total store coordination of corporate presentations, including implementation of divisional merchandising concepts - shop concepts, trend ideas and lifestyle concepts.
  • Partner with Store Manager and Regional Manager of Merchandising to identify business opportunities and create action plans to drive sales results.
  • Consistently teach, develop and empower direct reports to interpret Store, Divisional and / or Brand presentations to improve customer experience and drive top line sales.
  • Teach and direct team to meet Bealls Best Practices.
  • Execute all company policies, procedures, processes as required and ensures full compliance of all operational procedures and paperwork as well as federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Process :

  • Perform all operational functions needed to run the store on a daily basis (e.g. opening, closing, POS system, computer network, maintenance, customer service and sales).
  • Utilize daily and weekly sales reports to track, analyze and communicate business results to determine strategies that will maximize sales.
  • Communicate Shoe merchandise opportunities, assortment needs, product performance observations and feedback to Store Manager, and Regional Manager of Merchandising.
  • Communicate merchandise opportunities, assortment needs, product performance observations and feedback to Store Manager, District Manager and Regional Manager of Merchandising.

  • Conduct self-audits of store presentation standards monthly.
  • Communicate hardware, fixture and mannequin needs to Store Manager and Regional Manager of Merchandising.
  • Facilitate open communication with Store Manager, District Manager and Regional Manager of Merchandising on all pertinent information that relates to current direction and / or opportunities to drive business within their store.
  • Direct placement and presentation of floor-ready receipts on the sales floor.
  • Oversee teams to effectively set promotions, aisle and impulse programs, and events in a timely manner.
  • Manage a safe working environment and the ongoing protection of Beall’s assets and funds. Maintain current awareness and knowledge of the competitive landscape.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities :

  • Supervise shoe lead and shoe associates, merchandise handlers and visual merchandisers on a daily basis through activities including (but not restricted to) hiring, motivating, delegating, promoting, counseling and coaching, performance appraisals, pay-rate reviews and terminating.
  • Note : in designated stores, the RVMM will have supervisory responsibility for the store’s Visual Merchandisers.

  • Supervise sales floor through coaching and motivating associates to ensure quality customer experience as Team Sales Leader.
  • Physical Demands :

  • Must have adequate vision, speech, hearing and physical ability to perform essential job duties.
  • Must be able to stand / walk 95% of the day to perform the essential job duties.
  • Must have full body rotation (i.e., bending, stooping, twisting, etc.)
  • Must be able to climb a 12 foot ladder.
  • Must be able to lift at least 20lbs.
  • Qualifications :

  • Minimum of three years of retail management including merchandising / visual experience and a two year college degree or equivalent upper-level retail management experience.
  • Ability to work well with all levels of management, build partnerships and influence teams.
  • Highly organized and able to adapt to quickly changing priorities.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to conduct effective Store walk-throughs with Leadership
  • Demonstrates business acumen with strategic and analytical skills
  • This position requires a 40 hour work week. During peak periods it may require more hours and overtime must be approved by your supervisor in advance.
  • Schedule flexibility to include evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet demands of the business.
  • Must have a valid Florida driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to travel based on business need
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