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Selling Manager (Saks Fifth Avenue)

location COLUMBUS , Ohio , United States
category Stores
Job Opened November 8th, 2018
Education High School Diploma/GED
Job Number 18000DPM
Job Type Full Time

job description

Who We Are:
HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world. 

Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO.

We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture

A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment.

What Is This Position Is All About:
Under the direction of the VP / General Manager or Group Selling Manager, the Selling Manager is responsible for driving sales through developing the selling skills and behaviors of the selling associates, creating a high performance team and consistently coaching for optimal sales results. 

The Selling Manager must maintain high visibility on the selling floor to model focused sales and service behaviors, establish and maintain client relationships and create effective teamwork. The successful candidate understands that in order to ensure the success of the team, performance issues must be managed effectively, counseling out poor performers while proactively recruiting to fill open positions. 

The Selling Manager takes an active role in the training and ongoing education of the selling team, providing product knowledge training, event information, policy and procedure updates, etc, as well as ensuring that merchandise opportunities are appropriately communicated to the merchant organization in order to support the selling effort.

Who You Are:
  • You understand the importance and value of building rapport and strong relationships
  • You have demonstrated leadership skills that sometimes involve standing your ground or showing flexibility, depending on the situation. 
  • You utilize your strong communication skills to inspire, direct, and lead your team to meet all proposed deadlines
You Also Have:
  • 4 year degree preferred.
  • Must be goal oriented, with a demonstrated ability to develop, manage and motivate a sales team while driving company initiatives.
  • Proficiency in utilizing available technology, Word, Excel etc is required. Must be flexible in scheduling as the business needs require evening weekend and holiday schedules.
  • 3+ years of management experience with comparable volume or a proven track record of success managing a selling workforce and achieving results.
As The Selling Manager, You Will:
  • Maintains a strong floor presence to drive selling efforts, modeling service behaviors to reinforce the service imperative and ensure consistent adherence to the service standards. 
  • Maintains focus on driving sales, setting work pace and delivering on store goals.
  • Facilitates staff training and development by accurately assessing developmental needs, using the principles of SLII Leadership.
  • Manage substandard performance effectively, counseling poor performers out to improve the team.
  • Communicates merchandising opportunities, provides ongoing education to the selling team to increase product knowledge.
  • Focuses on client acquisition and retention, oversees associate marketing outreach efforts to develop client events that provide opportunities to build relationships with clients and generate sales volume and repeat business.
Your Life and Career at HBC: 
  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate. 
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance 
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental). 
  • An amazing employee discount

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.

HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence,compensation and training.

HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request inrelation to the materials or processes to be used.

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