G1907 – Store Manager-ANN – Exempt

N23 Premium Brands Opco

About usLOFT creates modern, feminine, versatile clothing for women with one common style goal: to look and feel confident wherever the day takes them. We empower women to find their authentic self-expression because feeling like yourself is always in style.

Here at LOFT, we’re busy styling the careers and supporting the lives of everyday optimists just like you. Express your authentic self and experience endless inspiration, all while enjoying the opportunities and benefits that help you get the most from your career, life, and wardrobe.

Position Overview:

To lead and direct all activities required to achieve all store goals, including financial objectives, client service, human resources management, operational controls, payroll and operating expenses, loss prevention, and merchandising presentation while driving both associate and client engagement.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Lead and direct all store activities
  • Embraces our values & sets an example through his/her behaviors
  • Responsible for compliance with all ANN INC. practices, procedures, standards and guidelines
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the District Manager

Direction/Revenue Generation:

  • Defines and develops a clear business strategy to grow sales & profits and maximizes opportunities to generate additional store volume/revenue
  • Sets clear and measurable goals aligned with brand strategy; adjusts as needed to maximize results and keeps team on track to goals
  • Achieves quantifiable performance results (e.g. Net Sales, ROV, Conversion, DPT, UPT, Payroll, Inventory, Shortage, Operational Assessments, and Credit Cards)
  • Directs client service efforts that are consistent with ANN INC. standards; coaches associates on client interactions to increase transactions and capture client opportunities
  • Drives revenue by proactively managing teams to embrace ANN INC. service standards while effectively performing Store Leadership responsibilites
  • Analyzes and uses business reports to identify missed opportunities and to positively impact store performance
  • Demonstrates ability to manage complex and competing priorities

People Management:

  • Understands and models the ANN INC. culture and ensures compliance with all ANN INC. Purpose, Values & Behaviors, Practices, and store operational standards
  • Fosters a client-focused team environment as Manager on Duty, driving volume and anticipating clients’ needs
  • Achieves excellent client service by role modeling the ANN INC. service standards
  • Takes responsibility to immediately address client concerns
  • Delivers an engaging assimilation and investment experience that is personalized and positions an Associate for excellence in role and career progression over time through the use of ANN INC. tools
  • Adheres to Human Resource standards by following the general practices outlined in Company policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
  • Recruits, attracts, selects, hires, and develops diverse talent. Proactively fills positions with qualified talent based on fit to brand and fit to team
  • Develops team to accomplish store’s business objectives through recruitment, selection, coaching, investment, retention, and motivation
  • Conducts regular, effective performance discussions; sets clear objectives and holds Associates accountable to goals. Proactively provides timely feedback to associates, rewarding and recognizing to drive retention and engagement
  • Holds self and associates accountable for achievement of financial results and statistical standards
  • Manages conflict and coaches by applying ANN INC.’s recommended processes, standards and guidelines
  • Empowers and involves associates in decision-making processes
  • Treats others fairly and with respect, valuing differences; builds relationships based on an individual approach
  • Receives feedback and fosters dialogue around solutions
  • Invests and develops associates through an individualized approach my matching talent with tasks and delegating challenging assignments to stretch capabilities and grow associates
  • Fosters team commitment through support, relationship building, and recognizing individual contributions
  • Shares information and communicates clearly and in an accessible manner to all levels
  • Leads by effectively managing through change and adversity

Operational Excellence:

  • Efficiently executes Brand visual standards and standard operating procedures
  • Effectively prioritizes and controls workload through successful planning (i.e. daily, monthly, quarterly, etc.) and delegation
  • Leads and directs execution of task directives with designated timeframes while using tools and resources to drive a high level of productivity – Price Changes, Mark Out of Stock (MOS), StyleFinders, Distributed Order Maintenance (DOM), Merchandising Needs, Payroll Adjustments, Processing of Shipment, Transfers, and Proper Claims Process
  • Approves and adjusts weekly schedules to maximize productivity and control payroll spend
  • Reports to work as scheduled; records time worked accurately by using ANN INC.’s Time and Attendance system; remains flexible to the needs of the business
  • Ensures compliance with Loss Prevention practices and completes operational assessments to protect company assets
  • Ensures compliance with all ANN INC. policies, practices and procedures and all federal, state, and local laws
  • Leverages tools, processes, and best practices to drive operational excellence and consistently executes Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Maintains the store’s organization, appearance, and cleanliness according to Standing Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Recommends ideas to improve standards and processes

Product/Brand Management:

  • Leads execution of visual merchandising updates and product placement within corporate guidelines and maintains visual expectations as defined by the Visual Merchandising Standards
  • Uses product knowledge tools to execute directives and interpret Store Sets
  • Brings to life company brand initiatives to the physical store layout
  • Initiates continuous product movement based on company directives, client profile, and store sales
  • Aligns and integrates strategic activity on the floor, which includes recovery and restocking
  • Understands and can clearly articulate the company’s brand positioning
  • Educates associates on marketing initiatives, product placement, lifestyle concepts, and product knowledge
  • Applies knowledge of product with internal and external clients
  • Represents the brand and holds managers and associates accountable to Company standards
  • Embraces fashion, understands current market trends and is able to articulate them using ANN INC. interpretations in every client interaction. Represents the brand by adhering to ANN INC.’s dress code guidelines
  • Provides feedback to District Manager on trends in the retail marketplace

Position Requirements:

  • Human Resources: Proven ability to recruit, select, develop, and retain full store team and hold individuals accountable for performance, practice, etc.
  • Client Service: Demonstrate ability to function as a role model, ensuring that the client remains the top priority
  • Store Operations and Organization: Demonstrate ability to organize, delegate, prioritize, meet deadlines, and follow-up on all store activities
  • Leadership: Proven ability to respectfully challenge and motivate the management team and associates
  • Merchandising: Knowledge of visual standards and techniques, and ability to implement and substitute with ANN INC.’s guidelines
  • Communication: Demonstration of strong verbal and written communication skills to Store Team, District Manager, Functional Business Partners, and Clients
  • Business Analysis: Ability to forecast and analyze business trends, take actions on findings, and manage payroll expense in order to maximize store performance
  • Schedule: Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including evening and weekend shifts. Must have open availability. Overnight travel occasionally required
  • Physical: Ability to lift and carry 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
  • Two years Store Manager experience in the service industry with proven results


Store 1907-Ridge Hill-ANN-Yonkers, NY 10710Position Type:Regular/Full timeEqual Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels.  It is our policy in all employment decisions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under applicable law.  We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices.  All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business. 

The Company welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the application process. 

Note to Applicants:  Smoking is prohibited in all indoor areas of the Company unless designated smoking areas have been established by a particular location in accordance with applicable law. 

New York Pay Information: https://www.ascena.com/wp-content/uploads/NY-Posting-ANN.pdf

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