Retail Store Assistant Manager
Want to work with a product you love? Yankee Candle is seeking individuals who are passionate about home décor and fragrance. We are an energetic, innovative and engaged team, who values their people and their development. Not to mention, we offer a generous 50% off employee discount on most products.
We characterize our team as a band of avid retail and brand enthusiasts who care deeply about their work, and work hard to get the best possible results. This position is perfect for someone who enjoys an organization that moves swiftly, is open to change, and for someone who really cares about providing and demonstrating exceptional guest service—and can correlate that behavior with driving sales.
As a Retail Store Assistant Manager, you are responsible for assisting the Store Manager with leading a team of Second Assistant Managers and Sales Associates to achieve sales, organization, guest engagement, and profitability goals within a Yankee Candle store.
The Retail Store Assistant Manager is responsible for: assisting with maintaining service and operational standards; assisting with the supervision, coaching, and training of staff; assisting the Store Manager in ensuring adequate staffing through consistent recruiting and networking efforts; ensuring visual merchandising/presentation and operational standards; providing superior guest service and engagement; acting as Manager on Duty for various shifts, providing direction to team members on daily task focuses and providing exceptional guest service; opening and closing the store on a regular basis; maintaining store facilities; ensuring safety and security for guests and staff; assisting with effectively managing the store inventory (control and processing); preparing cash reports and merchandise orders as needed; and other similar duties pertaining to the management of a retail store.
- High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience
- 2 years’ demonstrated supervisory/management experience in a retail sales environment or similar fast paced, customer service environment, preferred.
- Previous experience in a retail sales environment with increasing levels of responsibility and strong working knowledge of general retail practices and procedures, preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively lead/direct, coach and train others in a retail setting, and the ability to relate well using communication, interpersonal, diplomacy and related skills required.
Flexibility in work schedule is required including the ability to work extended hours, weekends, and holidays as operational need may require.
This position offers a competitive rate & excellent benefits package.
We are an e-Verify employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status
About Yankee Candle
Yankee Candle is a leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles, based on sales. Yankee Candle participates in the $25 billion global candle and home fragrance market. Yankee Candle has a 46-year history of offering distinctive products and marketing them as affordable luxuries and consumable gifts. Yankee Candle sells its products through a North American wholesale guest network of approximately 35,000 store locations, a growing base of Yankee Candle owned and operated retail stores, direct mail catalogs, and its Internet website (www.yankeecandle.com). Outside of North America, Yankee Candle sells its products primarily through an international wholesale guest network of over 6,000 store locations and distributors covering over 50 countries on a combined basis.
Yankee Candle is subsidiary of Newell Brands
Yankee Candle is part of Newell Brands, a global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. Driven by a sharp focus on the consumer, leading investment in innovation and brands, and a performance-driven culture, Newell Brands helps consumers achieve more where they live, learn, work and play.