Selling Manager- Fine Jewelry - Saks Fifth Avenue (Billerica)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Fashion



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, 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 This Position Is All About:
Under the direction of the General Manager or Assistant General Manager of Merchandising, 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 get things done by engaging in high level teamwork and flexing your interpersonal skills
  • You are a respected and proven thought leader with a quantifiable track record of success in delivering results within a large complex organization.
  • A natural problem-solver, who is also intuitively analytical and creative
  • You Also Have:
  • 4 year degree preferred.
  • 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:
  • Selling and Service Leadership
  • 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.
  • Actively seeks input from customers to ensure consistent adherence to service standards.
  • Acts as leader and motivator to the sales team by modeling, training, coaching and rewarding selling behaviors.
  • Works with associates to leverage available technology to strategically deliver sales.
  • Maintains focus on driving sales, setting work pace and delivering on store goals.
  • Talent Development
  • Assembles a strong team that demonstrates consistent sales focus and sales oriented behaviors.
  • Facilitates staff training and development by accurately assessing developmental needs, using the principles of SLII Leadership.
  • Provides consistent coaching to ensure continuous improvement to the selling skills of the team and recognizes and rewards effective selling and service behaviors
  • Manage substandard performance effectively, counseling poor performers out to improve the team.
  • Merchandising
  • Communicates merchandising opportunities, provides ongoing education to the selling team to increase product knowledge.
  • Marketing
  • 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.
  • Selling Floor Operations
  • Provides a comfortable and welcoming shopping environment for the client by ensuring the ongoing maintenance of the SCD, selling floor, fitting rooms and customer areas, filling in merchandise and recovering the floor as needed.
  • 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 nondiscrimination 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 in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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