VF Corporation Vans FT Assistant Store Manager (Lehigh Valley 390 Whitehall,PA) in Whitehall, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Vans: Be a Part of the Original“It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people” – Paul Van DorenVans is the original action sports footwear company rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vanshas thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through Vans’ four pillars: action sports, music, art andstreet culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as theybring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.At Vans our culture sets us apart and it influences everything we do. Everything we do supports creativity and weare driven by our five values. We aredetermined. We are connected to our consumers and to each other. We areinclusive. We areexpressiveandFun. And most of all, we are a family.Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world’s largest apparel and footwear company comprised of over 30 brands. We arethe leading drivers of retail as our global footwear, apparel and accessory brand is available in 170 countriesworldwide. As we continue to expand, we take great measures in developing and growing our people. Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take great pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities toour field leaders and store employees through a blend of on-the-job training, workshops and self-paced onlinelearning. Each employee is empowered to take ownership of their development, and encouraged to takeadvantage of the tools that make the most impact on their personal growth and the growth of the business.By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed into an environment of incredibly supportive andcollaborativepeople. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live forwhat we do.AssistantStore Manager: Become the Newest Member of the Vans FamilyAs the Assistant Store Manager, you will provide leadership and direction to the store staff and successfullyexecute company visions and values under the direction of the Store Manager.You will assist in maintainingoptimal staffing levels, recruiting, hiring, educating, and motivating a team of brand advocates who in turninspirethe customer. Additionally, you are responsible for setting the example for customer engagement that exceedsindustrystandards. You will impact the business andmaximize store profitability by assisting in controllingexpenses, protecting company assets, and by ensuring that store standards and processes for customer care,merchandising, operations, sustainability, and community participation are consistent and well executed. Mostimportantly, you will promote youth culture and creative self-expression to all internal and external customers. How You Will Make a Difference: •Sales and Profitability: Maximizes store sales and achieves store sales goals. Measures and monitors salesprogress and results against key targets. Leads an environment of productivity by ensuring store staff hasthe knowledge and skills to meet store goals for sales and customer engagement. Assists in managinglabor and payroll expenses to maximize sales and profitability.•BrandExperience/Customer Service: Ensures excellence in customer service in the store by modelingbrand specific service standards as well as by monitoring customer feedback and responding to andaddressing all customer concerns quickly. Ensures that store team is engaging with each customer tocreate an authentic brand experience. Leads and inspires customer-centric culture by recognizing andrewarding teams’ successes in partnership with the Store Manager. Assists the Store Manager in ensuringthat store team is an active brand ambassador within the community through proactively seekingopportunities to engage with the customers and support or participate in community initiatives outsidethe four walls of the store. Supports store marketing events and grows relationships in the communitytogenerate brand awareness and drive traffic.•Training and Coaching Team: Provides coaching to the store team in the core areas of customer serviceand engagement, brand identity, product knowledge, and operations. Monitors, evaluates, and executestraining programs in partnership with the Store Manager. Assists in organizing and leading store staffmeetings in accordance with brand expectations. Ensures store team receives relevant, timelyinformation, coaching, and feedback that enables their success and growth. Partners with Store Managerto assist in setting performance goals for team for their personal skills development.•Operations: Ensures that all company and store policies and procedures are followed and that the storemeets all store audit requirements. Assists in creating and managing store schedules to ensure theysupport the needs of the business within the allotted labor allowance.•Visual Merchandising: Ensures the visual merchandising standards for the store are met. Implementsfloor-sets and merchandising directives in partnership with the Store Manager. Communicates with StoreManager regarding merchandise assortment, trends, and needs. Responsible for ensuring that the store’sinventory integrity is maintained through proper shipping and receiving procedures and bycommunicating concerns directly to the Store Manager as needed.•Human Resource Management: Assists in attracting, recruiting, and hiring high caliber talent. Activelyparticipates in succession planning with the Store Manager for open positions within the store. Assists inmanaging and coaching a high-performing team of customer focused associates. Under the direction ofthe Store Manager, addresses performance issues and administers progressive discipline whenappropriate. Ensures on-going specific and immediate feedback are provided to the team. Assists inensuring compliance with employee record keeping policies and procedures. Maintains the Open DoorPolicy.•Loss Prevention, Safety, and Compliance: Ensures compliance and adherence to policies and procedures,standards and practices, and company directives. Protects company assets. Ensures compliance withcompany safety, security, and shrink avoidance policies and programs. Partners with Store Manager toidentify trends and translate strategies into action to meet district and company shrink goals. Reactsquickly to all customer and employee injuries and partners with Store Manager, District Manager, andHuman Resources immediately.•Professional Conduct: Models behavior that respects the background, experience, and cultural differencesof others, while upholding the integrity and values of the VF Corporation and Vans. Promotes anenvironment that encourages participation, creativity, and learning by sharing best practices and buildingon the ideas.Skills for Success:Years of Related Professional ManagementExperience:1+ yearsEducational/ Position Requirements: •Associated Degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred but notrequired; or two years related retail or service-oriented experience and/or training; or equivalentcombination of education and experience•2+ years in a fast paced retail environment •Proven ability to meet and exceed sales and profit results•Provenability to meet business goals by driving results through store teamSpecial Physical and/or Mental Requirements: •Operate office equipment and technology (i.e., computers, phones, fax, copier, etc.)•Standing required for entire work shift•Bend, lift, open, and move product up to 50 pounds as needed•Travel (less than 10% of time)Core Competencies: Leadership•Coaching and Developing Others•EmpowermentBusiness•Customer FocusInterpersonal•Communication•Building TrustPersonal Attributes•Driving for Results•Adaptability

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.