Posted on: May 24, 2019 | Job#: 281184

Assistant General Manager - South Coast Plaza

Full-time | 3333 Bristol St, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA, US 92626-1811

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About Banana Republic

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer’s spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what’s next. 

About the role

As an Assistant General Manager, you’ll work with the General Manager to create, execute and maintain the store business plan. You’re a critical leader in driving profitable sales growth through all aspects of the store including; customer and product operations, merchandising, and talent development. You are responsible for supporting the execution of the store strategy to achieve performance goals. You’ll lead others by teaching and coaching Assistant Managers, Leads, Experts and Brand Associates to cultivate a high performing team to deliver a best-in-class experience to our customers. You are expected to lead the team in the absence of your General Manager.

What you'll do

  • Build effective teams and drive a culture of high performance and engagement.
  • Support the execution of performance goals and developmental plans for store team.
  • Support strategies and processes using a customer-centric mindset to delivers results and drives store sales.
  • Recruit, hire, onboard, develop and lead a team of managers and employees.
  • Be accountable for team performance through teaching, coaching and providing feedback to build capabilities.
  • Own assigned area of responsibility.
  • Implement action plans to maximize efficiencies and productivity.
  • Perform Service Leader duties.
  • Ensure consistent execution of standard operating procedures.
  • Represent the brand and understand the competition and retail landscape.
  • Promote community involvement.
  • Leverage an omni-channel to deliver a frictionless customer experience.
  • Ensure all compliance standards are met.

Who you are

  • A current or former retail employee with 2-4 years of retail management experience.
  • A high school graduate or equivalent.
  • A good communicator with the ability to effectively interact with customers and your team to meet goals.
  • Determined to effectively lead and inspire others to learn and grow through coaching and mentoring.
  • Driven by metrics to deliver results to meet business goals.
  • Agreeable to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including holiday, evening, overnight and weekend shifts.
  • Organized and utilize time management and prioritization skills to effectively manage multiple tasks in an environment with competing demands.
  • Knowledgeable of our business and the retail environment and it to evolve store strategies to help meet goals.
  • Able to maneuver around the sales floor, stockroom and office and lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Benefits at Banana Republic

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteeth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.

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