Luxury Careers Canada Spotlight: 3 Manager Positions at Polo Ralph Lauren Stores

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The Polo Ralph Lauren off-price division in Canada is looking to hire for three management positions in the Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg markets. For more information on these positions, see below or contact Suzanne Sears at Luxury Careers Canada at: best-retail-jobs@live.ca

Retailers looking to post positions with Luxury Careers Canada may also contact Suzanne Sears or Craig Patterson at: craig@retail-insider.com

The Toronto-area assistant manager job posting is for the Polo store at Vaughan Mills, the Vancouver-area posting for assistant manager is for the Polo store at Tsawwassen Mills, and the Winnipeg general manager position is for the store at Outlet Collection Winnipeg.

The following is a description of the company followed by the three job postings:

Company Description

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing, and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company’s brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

Vaughan Mills: Polo Factory Stores, Assistant Manager

Position Overview Our Polo Ralph Lauren Assistant Managers direct the store team to exceed in their goals of optimizing customer engagement, developing talent, increasing productivity, and delivering financial plan, while leading with the highest level of integrity standards.The key to our success is hiring PEOPLE who are: Passionate, Enthusiastic, Outgoing, Poised, Leaders, and Engaged.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Act as a Customer Experience Leader; owning the results interactions with the internal/external customer, the product, the look and the energy of the store. (40% of time)
• Lead the opening duties including daily planning and sales rally(s), general store communication and strategy, Work Force Management maintenance, and financials review. (10% of time)
• Lead the closing duties of the daily communication wrap-up and update the Customer Experience Leader tracker with daily results. (10% of time)
• Prioritize goals, assignments, daily and weekly tasks; conduct audits of store processes including Back of House, Point of Sale, Markdowns, Signage, RFID, On-boarding, and Ralph Lauren Capture. (20% of time)
• Support maintenance of product presentation and educate team on current product knowledge. (10% of time)
• Participate in identifying, recruiting and selecting high-caliber, non-exempt talent; provide feedback, coaching and guidance to support others in their development. (10% of time)

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

• College Degree or equivalent preferred
• Minimum of four years retail management experience as an Assistant Manager or above in a complex, high-volume, high-profile or multi-unit specialty retailer environment
• Strong business acumen and skill-set which enables the management and development of staff
• Strong communication and inter-personal skills
• Enthusiasm and ability to build and maintain an environment which projects a high level of taste and sophistication consistent with Polo’s lifestyle philosophy
• Ability to maneuver around the sales floor, stock room and office
• Ability to operate the register and fold merchandise
• Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, which will require evening, weekend and overnight shifts; some travel may be required
• Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with customers, management and co-workers. (Moderate lifting and climbing required)

To apply, email Suzanne Sears at: best-retail-jobs@live.ca

Tsawwassen Mills: Polo Factory Stores, Assistant Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Act as a Customer Experience Leader; owning the results interactions with the internal/external customer, the product, the look and the energy of the store. (40% of time)
• Lead the opening duties including daily planning and sales rally(s), general store communication and strategy, Work Force Management maintenance, and financials review. (10% of time)
• Lead the closing duties of the daily communication wrap-up and update the Customer Experience Leader tracker with daily results. (10% of time)
• Prioritize goals, assignments, daily and weekly tasks; conduct audits of store processes including Back of House, Point of Sale, Markdowns, Signage, RFID, On-boarding, and Ralph Lauren Capture. (20% of time)
• Support maintenance of product presentation and educate team on current product knowledge. (10% of time)
• Participate in identifying, recruiting and selecting high-caliber, non-exempt talent; provide feedback, coaching and guidance to support others in their development. (10% of time)

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

• College Degree or equivalent preferred
• Minimum of four years retail management experience as an Assistant Manager or above in a complex, high-volume, high-profile or multi-unit specialty retailer environment
• Strong business acumen and skill-set which enables the management and development of staff
• Strong communication and inter-personal skills
• Enthusiasm and ability to build and maintain an environment which projects a high level of taste and sophistication consistent with Polo’s lifestyle philosophy
• Ability to maneuver around the sales floor, stock room and office
• Ability to operate the register and fold merchandise
• Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, which will require evening, weekend and overnight shifts; some travel may be required
• Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with customers, management and co-workers.
• Moderate lifting and climbing required

To apply, email Suzanne Sears at: best-retail-jobs@live.ca

Outlet Collection Winnipeg: Polo Factory Stores, General Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Own sales and profit performance in assigned store, ensuring that sales and margin goals are met
• Partner with Senior Management to develop operating budgets and monitor performance
• Achieve store shrinkage goals and establish/implement new and existing loss prevention procedures
• Own the recruitment, selection, supervision, and development of leadership team to maximize sales and profit performance
• Coach and mentor staff to achieve optimal results; including succession planning for current and future positions
• Promote and maintain an exceptional employee experience; lead by example at all times
• Establish, monitor and work with all managers to ensure successful implementation of brand presentation
• Direct the execution of promotional strategies and programs, assuring that they support marketing and profit objectives
• Maintain a leadership role in community and charity events
• Provide consistent feedback to buyers and planners to identify merchandise classifications of high sales or profit potential

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

• College Degree or equivalent preferred; Associate/Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience
• 3-5 years of Retail Management experience with at least 3 years supervising others in a retail and/or multi-unit environment
• Ability to communicate with customers and store personnel
• Ability to maneuver around the sales floor, stock/dressing room, cashwrap and office
• Ability to operate the register
• Ability to stand, move and walk for multiple hours
• Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, which will require day/evening, weekend and may include overnight shifts
• Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with customers, management and co-workers.
• Lift up to 30 pounds and moderate climbing required

To apply, email Suzanne Sears at: best-retail-jobs@live.ca

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Retailers looking to post positions with Luxury Careers Canada may also contact Suzanne Sears or Craig Patterson at: craig@retail-insider.com

Retail Insider has partnered with Luxury Careers Canada to support the industry. For more information, contact Craig Patterson at: craig@retail-insider.com

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