Department Manager (H&M)


East London
South Africa
2018-02-14 14:33:59
Description

Department Manager

Overall Job Function: Responsible for sales, customer service and profitability of a department. Manages a team within a department according to H&M values, standards, policies and procedures and is responsible for all people development functions.

Job Responsibility Including But Not Limited To

With people

  • Organize and distribute the work of his/her staff, set priorities and keep an overview of the tasks to be accomplished in accordance with the Store Manager
  • Manage, recruit, on board, train, develop and provide succession planning for the staff in the store in partnership with the Store Manager
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws including approving time-off requests, pay, location or title changes; conducting terminations and corrective actions and making employment decisions
  • Assist the Store Manager in maintaining an overview of all Employee Relations responsibilities in the store to ensure a positive work environment

Commerciality

  • Take action within department to maximize sales through joint operational and commercial focus to obtain highest level of profitability
  • Proactively ensure your team has knowledge on all product, campaign, promotion, display guidelines and merchandise information
  • Ensure garment presentation, garment level and visual standards within the department are presented according to H&M’s expectations
  • Plan and coordinate with the visual team on all activities concerning campaigns, promotions and sales activities in his/her department

Operations

  • Effectively schedule the staff within the department according to the needs and restrictions of the business and adjust hours as necessary to reach store and SPH goals
  • Work with sales and cost plans, budgets and other available tools to make business decisions to ensure maximum profitability
  • Responsible for knowledge and completion of cash office operational functions
  • Follow and execute safety and security routines to prevent loss and guarantee employee and customer safety
  • May be assigned overall store responsibility in absence of Store Manager

Customer Service

  • Maintain high-quality H&M direct and indirect customer service by providing the best shopping experience for each customer and role modeling the 5 basic demands on the selling floor, in the fitting room and at the cash point

Financial Accountability

  • Assist Store Manager in establishing and overseeing sales and cost plans, budgets and variable costs for department; work with comparable sales from last year, sales to budget and future sales trends to maximize profitability
  • Accurately record sales and worked hour figures

Minimum Candidate Qualifications

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Preferably 2-3 years of retail management experience, including direct supervisory experience, or comparable management role experience
  • Ability to lift in excess of 20 kilos
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time; bend, stretch, engage in repetitive motions, push; pull and carry items (mannequins, clothing, totes, torsos, etc.) for a short distance
  • Ability to climb a ladder and use a stepstool

Competencies

  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Proven organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to be proactive to drive sales by creating selling opportunities
  • Strong merchandising skills with the ability to drive the business through creativity and extensive fashion knowledge
  • Ability to take own initiative and work under own direction
  • Ability to work strategically, tactically and operationally
  • Able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to establish effective routines for excellent communication with all members of the team to maximize productivity
  • Ability to provide feedback in a constructive and professional way
  • Ability to handle conflict and resolve problems constructively
  • Experience in administrating progressive discipline process and performance management
  • Basic computer skills, such as browser navigation, software interaction and data entry are needed
  • Open availability including evenings and weekends
  • Minimal travel required as necessary (i.e.Workshops)
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