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Softlines Lead

Kmart Algona Full-Time
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Req/Job ID: 979402BR
Employing Entity: Transform KM LLC
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Team Lead
Store ID: 09220: ALGONA, IA

Assist management with the training of associates and provide input about associate performance for Customer Service & Sales Associates as well as direct execution of Customer Service & Sales Associate responsibilities such as selling and servicing customers, providing customer assistance and ensuring merchandise replenishment needs are met in order to deliver a positive customer shopping experience.

• Ensures customer care and selling are #1 priority
• Knows the store, services and location of merchandise. Tours area of responsibility and prioritizes jobs that need to be completed. Assists in identifying and resolving issues
• Understands financials for the business including sales, gross margin and waste. Displays strong skill sets in use of the RMU
• Makes eye contact, smiles and greets all customers that come within 10 feet. Demonstrates “take the customer to the merchandise” policy. Assists customers in handling and solving customer needs, issues or complaints
• Utilizes available reporting to help maximize sales and reduce shrink
• Monitors shrink; takes appropriate action to minimize waste. Follows corporate guidelines relating to MC&C and known loss merchandise. Demonstrates good use of EAS by applying sensors on designated items and ensuring tags are deactivated as goods are sold
• Demonstrates strong skill set in suggestive selling techniques. Uses PA system effectively
• Ensures that promotional programs are maintained, signed and replenished for the entire event
• Checks discounted clearance merchandise weekly and ensure that items are properly ticketed
• Ensures that layouts are set and labeled and unit integrity verified upon completion of layout
• Meets or exceeds the daily and hourly sales goals established for the Ladies, Fashion Accessories, and Kids departments
• Completes the Counter Detail Program per the weekly schedule
• Uses visual merchandising presentation to drive sales and maximize gross margin dollars
• Understands the importance of pricing accuracy to prevent waste
• Monitors Top 500 List and works with the Assistant Store Manager to prominently display merchandise for maximum sales results
• Keeps up to date on product knowledge, trends and seasonality that impacts assortment and merchandising
• Assists in training fellow associates and ensures completion of compliance training of all department associates. Uses the 4-Step process to train associates: Tell, Show, Watch and Support
• Sets goals for softlines associates and hold team accountable
• Gives clear direction on prioritized tasks for softlines associates
• Understands apparel standards in regards to rack and wall merchandising, colors, styles and signing
• Able read and follow basic and seasonal layouts
• Able to merchandise appropriately with low, medium and high inventory levels
• Must be 18 years of age or older

#Stores

Skills required

Sales Management
Leadership
Regional Sales
Motivate Team
Management
Ensure Financial Integrity
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Kmart,
a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is
a mass merchandising company and part of Shop Your Way®, a social shopping
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across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Kmart offers customers quality products
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