Store Manager at H&M

Position: Full Time

Here’s what’s possible for H&M STORE MANAGERS:

Yes, we are seeking Store Managers, but don’t be fooled by the word “manager.” Truth is, the rest of the world is just more familiar with the word. And while managing is part of the job, we’re really looking for leaders. Leaders who can drive profitability by maximizing sales. Leaders who can also shape the store according to our shared values, standards, policies and procedures along with the Area Team. And sometimes, these leaders will take on multiple roles such as the manager on duty or department manager or symbolic leader on the floor. You know, being whatever is necessary at any given moment so our customers can find what’s possible for their personal style, and our team members can find what’s possible for their careers.

Title: Store Manager

Function: Sales

Department: Store

Reports to: Area Manager

Direct Reports: Department Manager, Department Supervisor, Visual Merchandiser

Overall Job Function: Responsible for maximizing sales to drive profitability. Leads,

manages, and organizes the store according to H&M’s shared values, standards, policies and procedures along with the Area team. Serves as manager on duty, manager of a department and support on the floor when needed in a Symbolic leader function.

Job Responsibility including but not limited to:

People:

Manage, recruit, on-board, train, develop and provide succession planning for all staff and management team in the store

Follow up with management team to ensure proper training and staff assessment is being completed

Create and act on plans for future people development needs within the store

Maintain an overview of all Employee Relations responsibilities in the store to ensure a positive work environment

Commerciality:

Actively work with garments, including processing, stocking, replenishing, folding, hanging, displaying and merchandising per H&M guidelines to maximize selling opportunities

Responsible for overseeing the maintenance and upkeep of department(s)

Maximize sales through joint operational and commercial focus and take action to obtain highest level of profitability for the store

Manage and ensure stock level is appropriate to maximize selling

Ensure the garment presentation, garment level and visual standards are presented according to H&M’s expectations

Ensure and follow up on all activities concerning campaigns, promotions and sales activities in his/her store

Operations:

Perform cash office operational functions

Ensure proper staff planning according to budget, SPH and store needs

Establish, monitor and follow up on sales goals, sales plans and sales budgets with District team to optimize profit

Execute reductions, price changes and transfers

Unload delivery truck, receive, open and unpack merchandise and label merchandise with security tags

Follow and execute safety and security routines to prevent loss and guarantee employee and customer safety

Have working knowledge and oversee use of all company systems in stores

Customer Service:

Provide direct customer service on the sales floor

Lead by symbolic example mentoring staff in providing high-quality H&M direct and indirect customer with the 5 basic demands on the selling floor, in the fitting room and at the cash point

Ring on the register, report and handle all required transactions, issue receipts and pack merchandise

Financial Accountability:

Establish and oversee plans, budgets and variable costs for store; work with comparable sales to last year, sales to budget and future sales trends to maximize profitability with the District team

Accurate recording of sales figures

Minimum Candidate Qualifications:

High School graduate or equivalent. Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Preferably 2-3 years of retail management experience, including direct supervisory experience, or comparable management role experience

Ability to lift in excess of 20 pounds

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 step stool

Competencies:

Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills

Proven organizational and analytical skills

Consistently show ability to be sales-driven and results-oriented by taking action, relating all decisions back to store results and working to improve P&L

Strong merchandising skills with the ability to drive the business through creativity and extensive fashion knowledge.

 

Please apply on the H&M Careers page here.