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Retail Store

Retail Assistant Store Manager - New York Flagship

New York, New York, United States of America
PUMA Retail Store - New York Flagship

At PUMA, we are in constant pursuit of faster. That extends beyond our support of the fastest athletes in the world. We also work to be fast in how we adapt to and connect with the constantly changing world around us. Through innovative design, iconic footwear and apparel, and authentic partnerships, we aim to always push what’s next in both sport and culture.

PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Your Mission

  • Responsible for ensuring the Store consistently achieves or exceeds sales, KPIs and profitability goals through the effective use of short and long-term planning, expense control, sales and service.
  • Guarantee consistently high standards of customer experience within the Store in accordance with PUMA’s Brand Values and service standards.
  • Responsible for assisting Store Manager/Co-Manager with the recruitment, training, development and succession of high performing, results driven Associates and Supervisors.
  • Will act as the Store Manager/Co-Manager when the Store Manager is away from the store for any given reason.
  • Accountable for payroll control and service driven scheduling in order to maintain a highly profitable location while providing the highest levels of service to customers.
  • Manage and communicate merchandise opportunities to Store Manager/Co-Manager
  • Assist the Store Manager/Co-Manager in Communicating, managing and executing all Marketing driven initiatives and events within budget and according to all Policies & Procedures
  • Attend offsite training and position related meetings as required by Store Manager/Co-Manager; travel may be required
  • Responsible for accurately processing sales, exchange, and refund transactions at the cash desk, with proper operation of the POS system, handling forms of tender with accuracy and respect, and ensuring proper discounts are applied when applicable. Also, responsible for processing employee transactions while adhering to the Associate Discount Policy & Procedure.
  • Ensure execution and maintenance of all Visual Guidelines as well as guaranteeing the visual presentation of the Store always meets or exceeds PUMA standards
  • Maintain physical condition of Store according to relevant guidelines and communicate maintenance needs in a timely manner
  • Required to comply with all Policies & Procedures, operational core competencies and key accountabilities
  • Execute all requirements necessary to maintain a safe and compliant working environment for all Store Associates and Customers
  • Required to work non-traditional hours; weekends, evenings, holidays; overtime may be required
  • Assist in managing and executing all event opportunities in partnership with the Activation Manager.
  • Assist in managing and executing all marketing opportunities in partnership with the Project & Content manager.
  • Manage and maintain all sports interactive activation zones within the store.
  • Work in partnership with Birch Coffee Mgmt. team to ensure a great customer experience.
  • Assist in managing and maintaining partnerships with guest artist and residents.
  • Effectively manage all aspects of the permanent customization area within the store to ensure customers receive an outstanding experience

Your Talent

  • Two to four years of management experience in a focused, customer service oriented retail environment (preferably apparel/footwear) with results driven track record
  • Proven ability to exceed sales while meeting payroll goals, demonstrated ability to identify, hire, train, develop and retain top talent Managers as well as teams, ability to reason through complex issues, demonstrates effective communication, ability to present information to large groups
  • The ability to constantly walk and move about is required. This role involves frequent stationary standing, reaching, bending/twisting of head, maintaining balance while walking, occasional kneeling, crouching, climbing, bending/stooping at waist/torso and sitting to assist customers, pushing/pulling equipment such as shelving bays, dollies, carts, and racks with up to 20 pounds of force as well as lifting/carrying/placing boxes of product up to 30 pounds in weight at heights up to 131 inches while using a ladder.
  • The role requires using ladder/step stool equipment and maintaining the organization and cleanliness of the sales and stock area are also required. Environmental factors of action include operation of foot controls for operating mobile stock shelving bays and exposure to working at heights.
  • Use of the following senses are critical to this position: speaking, hearing, near & far acuity, depth perception and field of vision.
  • Cognitive factors critical to this function are: reading comprehension, basic math calculations, writing, complex problem solving and basic computer work.

SPEED & SPIRIT is what we look for in our candidates, defined by some simple values that inspire us to BE DRIVEN in our performance, BE VIBRANT in our sporting legacy, BE TOGETHER in our team spirit, and BE YOU to let our individual talent and experience shine. Applying for a job at PUMA is easy. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

PUMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of PUMA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.For additional information, please contact: us-hrrecruiter@puma.com