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H&M Retail Department Manager

Company: H&M
Location: Hayward
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

The key to building a great look is combining bold pieces.

The key to building a great company is combining bold people.

We take pride in our history of making fashion accessible to the everyone, and strive to build a more welcoming, inclusive and sustainable industry. Only through our great people and teams will we be able to change the future of fashion.

Together, we create that special kind of workplace where unique talents from all over the world come together to form dynamic teams, where we foster a culture of creativity, innovation, collaboration and growth.

At H&M, we welcome you to be yourself and challenge you to grow and make a difference.

You'll take on new responsibilities from day one, learn skills for life, meet friends completely unlike you that make you feel at home, and start finding ways to make your big dreams come true.

Help us reimagine the future of an entire industry by making everyone look, feel and do good.

The dress code is simple: Be proud of where you came from & amazed by where you'll go.

Be yourself & more at H&M.

Job Description

Title: Department Manager

Function: Sales

Department: Store

Reports to: Store Manager

Direct Reports: COR, Sales Advisor(s)

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

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

Qualifications

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 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)

Additional Information

Job Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly

EEOC Classification: SLS

San Francisco, CA only: "Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records."

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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: H&M, Hayward , H&M Retail Department Manager, Executive , Hayward, California

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