Destination Maternity Corporation

District Manager- Greater Toronto Area

CA-ON-OTTAWA
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-2528
# of Openings
1
Category
Field
Brand
Destination Maternity

Overview

The Role of a District Manager

The District Manager (DM) is the energetic and enthusiastic leader who will embody all aspects of the Company vision and mission including being fanatical about brands, our customer, and our people, resulting in increased value to our shareholders, and the communities where we live and work.  The District Manager will lead approximately 3 leased stores and 14 owned stores in Eastern Canada based out of the Toronto area with a drive for success while creating the ideal shopping environment for our Mom2Be.

Responsibilities

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

  • Be a passionate brand ambassador and ensure that the client remains the top priority during all store visits, demonstrating leadership and presence on the selling floor.  The DM will lead and coach to our ‘plus 1’ client experience. 
  • Have a clear understanding of all store formats, brands and collections within each store to thoughtfully educate clients on all products we offer to meet her needs throughout her pregnancy.
  • Uphold visual and operational excellence.  Empower team to make store based decisions that meet Company expectations and will support overall client experience. 

 

TALENT

  • Actively network, recruit and seek top talent to maintain a talent pool within the district, while supporting the stores own recruiting efforts.  Build relationships with professional network; internal partners in the Company and external partners in shopping center and/or professional network.
  • Lead team in personal and professional development; identify potential for succession planning.
  • Utilize Company tools, policies and procedures to ensure coaching and feedback is in line with the Company and position competencies.

 

BUSINESS ACUMEN

  • Lead, inspire and motivate store managers and store teams to be results oriented and exceed store sales goals. Hold team accountable for results and coach to opportunities.
  • Assess business opportunities across all areas of the store including client experience, human resources, operations, loss prevention, and visual merchandising. Ensure full company compliance within each location.
  • Collaborate with Regional Director, home office and cross functional business partners to identify training opportunities within the district.
  • Oversee Base Store Manager (s) and/or leased locations; including building relationships with leased store management, hiring and training talent, ensuring all operational and visual standards are met.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3-5 years retail management experience required.  Specialty, fashion apparel or multi-unit experience preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Flexible schedule required, including the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays. 
  • Ability to travel based on business needs between multiple locations. 
  • Understand business metrics.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated, independent leader.
  • Ability to be mobile in a store including standing, walking, bending, squatting, kneeling, reaching and/or twisting for up to 8 hours or more per day. 
  • Simple grasping, pushing, pulling, lifting and/or carrying things that weigh up to 40 pounds.

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