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Assistant Manager - Gymboree
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Gymboree | Skokie, IL
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Job Description

Job Description

Original. Optimistic. Unexpected. These are just a few of the ways we describe ourselves at Gymboree. We're more than a clothing brand. We encourage every child's creative and independent spirit so they can start to discover who they want to be-and you could play a part in that. Sound like fun? Then you might be the perfect fit for us!

The Role

At Gymboree, we know our store management teams are a big part of our success. We look for talented people who have a passion for fashion and can meet the unique needs of each of our retail locations while feeling empowered to make the Gymboree shopping experience the best it can be for our customers. Our Assistant Managers are a vital part of the Gymboree family.

What You'll Do

Our Assistant Managers are champions of the business and lead confidently to drive exceptional results. As a member of the management team, you lead with enthusiasm and are looked to for expertise, direction, communication, and feedback. You are obsessive about creating a store environment focused on our customer and provide an engaging and convenient shopping experience for everyone.

Our Assistant Manager Candidate

* Is a role model for the team in sales generation and exceptional customer focus
* Owns the sales floor by creating an energized selling atmosphere
* Trains and elevates the team's product knowledge and selling skills
* Motivates and inspires the team to achieve/exceed hourly, daily, weekly business goals
* Demonstrates ownership of the business and is accountable
* Implements visual and merchandising strategies to drive sales
* Partners with the store team to implement and maintain store standards
* Embraces the complexity of the business and knows how to get things done
* Thrives on change and uncertainty
* Generates ideas to evolve and grow the business
* Celebrates team progress and encourage others to exceed
* Builds a great team by recruiting and developing the sales team

Job Requirements

What You'll Bring

* A passion for fashion and a love of selling
* 2-4 years retail sales experience with management experience (preferred)
* Specialty retail experience preferred
* Experience working with children (preferred)
* Experience implementing merchandising strategies and changing visual sets
* Proven ability to manage people
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic company
* Availability to work when needed, including nights, weekends and holidays

What Makes You Stand Out

* Exceptional customer service
* Outstanding and communication skills
* Optimistic problem-solving skills
* Strong business acumen
* Forward-thinking
* Agile leader

Why You'll Love Working With Us

* The Product-so good, you'll be using your employee discount more than you probably should
* The People-ask anyone who works here…we have incredible people on our team
* The Experience-you'll enjoy a rewarding career at a respected global children's brand
* The Benefits-health insurance, 401k match

Let's Talk Perks!

* Generous Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contributions for individuals and families
* Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter benefits
* Paid holidays and flexible time off
* A fabulous employee discount at our family of brands (Gymboree & Outlet, Janie and Jack, Crazy 8 & Outlet)
* Gymboree Play & Music class discounts
* Educational Assistance Development Program
* Life insurance
* Additional corporate discounts at participating companies

More About Us

Gymboree Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer, operating stores with high-quality clothes and accessories for children. Our family of brands includes Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8. Since our start in 1976, we have grown from offering mom-and-baby classes in the San Francisco Bay Area to currently operating over 900 retail stores in the United States and Canada, along with franchises around the world. We believe that respect for the customer, respect for the brand, and respect for each other are at the core of everything we do.

About Gymboree


Gymboree Play & Music is the world's leading provider of parent-child play, music, and art classes for children from birth through five years old. Here is a video that shows you what our program is all about, and how you can make a difference in children's development! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2h0gJWKoUM