The mission of Lafayette 148 is 'A shared vision to always deliver the highest quality - in our people, product and service'.

The Shop Manager is responsible for driving sales revenue and margin goals within a specific territory of responsibility. This position is focused on working intimately with the major department stores to provide product knowledge, oversee shop standards, drive employee engagement, and build loyal clients for the brand.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Achievement of sales and sell thru metrics while ensuring the visual merchandising standards within the Bergdorf Goodman shop reflects the brand standard
  • Embody the brand by maintaining a standard of appearance and expert knowledge
  • Strategize with key partners on execution of key initiatives, product knowledge seminars, in-store events and local community out-reach programs including professional and charity groups
  • Build a network of sellers (OHB) throughout the store to generate sales and new clients for the brand
  • Responsible for event sample timeline and shipping being executed correctly & according to Company protocol
  • Schedule pre-season strategy meetings with Regional Manager and Senior Management to review business, identify opportunities for growth, and create initiatives to improve full price sell through
  • Train and coach assigned employees to build loyal full price clients for the brand and participate in appointments to build the sale
  • Maintain budgets, clothing allowance orders, and expense reports on a timely basis
  • Provide insight into growing opportunities as related to the sell through of current and future assortments
  • Identify and communicate product categories for immediate and future growth

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must be available to meet the needs of the business including nights, weekends and holidays
  • 7+ years of retail/wholesale experience, with a minimum of 3+ years in the luxury/design sector
  • Detail oriented, strong analytical skills,proactive thinker
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Deliver excellent customer service in a professional and courteous manner
  • Team player with a strong understanding of the brand and an active advocate
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced that requires a high degree of multi-tasking
  • Technologically & Social Media proficient including Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point and Adobe Reader
  • Sense of urgency and excellent follow up skills

 

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