Visual Manager

The Paper Store - Framingham, MA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $40,000 - $52,000 a year
The Paper Store- Visual Department Manager

Overview: The Paper Store is committed to being the premiere destination for all of our customer’s gift-giving needs. Our mission is to share our passion for The Paper Store with each customer, during each visit, by going above and beyond their expectations for both selection and service. Department Managers are responsible for: delivering world class service, achieving sales goals and maintaining company standards in a fun and fast paced retail environment. The Department Manager reports directly to the Store Team Leader.

Job Purpose: Department Managers are responsible for providing customers with a unique shopping experience by utilizing the G.U.E.S.T. service approach. The Department Manager responsibilities also include: building and inspiring high-performing teams who achieve sales goals, managing payroll within budget, training staff in all areas of the store, executing and maintaining visual presentation standards, maintaining operational efficiencies, and holding the team/selves accountable for upholding The Paper Store mission statement, standards, and policies.

Key Responsibilities:
Act as a TPS Champion by modeling the G.U.E.S.T. service approach, and consistently delivering World Class Service
Greet and welcome every customer warmly and with enthusiasm
Understand customer needs by asking open-ended questions
Explain product features and benefits in relation to the customers’ needs by providing in-depth product knowledge
Suggest additional items to build onto sales by utilizing effective selling techniques
Thank the customer sincerely and invite them to return and shop with us again
Build customer loyalty by being friendly, attentive and respectful of customers
Uphold a respectful work environment by modeling ethical behavior, fostering open communication, and maintaining confidential information as required
Demonstrate the ability to make decisions with sound judgement, and in the best interest of the customer, store team, and business
Demonstrate desire to participate in training and development utilizing all training resources available
Demonstrate initiative to cross train in all departments to support bench strength in department leadership
Continually train and coach associates’ on merchandising/operational tasks, company expectations, and GUEST service standards
Lead and execute completion of company directives within appropriate time frames
Develop a strong relationship with the Visual Merchandiser , Hallmark Merchandiser, Store Team Leaders, District Manager and corporate partners
Maintain awareness of all current promotions and process them correctly at the Point of Sale
Champion new product launches by being the material expert in new product information
Ensure all marketing and promotion signage is up to date and placed correctly
Ensure all means of communication (Smart Sheet, email, etc.). are acted upon in a timely manner
Perform management functions as expected. This includes but is not limited to: opening and closing of the store, management functions on point of sale, managing the sales floor, coordinating break schedule, etc.
Assist the Store Team Leader with executing strategies to drive sales and customer loyalty through: Effective Sales and Service Leader behaviors, The Hallmark Crown Rewards Program, TPS customer capture, and store events
Complete all tasks/direction as directed by the Store Team Leader, Merchandiser or District Manager
Comply with all company policies and procedures

Job Requirements:
Previous experience in specialty retail is preferred
College degree preferred
Demonstrate an ability to multi task, while being attentive to customers
Ability to adapt to and embrace change
Proficient in using Microsoft Office and POS Systems
Ability to be mobile on the sales floor and/or stock room for extended periods of time
Ability to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays
Ability to work well, and be a leader, in a team environment
Professional attire, demeanor, appearance and compliance to company dress code required
Possess the resourcefulness and initiative to problem solve, operate strategically, and act as a team builder
Ability to work autonomously while paying strong attention to detail
Ability to be mobile on the sales floor and/or stock room for extended periods of time
Ability to lift and mobilize medium to large items up to 50 lbs., while utilizing appropriate safety techniques
Willingness to travel to new store openings, store remodels, etc.

Brand: The Paper Store
Address: One Worcester Rd. Space 516 Framingham, MA - 01701
Property Description: 0020 - One Worcester Rd. Space 516, Framingham, MA
Property Number: 0020