Leap Associate Store Manager: THAKOON in New York, New York
Thakoon Panichgul is a Thai-American designer who steadily carved a niche for himself in the New York fashion industry before gaining wider fame after his appearance in The September Issue. Technically gifted, Thakoon designs feminine collections, with simple lines crafted through deceptively complex construction. In September 2004, Panichgul produced his first ready to wear collection and became recognized by fashion press, editors and stylists, and celebrities alike. In 2006, Thakoon was one of three recipients of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund and the designer was also nominated by the CFDA for the Swarovski Award for Best Emerging Womenswear Designer. Thakoon is very excited to be opening the doors to their first storefront in 2019.
Thakoon is looking for a Store Leader to join and lead our inaugural team in NYC and manage our first storefront, opening in The West Village. The Store Leader plays an integral role in curating the foundation for our brick and mortar business and acting as liaison between our brand and our customers. Being the face of Thakoon, our Store Leader will have an immediate and direct impact on the success of the business and brand awareness in our home market. Our leaders not only provide an exceptional shopping experience but treat their store with a sense of pride and ownership and take initiative in leading the best teams. We maintain the standard of seeking the highest-quality employees to deliver the vibe and spirit of the brand effortlessly.
What You?ll Do
Take pride in demonstrating a world class work ethic
Be a trustworthy leader who guides with integrity at all times and continually acts in the best interest of the brand and the customer
Carry a key to the store, responsible for opening and/or closing the store
Create a nurturing work environment filled with people who respect one another and who enjoy each other?s company. Teamwork is key!
Build out staffing schedules for Thakoon team.
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the brand and products offered
Demonstrate sales leadership for staff by playing an active role on the selling floor
Collaborate with Corporate Team to identify marketing opportunities to support sales
Develop events/incentives that will continue to grow customer base, with particular emphasis on building local market
Ensure presentation of all displays, fixtures and all visual areas are reflective of current visual direction
Identify and communicate product concerns/insights in a timely manner
Communicate inventory needs to support the business goal
Ensure deliveries are properly processed in a timely manner
Monitor the movement of all inventory and ensure that staff adheres to all Shipping/Receiving policies and procedures
Meet inventory accuracy and shrink requirements
Build and maintain good communication with members of corporate office, regional office, mall office and other stores
Ensure the selling floor is neat, clean, organized and reflects the correct visual image at all times
Ensure image and grooming standards are adhered to at all times, reflective of the brand vibe and image
Who You Are
You take pride in being smart, fun, and motivated
You have managerial experience in a retail setting, 2+ years preferred
You're excited to work for an emerging brand and passionate about contributing to the companies growth
You're experienced with customers and motivated to help them through the store experience from start to finish
You love being organized and have an eye for detail
You place high value on being a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
You'd describe yourself as positive, passionate about fashion, high energy, and eager to learn
Excited to increase brand exposure in your personal market
We?re an equal opportunity employer to all. We interview and hire applicants of all backgrounds, orientations, expressions, and identities.
Full-Time associates are offered:
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Paid Vacation Time
Employee Discount on Thakoon merchandise