Merchandise Manager - Bealls Department Store

US-FL-New Port Richey
2 months ago
Requisition ID
Merchandise Management


Position: Merchandise Manager                              Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt


Revised: April 17, 2017


Function: Responsible for creating and delivering a compelling brand experience through effective merchandising techniques and visual excellence.



  • Reports to Store Manager.
  • Extensive interaction with customers, associates and Management Team.
  • Some interaction with vendors and Corporate visitors.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Participate in the talent selection and on boarding process for store team.
  • Participates in coaching, preparation, and delivery of reviews.
  • In conjunction with Store Manager, trains Area Managers, Merchandise Handlers, Visual Merchandisers and all other direct reports on merchandise presentation techniques.
  • Facilitate focused training on merchandise, shop concepts, product flow, inventory flex, store mapping, map review and visual presentation to ensure consistency of Brand experience.



  • Partner with Store Manager, Regional Manager of Merchandising, and Regional Visual Merchandise Coordinators on the development of merchandise presentations.
  • Lead and participate in total store coordination of corporate presentations, including implementation of divisional merchandising concepts - shop concepts, trend ideas and lifestyle concepts.
  • Partner with Store Manager and Regional Manager of Merchandising to identify business opportunities and create action plans to drive sales results.
  • Consistently teach, develop and empower direct reports to interpret Store, Divisional and/or Brand presentations to improve customer experience and drive top line sales.
  • Teach and direct team to meet Bealls Best Practices.
  • Execute all company policies, procedures, processes as required and ensures full compliance of all operational procedures and paperwork as well as federal, state and local laws and regulations.


  • Perform all operational functions needed to run the store on a daily basis (e.g. opening, closing, POS system, computer network, maintenance, customer service and sales).
  • Utilize daily and weekly sales reports to track, analyze and communicate business results to determine strategies that will maximize sales.
  • Communicate Shoe merchandise opportunities, assortment needs, product performance observations and feedback to Store Manager, and Regional Manager of Merchandising. Communicate merchandise opportunities, assortment needs, product performance observations and feedback to Store Manager, District Manager and Regional Manager of Merchandising.
  • Conduct self-audits of store presentation standards monthly.
  • Communicate hardware, fixture and mannequin needs to Store Manager and Regional Manager of Merchandising.
  • Facilitate open communication with Store Manager, District Manager and Regional Manager of Merchandising on all pertinent information that relates to current direction and/or opportunities to drive business within their store.
  • Direct placement and presentation of floor-ready receipts on the sales floor.
  • Oversee teams to effectively set promotions, aisle and impulse programs, and events in a timely manner.
  • Manage a safe working environment and the ongoing protection of Beall’s assets and funds. Maintain current awareness and knowledge of the competitive landscape.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise shoe lead and shoe associates, merchandise handlers and visual merchandisers on a daily basis through activities including (but not restricted to) hiring, motivating, delegating, promoting, counseling and coaching, performance appraisals, pay-rate reviews and terminating.
  • Note: in designated stores, the RVMM will have supervisory responsibility for the store’s Visual Merchandisers.
  • Supervise sales floor through coaching and motivating associates to ensure quality customer experience as Team Sales Leader.

Physical Demands:

  • Must have adequate vision, speech, hearing and physical ability to perform essential job duties.
  • Must be able to stand/walk 95% of the day to perform the essential job duties.
  • Must have full body rotation (i.e., bending, stooping, twisting, etc.)
  • Must be able to climb a 12 foot ladder.
  • Must be able to lift at least 20lbs.



  • Minimum of three years of retail management including merchandising/visual experience and a two year college degree or equivalent upper-level retail management experience.
  • Ability to work well with all levels of management, build partnerships and influence teams.
  • Highly organized and able to adapt to quickly changing priorities.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to conduct effective Store walk-throughs with Leadership
  • Demonstrates business acumen with strategic and analytical skills
  • This position requires a 40 hour work week. During peak periods it may require more hours and overtime must be approved by your supervisor in advance.
  • Schedule flexibility to include evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet demands of the business.
  • Must have a valid Florida driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to travel based on business need.


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