Area Manager - Bealls Department Stores

6 months ago
Requisition ID


Area Manager


Function: To oversee daily operations, merchandising and customer experience of focused areas of business.



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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • In partnership with Merchandise Manager or Store Manager, actively participate in the talent selection process for store associates, Merchandise Handlers and Visual Merchandisers.
  • Facilitate training for Merchandise Handlers and Visual Merchandisers on merchandising standards, product flow, inventory flexing and signage to ensure consistency of Brand experience.


  • Partner with Merchandise Manager or Store Manager on the development of store specific presentations and merchandise concepts.
  • Adapt Corporate Adjacencies to specific division layouts.
  • Implement divisional merchandising concepts - shop concepts, trend ideas, lifestyle concepts.
  • Partner with Merchandise Manager and Store Manager to identify business opportunities and create action plans to drive results.
  • Continually teach, develop and empower direct reports (if applicable) to interpret Store, Divisional and/or Brand presentations to improve customer experience and drive top line sales.
  • Coach and direct team to meet Bealls standards for:
    • Guest Service delivery (storewide)
    • Daily merchandise presentation and replenishment
    • Daily recovery and rack maintenance
    • Fitting room return racks
    • Adjacency execution and maintenance
    • Pricing: Ad sets, price changes and markdown presentation


  • Utilize daily and weekly sales reports to track, analyze and communicate business results to determine strategies and maximize sales.
  • Communicate merchandise and product performance opportunities/observations to Merchandise Manager.
  • Communicate hardware, fixture and mannequin needs to Merchandise Manager.
  • Facilitate open communication with Merchandise Manager and/or Store Manager on all pertinent information that relates to current direction and/or opportunities to drive business within their store.
  • Plan and coordinate execution of promotions, aisle and impulse programs, and events.
  • Maintain current awareness and knowledge of the competitive landscape.


  • Minimum of two years of retail management experience with a two year college degree or equivalent 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-through's
  • Schedule flexibility to include evenings and weekends to meet demands of the business.





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