Corporate Remote Location-ANN-New York, NY 10036, US
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Regional Project Manager, Field - Ann Taylor/Loft

Country : USA USA

State : New York

County : New York County

Town : New York

Category : Retail management

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Brand Overview:ascena is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women through our brands Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant and Cacique. We operate ecommerce websites and over 1200 stores throughout the United States.Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a Regional Project Manager, Field - Ann Taylor/LOFT to join our team located at our Corporate Remote Location-ANN-New York, NY 10036.
Position Overview:

Job description


The Regional Project Manager supports our culture by developing a strategic plan that: creates a store environment which provides a superior sales and customer experience; executes visual merchandising direction; and networks, recruits, develops and retains a strong selling team. To support all activities required to achieve goals, including sales and profit objectives, client service, human capital investment and retention, payroll and operating expenses, loss prevention, and merchandise presentation.


  • Supports the development of Store Managers to accomplish district(s) objectives through recruitment, selection, coaching, investment, career -pathing, retention, and motivation.

  • Meets or exceeds company client service objectives with emphasis on store management

    coaching and follow-up

  • Acts as the liaison between stores and home office

  • Helps set priorities and direction for district

  • Understands our culture, and ensures compliance with all Values & Behaviors, and store operational standards

  • Additional responsibilities, tasks or projects as assigned by SVP of Stores or Home Office

  • Store Projects with peer influence at the Dm level and indirect supervisory responsibility to the SM level

  • Works with SVP and RVPs to assess and identify store locations needing additional support

  • Provides strong networking and recruiting assistance to the store's organization.

  • Assists in the interviewing, hiring, training, development and on boarding of new and existing store managers

  • Provides elevated visual and operating support for priority locations across the region, in partnership with Regional Visual Manager

  • Develops correct operational procedures that will create a platform to launch and contribute to the success of Building Enduring Relationships

  • Provides feedback and coaching to store teams aimed at improving their overall brand execution

  • Partners with field leadership and is instrumental in the store opening and renovation process

  • Acts as an interim manager in open stores as needed

  • Provides leadership during Store Opening and Closing projects in close partnership with Store Operations, Maintenance and Construction.

    • Ensures client service standards are learned, and role modeled

    • Adheres to Human Resources standards by following the general practices outlined, minimizing exceptions, and remaining objective

    • Recruits, selects, hires, and develops diverse management level talent for district(s)

    • Assesses, develops, educates, and mentors store management in all areas of responsibility, ensuring that feedback, coaching, and investment are regularly provided

    • Provides learning to management teams to maximize store and associate performance; shares

      knowledge, information, and experience

    • Provides timely feedback to associates, rewarding and recognizing desired behaviors

    • Holds associates accountable for achievement of financial results and statistical standards

    • Manages conflict and coaches associates to move them forward by applying recommended processes, standards, and guidelines

    • Makes timely, ethical, and logical decisions after complete discovery and analysis

    • Assesses associates and store teams consistently; evaluates stores' atmosphere and

      communicates associate performance and deliverables

    • Empowers and involves associates in decision-making processes while providing guidance

    • Capitalizes on individual's strengths and talents to optimize team performance

    • Is receptive to feedback and fosters dialogue around solutions, realistically appraising self on

      strengths and weaknesses; owns mistakes and is aware of limitations

    • Fosters team commitment through support, building relationships, and recognizing individual

      contributions; fosters cross-divisional and cross-functional relationships

    • Leads by taking calculated risks and managing through change and adversity



Human Resources: Proven ability to network and maintain talent pool for recruitment; select and develop Store and/or Area Management teams; develop bench strength; coach and counsel;

persuasively argue point of view without losing objectivity

Client Service: Ability to function as a role model during all store visits, ensuring that the client remains the top priority; ability to respond empathetically to client's needs

Organization: Ability to organize, delegate, prioritize, meet deadlines, hold team accountable and follow-up on all activities within the district

Leadership: Proven ability to challenge and motivate management teams in an atmosphere of mutual respect by fostering support of innovative business practices

Merchandising: Knowledge of visual standards and techniques; ability to implement and interpret according to ANN INC.'s guidelines, individualizing to store attributes

Communication: Demonstration of strong verbal and written communication skills to Home Office and direct reports; ability to express and logically articulate point of view while

reinforcing company initiatives

Business analysis: Ability to forecast and analyze business trends and function within payroll, shortage and controllable expenses in order to maximize district(s) performance and

Market knowledge: Ability to assess market, share information with team, and translate understanding to impact district(s) business
  • Requires a minimum of 2 years of multi store retail management or related industry experience. Specialty retailing experience preferred.

  • Work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the business including opening/closing shifts as well as weekends, holidays, and nights.

  • Requires ability to move about in a store including standing, walking, kneeling, stooping, climbing ladders, using stairs, carrying, bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching out with the body, arms, or legs, pulling and lifting objects up to 25 pounds. Sometimes these movements are made quickly and repeatedly.

  • Ability to navigate computer systems with intermediate computer and keyboarding skills.

  • Ability to build strong relationships, both inside and outside of the organization

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