Assistant Manager - Gymboree

Job Description
Original. Optimistic. Unexpected. These are just a few of the ways we describe ourselves at Gymboree. We're more than a clothing brand. We encourage every child's creative and independent spirit so they can start to discover who they want to be-and you could play a part in that. Sound like fun? Then you might be the perfect fit for us!
The Role
At Gymboree, we know our store management teams are a big part of our success. We look for talented people who have a passion for fashion and can meet the unique needs of each of our retail locations while feeling empowered to make the Gymboree shopping experience the best it can be for our customers. Our Assistant Managers are a vital part of the Gymboree family.
What You'll Do
Our Assistant Managers are champions of the business and lead confidently to drive exceptional results. As a member of the management team, you lead with enthusiasm and are looked to for expertise, direction, communication, and feedback. You are obsessive about creating a store environment focused on our customer and provide an engaging and convenient shopping experience for everyone.
Our Assistant Manager Candidate
Is a role model for the team in sales generation and exceptional customer focus
Owns the sales floor by creating an energized selling atmosphere
Trains and elevates the team's product knowledge and selling skills
Motivates and inspires the team to achieve/exceed hourly, daily, weekly business goals
Demonstrates ownership of the business and is accountable
Implements visual and merchandising strategies to drive sales
Partners with the store team to implement and maintain store standards
Embraces the complexity of the business and knows how to get things done
Thrives on change and uncertainty
Generates ideas to evolve and grow the business
Celebrates team progress and encourage others to exceed
Builds a great team by recruiting and developing the sales team
Job Requirements
What You'll Bring
A passion for fashion and a love of selling
2-4 years retail sales experience with management experience (preferred)
Specialty retail experience preferred
Experience working with children (preferred)
Experience implementing merchandising strategies and changing visual sets
Proven ability to manage people
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic company
Availability to work when needed, including nights, weekends and holidays
What Makes You Stand Out
Exceptional customer service
Outstanding and communication skills
Optimistic problem-solving skills
Strong business acumen
Agile leader
Why You'll Love Working With Us
The Product-so good, you'll be using your employee discount more than you probably should
The People-ask anyone who works here?we have incredible people on our team
The Experience-you'll enjoy a rewarding career at a respected global children's brand
The Benefits-health insurance, 401k match
Let's Talk Perks!
Generous Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contributions for individuals and families
Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter benefits
Paid holidays and flexible time off
A fabulous employee discount at our family of brands (Gymboree & Outlet, Janie and Jack, Crazy 8 & Outlet)
Gymboree Play & Music class discounts
Educational Assistance Development Program
Life insurance
Additional corporate discounts at participating companies
More About Us
Gymboree Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer, operating stores with high-quality clothes and accessories for children. Our family of brands includes Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8. Since our start in 1976, we have grown from offering mom-and-baby classes in the San Francisco Bay Area to currently operating over 900 retail stores in the United States and Canada, along with franchises around the world. We believe that respect for the customer, respect for the brand, and respect for each other are at the core of everything we do.

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