Store Manager

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Paper Skyscraper has been Charlotte’s premier gift shop for over 30 years and is in the heart of Dilworth on East Blvd. We have gifts, books and cards for everyone and every occasion. We are passionate about making our customers smile and are consistently ranked as one of the top gift stores in the country every year.

Overview:
We are looking for the best of the best to lead our next location. In this position, we are seeking a full-time General Manager to lead our in-store operations at our next location and assist our current management. You will train alongside our existing staff, management and ownership in preparation for our next location.

The Store Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day retail operations of the store inclusive of sales and service, team leadership, and operational excellence. The individual that we are seeking is self-motivated and team-oriented with excellent communication skills. As we continue to grow this individual will lead our in-store operations at the next location and work closely with the owner, management and e-commerce team.

What’s the upside?
• Great culture
• Industry leading compensation
• Full benefits package (company-paid health insurance, 7% matching 401k and profit sharing), paid time off and performance-based pay with quarterly bonuses
• Rewarding career that is a lot of fun with unlimited upside

Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement strategies to drive sales and key performance indicators
• Implement product and visual merchandising directives and techniques to maximize space and drive sales
• Manage inventory control procedures including product receipt, transfers, and returns
• Provide direction, feedback, and coaching to foster collaboration and productivity
• Recruit, train and retain an exceptional team
• Train and coach team to meet and/or adhere to client service standards and company policies and procedures
• Manage store-level HR functions, including associate scheduling and timecard review/approval
• Manage and maintain store cleanliness and organization, including front of house and stock space

Skills:
• Experience with back-office operations management, visual merchandising and recruitment/training
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to manage and mentor a team
• Strong business acumen with an understanding that the customer is right
• Ability to make decisions independently, or escalate when applicable
• Ability to work non-traditional hours; weekends, evenings and holidays

Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field preferred
• Minimum 2 years of experience in retail store management
• Minimum 4 years of experience in a client services related capacity

Customer service:
• Determine each customer’s unique needs and offer suggestions and/or alternatives when needed in a high paced environment
• Going the extra mile to satisfy customer needs and expectations

Inventory management:
• Re-stocking inventory on the sales floor
• Receiving, inspecting and checking in fulfilled Purchase Orders

Other details:
• Working 5 days a week with at least one weekend day is required