Management Trainee

Company Name:
Crate and Barrel
Management Trainee
Tracking Code
Job Description
We believe that our commitment to growth from within will provide us with strong leadership for our continued success. Our Management Training Program, rooted in 45 years of experience, offers associates hands-on instruction in every aspect of the store. Every Trainee has the same opportunity to grow, and we chart a personal development path for each individual. This program is the strength of our culture, and based on your personal path, you will explore many aspects of the business as a Department Manager, Inventory Control Associate, Customer Service Associate and Night Manager. Through these opportunities, you will learn the art of merchandising and visual presentation, the tools of inventory control, the importance of dedicated customer service and the responsibility of running a store. Your passion and enthusiasm will be equaled by the daily challenges of retail, and you will never experience a slow day. Having fun is a prerequisite to this challenging position.
Assist with the training of new and seasonal sales associates at the time of hire and ongoing.
Develop management, organizational and merchandising skills by working closely with the store management team.
Maintain a sense of professionalism at all times, acting as an example for store staff.
Maintain all store displays and uprights/shelves, understanding the priorities of stocking, signage and cleaning.
Maintain store counters in regards to supplies, safety and cleanliness.
Assist the store management team with the organization and execution of all store and stockroom activities.
Create weekly store staff schedule and daily worksheets, as determined by the store manager, and maintain the store calendar of events.
Assist in the office or stockroom as needed, or as directed by the store management team.
Develop a clear understanding of the company design concepts, focusing on merchandising to create sales.
Maintain an awareness of all product information, intranet communications, current advertising, promotions and catalogues, and the status of merchandise, and communicate all pertinent information to store associates.
Maintain an awareness of current merchandise in all departments and sell merchandise throughout the entire store.
Assist the store manager in maximizing sales floor coverage remaining sensitive to productivity in all areas of the store.
Actively participate in store meetings and training sessions; this may include presenting a topic or demonstrating a product.
Assist department managers with the maintenance of their departments.
Support and model excellent service by exhibiting a positive attitude and enthusiasm toward the job and company to both internal and external customers in all forms of communication.
Ensure all customers are provided gracious, quick and efficient service.
Required Skills
Customer service experience
Retail experience preferred
Good reading and written language skills (English)
Basic math, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, telephone presence, data entry skills.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent
Ability to move and/or lift up to 50 lbs; heavier merchandise with team assist
Available to work some evenings and a weekend day

The job description and other aspects of the job listed on this job posting should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an associate in this job. Associates are required to perform other related functions as assigned.
Job Location
Kittery, Maine, United States
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