Lead Sales Associate

We are looking for talented people who have a thirst for challenge, seek the joy of team effort and will help contribute to our growth as a leading international manufacturer and marketer of apparel.

Aurora, IL

Perry Ellis Retail

<p><strong>Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company's collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men's and women's swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution.</strong></p> <p><strong>The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis&reg;, An Original Penguin&reg; by Munsingwear&reg;, Laundry by Shelli Segal&reg;, Rafaella&reg;, Cubavera&reg;, Ben Hogan&reg;, Savane&reg;, Grand Slam&reg;, John Henry&reg;, Manhattan&reg;, Axist&reg; and Farah&reg;. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike&reg; for swimwear, and Callaway&reg;, PGA TOUR&reg; and Jack Nicklaus&reg; for golf apparel.</strong></p> https://pery.com/

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Full Time

Overview: The Lead Associate&rsquo;s primary function is to sell and promote Perry Ellis merchandise through execution of Perry Ellis customer service standards. The Lead Associate reinforces the Store Manager, ASM and Supervisors in ensuring the store meets its goals and standards in the areas of financial performance, customer satisfaction, and visuals.<br /><br /> <p>BENEFITS:</p> <ul> <li>Employee discount</li> <li>401(k) plan</li> <li>Monthly sales incentives</li> <li>Clothing Allowance</li> <li>Holiday Pay</li> </ul> <br />
Responsibilities: <p>Customer Service Responsibilities</p> <ul> <li>Consistently provides Customer Service to company standard and lead team</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Generates maximum sales potential in accordance with the Perry Ellis customer service standards.</li> <li>Builds repeat customer base through excellent PE Loyalty Program data capture.&nbsp;</li> <li>Maintains strong knowledge regarding product, promotions, and special events in order to communicate to customers more effectively.</li> <li>Consistently foster a positive store experience by treating all customers and staff members in a fair and consistent manner.</li> <li>Effectively maintains floor coverage; acknowledges every customer; treats customers with priority over assigned tasks.&nbsp;</li> <li>Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication.</li> <li>Manages time and prioritizes tasks.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Operational Responsibilities&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>The lead associate will step in when the supervisor/keyholder is not present</li> <li>Keep merchandise filled to appropriate levels on the sales floor.</li> <li>Ensure the store is visually distinctive and appearance impeccably maintained.</li> <li>Minimize shortages through proper loss prevention procedures.</li> <li>Practices excellent customer service at all times in order to prevent possible theft.</li> <li>Demonstrates awareness of store sales plans and results.</li> <li>Follow all operational policies and procedures.</li> <li>Manage time and prioritize tasks.</li> <li>Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Visual, Brand And Product Management&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Supports execution of all pricing strategies.</li> <li>Supports the execution of store planograms.</li> <li>Supports and&nbsp; understands the company&rsquo;s brand position.</li> <li>Supports replenishment of merchandise on the selling floor as needed.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Energetic and positive attitude</li> <li>1-2 years of retail experience</li> <li>Flexible availability; reliable transportation</li> <li>Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills&nbsp;</li> <li>Customer service-oriented. (outgoing, friendly, and personable with a positive attitude</li> <li>Must be able to move and/or lift to 25 pounds</li> <li>High school degree</li> </ul> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />