VF Corporation Icebreaker: Store Manager - Bellevue Touchlab in Bellevue Touchlab, Washington

Job Description

We are opening a brand new Icebreaker Store in the Bellevue Square in Bellevue December 2018 and we’re on the hunt for a brand new store team that can stop shoppers in their tracks.

We’re starting with you – our new Store Manager. We want you to lead the opening and ongoing leadership of this amazing, brand new retail space. You’ll start in November to get yourself and your team fully prepared and ready for opening day.Using your own retail networks and Icebreaker’s Talent Scout, you can select and build your own outstanding team. You’ll be working hard to establish the store with the support of our Head of Retail Irena and the Icebreaker support team in Vancouver.

Once the store is open you’ll be leading and motivating your team to crush their sales targets, coaching and mentoring on how to get stuff done the Icebreaker way as well as merchandising, managing stock and pushing forward with marketing initiatives to get your store on map.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A deep understanding of Washington retail market – how, where and why do people shop?

  • Business networks in Seattle – you know people who know people

  • Sound judgment and decision making skills – you’ve got this dialled

  • A natural ability to engage, persuade and motivate others – you’re the life and soul

  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills – you talk what you walk

  • A passion for fashion and a good eye for visual merchandising– you know how to work it

  • Effective stock management skills – you got clothes in different area codes

  • A great sense of humor and an ability to create fun – see above

What we can offer you:

  • A world-class leadership development program

  • An incredible discount program

  • Direct line of communication with senior leadership

  • Opportunities within a truly global organisation

  • Medical benefits

  • 4 weeks paid vacation per

Icebreaker is a world leader in merino clothing and we supply our Adventure, Life and Training ranges to more than 4,500 stores across 47 countries. We care about our relationships with nature and each other. We’re a fast moving, nimble business – the people on our team are here because they want to make a difference. Sustainability isn't just a feature of our products, it's in the values and design of our business. View our Transparency Report here:

https://www.icebreaker.com/en/transparency.html

We’ve also recently joined the VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 65,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue and we’re excited about what being part of VF’s amazing portfolio of brands will offer us in terms of best in class industry knowledge and global career opportunities for our people.

If this opportunity feels like the type of job you’re passionate about, and it fits with your skills and experience, please click apply to send us your CV with a covering letter explaining why you'd be right for Icebreaker.

The recruitment of this position is being managed by Jess Shears, HR Business Partner. For any queries, contact Jess directly on jess_shears@vfc.com

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.