Title: LOFT Sales Associate

Details: We are interested in hiring several people to become part of our permanent LOFT family. Flexible scheduling is available anywhere from 6am-midnight all week long. If you meet the qualifications outlined below, we invite you to apply today! We look forward to meeting you soon.

Brand Overview:

LOFT launched in 1998 and today has over 650 full-price and outlet stores in Canada, Mexico and in over 46 US states. LOFT creates modern, feminine and versatile clothing for a wide range of women with one common style goal: to look and feel confident, wherever the day takes them. From everyday essentials to attainable trends, LOFT consistently serves up color, print, pattern and novelty that never compromises on quality and fit (from petites to plus to tall to maternity). We connect with millions through LOFT.com, email, social media and our stores. LOFT's mission is to deliver to each of them the styles that reflect the world she lives in, because we know there's no one way to look, live or feel great-we embrace them all.

We believe what you do is just as important as how you do it. We're committed to fostering a community where all Associates lead with their strengths, feel connected to what we stand for, are accountable to growing our culture together, and are supported in their individual development. You're invited to discover the unparalleled opportunities that await you.

Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a LOFT Sales Associate to join our team located at our Store 1496-Crabtree Valley Mall-ANN-Raleigh, NC 27612

Position Overview:

Drives revenue by providing clients exceptional services through relationship building, sharing style/product information, and presenting a clean, and a safe well-maintained store environment. Consistently achieves individual goals, which support store goals.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Embraces our values & sets an example through his/her behaviors
  • Responsible for compliance with all ANN INC. practices and procedures
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Store Manager, Co-Manager, and Sales Leads

Revenue Generation:

  • Consistently meets or exceeds divisional, store, and individual financial and credit goals while contributing to the store’s overall goals

Client Experience:

  • Provides excellent client service by anticipating the client’s needs, exceeding expectations, and adhering to ANN INC. service experience standards
  • Acknowledges, interacts and builds relationships with clients, creates client loyalty and has the ability to multi-task while servicing internal and external clients
  • Addresses client concerns, coming to resolution when possible, and involving management where appropriate
  • Portrays a gracious, friendly, energetic and engaging manner and is at all times respectful and professional
  • Takes ownership, solicits and incorporates feedback for professional growth and development – Consistently receives positive, unsolicited client feedback
  • Communicates effectively with store management, store team, and external clients in person, through written correspondence and over the phone
  • Builds collaborative and productive relationships by sharing ideas, treats others fairly, with respect, and values differences
  • Embraces our values and behaviors and inspires team by leading by example through his/her words and actions – Supports an environment of learning and trust by acting as a positive role model
  • Is responsible for compliance with all Company policies, practices and procedures and all federal, state and local laws

Operations:

  • Completes opening/closing procedures and tasks as directly by Leadership Team with a client focus (e.g. replenishing merchandise; recovering the store and styling rooms; processing shipment including but not limited to: unpacking, hanging, steaming; cleaning including but not limited to: dusting, vacuuming, and removing trash; executing merchandising moves; marketing updates; and completing prices changes.)
  • Meets merchandise processing standards and maintains an organized and accessible work area
  • Adheres to Loss Prevention practices and is aware of and reports potential incidents, to ensure shortage control and to protect company assets
  • Maintains a safe work environment and reports any potential hazards to store management (e.g., ensuring that exits are unobstructed, ceiling clearance in stockroom is enforced, rugs are not frayed, spills are cleaned up immediately, etc.)
  • Participates and assists in the preparation for the stores’ inventory
  • Reports to work as scheduled; records time worked accurately by using ANN INC.’s Time and Attendance system; remains flexible to the needs of the business
  • Follows all ANN INC. operational guidelines, processes, and procedures
  • Reviews Bulletin Boards daily

Technical Expertise:

  • Demonstrates a desire and ability to be learner responsible and navigates the ANN INC. computer learning systems
  • Performs register transactions quickly and efficiently (e.g., sales, send sales, returns, exchanges, payments)
  • Is proficient in using Distributed Order Maintenance (DOM’s) and StyleFinder to locate product for clients and processes transactions accurately
  • Operates phone, answering calls with an appropriate greeting, transferring and placing calls on hold
  • Operates and understand the functions of the PDT

Product/Brand Management:

  • Understands and can clearly articulate the Company’s brand positioning, including: the uniqueness of all expressions of ANN INC., current marketing and promotional initiatives, markdowns, POS events, Bounce Back promotions, coupon events, lifestyle concepts to internal and external clients
  • Lives the ANN INC. Purpose, Values & Behaviors, Practices in all interactions
  • Participates in and attends Store Meetings
  • Proactively uses associate education tools to build product and styling knowledge with his/her peers
  • Embraces fashion, understands current market trends and is able to articulate them using ANN INC. interpretations in every client interaction. Represents the brand by adhering to ANN INC.’s dress code guidelines
  • Packages and wraps client purchases according to ANN INC. standards

Position Requirements:
Client Service: Ability to function as a role model, ensuring that the client remains the top priority. Takes initiative to build a loyal client base

  • Follow Directions: Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines as assigned with minimal supervision and within designated timeframes
  • Merchandising: Knowledge of visual standards and techniques, and ability to implement and maintain with ANN INC.’s guidelines
  • Communication: Communicates effectively with Clients, Members of Management, Business Partners, and Store Associates
  • Accuracy: Ability to handle cash and provide change without error
  • Schedule: Remains flexible in scheduling that meets the needs of the business
  • Physical: Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds occasionally. Maneuver effectively around sales floor and stock room

Educational Requirements and Experience:

  • Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum one year sales associate or relevant experience in the services industry with proven results

How to Apply: Please apply online through the provided link. We communicate via email to set up interviews for qualified candidates.