Aerie - District Leader in Transition

American Eagle Outfitters West University Place, TX 2019-07-11
The District Leader in Transition role involves the expansion of duties of the Store Team Leader who is transitioning from managing a single store to overseeing multiple stores. The scope of accountability is limited to 4-5 stores to allow for successful assimilation into the DTL role. The role of the DLIT is to drive the company’s key performance indicators by delivering an exceptional customer store experience through the Store Leadership Teams they supervise.

POSITION TITLE: District Leader in Transition (DLIT)
REPORTS TO: District Team Leader or Regional Director
SUPERVISES: Store Leadership Teams

  • Motivate team through a compelling vision and direction to encompass American Eagle Outfitter’s Core values
  • Form partnerships with upward management and key business partners
  • Act as a leader amongst peers in the field and with Home Office
  • Lead consistent store visit evaluations and provide proactive feedback
  • Communicate clear expectations and hold the store teams accountable to achieving all brand, performance and behavior standards
  • Conduct productive conference calls & team meetings
  • Proactively seek personal learning and development opportunities
People Development
  • Recruit, hire, develop and retain top management talent for the region, to include filling all open positions in a timely manner
  • Develop an effective succession plan that lead to internal promotions
  • Train store management and create development plans
  • Recommend and approve all salaries and wage changes in conjunction with conducting and approving performance appraisals for management
  • Recognize performance issues in a timely manner and partner with Regional Director and Human Resources to develop action plans for resolution
Visual Merchandising
  • Ensure that all visual directives are executed seamlessly and within scheduled time frame and allotted payroll budget
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of product assortment and key items
  • Communicate current trends and competitor strategies in the market
  • Ensure stores are properly assorted in partnership with Regional Director and Allocation
  • Analyze, identify and capitalize upon opportunities for increasing revenue and profitability
Drive for Results
  • Drive AE brand loyalty through demonstrating sales leadership, coaching and connecting with the customer experience
  • Establish and lead the execution of district business strategies to drive store Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results that maximize performance and achievement of sales plan and goals
  • Control all aspects of the annual budget process, to include sales, controllable expenses, payroll and annual shrink results
  • Communicate business needs for the district and company that play an active role in driving results
  • Plan and execute effective, productive store visits reviewing KPI performance, Personnel, Visual Merchandising, Operations and key-business initiatives
  • Hold Store Team Leaders accountable for execution of all operational responsibilities and instill a high standard for compliance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain/Logistics, Finance, or related field is preferred but not required
  • 4 years of increasing experience in retail management; including minimum 2 years experience as a Store Team Leader
  • Overnight and daily travel is required
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management & planning skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
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