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Store Manager

M2057 is an exciting, new, fast-growing women's ready-to-wear collection from Maria Pinto, the fashion designer well known for dressing some of the world's most stylish women, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Marcia Gay Harden, Brooke Shields, and Oprah Winfrey. Most recently, M2057 designs were featured on the new hit show Empire. Inspired by urban architecture and design, M2057 embodies a clean, minimalist aesthetic, empowering women with fashion that is highly functional, versatile and chic. We are expanding our team and looking for dynamic individuals who can represent the M2057 brand and who love fashion!

M2057 by Maria Pinto is currently seeking a full-time Store Manager to work with clients and drive sales at our Chicago Style Studio in the West Loop, across the street from Soho House.

This is a unique opportunity to get in to a start-up early enough to have a huge impact and share the rewards of success, but also to have the confidence associated with a strong brand (Maria Pinto), a product that is resonating well with the target customer, and sales that have traction and are growing fast.

Position: Luxury Retail Store Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Full-time

We are looking for:

  • An established ready-to-wear/luxury sales manager with experience developing a team of strong stylists
  • A selling manager with an existing book of business and a drive to hit personal selling goals
  • A confident, top-performer who enjoys working in a sales driven environment
  • A coach, mentor, and leader capable in helping others sell their way to success and growth
  • An extrovert who is comfortable recruiting for and networking on behalf of M2057
  • A tech-savvy individual who is proficient in Microsoft office programs (Word, Excel, etc.) and social media platforms
  • A business minded person familiar with inventory management, scheduling, and other retail operations procedures
  • A leader who focuses energies on the customer and team, above all else

Job Specifications:

  • Sales management experience, preferably in a commission environment, client-building business (think proactive, not reactive selling)
  • Proven ability to recruit, train, and coach a sales team to achieve performance objectives
  • Ability to pivot and adapt to changing retail and consumer demands
  • Strong demonstration of organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver and role model a high level of client service before, during, and after any client interaction
  • Experience in executing promotions and special events while maintaining client service standards
  • Ability to execute management operational and administrative tasks with excellence
  • An appreciation for apparel, a good sense of style, and the ability to carry oneself with confidence

What you’ll be accountable for:

  • Establishing yourself as a team leader
  • Meeting or exceeding personal and store sales goals
  • Recruiting, training and mentoring sales team to achieve their sales goals
  • Generating a database of qualified leads through email, networking opportunities, and referrals
  • Day to day operations of a retail environment which may include scheduling, inventory management, and performance management conversations
  • Participating in building a great team and company that prides itself on delivering the best client experience possible

Minimum Requirements for Position:

  • 3-5 years experience managing and selling within a ready-to-wear or luxury environment
  • 3-5 years recruiting, training, and mentoring commission sales people
  • Ability to work a retail schedule (weekends and evenings)
  • Comfortable assessing and recommending style options to client
  • Entrepreneurial, start-up mentality; a willingness to jump in and make an impact

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced stylist skills
  • College degree

Additional Information:

  • Competitive Salary (based on experience) plus commission an bonus
  • Fashion Perks working directly with the designer
  • Merchandise discount

Required education: Bachelor's Degree

Required experience: Retail Sales Management: 3 years

Interested and qualified candidates, please submit your resume to elle@mariapinto.com with "Store Manager" in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you!