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director of stores

Boston, Massachusetts Date posted 02/27/2019 Schedule Full-time

Converse is the story of a sneaker that started on the court and moved to the stage and street. We’re a company ready for change and that’s who we hire: the most malleable, the most innovative, and the most creative. Our clothes and sneakers have been worn by rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, thinkers, and individuals. So that’s why we hire individuals. So we’re speaking the same language.

Without You, We’d Just Be Collectors of Our Own Stuff

Business equals selling stuff. That’s the basic model. The more complex awesome model is creating stuff that people identify with and then you figuring out how to get it to them. We need people like you: creative, dynamic problem solvers who see it as more than business. Who see it as giving people the tools of self-expression and individuality.

  • Lead field teams to deliver budgeted and forecasted revenue
  • Manage all operating expenses and best practices to optimize efficiencies and drive profit to the bottom line
  • Develop an aligned and cascaded strategy to support the overall NA Stores long term strategy
  • Directly lead and develop the DM’s to be holistic, strategic and long term business leaders
  • Partner with all key WHQ cross functional stakeholders (Especially Store Ops, & HR)
  • Continue to elevate the Brand within the marketplace through elevated service levels and connection to the consumer
  • Focus on oversight of districts, direction of coordinated merchandising and sales efforts
  • Strengthen the Field talent agenda and continue to elevate the caliber of talent in the field at all levels
  • Manage the portfolio. Partner with Real Estate to identify new location potential, evaluate the renewal of store leases and manage store closing process
  • Manages collective store P&Ls
  • Ensures all directions of execution and metric based targets (e.g. unit velocity) are reached

Inputs:

  • Critical partner to share field needs / prioritize opportunities
  • Communicates consumer needs
  • Develops field strategy based on product and business needs
  • Partners with NASLT, and implements NASLT strategies

Outputs:

  • Informed collective NASLT on field needs
  • Field talent continues to elevate business and consumer acumen
  • Day to day management of the portfolio of stores and teams
  • Clear understanding of consumer and field need for all supporting functions and NFS WHQ teams
  • Hind-sighting



Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in District or Regional related role
  • Ability to communicate and conduct presentations to all levels in the organization, including senior management
  • Ability to solve complex problems and take a new perspective using existing solutions
  • Excellent analytical skills, excellent business/ financial acumen, proficient information seeking skills and drive for results
  • Ability to think and act for results with a solutions-oriented mind-set
  • Effective leadership
  • Ability to follow through and meet deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, SAP
  • Travel- 50-75%
  • Irregular work hours- availability to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays

Converse is more than a company; it’s a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we’re different.

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