Director of Stores – St. Vincent de Paul Baton Rouge
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge is seeking a Director of Stores. Qualified applicants must have previous management and leadership experience, college education is strongly preferred, excellent communication and organization skills and the ability to offer excellent customer service.
The Director of Stores oversees and directs the overall operations of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores Program (6 locations). The Director, in concert with the President & CEO, establish goals and objectives that support and ensure the achievement of the strategies and objectives of the Society’s Stores. The Director of Stores is primarily responsible for driving sales and increasing revenues while coaching and developing a committed and highly performing team committed to service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul.
·The Director will be directly responsible for planning, executing, controlling, and evaluating all aspects of the Thrift/Resale Stores including increased sales, in-kind donation procurement and stewardship of gently used donations.
·Build relationships with customers, volunteers, and staff to create a welcoming and pleasant environment to achieve operational goals. Support staff through coaching, counseling, disciplining; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
·Provide leadership, think strategically, analytically and creatively. Analyze sales figures and forecasting to ensure maximization of sales and profit. Develop promotional strategies to achieve goals.
·Develop, cultivate and steward donation channels to build a sufficient inventory pipeline.
·Evaluation of current processes and implementation new processes that ensure smooth operations.
·Adhere to the spirit and mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul by ensuring that needy neighbors are assisted in a respectful and discreet manner.
·Coordinate with President & CEO and other managerial staff to develop and implement strategies to sell store product/donated goods through optimal distribution channels. Assist with determining best strategies to drive overall sales for the organization.
·Work with Stores Committee to develop all locations to their full potential.
·Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, preferred
·Five to seven years management experience and/or training in retail, retail management
·Two to five years’ experience developing and managing people
·Strong analytical skills
·Database experience preferred
Competitive based on experience.
SVDP of Baton Rouge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
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