Associate Manager - Garden State

Express, Inc. Paramus , NJ 07652

Posted 1 week ago


The Brand that Gets You to What's Next

Express is the vibrant, confident lifestyle brand for ambitious people, providing the latest fashion for style-obsessed men and women since 1980. Our mission is to provide inspiration and confidence through fashion to help people get to what's next in their day, and their lives. With more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Latin America, and a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at, Express brings city-inspired style to customers across the globe.

A Workplace To MatchWe think you'll like it here.We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, and casual work environment. Working at Express is much more than the 9 to 5. It is an opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest individuals in the fashion business doing work they are passionate about. This is the Express Life and we're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


The Associate Manager supports the store manager in managing store operations, recruiting, management, training and sales functions, drives productivity, compliance with company policies, and creates a great in-store shopping experience for our customers.


  • Attract, hire, develop, inspire, and retain top talent
  • Support an environment, which encourages an exceptionally high level of the store morale.

  • Focus all store associates on creating an environment built on team work and inspiring a "one team" mentality.

  • Coach, teach, train, recognize and manage all aspects of performance and development for all store associates up to and including Sales Leaders, to encourage professional growth and build a bench of talent.

  • Identify high performing store associates and assist in their growth.

  • Develop and maximize the success of store associates to achieve sales potential and customer experience.

  • Attract and hire store associates, up to and including Sales Leaders.


  • Analyze the business and execute/communicate clear action plans that optimize results.
  • Manage all aspects of daily store operations.

  • Ensure all store associates have clarity on goals and action plans.

  • Provide feedback to help support the creation of clear action plans that optimize results.

  • Manage and delegate workload and ensure execution of plans and strategies across the store.

  • Maintain adherence to Company Policies and ensures the safety of store associates and Customers.

  • Manage merchandise flow, such as shipment, replenishment, and omni-channel operations, throughout the store.

  • Optimize sales/operations opportunity, by leading the associates consistently executes merchandising strategies, operations, loyalty programs and other company initiatives.

  • With approval of the Store Manager, builds an effective schedule with the right associate in the right place at the right time.

Customer and Associate Experience

  • Support and develop a store environment focused on consistently delivering a great in-store customer experience.
  • Resolve customer complaints to a positive outcome. Determines source of issues and takes initiative to identify and resolve.

  • Lead consistent focus on delivering a great customer experience

  • Create a culture of proactive customer engagement to exceed our customer's expectations.

  • Drive loyalty and credit card acquisition through an engaged store team.

  • Create positive in-store experience through visual standards.

Other essential functions may occur as directed by your supervisor

Essential Qualifications

  • Education: High School or Equivalent

  • Years of Experience: 3-5 of relevant job experience

  • Proficient in use of technology (iPad, registers)

  • Meets defined availability criteria, including nights, weekends and non-business hours

  • Meets physical requirements

Preferred Qualifications (skills and abilities)

  • Previous retail experience preferred

  • Proven ability to drive sales results

  • Strong supervisory, communication and customer service skills

  • Minimum of two years relevant experience

  • Prior people management experience


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies.In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition,Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.

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Associate Manager - Garden State

Express, Inc.