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Newell Brands District Sales Manager in South Deerfield, Massachusetts

Position Title: District Sales Manager

Location: Centrally Based in Manchester, New Hampshire

Reports To: Regional Sales Director

Job Summary:

Want to work with a product you love? Yankee Candle is seeking individuals who are passionate about home décor and fragrance. We characterize our team as a band of energetic, innovative, and avid retail and brand enthusiasts who care deeply about their work, work hard to get the best possible results, and value our people and their development.

The District Sales Manager (DSM) provides direction and leadership to a group of assigned Yankee Candle stores and is responsible to drive district sales and profitability plans to meet or exceed sales revenue to budget. They will be able to lead by example as a "Sales Leader" by teaching and demonstrating Yankee Candle standards. This position is perfect for someone who enjoys an organization that moves swiftly, is open to change, and for someone who really cares about providing and demonstrating exceptional guest service—and can correlate that behavior with driving sales.

District #4 is centrally based in Manchester and includes stores in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts:

  • New Hampshire Locations: Keene, Manchester, Merrimack, Newington, North Conway, Nashua, Salem, Seabrook, Tilton, West Lebanon

  • Maine Locations: Kittery, South Portland

  • Massachusetts Locations: Leominster, Lynnfield, Peabody

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all visual presentations and standards by ensuring the effective implementation of all visual direction, with urgency and proper planning.

  • Ensures that total presentation and display of merchandise is impactful, customer focused, and maximizes sales, and that company standards are being followed including plan-o-grams, cleanliness, marketing/signage, and sales promotions.

  • Recruits, hires, trains, and develops "sales" oriented management teams and sales associates as part of our Succession Plan.

  • Ability to handle both positive and negative Human Resource issues through coaching, documenting, praising/rewarding, disciplining, and communicating/taking partnership with the Regional Sales Director and HR Representative as necessary.

  • Confirm operational guidelines are being followed by completing Store Performance Summaries during all store visits to ensure all selling, visual, and operational guidelines are being followed.

  • Monitors, assists, and provides guidance on controlling expenses by reviewing P&L Statements, proper use of labor model and scheduling, monitoring supplies, postage, and phone expenses.

  • Ensures successful new store opening through coordinating, organizing, developing, and executing an opening plan through grand opening day.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years multi-unit retail management experience with increasing responsibility required.

  • Experience recruiting, hiring, training, and developing sales staff is necessary.

  • Ability to act as a leader, diplomat, coach, counselor, trainer, investigator, and facilitator as needed depending upon the situation.

  • Proven record of achieving and maintaining successful sales goals, P&L responsibility, and inventory control.

  • Demonstrated understanding of high-quality service techniques and philosophy, including customer service/guest engagement, problem/complaint resolution, and clear ability to effectively perform and train these tasks in a retail setting.

  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, organizational, and time management skills.

  • Ability to delegate effectively with appropriate follow-up.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated computer skills.

  • Ability to travel using company-car and/or plane occasionally with minimal notice.

  • Flexibility in work schedule is required including the ability to work extended hours, weekends, and holidays as operational need may require.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Multi-unit specialty retail management experience.

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus 2 to 4 years of college or equivalent experience preferred.

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Rubbermaid, FoodSaver, Calphalon, Sistema, Sharpie, Paper Mate, Dymo, EXPO, Elmer's, Yankee Candle, Graco, NUK, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Spontex, Coleman, Campingaz, Oster, Sunbeam and Mr. Coffee. Newell Brands' beloved, planet friendly brands enhance and brighten consumers lives at home and outside by creating moments of joy, building confidence and providing peace of mind. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.

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