Temporary Associate Norfolk, VA
Company: Tapestry, Inc.
Posted on: November 21, 2022
Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential
handbags, Kate Spade New York has always stood for optimistic
femininity. Today, the brand is a global life and style house with
handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home decor and
more. Polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated
use of color-Kate Spade New York's founding principles define a
unique style synonymous with joy. Under the vision of creative
director Nicola Glass, the brand continues to celebrate confident
women with a youthful spirit.
Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global
house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and
job title: sales associate
report to: store manager general purpose of the position: represent
and communicate the kate spade brand and lifestyle to customers
through sales competency, product expertise and by providing the
highest level of customer service. responsibilities include but are
not limited to the following:
essential duties and responsibilities
client & service expert:
--- achieves individual sales goals
--- develops strong product knowledge across all categories
--- the sales associate is responsible for ensuring exemplary
customer service by delivering the ultimate kate spade
--- able to develop a personal clientele through effective use of
the selling skills, proactive client outreach and use of client
building brand equity:
--- understand and communicate the kate spade aesthetic, brand
philosophy and lifestyle to the customer
--- demonstrate interest and ability to work as part of a team
--- execute operational tasks as per company directives
--- accurately processes all pos transactions
--- adhere to and apply visual directives, ensure that store
standards are executed daily
--- available to work store schedule, as needed, including evenings
--- available to work Black Friday and Black Friday weekend
--- available to work December holiday peak days (December
--- standing for extended periods of time
--- able to safely lift boxes up to 40 pounds
--- comfortable climbing ladders
skills and abilities required:
--- professional selling skills and exceptional interpersonal
--- prior luxury goods experience preferred
--- proactive ability to multi-task and prioritize
--- works well in a team environment
--- college degree preferred
Our Competencies for All Employees
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals
successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top
performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and
others for results.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and
requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand
customer information and uses it for improvements in products and
services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains
effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and
- Creativity : Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas;
easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends
to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming
- Interpersonal Savvy : Relates well to all kinds of people, up,
down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds
appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective
relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even
high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a
relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both
successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and
will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of
unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying
structure of anything.
- Perseverance : Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a
need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the
face of resistance or setbacks.
- Dealing with Ambiguity : Can effectively cope with change; can
shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the
total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't
have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility : Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future
consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and
perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible
pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create
competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Building Effective Teams : Blends people into teams when
needed; creates strong morale and spirit in theirteam; shares wins
and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be
responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole
team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
- Managerial Courage : Doesn't hold back anything that needs to
be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable"
positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where
they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation
(not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid
to take negative action when necessary.
Kate Spade is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer
and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people.
All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion,
compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are
based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they
relate to the requirements of the position under the consideration.
These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color,
creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship,
disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any
other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable
law. Visit Kate Spade at www.katespade.com .
Req ID: 81459
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