Store Manager

Houston, TX

Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products and content that inspire people to get away more. In support of our mission, we are seeking a Store Manager to join our Highland Village team. 

Our Retail team creates a transformative experience that inspires a global community. We build connections with our community through product expertise and merchandising, world-class-service standards, and operational excellence. We pride ourselves in owning the offline touch point for our community, and use it as an opportunity to create more Away fans.

Want to help us transform the travel industry? The ideal candidate will play an integral role in laying the foundation of our retail business. You will be responsible for all aspects of the store’s operations and importantly, of the store’s success. A strong foundation of store management and people management experience is essential! You’ll focus primarily on building and growing a team of exceptional retail associates, on ensuring the store hits performance goals, and on delivering the highest level of customer experience. You will report directly to the Regional Manager.

As a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply for this opportunity. We’re creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we’re building a team that is too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, anti-racism training, and bias prevention initiatives, we’re building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional and physical space to bring their authentic selves to work.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure your team is providing world class customer service to every person, every time through the Customer Journey and Leader on Duty program
  • Communicate Away’s values and brand philosophy to customers and team members alike
  • Develop a team by keeping an open mind, promoting a culture of learning and feedback, and communicating often and openly. 
  • Develop, execute, and continuously improve all operational activities to ensure the store achieves financial expectations and exceeds customer expectations
  • Work cross-functionally with CX and HQ partners to ensure we create exemplary retail experiences and special initiatives 
  • Provide peer mentorship for other leaders in the business
  • Drive Brand Awareness through community activities
  • Strategize and implement action plans to drive the business to success
  • Use relevant business platforms to inform strategy and action plans (RetailNext, Deputy, Looker, etc.)
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of inventory movement in their specific market. Uses knowledge to adequately stock the store and create merchandising strategy
  • Conduct regular touch bases using the Retail Routines guidelines to connect with and develop all team members
  • Lead weekly leadership meetings to align, share strategy, and develop long-term solutions for business opportunities
  • Assess talent needs and proactively hires to maintain headcount. Actively retains and develops talent
  • Ensure success in all facets of the business by actively managing specialist program leaders

Who you are:

  • Deep understanding of elevated customer experience
  • Minimum 3 years of managerial experience, preferably at a customer-centric retailer or company
  • Precise attention to detail, strong business acumen, and an entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Has a passion for people development and a knack for motivation
  • A team player that is comfortable providing feedback, innovating, and getting their hands dirty
  • Experience working at a start-up or fast-growing company or retailer
  • Experience building a team from the ground up
  • Hard working with a "no task is too small" attitude
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Passionate about travel (but that’s a given!)
  • Ability to pull, push, lift, and carry up to 25 pounds throughout the duration of a work shift
  • Ability to stand/be on feet for extended periods of time throughout the duration of a work shift
  • Ability to bend, squat, twist, and reach as needed throughout the duration of a work shift

Compensation Package:

Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry, and are one part of our total rewards program that also includes benefits, bonus, equity and various social and professional investment opportunities at Away. Pay decisions are based on a number of factors, including scope and qualifications for the role, experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to other Away employees. We expect the majority of the candidates who are offered roles at Away to fall healthily within the range based on these factors.

  • Salary Range: $65,000-$70,000 annually
  • This role is eligible to participate in Away’s Retail Incentive Bonus Plan, the terms of which are determined on an basis at the discretion of the company
  • Equity Grant: commensurate with level determined at the discretion of the company
  • Benefits Overview:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Flexible spending, health savings and commuter benefits
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, personal well being, volunteer, paid holidays, floating holidays, bereavement and jury duty)
  • Paid Parental Leave, Short & Long-term disability
  • Product stipends and recognition awards

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