Jarden Corporation District Sales Manager - Yankee Candle in Orlando, Florida

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Job Summary : The District Sales Manager is responsible to drive district sales and profitability plan to meet or exceed sales revenue to budget; recruit, hire, train and develop a "sales" oriented team; handle both positive/negative Human Resource issues through coaching, documenting, praising/rewarding, disciplining, and communicating with the Regional Sales Director and HR Generalist; lead by example as a "Sales Leader" in the stores by teaching and demonstrating Yankee Candle standards; responsible for all visual presentation and standards by ensuring the effective implementation of all visual direction with urgency and proper planning, ensure that total presentation and display of merchandise is impactful, customer focused and maximizes sales, provide guidance on controlling expenses by reviewing P&L statements, proper use of the labor model and scheduling, ensure successful new store openings through coordinating, organizing, developing and executing an opening plan through grand opening day.

Scope: The District Sales Manager provides direction and leadership to a group of assigned Yankee Candle Retail Stores; drives sales & profitability; provides exemplary guest service, ensures visual merchandising/presentation and operational standards; recruits, staffs, coaches and develops store management teams and sales associates as a part of our Succession Plan; meets or exceeds divisional and district sales and profitability goals.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3-5 years multi-unit retail management experience (specialty retail preferred) with increasing responsibility required with high school diploma or equivalent plus 2 to 4 (preferably) years of college or equivalent.

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

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

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

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

  • Ability to delegate effectively with appropriate follow-up.

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

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

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

About Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle is a leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles, based on sales. Yankee Candle participates in the $25 billion global candle and home fragrance market. Yankee Candle has a 46-year history of offering distinctive products and marketing them as affordable luxuries and consumable gifts. Yankee Candle sells its products through a North American wholesale guest network of approximately 35,000 store locations, a growing base of Yankee Candle owned and operated retail stores, direct mail catalogs, and its Internet website (www.yankeecandle.com). Outside of North America, Yankee Candle sells its products primarily through an international wholesale guest network of over 6,000 store locations and distributors covering over 50 countries on a combined basis.

Yankee Candle is subsidiary of Newell Brands

Yankee Candle is part of Newell Brands, a global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. Driven by a sharp focus on the consumer, leading investment in innovation and brands, and a performance-driven culture, Newell Brands helps consumers achieve more where they live, learn, work and play.



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COMPANY: The Yankee Candle Company, Inc

Requisition Id: 111280

Location: FL - Orlando