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District Manager - Southwest

Company: Total Wine
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Job Description:

DISTRICT MANAGER - Southwest Why Apply? Is it important for you be excited and engaged by the work you do? Do you want to work in a company where your great ideas are executed? Is it essential for you to contribute and impact the business? Where you can learn and grow? Position Highlights Currently we are searching for a District Manager. The District Manager is the champion of our people-development processes through coaching, mentoring, and performance management. The perfect candidate will be passionate about people development and providing customers with world class service! The District Manager is responsible for driving top line sales, increasing margin, and controlling expenses to meet the Company's overall business objectives of Price, Selection, and Service. Responsibilities include being the leader and liaison for customer service and product knowledge to both team members and customers. This position reports to the Regional Vice President and will be based in Dallas, TX, and have responsibility for a portion of our Dallas market, in addition to our Colorado and New Mexico markets. Want to know more? We are proud that our people and their passion have made Total Wine & More the success story that it is today. As America's largest independent wine, beer and spirits retailer we are happy that we work as a team, welcome healthy debate, are committed to developing great talent, and support our communities across the country. We think our record of twenty-five years of positive comparable store increases speaks for itself, and we would love for you to consider joining the team! Essential Functions: Maximizes Team Performance * Applies leadership, creative thinking, and analytical skills to improve district and individual store performance and solve operational issues. * Builds effective teams that work collaboratively to achieve results. * Establishes clear objectives for direct reports; distributes workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-organized manner. * Has an eye for talent; hires the best people available from inside or outside the organization. * Works closely with store management teams and collaborate with Loss Prevention partners to research, identify, and prevent store loss and provide a safe and healthy work environment. Drives Results: * Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to changing priorities. * Can marshal resources to get tasks done efficiently; can orchestrate many activities at once to accomplish one goal. * Ensures the daily execution of the corporate business and marketing plans for the assigned district. * Drives district business sales and profits through the execution of corporate initiatives; collaborate with corporate business partners to ensure competitive advantage in market place. * Ensures Total Wine & More standards, including customer service, store standards, and in-stock levels are being met through frequent store visits. * Reinforces store accountability for marketing standards through regular and consistent store visits and measurements. * Analyzes all key business measurements and works with the store teams to achieve optimal results and to meet goals. * Drives vendor management process to include cost collection, inventory, and merchandising service functions. * Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, researches trends, technology and information affecting the business. * Assesses the competition; is aware of strategies and tactics in the marketplace; able to develop action-based strategy to maximize Total Wine's position in the market place. Communicates Effectively * Relates well to a diverse array of people both internally and externally. Builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse high tension situations comfortably. * Leads the store management team in raising store standards, developing people, communicating effectively (both verbal and written), and fosters an entreprenurial spirit of the business. * Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, executives, with peers and direct reports; is effective both inside and outside the organization. * Provides clear, constructive direction and feedback to team members regarding policies, accountabilities, and performance expectations. * Manages competitive shop process for the entire district and report competetive changes, findings, and activities to Store Support Center partners. * Ensures an open communication exists that allows for the sharing and reception of new ideas from Team Members in the stores. Develops Self and Others * Provides challenging and stretch assignments; holds frequent development discussions. * Effectively copes with change and shifts gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture. * Effectively coaches, mentors, trains, motivates, and counsels the store management team to obtain optimum efficiencies. * Attracts, develops, and retains top talent for store growth management teams; effectively plan district succession to support store growth. * Develops an understanding of our product portfolio. Obtains Total Wine specific certifications in wine, beer and spirits. You should have: * 4 year degree in a business-related field, or equivalent experience. Experience is important. To set you apart: * 5-10 years of retail background, including multi-unit supervision. These characteristics will help you fit in: * Proven understanding/working knowledge of store operating standards. * Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines. * Exceptional experience driving top line sales though a customer service approach. * Proven record of leadership and a history of developing management teams. * Proven track record of strong recruiting, interviewing and staffing skills. * Must be self-managed, highly motivated and have a strong drive for results. * Strong verbal, written, organizational and presentation communication skills. * Experience training and developing others. * Proven record of exerting influence; driving and leading direct reports. * Ability to network and build relationships within the community. * Proficient in Microsoft applications, specifically Excel. * Ability to travel to and manage multiple markets as needed. We've got you covered? Total Wine & More's benefits take care of the people who take care of our company. We know that our people are our greatest asset. To show our commitment, we offer the following competitive benefits to all full-time employees: * Health, Dental & Vision insurance * Flexible spending accounts for medical/dependent care expenses * 401(k) savings plan with matching company contributions * Generous paid-time off for full-time employees * Merchandise discount between 10-30% * Career path development with a focus on internal promotion Drug Free Workplace EOESDL2017

Keywords: Total Wine, Washington DC , District Manager - Southwest, Executive , Bethesda, DC

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