Customer Experience Lead

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LAURA CANADA

Company Description

Laura Canada is an iconic and innovative family business that operates Laura and Melanie Lyne, two major women’s clothing brands. Based in Laval, Quebec, Laura Canada designs, produces, markets and distributes quality apparel across Canada. We are proud to employ over 2,000 dedicated colleagues and operate over 140 stores and two online stores. Our success is built on our team’s unwavering commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience while embodying our values ​​of integrity, respect, team spirit, performance and passion.

We believe that an exceptional customer experience is driven by our commitment to providing an exceptional experience for our employees.


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Laura Canada is an iconic and innovative family-owned retailer housing two leading women’s fashion apparel brands, Laura and Melanie Lyne. Based in Laval, Quebec, we design, produce, market and distribute quality apparel across Canada. We proudly employ over 2,000 dedicated team members and operate more than 140 locations and two online stores. We attribute our success to the unwavering commitment of our team to delivering outstanding customer experiences while embodying our shared values of integrity, respect, teamwork, performance, and passion.

At Laura Canada, we believe that delivering an outstanding customer experience is driven by our commitment to an outstanding employee experience.

Job Description

1. Customer Service

  • Observes and coaches team members’ behaviors to maintain high standards of customer service and product knowledge.
  • Acts as a role model by providing exemplary customer service using Laura Canada’s customer service standards.
  • Effectively builds and maintains a personal clientele by using Laura Canada’s tools and ensures all Sales Associates do the same.
  • Demonstrates strong wardrobing skills by coaching and sharing knowledge on current fashion trends, product, and the customers’ unique needs as well as ensuring team members are always up to date on new arrivals, product knowledge, and current fashion trends.
  • Conducts SPA weekly.
  • Acts as a role model by promoting the website, store CRM, any loyalty program, marketing initiatives in place and direct ship.
  • Fosters a vibrant, fun, energetic and enjoyable store environment.

2. Floor Leadership

  • Demonstrates excellent floor leadership and has exceptional control of the sales floor (customer service standards, fitting rooms, zone coverage, cash desk area) and monitors segment accountability results.
  • Continually monitors traffic trends and reacts in a timely manner.
  • Identifies team members’ issues and communicates them to the Store Manager.

3. Business Management

  • Assists Store Manager in providing a store environment which consistently maintains Laura Canada’s visual presentation, merchandising and housekeeping standards.
  • Assists Store Manager in dressing window mannequins to showcase the store’s inventory and adheres to visual standards, including any mandatory directives that may be issued. 
  • Assists Store Manager in ensuring proper execution of all Marketing directives with a high sense of urgency.
  • Assists Store Manager in executing directives (e.g. receiving goods, implementing markdowns, processing transfers, direct ship and special order requests) accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Acts as a back-up to the Store Manager.
  • Provides feedback to the Store Manager on quality issues, missed opportunities and inventory mix.

4. Store Performance

Contributes to achieve all key financial objectives established by Laura Canada:

  • Sales
  • Closing ratio
  • Hours
  • Shrink
  • Dollars per transaction
  • Units per transaction

Requirements 

  • Contagious passion for fashion and customer service
  • A minimum of 1 year experience as Sales Associate preferred
  • Proven leadership and passion for coaching and developing others
  • Ability to create a positive work environment where team members are motivated to learn and grow
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates initiative on an on-going basis.
  • Embraces Company initiatives and acts as a change agent to ensure directives are met.
  • Open to feedback and implements change in a timely manner.
  • English and/or French as required.

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1. Customer Service

  • Observes and coaches team member behaviors to maintain high standards of customer service and product knowledge.
  • Acts as a role model by providing exemplary customer service by following Laura Canada’s customer service standards. 
  • Effectively develops and maintains a personal clientele using Laura Canada tools and ensures that all Sales Consultants do the same.
  • Demonstrates strong wardrobe building skills by coaching and imparting knowledge on current fashion trends, products and unique customer needs as well as ensuring team members team are always up to date with new products, product knowledge and current fashion trends.
  • Does SPA sessions every week.
  • Acts as a role model by promoting website, store CRM, loyalty program, in-place marketing initiatives and drop shipping.
  • Promotes a lively, pleasant, dynamic and pleasant environment.

2. Leadership on the sales floor

  • Demonstrates excellent leadership and control of the sales floor (customer service standards, fitting rooms, area coverage, cash desk) and monitors segment accountability results. 
  • Continuously monitors traffic trends and responds in a timely manner.
  • Identifies issues with team members and escalates to Store Manager.

3. Business management

  • Assists the Store Manager in providing an environment that consistently meets Laura Canada’s visual presentation, merchandising and housekeeping standards.
  • Assists the store manager in dressing the mannequins in the windows in order to show the merchandise in store and respects the standards of visual presentation, including the mandatory directives that may have been issued.
  • Ensures, with the Store Manager, that all marketing directives are executed properly and with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Assists the Store Manager in the accurate and timely execution of all directives (eg, receipt of merchandise, execution of price reductions, transfers, drop shipments and special orders).
  • Replaces the Store Manager, as needed.
  • Provides feedback to Store Manager on quality issues, missed opportunities and merchandise variety.

4. Store performance

  • Contributes to the achievement of all the main financial objectives established by Laura Canada:
  • Sales
  • Closing ratio
  • Time
  • Losses
  • Dollars per transaction 
  • Units per transaction

Requirements

  • Communicative passion for fashion and customer service
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a sales consultant preferably
  • Recognized leadership and passion for coaching and developing others
  • Ability to create a positive work environment where team members want to learn and grow.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate initiative on a continual basis.
  • Support company initiatives and act as a change agent to ensure guidelines are followed.
  • Ability to accept feedback and make changes quickly
  • French or English, as appropriate

To apply for this job please visit jobs.smartrecruiters.com.


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