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District Leader - Chicago, IL
Title:District Leader - Chicago, IL
Department:Retail Operations
Location:Chicago, IL
Job ID:120520
The Payless ShoeSource vision is to democratize on trend and validated styles in footwear and accessories for the world.   Our mission is to become the first choice for style and value in footwear and accessories for our target consumer.
Title:                               District Leader - Unassigned
Reports to:                      Director of Retail Operations
Summary of Position: 
Payless ShoeSource is seeking District Leaders that are experienced in multi-unit retail management. We're looking for a business leader who has a passion for fashion and customer satisfaction. Additionally, we want a leader who can successfully manage 25 -30 stores and motivate our store associates to deliver increased sales and conversion. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Provide strong leadership to the store managers and associates
  • Ensure sales and profit increases through merchandising, associate training, correct product pricing, customer engagement, increased conversion rates and increased units per transactions.
  • Control expenses by using P&L statements to manage staff payroll, vendor and store maintenance expenses.
  • Ensure an excellent in-store experience for customers
  • Partners with Real Estate for new store opening
  • Control merchandise and monetary losses in stores through associate training, enforcement of company policies and partnership with Loss Prevention investigators and Field Audit team
  • Develops staff for potential growth opportunities within the company.    
  • Five or more years of proven multi-unit retail management experience required
  • Specialty retail experience with large store count and spans of control preferred
  • Four year college degree preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven leadership skills
Summary of Company:       
Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the U.S. and in the Western Hemisphere, with a team dedicated to democratizing on-trend and validated styles in footwear and accessories. Our brands include Airwalk®, Dexter®, Champion®, American Eagle by Payless Shoe Source, SmartFit, BRASH®, safeTstep® and designer labels Lela Rose for Payless Shoe Source, Christian Siriano for Payless ShoeSource™ and Isabel Toledo for Payless ShoeSource. Our mission is to become the first choice for style and value in footwear and accessories for our target consumer.

Payless ShoeSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.
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