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Area Manager

Peek, Aren't You Curious, Inc., celebrates childhood through playfully sophisticated apparel, shoes and gifts for girls, boys and babies. Founded in 2006, Peek is a premium children's clothing designer and manufacturer based in San Francisco, with 18 stores (and growing) located in premier lifestyle centers, malls and popular neighborhoods, throughout the United States. Peek's clothing features the same high-standards, impressive quality and inspired designs that adults have to come to expect from their favorite brands. The Peek brand and each product have to pass through a "positive filter," ensuring each and every item is age appropriate, sophisticated and a bit nostalgic -- with just a wink of wit. Peek's popular message tee's, celebrating arts, education and real-life heroes, are also known to spark conversation around the dinner table between children and their parents. Curious kids, stylish moms, dapper dads, dotting grandparents, adoring aunts and entertaining uncles all find treasures and joy at Peek.

Inspired by classic California architecture, the Peek store design is simple, elegant and kid-friendly. The atmosphere is upbeat, inviting and comfortable, with a residential feel and tone appealing to adults and children alike. It's easy to navigate and explore, as the store is merchandised in vignettes by collection. Walnut picnic tables, a marble-topped cash wrap, stainless steel fixtures and vintage furnishings and decorative elements showcase the clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts. Nostalgic music, inspirational quotes, lifestyle images and jars overflowing with complementary kid-friendly toys and treats, bring the products to life. Come see for yourself and visit one of our Chicagoland locations at Oakbrook Center, Northbrook Court and Damen Avenue.

This is the perfect time to join Peek. Building a talented management and sales team is critical for us. As we expand our reach in new markets, there will be promising opportunities for personal growth and development within the company. From our Headquarters to our store teams, we hire talented, hard-working individuals who are committed to driving business while providing an engaging, genuine customer experience. If you're a sales professional, driven and dedicated to building a business while delivering an engaging high-touch customer experience, please read on…

Peek Kids is actively recruiting an Area Manager to support the successful operations of multiple Peek stores assigned to a geographic area. The Area Manger is responsible for leading and motivating Store Managers to drive sales and increase profitability through the development of high performing teams while simultaneously carrying out the overall business initiatives for our organization.

The scope of work includes management of sales, operations and human resources to ensure maximum productivity and profitability. The Area Manager successfully leads the district through inspiring and directed communication, team building and establishing effective business relationships within the community. Based out of Illinois, the Area Manager will report directly to the Director of Stores.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
• Consistently monitor individual store performance metrics to ensure financial goals are achieved.
• Implement business strategies and sales contests to motivate teams to achieve desired results.
• Network, source and develop store managers to recruit and lead high performing brand ambassadors through coaching and performance management.
• Provide continuous and consistent training on company standards. Ensure each store maintains operational, visual, loss prevention and inventory standards, procedures and programs, as set forth by corporate leadership.
• Rigorous and relentless attitude to train, coach and fully develop your large team to success. Create a selling culture within the store that supports the Peek experience.
• Lead, coach, motivate and inspire your teams through positive, enthusiastic brand representation and proactively present solutions for ongoing challenges.
• Asses store manager performance and provide frequent performance feedback, coaching to opportunities as well as acknowledging successes.
• Create a compelling store environment, in which people aspire to work and customers love to shop.
• Brilliantly execute the Peek experience and expect your team to consistently do the same. Leading by example is a requirement of this position.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
• Minimum 3 years successfully managing multiple stores in a luxury or premium branded retail environment.
• Solid business acumen and analytical skills and can confidently analyze and speak to the store's business.
• Proven leadership skills and strong personal presence.
• Demonstrated success in recruiting, training, revenue generation, and operations.
• Excellent communication, delegation, follow-up, and time-management skills.
• Proven ability to multi-task and direct activities at all levels.
• Excellent communicator with strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Results orientated, driven by metrics and a passion for selling!
• Proficient knowledge of MS Office and POS systems
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays, based on the needs of the business.
• This position is required to travel up to 80% of the time. You must own your own vehicle.

Physical Requirements:
• Lift /carry/move 40 lbs maximum including fixtures and product.
• Requires standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, listening, speaking and visual acuity.
• Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment.

We offer a fun, professional working environment with great benefits for full-time employees that includes:
• Medical and Dental
• Flexible Spending Accounts -- Medical & Dependent Care
• 401(k)
• Generous paid time off (PTO)
• Holiday pay
• Employee discount
• Monthly and Annual Sales Incentives

If we sound like a good fit, we'd love to hear from you! Please send your resume and cover letter to careers @ peekkids . com. To be considered, PLEASE insert Area Manager -- Chicago in the subject line of your email.



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