Georgia Employer REGIONAL MANAGER in Locust Grove, Georgia

OverviewThe Regional Manager is directly accountable for the overall optimal performance and operations of avg., 25 retail outlet stores within their respective region. Accountable for achieving operating results within region (sales, customer service, conversion rate, average transaction size, marketing initiatives, store level operating expenses, shrinkage, and operating profit). Responsible for driving top line sales by overseeing the successful implementation and execution of key merchandising and marketing initiatives. Provides leadership, supervision and fundamental direction for operations to store managers and will interact on a regular basis with all store employees. Must build and maintain collaborative working relationships with all functional areas of the home office, including store operations, merchandising, accounting, inventory management, marketing, and human resources. Responsible for overseeing store openings, closings, expansions and remodels and staffing ther eof. The Regional Manager will communicate with mall management staff, candidates for employment, recruiters, and other key contacts in communities within the region. Strategic, policy and procedure directions are provided by Director, National Sales. The incumbent, however, is expected to execute, implement and oversee all store activities independently and self-supervised.Responsibilities* Achieve regional sales and profit objectives through ongoing monitoring and achievement of key metrics: * Customer conversion rate* Average transaction size* Field Sales Initiative Implementation - Impact 10* Bra fits* Rewards sales and enrollments* Free shipping sales* Expense control* Inventory shrink Percent of time: 20 %* Coordinates with Human Resources to provide sound management and employee relations through the mutual administration of established personnel policies. Writes and reviews performance evaluations and salaries of store management. Recruits store management for new and existing locations as needed. Responsible for ensuring legal and appropriate hiring practices in all stores. Responsible for the optimal staffing in every location Percent of time: 15%* Responsible for ensuring that all merchandising and marketing initiatives and tactics are fully implemented at store level. All stores must be merchandised as per the floor plans and planograms developed by the merchandising department. Regionals must ensure that fixtures and hardware are being used as directed. Assist in planning the interior design of new stores, fixtures, plan-o-grams, merchandise presentation, floor plans. Stores must always maintain the merchandising presented image, look, and ambiance.Percent of time: 15% * Train store personnel to be in compliance with all polices and procedures and Sarbaness-Oxley control requirements. Conduct store audits to ensure compliance of store policies, procedures and Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements. Requires store locations to be in full compliance with HBI's Global Business Practices. Responsible for ensuring that measures are being taken in stores to prevent and detect internal and external theft. Percent of time: 15% * Oversee the implementation of all company-developed training programs for all store personnel. Training is focused on customer sales and service, product knowledge and instilling accountability in all employees. Responsible for ensuring that high levels of customer service are maintained at all times. Training will also encompass store safety, and best practices relating operating efficiencies and productivity. Serves as a liaison between the stores and the consumer to resolve customer service issues.Percent of time: 12.5%* Responsible for all key communications to stores and to the home office to ensure clarity of strategies and action plans and the status thereof. Percent of time: 5%* Work with Inventory Management to ensure appropriate store level in-stock inventories at all times. Recommend products and merchandise tran