Kipling Sales Lead (Livermore, Livermore, CA)
Join the Kipling Family
Kipling established itself as a global handbag brand by embodying a carefree spirit and
pioneering the use of its signature crinkle nylon in expressive colors and patterns. Today, Kipling is
sold in more than 80 countries internationally, and is a global leader in selling quality, durable
bags designed for everyone.
Kipling fosters a culture where everyone is welcome. We pride ourselves in creating an
environment that recognizes and celebrates differences. We put our people first. We always
have and we always will.
Live.Light is our mantra, and it supports a positive outlook on life. It is about being true to yourself.
It is living an organized and lighter life both mentally and physically, where less is more. It’s about
looking on the bright side, seeing the glass half full, and radiating optimism.
We strive to Live.Light each and every day, and we’d love for you to join us!
The Sales Lead supports the Store Manager with the execution of daily business, customer
engagement, store operations, team coaching, and merchandising standards in the store. As
part of the leadership team and under supervision of Store Manager, you have a key role to
supervise store staff and ensure the highest level of customer engagement and sales results are
achieved. You contribute to promoting a positive work environment that ensures both internal
and external customer satisfaction while maximizing productivity and profitability. This position is
a key-carrying role and may assume responsibility for the store in the absence of another
manager, determined by the needs of the business.
How You Will Make a Difference
What you will do:
Assist in maximizing and achieving store sales goals and monitoring sales progress against key
targets. You inspire a consumer centric mindset within the store, and model selling behaviors
through genuine interactions with consumers. Under the direction of the Store Manager, assist in
supervising and coaching a high-performing team and provide sales-related feedback. You
ensure all company and store policies, and procedures, are followed and delegate tasks to
associates as needed to maintain operational excellence.
How you will do it:
You lead an environment of productivity by leading the customer engagement on the salesfloor
and providing coaching and feedback to associates around customer engagement. Assist in
executing the management of labor and payroll expenses to maximize sales and productivity
under the direction of the Store Manager. You report concerns directly to the Store Manager
What success looks like:
You and the team successfully meet and exceed sales results and business goals. You lead by
example, promote an inclusive store environment, and contribute to great consumer
experiences in all situations.
Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity
As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging
based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and
maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring
their authentic selves to work every day.
Skills for Success
Years of Related Professional/Retail Management Experience:
• 1+ years
Educational Position Requirements:
• A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.
• Standing required for entire work shift
• Bend, lift, open, and move product up to 50 pounds (as needed)
What we expect you already know: Ability to meet business goals by driving results through store teams, how to coach and motivate a team to excel at sales & profit results, proven communication skills, being solution oriented and ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment.
What we will teach you: How to continually develop and lead a customer centric mindset and team, how to elevate your ability to coach to meet and exceed sales goals, and how to lead and work as a part of a successful leadership team.
VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Preserve.
What’s in it For You
We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.
Our Parent Company, VF Corporation
VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com
We just have one question. Are you in?
Pay Range:$16.80 USD - $25.20 USD per hour
Minimum Start Rate:$19.25
This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include a retail store incentive plan, retail sales incentive, or retail commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.
Benefits at VF Corporation:
This position is a part-time or limited time position (i.e., internship) and is not eligible for all of the benefits plans offered at VF Corporation. There are some benefits the company offers that this position can participate in. You can review a general overview of the benefits provided at VF by visiting www.MyVFbenefits.com and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on the benefits options you qualify for will be provided upon hire.
Please note, our pay ranges are determined and built from market pay data. Although all positions have a pay range based upon market data, this position has a minimum starting rate that is listed above. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.R-20230822-0089