Today, it is a global lifestyle brand that designs extraordinary things for the everyday, delivering seasonal collections of handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, home décor, and more. Known for its rich heritage and unique brand DNA, Kate Spade New York offers a distinctive point of view and celebrates communities of women around the globe who live their perfectly imperfect lifestyles. essential duties and responsibilitiesclient & service expert:Greeting and assisting customers on the sales floor, ensuring exemplary customer service by delivering the ultimate kate spade experiencebuilding brand equity:understand and communicate the kate spade aesthetic, brand philosophy and lifestyle to the customeroperational excellence:replenish merchandise on the sales floor; ensure selling floor is stocked throughout the dayexecute operational tasks as per company directivesadhere to and apply visual directives, ensure that store standards are executed dailybe knowledgeable of stock including quantity, how many units are on hand, what is selling and what is notback of the house and front of house stock organizationphysical and scheduling requirements:must be available to work store schedule, as needed, including evenings, weekends, holidaysstanding for extended periods of timeable to safely lift boxes up to 60 poundscomfortable climbing laddersskills and abilities required:proactive ability to multi-task and prioritizestrong communication and interpersonal skillsdemonstrate interest and ability to work as part of a teamQualificationseducation and experience required:minimum 1 to 2 year experience in a retail industry, professional selling experience preferredhigh school degree preferred Our Competencies for All EmployeesCourage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.Our Competencies for All People ManagersStrategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team. 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