New York & Company

Assistant Manager

Jobs Description

The Assistant Manager (AM) ensures the service and selling environment within the store is fun and engaging for customers at all times. The AM is responsible for one or more of the following functions within the store: Sales/Credit, Talent, Customer and/or Operations.

Areas of Responsibility


• Demonstrate a high-level of business acumen and modify and execute in-store business strategies to drive sales results and achieve individual and store goals in line with Company initiatives; use company reports to analyze business results

• Implement plans/directions/schedules and act with a sense of urgency to meet the changing priorities, store needs and demands of the business

• Effectively promote all Brand Initiatives (Credit, Reward, Email Capture, etc.) and achieve all personal goals

• Hold the team accountable for performance in partnership with the Store Manager to improve key metrics and drive sales


• Implement the talent strategy to develop a high-performing and engaged team accountable for store results

• Ensure talent is properly on-boarded and adequately trained; provide the team with in-the-moment feedback and coaching on selling behaviors, customer service, operational tasks and merchandising

• Support the ongoing development of the team including identifying and resolving performance issues and policy violations, in partnership with the Store Manager

• Network, recruit, interview and hire for open positions at all levels and build a bench of talent


• Create a store culture that is committed to exceeding customer’s expectations and delivering the highest level of customer service at all times

• Communicate customer feedback, best sellers, business trends and recommendations to the Store Manager

• Apply fashion knowledge to make product recommendations and style customers on the sales floor and in the fitting room

• Balance customers and tasks simultaneously using good judgment and teamwork


• Support compliance with all Company policies and procedures, including the New York & Company Code of Business Conduct and Loss Prevention policies

• Orchestrate proper floor coverage to maximize store volume

• Ensure that the sales floor is full, sized, organized and clean

• Process shipment and replenish the sales floor as needed

• Perform transactions which may include ringing at the Sales & Services desk

• Implement strategies to achieve store shrink goals in partnership with the Store Manager

• Supervise the maintenance of store safety standards and identify and resolve store maintenance issues

• Oversee merchandise standards to maximize sales within the store and escalate issues accordingly

• Guide the execution of the visual presentation, direction and updates

• Monitor payroll and all other controllable expenses in partnership with the Store Manager

Education / Experience Requirements

• Minimum of 2 years of retail management experience

• Physical ability to be on the sales floor for extended periods of time, and to move and handle merchandise and fixtures throughout the store which may entail lifting, and perform all functions as set forth above

• Ability to work varied hours/days, including nights, weekends and holidays, based on business needs

• Strong leadership presence, fashionable, passionate, acts with integrity, driven, accountable and a team player

• Demonstrated track record of success in sales/credit generation, talent management, customer service, operations and merchandising

• Minimal travel required


• High School Diploma or GED required; BA/BS degree preferred

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and 
responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.