“The product is fun and lets me flex my creative muscles every season, but the best part of working here honestly, is the team. The people I work with are amazing, and that counts for a lot in the design industry!”

Sean, Designer

Temporary Assistant Manager (PT) - Gymboree
in CA - Mission Viejo

Job Description

Original. Optimistic. Unexpected. These are just a few of the ways we have described ourselves at Gymboree. We have been known for encouraging every child’s creative and independent spirit so they can start to discover who they want to be. This will always be at the heart of who we are and how we will be remembered.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced person who enjoys fashion and can ensure daily operations are executed to meet the needs of our current business until we close our doors. More about our current business environment can be seen on our website (see About Us >> Gymboree Group Restructuring).

What You’ll Do

As a temporary Aaistant Manager, you lead with positivity, professionalism and enthusiasm. You are looked to for direction, communication, execution and feedback. You are responsible for maintaining a store environment focused on a neat, clean, organized, effectively merchandised Sales floor and to provide a convenient shopping experience for everyone.

Our Assistant Manager Candidate

  • Is a positive role model for the team
  • Maintains a professional atmosphere
  • Demonstrates ownership of store activities and is accountable for execution of company direction
  • Implements merchandising strategies to drive sales
  • Partners with the store team to implement and maintain store standards
  • Embraces the complexity of the business and knows how to get things done
  • Comfortable with change and uncertainty
  • Recognizes team progress and reinforces positive behaviors

Job Requirements

What You’ll Bring

  • A dedication to a professional retail environment
  • 1-2 years Specialty retail sales background with supervisory experience
  • Experience working with children (preferred)
  • Experience implementing merchandising moves
  • Proven ability to manage people and tasks
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced sales floor
  • Availability to work when needed, including nights, weekends and holidays

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Exceptional customer service mindset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Optimistic problem-solving skills
  • Hard working, reliable and trustworthy

Why You’ll Love Working With Us - even if it’s only temporary!

  • The Product—so good, you’ll be using your employee discount more than you probably should
  • The People—ask anyone who works here…we have incredible people on our team

More About Us

Gymboree Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer, who has operated stores with high-quality clothes and accessories for children since our start in 1976. Although we will closing our stores in the coming months, we have always believed that respect for the customer, respect for the brand, and respect for each other are at the core of us.

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244 Shops at Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA  92691

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