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!
As a fun, energetic and dedicated Sales Associate you will be the voice and face of the brand, delivering a best-in-class consumer experience and contributing to an inclusive environment where you are free to be you. As a member of our team, you should have a passion for fashion, be highly organized, hardworking and enjoy working with a team. The Sales Associate is responsible for driving sales, daily operations, merchandising, and loss prevention.
How You Will Make a Difference
What you will do:
You will build sales by demonstrating a customer-centric mindset, utilizing selling behaviors and providing solutions and inspiration through customer interactions with a genuine passion for the brand, the customer and the product. You will ensure product is always available to the customer and is presented in a compelling way that is consistent with visual guidelines and brand standards on the salesfloor and in the stockroom areas.
How you will do it:
By using strong communication skills, you will work collaboratively with your team to achieve store objectives and sales results. You will adhere to policies and procedures, standards and practices and company directives. You will protect company assets and comply with safety, security, and shrink avoidance policies and programs. Report all concerns to management.
What success looks like:
You successfully meet and exceed sales results and business goals by building strong customer relationships to maximize loyalty and continually provide a great consumer experience. You maintain a positive attitude and are flexible to the changing needs of the customer and the business. You model behavior that respects the background, experience and cultural differences of others as part of an inclusive store environment.
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 Experience:•0-1 years preferred but not required
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
•Standing required for entire work shift
•Bend, lift, open, and move product up to 50 pounds (as needed)
What we expect you already know:
Communication skills with the ability to be a team player and flexible in a fast-paced environment.
What we will teach you: We will teach you how to deliver our Brand and product story through elevated customer service and how to meet and exceed sales targets.
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.comand 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