Department Manager



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

Company Overview:

KHAITE is a leading fashion brand based in New York City, known for its modern and luxurious designs. With a commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail, we create high-quality clothing and accessories that celebrate individuality and empower our customers to express their unique style.

The Department Manager will have overall daily oversight of sales, staff, merchandise, and customer experience. They will assist in achieving sales objectives by maintaining and achieving high operational and merchandising standards and goals, and by building highly motivated teams and developing associates to the next level.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Meet sales goals set forth by the Corporate Merchandising and SVP, Direct
  • Manage and motivate sales team to provide the highest level of customer service to achieve maximum sales results.
  • Manage the use of all client relationship resources (training tools, client books, etc.) to provide personal assistance to customers
  • Manage and motivate the level of floor supervision to achieve maximum sales results
  • Develop events/incentives that will continue to grow customer base, with particular emphasis placed on building local market

Customer Service:

  • Maintain the highest degree of customer service every day
  • Assist sales associates with various customer service issues
  • Empower associates to make decisions in the best interest of providing good customer service by serving as a proactive mentor and problem solver
  • Ensure positive results on Mystery Shop Scores (yet to come)


  • Effective utilization of POS system and its inventory management functions
  • Partner with logistics and product team to insure appropriate assortment
  • Provide monthly qualitative and quantitative business reports as stipulated by the Corporate Team
  • Maintain good communication with members of corporate office, mall office, repair facility and other stores
  • Administer follow-up and paperwork in an accurate and timely fashion
  • It is the obligation of the Department Manager to be fully trained in current POS systems and to ensure that the staff is proficient as well.
  • Meet inventory accuracy and shrink requirements
  • The Department Manager should be proficient in the general software that is used by the company (Word, Excel, etc.), and request necessary training for self and select staff members
  • Perform other projects, as assigned

RTW Visuals:

  • Partner with the Visual Manager to manage all aspects of the department merchandising standards
  • Determine metro customer profile allowing appropriate reaction to individual trends in business
  • Support the Visual Manager in planning, scheduling and executing an innovative, compelling and well executed visual environment with the express purpose of enhancing the customer’s shopping experience.
  • Review sales frequently, take aggressive action to correct deficiencies and maximize positive sales

Human Resources:

  • Develop and motivate staff through goal setting and regular individual and department meetings
  • Involvement in department’s succession planning by training and developing support personnel to the best of their abilities and/or the next level
  • Recruitment of candidates for all levels within the department with qualifications that meet company standards
  • Supervise personnel and enforce company policies while adhering to proper procedure regarding disciplinary action
  • Identify and develop growth potential of individual staff members
  • Identify individual and team training needs. Create and implement regular training to be followed up with a written report to training manager
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills in dealing with staff, peers, supervisors, and the New York corporate office.

Requirements & Experience:

  • 3+ years experience in a leadership retail setting with emphasis on operations, store management or office administration, preferably in a luxury setting.
  • Computer literate; learn and utilize various software packages
  • College degree or equivalent.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skill. Ability to communicate well with all levels of the business.
  • Computer savvy and ability to work with various computer systems and softwares
  • Able to mediate and negotiate to resolve conflict, able to motivate and build effective teams.
  • Working knowledge of foreign languages a plus

The annual base compensation for this position ranges from $95,000-100,000. The rate of pay offered will be dependent upon the candidates' relevant skills and experience. Other benefits include monthly bonus scheme, medical, dental, vision, FSA, commuter benefits, 401k plan.

KHAITE is an equal opportunity employer. We want to offer an inclusive environment of mutual respect where we welcome diversity and all our employees feel included, developed, and heard. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. KHAITE recruits and recognizes all types of talent and singularities.

Note: This job description does not list all duties of the job. Employees may be asked by management to perform other duties. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.