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Shop Manager - Licensed Optician

Retail - California | Arden Fair, Sacramento, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Our Story: Quay was born roadside on the Australian festival circuit, soaking up good vibes + bold style inspired by the unfiltered self-expression of artists + festival-goers. It was there that we began to create cool, affordable sunnies that stand out in the crowd. Today our community is bigger + better than ever, setting our sights on making eyewear to Express Your Selfie. Whether you want to Stay Shady in our sunnies, Practice Safe Specs in our blue light, or get prescription glasses with Serious Specs Appeal, we're here to help you #findyourquays without breaking the bank- styles starting at $55.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

The Licensed Optician - Shop Manager is responsible for the shop’s overall fiscal performance and results. The role drives the business to achieve maximum sales, productivity and profit goals through customer service, operational excellence, leadership, communication, and talent development while supporting the Quay vision and brand. This role is predominantly on the sales floor providing service, interacting with customers and associates.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Achieve the shop’s sales targets by maximizing profits, minimizing costs and managing workforce budgets
  • Deliver excellent customer service by example, ensuring highly visible and effective customer service management
  • Recruit, train, develop, and coach all members of the shop team to ensure high-performance and productivity
  • Demonstrates a respect for diversity and flexes managerial style when working with associates of different skills and responsibilities; maintains a positive and healthy workplace
  • Ensures shop compliance with company policy and procedures, taking a consistent approach with all associates
  • Ensures brand image is presented consistent with visual merchandising and service expectations
  • Minimizes loss by adhering to all loss prevention procedures, stockroom processing and replenishment procedures, and inventory management processes
  • Maintains awareness of market trends in the accessory industry, monitors activity of local competitors

Optical:

  • Fills ophthalmic eyeglass prescriptions
  • Demonstrates expertise in product knowledge during frame selection
  • Skillfully walks through frame selection while considering customer prescription and optical measurements
  • Ensures accuracy when recording optical measurements, performing adjustments and troubleshooting
  • Provides best in class optical services to all Quay customers while meeting State law requirements  
  • Not on the Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) 

Budget Owner:  Yes

Fiscal Accountabilities: Responsible for the Shop’s achievement of sales and KPI targets along with managing the entire shop budget, controlling costs, and driving profitability.


 Key Working Relationships:
This person is required to maintain strong working relationships with the Field Leadership Team, other retail Shop Managers, and the entire Shop team

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience (3 or more in a shop manager role) in a retail environment or related area
  • Current licensure in operating states that require a license or an ABO-certified optician in non-licensing states
  • Not on the Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) 
  • Knowledge of current optical principles and practices
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred
  • Ability to adapt and multi-task in a fast-changing, retail environment
  • Ability to develop, motivate staff and others through strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written), including strong relationship building skills
  • Basic computer skills and software proficiency (MS Word, Excel and Outlook preferred)
  • Open availability and flexibility to work nights, weekends, shop openings and closings according to the needs of the business

Travel Requirements:

10% annual average based on new shop openings and trainings. Minimal travel based on business needs otherwise.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position is based in a retail shop environment and requires standing and walking up to 8 hours per shift
  • Requires stooping and kneeling to process and place merchandise as well as reaching and pulling to obtain or stock merchandise from storage
  • May be required to climb ladder or stepstool in order to stock and/or acquire merchandise for sale
  • Required to lift items weighing 5 to 25 lbs. regularly and in certain circumstances, weights may be higher
  • Required to work an average of 40 hours per week
  • Must be able to perform essential functions (with or without an accommodation) without posing a "direct threat" to the health and safety to self or others

The Company reserves the right to alter, change, abolish and even combine jobs depending upon changing conditions.