Job Posting for Wireless Manager (Military Channel) at Wireless Advocates
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a leading provider of wireless products and services both online and in over 600 retail locations nationwide. Together with the top wireless carriers (Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint) and OEM's (Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola), our expert team of wireless professionals are here to help people connect.
Wireless Advocates operates retail kiosks and online sales activities for our retail partners: Costco Wholesale, Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), and Navy Exchange (NEX). Wireless Advocates is proud of our relationships with partners in building successful wireless operations within their stores. Our private label sales kiosks integrate effortlessly into retail environments, delivering customers a great experience.
As a Wireless Manager, you’ll own a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk in our Military channel, serving US armed forces personnel and their dependents. You’ll work closely with your team to deliver outstanding sales results (both on a personal and team level), operational excellence and an exceptional member experience. From driving daily sales performance to meeting operational standards, you’ll identify areas for improvement and, working with your District Manager and HR Business Partner as necessary, respond quickly to close the gaps. And, with the same focus, you’ll celebrate success to reinforce your team’s effort and accomplishments.
This is an exciting opportunity in a blue-chip retail space that is primed for massive growth with manufacturers rolling out their 5G devices later this year. We hold a unique advantage in that we're able to offer all of the latest devices and plans from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. These roles come with full benefits and excellent pay - with base, bonus and commissions, our managers are averaging $20/hr and our top performers are averaging $27/hr and higher.
Are You The Right Type of Leader?
You are the type of manager who others want to work for. You exhibit high levels of professionalism, set a good example with your own behavior and hold team members accountable for doing the same. You take pride in a well-maintained location and in providing exceptional member service. You establish and maintain effective working relationships with your team, peers, manager and base personnel. You communicate expectations and hold your team members accountable.
Responsibilities: Manages the successful operation of a Wireless Advocates-branded kiosk within the base exchange with employees. The Wireless Manager is responsible for recruiting new team members as necessary and ensuring that the location is properly staffed at all times. The Wireless Manager is also responsible for achieving personal and team sales/profit contribution goals and meeting all operational standards, including staff training and development, employee engagement and retention, customer experience, loss prevention, safety, kiosk maintenance and team professionalism. Since this is a retail position, the Wireless Manager is expected to work all required shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Models appropriate, professional behavior consistent with the company’s guiding principles and key tenets and holds team members accountable for the same
Communicates all relevant information in a timely manner (i.e. promotions, inventory, etc.)
Ensures all sales, operational and other SOPs standards are met and that all applicable SOPS are consistently executed
Maintains an engaging work environment for our employees and the members we serve through effective coaching and critical conversations
Communicates relevant information to team members in a timely and effective manner, including holding daily sales huddles
Proactively identifies and addresses performance gaps
Develops and maintains effective working relationships with carrier reps and general management
Responds timely to customers, company employees and host store personnel, and ensures team members do the same; swiftly addresses member escalations
Consistently meets or exceeds sales and performance expectations in each location, including personal and team sales goals
Ensures consistent execution of the company's GUESTS sales process by self and team members
Utilizes available reports/metrics to monitor performance and build individual development plans
Holds team members accountable to all performance standards, minimizing or eliminating performance gaps with a sense of urgency, and partners with his/her District Manager and/or HR business partner as appropriate
Ensures that the kiosk is clean and well-maintained at all times, that all pricing is current and accurate, that all POP is timely and accurately displayed and all required display fixtures are operable
Enforces safety procedures
Consistently meets or exceeds, and holds team accountable for meeting or exceeding, all operational standards
Quality of Sale
Adherence to published work schedules, meal breaks and timekeeping
Safety and Training compliance
Recruiting and Scheduling
In partnership with District Manager, recruits new team members consistent with core headcount budget to maintain a fully staffed kiosk
Writes compliant schedules for team members
Ensures adequate coverage in order to prevent unstaffed locations
2+ years of experience working in a retail and/or customer service environment and at least 1 year managing others (commission sales experience a plus)
Established reputation for honest/ethical leadership and leading by example
Is customer obsessed
Effective organizational and time management skills; strong attention to detail
Ability to hold team members accountable, have crucial conversations and uphold company policies and operating procedures
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Skilled at problem-solving and conflict resolution
Well-developed ability to make sound decisions
Strong knowledge of common business applications (Web browsers, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, etc.)
Ability to work a flexible schedule including varied shifts that include evenings, weekends and holidays
Attracts top talent
We’ve Got You Covered!
At Wireless Advocates, we are committed to providing our team with the support and resources to succeed in their career, as well as exceptional benefits for a healthy work-life balance.
Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
Retirement Savings including 401(k) with company match
Paid Vacation Time
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
Employee Assistance Program 100% company paid
Life Insurance Policy 100% company paid
Flexible Spending Accounts
Wireless Advocates is an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and support diversity in the workplace.