Assistant Store Manager - Santa Barbara

Job title: Assistant Store Manager

Function: Retail

Location: SeaVees Santa Barbara - California

Job Type: Full-Time/Non-Exempt

To apply for this role, please send your resume and cover letter to 


The role you’d play:

The Assistant Manager at SeaVees is responsible to help the Retail Store Manager lead the retail sales team by for example, forging connections with customers while communicating SeaVees brand story and values through insightful product knowledge and communicating the legendary style and comfort that is found in each show. This role is accountable for performing daily operations, achieving store sales goals, acting as a leader to the store team, helping with store events, and assist with visual standards. They also assist with the responsibilities and duties of the Store Manager as needed.



Responsible for: 

Creating an unforgettable customer experience, leading the business, and ensuring high operational standards are upheld.


· Works with the sales team to ensure each customer receives the best experience possible.

· Takes ownership of the sales floor and sales team to ensure customer experience is the first priority.

· Prepare the fitting rooms, find sizes, and provide honest knowledgeable feedback to customers regarding merchandise style and fit.

· Forge lasting relationships with customers by engaging with them about product details, new product and replenishment and invite them to upcoming events.

· Be knowledgeable on what’s new and what’s selling well and shares with both the customer and team.

· Leads the team on the day-to-day operations of the store when the Store Manager is not in.

· Motivates the sales team and achieves sales goals in a team-based commission environment.

· Seek new product knowledge in the broader fashion landscape specifically to serve as an expert for the customer.

· Leads the team in the completion of projects while keeping the focus on customer experience.

· Communicating inventory needs to support the business goal.

· Assists the Store team in the processing of all shipments of product, as well as inventory management.

· Works with Retail Store Manager on daily maintenance, sales strategy, community and team management to ensure the business runs smoothly and successfully.

· Leads the team in daily maintenance of the store including restocking product, maintaining visual merchandising and cleaning.

· Utilizes the utmost responsibility, attention to protocol and safety standards in closing/opening the store daily.

· Under the guidance of the Retail Store Manager, encourages employees to give 100%, adhere to punctuality and role responsibilities at all times.

· Completes weekly manual restock and sends report to inventory management.

· Completes weekly cycle counts, or as often as needed.

· Assists in processing weekly shipments.

· Ensures all store supplies are stocked and communicates needs on a monthly basis.

· Processes all online returns and defective products as needed and ships to the warehouse.

· Ensures all restock and destock is handled on a daily basis.

· Assists in keeping the backroom clean and bins organized.

· Manages the mannequin refresh and checking one offs.

· Ensures all merchandising standards are happening on the floor.

· Partner with Store Manager to ensure that each associate is fully trained in their position.

· Uphold the company dress code for store associates.

· Partner with the Store Manager to handle all personnel issues.

· Assisting in the training of all staff to ensure that they maintain a high level of product knowledge.

· Participate in store events.

· Assist Store Manager with events and planning to host store events.


The must haves:

· Available morning and/or evening, work 8 hour shifts, 5 days/week, available at least 1 weekend day.

· Must be a leader in punctuality and attendance, adhering to scheduled shifts.

· Ability to develop relationships with customers and colleagues.

· A customer service expert, creates experiences and develops relationships with customers, embraces the social aspect of sales and the ability to positively and proactively handle customer concerns.

· Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

· Ability to quickly learn new procedures and processes.

· Strong organizational skills and follow through skills.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

· High level of ownership, accountability and initiative.

· Eager to develop new skills and responsive to feedback.

· Store and team management, as well as experience in retail.

· Customer-obsessed with a strong floor presence and a passion for footwear.

· Alignment with SeaVees mission and team values, including a growth mindset, general scrappiness, and an adventurous spirit.

· Uphold high standards of customer service.

· Detail-oriented with excellent written, oral, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills.

· Ability to effectively communicate strategies, goals, guidelines, and feedback across multiple departments.

· Strong leadership skills and ability to coach, motivate and inspire our store team(s).

· Strong attention to detail and high organizational and project management skills.

· Thrives working independently in a fast-paced environment.

· Strong merchandising skills with the ability to translate our online commerce to a store setting.

· Able to lead in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.

· Some experience with retail POS/inventory control systems, experience with Shopify and Microsoft Office is a plus.

· Maintain positive team morale.

· Maintain composure and professionalism under pressure while meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.

· Regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear.

· Frequently required to use hand to find, handle, or feel objects, reach with hands and arms

· Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



Needs to be:

· Ability to learn and apply new knowledge to various situations.

· Ability to translate policy and procedure within the team.

· Strong communication, planning and organization skills.

· Ability to operate flexibly in a fast moving and demanding environment where strong team player attributes are essential.

· Proactive problem solver with strong numeracy and literacy skills.

· Commercially focused with strong selling skills, delivered through excellent customer service.

· Customer driven.


To apply for this role, please send your resume and cover letter to