General Manager

Kansas City

Country Club Plaza
422 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112

Reports To: VP of Retail


The purpose of this position is to supervise the staff, oversee all sales, and manage operations for an individual location.


Customer Service

  • Leads by example by providing quality customer service
  • Coaches the team on discretionary services and clienteling
  • Acts in the best interest of the customer
  • Delivers above and beyond service
  • Drive store volume and enhance customer experience with a focus on education.
  • Greet customers in a timely professional and engaging manner.
  • Incorporate product knowledge in the selling process.
  • Demonstrate ownership, accountability and initiative.
  • Handle any customer service issues in a positive manner; consistently follow up on sales and customer service issues.
  • Ensure the security and privacy of all customer information.
  • Promote brand by informing customers of clients of any sales or upcoming events.
  • Work with Retail Director to plan and implement in store events and promotions.


  • Delivers performance counseling
  • Provides timely and constructive feedback to associates.
  • Receives feedback in an open and receptive manner.
  • Takes ownership of self development.
  • Drive store volume and enhance customer experience with a focus on education.
  • Consistently seek new trend and product knowledge.
  • Conduct product knowledge and sales training seminars regularly.


  • Actively manage clienteling by monitoring each Sales Associate’s client book and making
  • suggestions on client development and retention.
  • Able to identify talent and develop others
  • Can self assess and course correct.
  • Receptive to feedback and able to modify as necessary.
  • Trains the Standard way of Excellence and holds team accountable to the Standard Way of Excellence.
  • Develops and executes strategies to drive business and comp LY sales.
  • Operates business profitably and minimize potential for loss
  • Utilizes sound systems and routines to maximize payroll efficiency.
  • Ensure individual store goal is met and customer service remains paramount; this includes full Profit and Loss responsibility, overseeing controllable expenses, and suggesting cost saving measures.


  • Prioritizes workload to maximize efficiency and minimize impact on customer experience.
  • Seeks creative solutions to challenges.
  • Maintains a healthy work environment for team.
  • Interfaces with all levels of management and associates in a manner that promotes learning and mutual respect
  • Oversee stock including monitoring transfers and holds and ensuring proper SKU levels.
  • Conduct weekly team meetings in store and individual one-on-ones with team members regularly.
  • Conduct 90 day and Year End Employee Review and provide feedback to Retail Director.
  • Monitor individual employee’s objectives and progress to ensure success throughout the year.
  • Delegate general housekeeping duties.
  • Support Retail Director in participating in weekly / monthly meetings.
  • Make qualified and quantified suggestions for the buy in consultation with the General Manager.
  • Create weekly schedules for the Sales Associates and Assistant Store Manager to be approved by the Retail Director.
  • Work with the Buyer and Retail Director for OTB and assist in ordering responsibilities for individual location
  • Foster Teamwork and Develop Partnerships
  • Build positive team relationships.
  • Ensures a positive work environment through recognition and motivation
  • Resolves personnel concerns fairly and in a timely fashion.
  • Serves as a business partner to Visual Merchandise Manager, Retail Director and Owners and supports new initiatives.
  • Interfaces with all levels of management and associates in a manner that promotes learning and mutual respect
  • Build positive team relationships.
  • Document any employee issues and report them to Retail Director


  • BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform essential functions of the job.
  • 5+ years retail management experience.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in order to relay product knowledge and services.
  • Strong eye for fashion.
  • Ability to perform effective selling techniques to achieve sale and repeat business.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Effective management skills.
  • Retail math knowledge.
  • Physical requirements: lift /carry/move 40 lbs minimum including fixtures and Product.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including holidays, overnights, weekends…
  • Ability to actively supervise the sales floor.
  • Advanced knowledge of the contemporary market.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent leadership experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Clienteleing experience.
  • Computer literate.
  • Retail Pro experience or similar POS system knowledge a plus.

Baldwin Denim and Collection and STANDARD STYLE was founded by Matt Baldwin owner, designer and CEO. After receiving a degree in Apparel Manufacturing from FIDM in Los Angeles, Matt Baldwin continued to solidify his academic experience by working with various brands while also honing his own design skills. After moving back to the Midwest, he founded STANDARD STYLE in 2003, men’s and women’s multi-brand specialty retail business with two brick and mortar locations in Kansas City and in 2009, Baldwin denim and collection.

In December of 2013, GQ Magazine named Matt Baldwin one of the Best New Menswear Designers in America. With a keen focus on authenticity, functionality and a strong attention to detail and inclusiveness, Matt continues to expand the BALDWIN brand while maintaining a sense of ease and appreciation for modern relevant design rooted in the grit and grace of the American Midwest. In 2015 Matt was selected as a top 10 finalist in the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund where he competed through an Amazon studios documentation of five months of design challenges and mentorship by Anna Wintour and the fashion industry’s top industry talent. BALDWIN emerged as one of the top brands to watch globally. Amazon will air the docuseries in February 2016.

We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.

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