Assistant Operations lead

Job Locations US-CA-Lakewood
Requisition ID 2023-25844
Category (Portal Searching)
Store Associate


This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose – We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression – speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives.


Today, we are reimagining our retail and outlet stores with a spirit of hospitality so everyone who walks through our doors has a positive experience and leaves wanting to be a part of Generation Express. We call our stores ‘Style Studios’ and our sales associate teams ‘Style Squads’ – and they are the most important part of our transformation. Our culture is defined by three values – Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success – and we invite you to join us and help build, activate and amplify the Express styling community.


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Reporting to the Studio Manager, the Operations Leader and is jointly responsible for ensuring consistently positive customer experiences through the precise execution of the merchandise flow process and ensuring product is available, sized, and properly displayed. In this way the Operations Leader delivers on the Express brand purpose (We Create Confidence.  We Inspire Self-Expression.). Success as an Operations Leader will be determined by the aforementioned as well as ensuring and delivers productivity and performance against key metrics.


Key Responsibilities

  • Foster a positive and uplifting work environment that generates a high level of morale
  • Develop Operations squad members
  • Share information on product, promotions, and loyalty programs
  • Lead the processing of fulfillment transactions quickly and accurately to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Ensure operational standards in stockroom organization are followed
  • Engage with customers as needed on the sales floor with locating product and/or online orders
  • Set and achieve the highest standards in retail execution by focusing on all key operational targets
  • Lead all customer facing support functions including check-out, BOPIS and product search
  • Process shipping and receiving orders according to Express time and efficiency standards
  • Lead Replenishment of product utilizing the MPOS Replenishment APP
  • Processes freight and sensors product
  • Lead the maintenance of a clean and organized stockroom to ensure safe and efficient merchandise processing from stockroom to floor
  • Lead product pricing and markdowns


Essential Qualifications

  • High school or equivalent education
  • Years of Experience: Three to five years in a similar or relevant position
  • Willing and able to meet defined availability criteria including nights, weekends and non-business hours
  • Proficient in use of retail technology such as iPads and registers


Preferred Qualifications (skills and abilities)

  • Hospitality mindset with a genuine desire to create positive and memorable customer experiences
  • Ability to explain and model how excellent customer experiences are created
  • Strong supervisory and communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Brand ambassador mentality
  • Competitive spirit




As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies:  Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies.In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition,Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.


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