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Famous Footwear Full Time Assistance Manager

Famous Footwear



Assistant Store Manager – Famous Footwear

At Famous Footwear, we believe everyone deserves to feel a little famous. To us, famous isn’t about standing out in the crowd. It’s about feeling good where you stand right now. Famous Footwear is your place for athletic, fashion and casual shoes for the whole family from hundreds of name brands.

As a full-time Assistant Store Manager, you are passionate about providing the best shoe store experience for the whole family through customer engagement. You do this by acting in the role of the store leader in the absence of the Store Manager. You are a people leader, developing your ability to motivate a team to achieve sales targets and growth goals. Through personal demonstration, training, and development, you support an in-store culture where customers say, “I’ll take it” and are loyal to your store, our brands, and our company. You are enthusiastic about the product and presentation of your store, staying up to date on trends, and supporting the education of the store team to do the same. Most importantly, you LOVE shoes, and regardless of your style, you help every person who enters your store experience a little bit of that Famous Feeling.


What You’ll be Doing


  • Inspire the Customer Connection: You’ll inspire associates with integrity and drive, fostering a culture of caring and camaraderie focused on customer relationships, operational excellence, and flawless delivery of both. To help your team be their best, you infuse coaching moments for the selling behaviors behind our Customer Connection.
  • Champion Talent Discovery: You’ll be enthusiastic and proactive about seeking out and networking with exceptional external talent, knowing that each hire has the potential to elevate the store’s sales growth. Collaborate with the Store Manager to interview and hire individuals passionate about creating top-notch customer experiences driven by attentiveness to service and determination to sell.
  • Ace Retail Operations & Support Staffing Levels: You’ll know retail operational fundamentals like the back of your hand and put in the work so the store runs like a tightly laced sneaker. From pricing to shipping processing and inventory, you’ve got daily operations dialed in, leveraging our store standards as the framework of success to keep our famous styles easily shoppable. You’ll support staffing levels set by the Store Manager considering Associate availability, peak days, and seasonal hiring needs.
  • Leverage Insights to Deliver Results: Taking accountability for your goals and their impact on your location’s overall performance, you’ll bring your best to each day. Drive sales with purpose and determination to achieve goals and, in partnership with the Store Manager, apply insights and observations to continually improve results. Every shoe sale counts!
  • Be a Culture Builder: You’ll support a work and team environment where diversity and inclusivity are valued as our team superpower, ensuring each associate feels included and respected. Maintain and encourage a positive and proactive mindset, even in the face of challenges, you’re the type of person who leads by example and uplifts and supports others. Your elevated level of engagement will be a tool to increase retention and improve Associate effort and performance.
  • Be our Store Manager’s Right Hand. When the Store Manager is away, you will step into their shoes, further developing and refining your already strong people leadership and store management skillset. Your high standards will keep you sticking to policies and ensure compliance of all company programs through training, ongoing development, and consistent inspection and follow-up. Accurately assess strengths and opportunities of team to develop internal talent in partnership with the Store Manager.

Essential Functions: Other responsibilities may be performed as needed to ensure the needs of the business are met.


Perks You’ll Enjoy!

  • Our Shoe Discounts. No matter your style, we’ve got your perfect fit covered with a 30% Associate Discount at Famous Footwear and across our Caleres brands including Sam Edelman, Naturalizer, Dr. Scholls, Vionic, Allen Edmonds & more.
  • Career Development and Learning Opportunities. We provide education assistance of up to $7500 per year for full-time associates and provide opportunities for associates who want to grow their careers at our corporate offices.
  • Relaxed Dress Code & Small Team Environment. You will be a valued member in a supportive and hands-on setting. Our relaxed dress code policy lets you showcase your authentic self while you work.
  • Daily Access to Pay. Love an early pay day? Get paid as you earn (without the fees) with Dayforce Wallet
  • Ease of Transferring Locations. We have over 850 store locations you can easily transfer within.
  • Employee Assistance Programs. Receive 24/7 access to a comprehensive suite of individual support options, including emotional support, work-life solutions, legal guidance, financial resources and more, via online & phone.
  • Benefit Offerings: PTO, Health, and Retirement for eligible full-time associates. To learn more details about our Total Rewards program, visit www.yourcaleres.com.


Preferred Qualifications & Education:

  • Has a High School Diploma/GED.
  • Has at least 1 year of sales experience (retail sales preferred).
  • Demonstrates experience in interviewing, hiring, and training people.
  • Exhibits an ability to lead, manage, motivate, and communicate positively with store Associates at all levels.
  • Displays ability to train, coach and develop Associates to provide an engaging customer experience and execute operational tasks.
  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion partnering with Store Sales Manager, as needed.
  • Demonstrates strong cognitive skills, including problem solving analysis, decision making, and financial and quantitative analysis.
  • Has advanced working knowledge of general retail practices and procedures.
  • Can work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including holidays, nights, weekends, and extended hours.
  • Has basic computer skills.


Physical Requirements and/or Environment:

  • Ability to regularly lift up to 40 lbs. from floor level to above shoulder height utilizing appropriate equipment and safety techniques.
  • Ability to meet demands of frequent walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing, pushing, pulling, and repetitive lifting.
  • Ability to be mobile on the sales floor for extended periods of time.
  • At least 1+ years of Sales Experience required, preferably retail sales
  • Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the general retail practices and procedures, essential for maintaining seamless operations.
  • Experienced as a team leader, bringing the energy and enthusiasm needed to lead, motivate and communicate effectively with associates to achieve goals together.
  • Brings valuable experience in interviewing, hiring, and training teams, showcasing a knack for identifying and nurturing talent.
  • Excels in mentoring and training associates on both selling techniques and operational processes, ensuring a well-rounded and high-performing team.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule includes holidays, nights, weekends, and extended hours.

Famous Footwear is part of Caleres Inc., a diverse portfolio of 15 global footwear brands including Sam Edelman, Naturalizer, Vionic, Dr. Scholl’s, Allen Edmonds, and many more. Caleres’ legacy includes more than 140-years of craftsmanship, a passion for fit and business savvy, with a mission to continue to inspire people to feel good…feet first.

Caleres is an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice. We believe our company should be as diverse as the consumers we serve. We seek and engage talented individuals from all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, lifestyles, and belief systems.

Caleres and Famous Footwear are invested in our Associates. We regularly review our pay matrices and update appropriately based on need. Starting pay is determined by several factors, including relevant skills, qualifications, and experience. The actual pay rate will equal or exceed the required minimum wage applicable to the job location. Please visit yourcaleres.com to review all associated benefits.