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Assistant Store Manager (Rideau- Ottawa)

Knix Wear

Knix Wear

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024
Knix is an award winning direct to consumer intimate apparel brand that is re-inventing intimates for real life. Through our innovative products and our engaged community, we are empowering people everywhere to be unapologetically free. Launched in 2013, we are one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and globally recognized as an innovator within the apparel space. With stores across North America and over 2 million customers, we are revolutionizing the retail industry with our best-in-class customer experience and products. Come join us if you are looking for a purpose driven and authentic career!
We are looking for an Assistant Store Manager who can help build, lead, and develop a team of associates in partnership with the Store Manager to create an inclusive environment for customers as they explore the store and Knix’s product line. Actively listening to client needs and preferences, you lead your team in delivering exceptional customer experience from the moment our guests enter the store. You are passionate about coaching and developing a team across all business areas, including but not limited to sales + service; product knowledge + brand history and operational excellence, including day-to-day operations, visuals, and merchandising; and more. You know your customers + community and have experience in building a sense of community, engaging new customers, and continuing to drive results.
Please note this is a Full-time Contract position
Knix Store Location: 50 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7 (Rideau Centre)

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive Pay- Base Salary plus Bonus, with performance based pay increases.
  • Health- Health benefits program that starts on your first day, and access to a mental health & wellness platform that offers therapy and coaching sessions
  • Family- A Parental Leave Top-Up Program up to 80% of your salary
  • Savings and Retirement- Company GRSP Program that matches up to (3%) of your pay
  • Work Environment- A one-of-a-kind culture that is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace where all our team members can bring their whole selves to work
  • Product Discount- Generous employee discounts that offer up to 50% on your favourite Knix products
  • Career Advancement- Monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual awards and recognition and the opportunity to advance in your career - We are growing FAST!

About You:

  • You have a pulse on what Knix customers want and know how to attract, engage, and delight them throughout the client experience
  • You thrive in a dynamic environment and have the ability to think on your feet
  • You understand what we all experience in fitting rooms and are a natural at making others feel comfortable
  • You’re a people-first leader who empowers + engages their team to drive business results
  • You’re passionate about our customers and inspired by Knix and our mission.

The Opportunity:

  • Coach and develop your team, ensure you are promoting a positive and fun working environment that drives financial results
  • Help manage business aspects of the shop including P&L ownership and sales planning
  • Support the store manager with hiring, training and developing an exceptional team
  • Open and close the store, consistently meeting Knix standards
  • Report on daily store targets
  • Create a comfortable and uplifting end-to-end experience for all Knix customers
  • Stay knowledgeable on our growing product assortment – and wear it, too!
  • Ensure all products are merchandised effectively to reflect our brand and drive sales
  • Handle any issues or opportunities that arise accurately and confidently
  • Continually work to improve cleanliness, set-up and organization in all areas of the store


  • Previous experience in a retail lead/management role leading a similar size team and/or store volume.
  • Ability to lead your team to drive business results and deliver excellence in the customer experience.
  • Proven experience recruiting, developing, and retaining a high-performing team consistently meeting and exceeding store KPIs.
  • Experience planning + executing community events both in-store and out-of-store is an asset.
  • Open availability to ensure business needs are met, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have the necessary work authorization to be legally employed in Canada and be 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to lift and handle packages weighing up to 25lbs
  • Ability to move efficiently through the store for long periods of time and as needed for an entire shift.
How we Hire
Our people are what make Knix, Knix! Our people are passionate and have a strong belief in our mission. Our people are naturally curious and ambitious by nature. Employees feel respected and supported at Knix. We take an inclusive and equitable approach offering the same interview experience to every candidate we meet with. Knix is an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate everyone and their intersecting identities. We know and believe that diverse and inclusive teams empower us to make better decisions and inspire innovation so that we can better serve our customers and community. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply.