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Macy’s, Store Management Executive Development Program, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Schedule ID 587

Wed, October 7, 2015

Explore this position and apply via your BTT Gateway account, schedule ID 587

Think outside the cubicle and embark upon a journey to become a professional who is one part business consultant, one part relationship guru, and 100% leader. The Store Management Executive Development Program is designed to put you in the driver seat of your own business, strengthen your ability to affect change, and teach you how to lead a talented team of individuals toward success.  

Invest in a career with a company committed to diversity & inclusivity, giving back to the community, integrity, and—most importantly—developing its people. From bricks to clicks and coast to coast, Macy’s Inc. is reinventing the customer experience, and it all starts with the measurable impact you make each day through your team. We also offer a host of industry-competitive benefits, including a generous discount, healthy-living incentives, and a tuition assistance program. 

Training & Mentorship 
Professional development begins on day one with a combination of structured, hands-on, and classroom-style learning. During the first phase of the program, you will spend eight weeks paired with a hand-picked mentor who will model leadership best-practices and help you grow through continuous constructive feedback. You’ll spend the next 4 to 9 weeks in a transitional assignment, testing and fine-tuning your management skills on a small scale. Once you are placed in your first Sales Manager role, you will continue to learn every day as you work through problems and projects, and supplemental learning courses are always just clicks away via our virtual Talent Center. 

A Measurable Impact 
As a Manager, you will coach and develop a team of approximately 10 to 20 associates, helping to create a customer-focused selling environment. You’ll have the opportunity to drive sales & profit through a range of different activities, and you’ll always know where you stand with a personalized Scorecard Performance Report. Some of the key responsibilities include: hiring & developing talent, helping to run the daily operation of our stores, and empowering your team to deliver on our customer service promise. You will also analyze trends and collaborate with business partners to influence merchandise selections that better meet our customers’ needs.  

Career Growth 
EDP Trainees are considered fast-track executives, with the hope and expectation that you will one day become a senior leader in our company. You’ll have many chances to interact with Store Managers, business partners, and district teams to gain greater insight into the structured and unstructured career paths available in our stores organization. A customizable Learning Plan & Talent Profile empowers your supervisor to help you reach your desired career destinations each step of the way.  

An Innovative & Dynamic Work Environment 
As a leader at Macy’s, you will help drive our companywide focus on employee engagement & the recognition of success. You will be an integral part of a performance-oriented management team that encourages collaboration and friendly competition. Being a manager means you set the pace and direction of your business, and you have to opportunity every day to innovate and test your ideas. With a flexible schedule that includes your regular input, you are able to maximize both work/life balance and the ability to run your business effectively. 

First things first. You will need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university by the time you start with us, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA minimum is preferred. All majors will be considered for this opportunity. Training classes begin several times per year and are offered in store locations nationwide. 

We’ve also determined a few qualities that we seek in candidates. Intellectual curiosity, a positive attitude, and self-motivation are a great start. Beyond that, you should have a sincere passion for engaging with people—and the communication skills to match. Managing a team also calls for leadership experience that includes professional business ethics, assertiveness, and an aptitude for helping others solve problems. To round out your skillset, you should possess strong business acumen, with the ability to analyze data and draw conclusions. 
Locations & Start Dates 

The Store Management EDP is offered in over 50 major metropolitan cities across the country. The start dates available are June and July and you will be considered for the start date that aligns with your graduation date.

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