Nordstrom Department Manager - Men's Shoes - Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California

At Nordstrom, people who know our business, achieve their goals and are ready to take on more responsibility have the opportunity for a rewarding career. We are looking for a goal-oriented individual to drive volume growth and develop a team of great salespeople in the Shoe division.

The ideal department manager is skilled at teaching directive selling and committed to driving results and providing an exceptional customer experience. If you are interested in the opportunity to support a team, we want to help you get there. It is preferred you spend 12-18 months in this role before being considered for a promotion.


  • Achieve department volume and productivity goals by developing and executing a business plan

  • Manage salespeople to meet or exceed their Sell More, Make More goals

  • Develop salespeople to build a bench of future leaders

  • Ensure salespeople are delivering outstanding customer service by teaching, coaching and leading by example

  • Coach salespeople to build and maintain personal trade

  • Teach salespeople to act as fashion, product knowledge and fit experts for the customer

  • Ensure salespeople acquire fitter certification

  • Partner with regional merchandiser to ensure the customer receives the best quality, value and selection

  • Ensure merchandising and presentation standards are met

  • Identify, recruit and hire top sales talent

  • Have an active floor presence and achieve personal sales per hour goals

  • Ensure accurate inventory management and achieve shrinkage goals


  • Have a high school diploma, or equivalent (preferred)

  • Track record of successful results, for example, strong productivity, department percent of increase, personal trade, etc.

  • Demonstrated success in using and teaching directive selling

  • Ability to develop a team of All Stars, Future Nordstrom Leaders, Pacesetters, great sellers, etc. a plus

  • Experience successfully promoting salespeople into larger roles a plus

  • Ability to use key metrics, such as hot sellers, top vendors, business by class, etc., to identify opportunities and drive volume

  • Support of current store manager and divisional retail merchandiser

  • Positive evaluation on recent performance reviews

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with department and store managers, divisional retail merchandiser and other leaders

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong organizational, delegation and follow-through skills

Since 1901, Nordstrom has offered a wide variety of quality apparel, shoes and accessories for men, women and children at our stores across the country. We're proud to be named to Fortuneā„¢ magazine's list of '100 Best Companies to Work For. We believe this recognition comes from our desire to empower our employees to set their sights high and deliver exceptional service to customers.

As a Nordstrom employee, you can feel confident that your health and well-being are among our highest priorities. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental coverage, a fabulous merchandise discount, an employer-matched 401(k) plan and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. No visa sponsorship is available for this position. Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

Job: *Department Mgmt - Shoes

Title: Department Manager - Men's Shoes - Stanford Shopping Center

Location: California-Palo Alto

Requisition ID: 313913