Chicagoland Store Manager

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Job Code:  CHILNDSM020
Division: Chicagoland
Location: CHICAGO, IL US
Job Type: Full Time
Position Summary:

We're looking for a great Store Manager for our Chicagoland stores.  With four stores in the area - Northbrook, Schaumburg, Oak Brook and downtown Chicago - and our new store coming to Chicago South Loop, we want to match the perfect candidate with the right store location.


The Container Store’s core competency is providing astonishing customer service.  Our unique store reporting structure relies on a dedicated team to support and execute our goals.  Successful salespeople at The Container Store drive sales by building selling relationships with customers that result in fulfilling customer’s storage and organization needs.  In addition, all employees are responsible for supporting and executing the company’s merchandising vision.


A successful Store Manager drives sales and the business by developing the skill level, talent and impact of all employees who report directly to him/her.  Store Managers receive extensive training and are expected to display a strong command of The Container Store’s business approach to buying philosophies, marketing strategies, visual merchandising, selling approach, inventory control, service standards, recruiting, training, and our unique company culture. 


The management approach The Container Store values most includes coaching to improve performance through gracious communication, accountability in goal setting and visionary leadership. 


A Store Manager role at The Container Store involves an extensive amount of support and skill building training from the General Manager to increase effectiveness as a leader.  The Vice President of Stores and General Area Director will visit your store regularly to further support your impact and offer broader company perspective and career development. 

  • Possesses strong selling skills, including anticipating the needs of customers and implementing the appropriate action or solution.
  • Identifies, recruits and contributes to the development of strong leaders to support the future growth of the company.
  • Is actively and consistently involved in the visual maintenance of the store.
  • Understands the value of teamwork.
  • Is dedicated to learning from others on staff, constantly shares information and asks questions.
  • Has a desire to lead by example with a grace of authority, embracing and adapting to change and maintaining respect, dignity and compassion.
  • Possesses strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Is able to quickly establish rapport with customers in order to drive sales.
  • Takes pride in being a product knowledge expert and thinking creatively about uses for our products to accomplish solution-based selling.
  • Exudes a positive attitude and sustains a contagious energy throughout entire shift.
  • Is dedicated to supporting a safe working and shopping environment.
  • Is committed to working shifts as scheduled and has flexibility to work additional and/or different hours based on changing needs of the business – including additional training and store meetings.
  • Is proactive in seeking out education, training and growing perspective.

The Container Store promotes a smoke-free, drug-free environment.  EOE.

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