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General Manager United By Blue +1 more

  • Date Posted June 24, 2019
  • Location Philadelphia, PA
  • Category Business / Culinary
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

United By Blue is an outdoor lifestyle brand store and cafe with full service kitchen. The company is focused on waterway conservation, cleaning up a pound of trash for every item they sell. Our apparel, bags, and accessories are designed with responsibility and durability at their core.  We promote a high energy, fast paced environment that is built upon creative thinking and driven by results. We are also a Certified B Corporation, creating a culture that is driven by social and environmental good.



United By Blue is seeking a General Manager to lead our  Walnut location.  The General Manager will lead the management team in overall maintenance of the store. We are looking for a passionate professional who possesses the experience, leadership skills, and financial acumen to elevate United By Blue by creating the region’s top retail and food destination.



People Management:

  • Hire, train, and oversee team and conduct regular reviews
  • On-board employees ensure proper training
  • Uphold uniform standards across entire store
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills with guests and staff.
  • Work with management team to conduct full team meetings at a minimum of quarterly basis to keep staff updated on any new policies, procedures, menu offerings, etc.

Facility Management:

  • Oversee entire  Walnut store on a day to day basis, with a focus on team building and productivity of the store.
  • Monitor all food and beverage products to ensure compliance with company standards and specifications
  • Enforce company standards, policies, and procedures - including sanitation, safety, dress code, and cash handling.
  • Day-to-day facilities management including but not limited to: facilitating repairs, ordering supplies, etc

Retail Specifics:

  • Work with omni-channel merchandiser to execute store merchandising plans
  • Uphold POS standards and oversee cash drawer procedures
  • Order necessary retail supplies when needed
  • Maintain inventory controls and communicate inventory levels to controller for accounting purposes
  • Train team on cross selling

Business Oriented:

  • Work and collaborate with all managers to reach sales goals.
  • Analyze, recommend, and implement methods for improvements to contain/reduce costs and increase sales
  • Fulfills all record keeping and administrative requirements, including financial records, and employee files and correspondence.
  • Become a leader in the  Walnut St. community through networking and collaborating with other shops in the area in order to help Old City businesses thrive as a whole
  • Work with Marketing Team at home office to establish marketing agendas and track program effectiveness


  • Work with management team to execute and plan both in store and external events
  • Ensure proper merchandising and branding is communicated at any external events
  • Assist in the setup and breakdown of any events alongside other UBB managers
  • Work with marketing team to ensure events planned at Flagship are properly promoted in order to achieve maximum customer awareness


  • A minimum of 4 years  management experience in the food service industry. Retail management experience preferred.
  • High understanding of accounting and financials with full P&L management experience needed in order to run a successful establishment  and the proven ability to oversee cost control, labor, management and bottom line profitability
  • Experience in hiring, training and mentoring managers and hourly staff
  • A self-starter who instinctively and consistently creates personal and professional stretch goals and meets them.
  • Works well with others with the ability to build trust with the team and work effectively in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Skilled at planning, organizing, prioritizing and executing simultaneous projects and activities.
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly to change.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills. Curiosity and ability to think creatively, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university preferred


United By Blue  Walnut Store, 3421  Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, less than 50k How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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