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IT'SUGAR Merchandising Manager, Stores in Boston, Massachusetts

Who we are:

IT’SUGAR was founded to create an environment that fosters the greatest feeling of happiness and humor; that allows you to smile and laugh out loud without judgement. Expanding rapidly, with over 100 locations nationwide, IT’SUGAR aspires to a future where everyone has access to the pure joy that comes from indulging in a world with fewer rules and more sugar.

There are three major things that differentiate IT’SUGAR from other candy retailers. One is the product – an unconventional twist on traditional candy store goods that focus on the humorous and outlandish. Second is the ambiance – full of bright colors, loud music, and lighthearted rebellion. Third is the people – passionate, optimistic, and energetic.

Assist the Store Manager in overseeing back of house operations and visual standards to ensure effective implementation and maintenance of programs and that the financial and operational objectives are met.


Talent Acquisition:

  • Responsible for proactively networking/recruiting for qualified candidates to ensure proper backfill for all positions. Seek internal/external candidates with a proven ability to develop and maintain sincere, authentic relationships.


  • Lead, coach and motivate through positive, enthusiastic brand representation and present solutions for ongoing challenges.

  • Leads by managing through change and adversity.

  • Holds self and staff accountable for achievement of goals and metrics.

  • Holds self and staff accountable to our Core Values and coaches to the behaviors associated with them.

    Selling Skills:

  • Drives brand loyalty by adopting an experiential selling environment, by setting the theater in a fun and engaging way.

  • Demonstrates selling skills through explaining benefits, features, prices, quality, value and other information, builds the business through providing the ultimate consumer experience.

    Customer Relations:

  • Shares information and communicates clearly too all levels internal and external.

  • Maintains the spirit of ownership by demonstrating problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and challenges.

  • Must be able to articulately convey the brand language.


  • Ensures all sales floor visual standards are maintained.

  • Supervise and provide support in all visual responsibilities to ensure the timely execution of all pricing, signage, replenishment, plan-o-grams, shipping and receiving in order to maintain inventory accuracy and ideal product flow.

  • Conducts store walkthroughs to maintain salesfloor integrity.

  • Performs salesfloor updates as directed.

  • Ensures visual standards are appropriate and support the brand image.

  • Merchandises displays to visual guidelines.

  • Ensure sales floor replenishment process is completed daily

  • Maintain communication with Supervisors regarding product recommendations to increase sales/inventory.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversees store visuals operations, ensures that objectives are met - within company mission, and procedures/guidelines.

  • Makes recommendations in staffing decisions including employment, discipline, training, assignment and termination for assigned function.

  • Creates a productive work environment through consistent coaching and training of store associates.

  • Ensures that all practices meet applicable legal requirements, policies and procedures.

  • Maintains the spirit of ownership by demonstrating problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and challenges.

  • Evaluates store’s visuals on an ongoing basis and makes recommendations/initiates action to enhance productivity, efficiency, effectiveness and profitability.

  • Acts as Manger on Duty, when needed


  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent

  • Years of Experience: 3 -5 years of Professional Level of retail

  • Must have prior sales and store management experience in a retail environment

  • Willing to work a flexible schedule of days, evenings, weekends, and holidays

  • Must be able to use PC and operate office equipment

  • Standing: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.

  • Lifting: The employee is frequently required to walk and lift product in order to properly merchandise it. The employee must frequently, and independently, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Employee needs to be able to lift up to 50lbs (may be assisted with this task).

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