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Newell Brands Store Manager: Yankee Candle- Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Retail Store Manager

Want to work with a product you love? Yankee Candle is seeking individuals who are passionate about home décor and fragrance. We are an energetic, innovative and engaged team, who values their people and their development. Not to mention, we offer a generous 50% off employee discount on most products.

We characterize our team as a band of avid retail and brand enthusiasts who care deeply about their work, and work hard to get the best possible results. This position is perfect for someone who enjoys an organization that moves swiftly, is open to change, and for someone who really cares about providing and demonstrating exceptional guest service—and can correlate that behavior with driving sales.

Job Summary:

As a Retail Store Manager, you will be responsible for the management and leadership of a Yankee Candle Store. This includes overseeing a staff of 4-10+ employees (depending on store volume) to achieve sales, organization, guest engagement, and profitability goals.


The Retail Store Manager is responsible for maintaining service and operational standards; supervising, coaching, counseling and training staff; ensuring adequate staffing through consistent recruiting and networking efforts; ensuring visual merchandising/presentation and operational standards; providing superior guest service and engagement; maintaining store facilities; ensuring safety and security for guests and staff; managing all human resources related issues; effectively managing the store inventory (control and processing); preparing cash reports and merchandise orders; and other similar duties pertaining to the management and operation of a retail store.

The Retail Store Manager’s expectations of which they will be reviewed upon are as follows: statistical measures called KPOs or Key Performance Objectives, specific job responsibilities (such as those listed above), and leadership competencies that have been recognized as essential leadership skills for success in Yankee Candle management roles. Those leadership competencies include: self-awareness, effective communication, learning, flexibility, model uncompromising ethics, align the team, drive for results, and executes flawlessly.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience.

  • 3+ years; supervisory/management experience in a retail sales environment or similar fast paced, guest service environment, preferred.

  • Previous experience in a retail sales environment with increasing levels of responsibility and strong business acumen in general retail practices and procedures.

  • Ability to use a computer terminal to process information and transactions required.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead/direct, coach and train others in a retail setting, and the ability to relate well using communication, interpersonal, diplomacy and related skills required.

• Experience in a specialty retail environment required.


Flexibility in work schedule is required including the ability to work extended hours, weekends, and holidays as operational need may require.

Ability to travel and work shifts in other stores in the district as necessary is desired.

Salary Structure:

This position offers a competitive salary & excellent benefits package.

We are an e-Verify employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status

About Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle is a leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles, based on sales. Yankee Candle participates in the $25 billion global candle and home fragrance market. Yankee Candle has a 46-year history of offering distinctive products and marketing them as affordable luxuries and consumable gifts. Yankee Candle sells its products through a North American wholesale guest network of approximately 35,000 store locations, a growing base of Yankee Candle owned and operated retail stores, direct mail catalogs, and its Internet website ( Outside of North America, Yankee Candle sells its products primarily through an international wholesale guest network of over 6,000 store locations and distributors covering over 50 countries on a combined basis.

Yankee Candle is subsidiary of Newell Brands

Yankee Candle is part of Newell Brands, a global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. Driven by a sharp focus on the consumer, leading investment in innovation and brands, and a performance-driven culture, Newell Brands helps consumers achieve more where they live, learn, work and play.