NYC Assistant Retail Manager

FULL-TIME (Long-term weekend availability is a MUST)

LOCATION: NYC, Lower East Side


SALARY: To be discussed

Big Bud Press is looking for an Assistant Store Manager to help open our newest location: New York City! The Assistant Store Manager will provide support to the manager in overseeing day-to-day operations as well as helping to manage the staff. Completing day-to-day action plans as dictated by the manager. Helping to motivate, encourage, support, and be an example to associates on the team. Reporting directly to the store manager with any comments, questions, or concerns.

We are a very fast-growing company. A positive attitude and flexibility is key with a growing business like ours. The ideal Assistant Manager works well in a team, is outgoing and positive, and enjoys being customer facing. We have a very diverse customer base and staff-- as an assistant manager you need to be open and welcoming to everyone who walks through the door. You must lead by example to create a positive experience from start to finish. The ideal candidate has a passion for helping customers feel their best and gets satisfaction from helping others. We don't push for sales in our stores and prefer to focus on customer experience and providing a safe space for folks to browse or shop.

The ideal candidate is team-oriented, has strong attention to detail, and maintains professionalism at all times. The assistant manager is a skilled multi-tasker and demonstrates creative leadership methods to motivate employees. Your focus is making sure day-to-day operations run smoothly and making sure that your manager's objectives and goals are reached. 

We are looking for someone who is in it for the long haul-- this job will change over time as this is a new store in a new city we don't yet operate in. There will be plenty of trial and error on both your part, the manager's part, and our part back at HQ while we get settled and figure out the operating norm in a new city. Flexibility and excellent communication is required of anyone who would fill this position.

Whomever is hired for this position will need to be available to travel to Los Angeles to train in our stores here while they familiarize themselves with our customers, policies, and operations.


  • Assisting in daily operations -  Working alongside your store manager to ensure daily operations run smoothly. Opening and closing. Key holding. Scheduling. Communicating with our national retail manager.
  • Managing - When the store manager is not on shift for the day, you will be acting store manager. You need to be a leader that your team can go to.
  • Customer Service -  Engaging with customers and creating the best possible experience for anyone who enters the store. Creating authentic connections with customers and their experiences. Maintaining composure in difficult situations. Positively enforcing store policy while making sure the customer feels heard.
  • Inventory/Product handling -  Taking counts on goods, consolidating stock to make room for incoming product, returning stock to the shelves, etc. Receive incoming product. Moving stock between the store and stockroom.
  • Merchandising - Keeping the store fresh by rotating displays
  • Housekeeping - Keeping the store immaculately clean by assisting and delegating cleaning tasks to associates. Removing any graffiti before opening. Bringing trash to curb for pickups. Removing debris and trash from sidewalks/store entrance before opening.
  • Sales – Reporting daily sales to superiors and communicating important customer feedback. 
  • Covid-19 Protocols  Ensuring that both team members and customers adhere to any covid-19 protocols in-store.
  • Flexibility - You will be expected to step in and assist where needed-- no task is beneath you. You need to be open to operational changes. You need to be available to cover when short staffed. 


  • At least 1 year of previous management experience.
  • Exceptional customer service skills. At least 2 years of experience in customer-facing/contacting roles. 
  • Focused and with high attention to detail
  • Previous experience managing a team.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs+ on a regular basis.
  • Positive energy and attitude
  • Able to motivate and effectively manage a team
  • Ability to identify problems and quickly find a solution
  • Self-starter
  • Flexibility. There will often be times when your day-to-day tasks change as business needs change.
  • Reliable transportation. Punctuality is a must.

BENEFITS: Paid time off, sick pay, subsidized healthcare, dental and vision insurance, and generous employee discount. 

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to Please include the job title/location in your email subject.

ABOUT US: Big Bud Press is a Los Angeles based clothing company. We do all of our manufacturing locally and ethically. Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes openness, honesty, and reward for hard work. We are a very fast-growing company and there is a lot of opportunity for growth in any position with us.

Big Bud Press provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.