1. Consumer Experience...........................................................4 1.1 Preparation for the Day..............................................................................................4 1.2 Consumer Engagement...........................

...................................................................5 1.2.1 Customer Entry Process......................................................................................5 1.2.2 Customer Buying Process...................................................................................6 1.2.3 Cashiering Process..............................................................................................7 1.2.4 Customer Returns................................................................................................8 1.3 Retail Selling Skills..................................................................................................10 1.4 After Sales Contact..................................................................................................12 2. Inventory Management at the Stores.................................13 2.1 Stock Management...................................................................................................13 2.1.1 Responsibilities of the manager........................................................................13 2.1.2 Responsibilities of the Customer Associates....................................................13 2.1.3 Stock Supply.....................................................................................................14 2.1.4 Stock returns.....................................................................................................21 2.1.5 Stock transfers back to the RDC.......................................................................21 2.1.6 Stock checks......................................................................................................22 3. Store Operations................................................................23 3.1 Store Maintenance....................................................................................................23 3.1.1 Floor Maintenance:...........................................................................................23 3.1.2 Backroom maintenance.....................................................................................24 3.1.3 Restroom maintenance......................................................................................25 3.1.4 Trial room maintenance....................................................................................25 3.2 Measuring Efficiencies of Store Operations............................................................27 3.2.1 Store Ops and VM Audit:.................................................................................27 3.2.2 Mystery Shopper ..............................................................................................27 3.2.3 Information Flow from Store............................................................................27 3.2.4 Online Reports..................................................................................................28 3.3 Security Tag Handling.............................................................................................29 3.4 End of Season Sale...................................................................................................30 3.4.1 Identification of merchandise – .......................................................................30 3.4.2 Deployment of merchandise.............................................................................30 3.4.3 Display of Merchandise....................................................................................30 3.4.4 Man power .......................................................................................................30 3.4.5 Billing/ Delivery Counters ...............................................................................30 3.5 Business Planning....................................................................................................33 3.5.1 Measurement of KPI’S......................................................................................33 3.5.2 Steps To improve KPI’s....................................................................................33 3.5.3 Sell thru Analysis..............................................................................................34 3.5.4 Profitability analysis ........................................................................................34 3.5.5 Dept /Category analysis....................................................................................34 3.6 Divisional Audit Guidelines.....................................................................................35 4. Driving Retail Productivity through Friedman....................36 4.1 Introduction to Friedman.........................................................................................36

4.2 The Friedman Vision...............................................................................................36 4.3 The Friedman Group Philosophy.............................................................................37 4.3.1 Need for Customer Associate............................................................................37 4.3.2 Definition of Ideal Store...................................................................................37 4.3.3 Non Negotiables................................................................................................37 4.4 Friedman Formats....................................................................................................39 4.4.1 Weekly Minimums Planner..............................................................................39 4.4.2 WMP Ground Rules..........................................................................................39 4.4.3 SQMS/ IQMS....................................................................................................40 4.4.4 Weekly Performance Summary – DPS/WPS....................................................40 4.4.5 Conversion Rate Card.......................................................................................42 4.4.6 Rotation Log.....................................................................................................42 4.5 Progressive Discipline..............................................................................................43 4.6 Incentive Policy........................................................................................................44 4.6.1 CA Incentives....................................................................................................44 4.6.2 SM Incentives...................................................................................................44 4.7 Project Goldstar........................................................................................................46 5. Statutory Compliances ......................................................47 6. Cross Functional Processes................................................49 6.1 Marketing.................................................................................................................49 6.1.1 Visual Merchandising.......................................................................................49 6.1.2 CRM..................................................................................................................50 6.1.3 Micro Marketing...............................................................................................54 6.2 Finance.....................................................................................................................56 6.2.1 Cash Deposit.....................................................................................................56 6.2.2 Gift Vouchers....................................................................................................56 6.2.3 Petty cash management.....................................................................................58 6.2.4 Exception Invoicing and Manual Invoices........................................................58 6.2.5 RO Positive.......................................................................................................59 6.2.6 Gate Pass...........................................................................................................59 6.2.7 Internal Debit....................................................................................................60 6.2.8 Fixed Assets .....................................................................................................60 6.3 Human Resource......................................................................................................62 6.3.1 Leave.................................................................................................................62 6.3.2 Salary Processing..............................................................................................62 6.3.3 Medical..............................................................................................................62 6.3.4 Retiral Benefits.................................................................................................62 6.3.5 Mentoring fresh recruits ...................................................................................62 6.3.6 Refresher training..............................................................................................63 6.3.7 MITR Program..................................................................................................63 6.3.8 Stars N Stripes...................................................................................................63 6.3.9 WINGS..............................................................................................................63 6.3.7 WOW................................................................................................................64 6.4 IT..............................................................................................................................65 7. Handling legal Notice..........................................................67 8. Roles and Responsibilities..................................................68

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8.1 Role of a Store Manager..........................................................................................68 8.1.1 Principal Accountabilities:................................................................................68 8.2 Role of a Customer Associate..................................................................................70 8.2.1 Principal Accountabilities:................................................................................70 9. Store Manager Handover Process.......................................71 10. List Of Annexures.............................................................73 9.1 Opening & Closing Checklist..................................................................................73 9.2 Store Ops Audit Format...........................................................................................73 9.3 Store VM Audit Format...........................................................................................73 9.4 Friedman Formats....................................................................................................73 9.5 Statutory Compliance Details (Region Wise)..........................................................73 9.6 Monthly Business Report.........................................................................................73 9.7 Rotation Log............................................................................................................73 9.8 Expense Tracker for Store Manager........................................................................73 9.9 Category Sales Performance Vs. Stock....................................................................73 9.10 Club Wills Manual.................................................................................................73 9.11 TE Limit.................................................................................................................73 9.12 Movex Snapshot.....................................................................................................73 9.13 Exception Invoice Process/Resolution...................................................................73 9.14 EHS Guidelines......................................................................................................73 9.15 VIP Visit Checklist................................................................................................73 9.16 Duty Roaster..........................................................................................................73 9.17 Procedure Note For Physical verification Of Stocks.............................................73

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sale and higher customer retention. The same is dependant on four basic parameters which a store should focus on: Store Ambience Customer Engagement SALES Merchandise Mix After Sales Contact The same has been detailed in the subsequent processes below.1.Opening and Closing Checklist) Daily briefing to be conducted by the Store Manager – DPS review of last day / Target for the day / Customer Requirement/ Club Wills enrollment / VOC’s filled on the last day / Grooming check / Transaction and other work backlog of the previous day to be reviewed and discussed /Action point to do. Saturday breakfast meeting to be conducted on a weekly basis – Team Building and skill enhancement exercises / Competition analysis / Inventory feedback / KYBC (Know Your Big Customers) Store’s Notice board and Productivity board needs to be checked and updated.1 Preparation for the Day      Designated staff’s / Housekeeping & Security staff to report at the store an hour prior to the store opening for customer entry. 1. Consumer Experience Effectiveness of an efficient customer engagement programme in a retail store operation reflects in a positive customer experience. (Annexure. Store Opening checklist to be followed to ensure due completion of tasks.  Notice Board  Duty Roaster (Annexure-2)  Statutory documents  Store’s sales performance (WTD/MTD)  Productivity Board:  Individual area of responsibilities  SQMS/WPS/WMP 4 .

If customer has belonging. money bags and laptops. the guard at belonging counter would guide the same to the nearest CA. the guard at the entrance will ask if there are belongings to be submitted or exchange that are to be made.2 Consumer Engagement 1.Good Morning Sir/M’am  Open the door in a smooth movement  Informs customer about depositing belongings 5 . so the customer feels that the store is “Comfortable.1. Customer is issued a belonging token If customer has come to exchange merchandise. cameras.2. the guard will direct the customer to the belonging counter Belonging have to be compulsory deposited at counter except ladies handbags. It’s Magical and it’s My Store” Process  The customer drives in or walks in as the case may be  The guard at the gate has to acknowledge and  directs car to vacant parking space where customer parks the car  Parking is free (varies from store to store) Once the Customer walks toward the entrance. The guard should open the door for the customer and greet The guard punches the counter to register customer entry All individuals walking in would be counted as “walk-in” (except kids upto the age group of 12 years)         Standard behavior for all security guards Guards at the entrance/ exit (front and rear as provided)  Should be neatly turned out  Guard greets with a smile  Verbal Greeting (English) Example. baby bags (only if accompanied by a baby).1 Customer Entry Process Objective To facilitate and make the entry of customer comfortable in the store.

The CA must constantly refold the merchandise cleared from trial rooms and display area which have been picked up by customer and not purchased. The CA gets involved in the selling process as detailed in the Retail Selling Skills Module. It is mandatory to ensure that no merchandise on the floor is without price tag. neon lights and show window lights are on. The SM and CA have to ensure that the sections are reset at periodic intervals In the evening the SM has to check that outside store lights. Standard time for the service guarantee is 30 minutes except during EOSS. At the time of the customer exiting the store. Trial rooms can NOT be used for storage of stocks (whether fresh or DOR) The CA has to keep segregating the merchandise without price tag. on the order status. 6 . Once the sale is closed the customer walks up to the cash counter. The CA also has to constantly replace the floor with the merchandise that has been sold. – Sale report of previous day to be used for replenishment from the backroom Every 30 min to 1 hour (based on customer entry) the CA has to clear the trial rooms allocated to them.2. in terms of easing the buying process and in turn making him/her feel “It’s My Store” Process  The customer walks into the store and might look for assistance store by a smile and verbal greeting. from the back stock for that section.2 Customer Buying Process From the time the customer enters the store till the time he exits the premises Objective To ensure customer experience is comfortable. The SM has to ensure that the retail selling standards are followed by the CA. in case of Tag beep:  The CA has to acknowledge the customer within 30 seconds of walking into                 The security guard will approach the customer at a slow unhurried pace and request the customer to allow them to remove the security tag left on the merchandise by the cashier and at the same time politely ask for the sales invoice.1.(Cashiering is detailed in the Cashiering Process Chapter) The customer can get gift wrapping done if required Customer can get alteration done if required post purchase. In case the customer does not find the merchandise that he/she is looking for then the CA should note down the requirements in the “CA-Customer Request Handbook” and call up the customer within 24 hours.

After locating the security tag the cashier would remove the soft tag with scissors or use the de-tagger to remove the hard tag Then cashier would look for the price tag On locating the price tag he would reach for the scanner and scan it. In the case of RFID enabled stores – currently rolled in all NCR stores – Garments to be placed on the RFID enabled cash counter after removing the security tags. If the tag does not get scanned. Care should be taken to record tenders correctly If it is cash. the cashier to make eye contact with the customer and greet him Once the customer hands over merchandise. Sir / Ma’am?’ or 'Are you a Club Wills member of Wills Lifestyle? If the customer is a Club Wills member he would give the Club Wills card or else the cashier will do the enrollment process. Payment can be either by cash / credit card / debit card / GV / discount coupons / credit notes Cashier will receive the payment from customer. he would manually enter the SKU no. Rest of the process is similar to regular billing as given below.2. the Cashier should politely inform the customer to pay by some other means Once the payment has been confirmed. cashier would count the cash and confirm the amount received If it is card. Cashier would verify the price on tag and POS machine The Cashier would repeat the process for all merchandise. Cashier swipes the card and recognizes the customer by name till the end of the transaction Cashier will pick up the merchandise one by one and look for the security tag. the Cashier will ask the customer ‘May I have your Club Wills card. then he will swipe the card and wait for authorization In case of the card being declined/approval not received.3 Cashiering Process Objective To ensure customer experience is quick and efficient at the time of cashiering Process  All staff to undergo cashiering training to work as cashiers on a daily rotation basis  Cashier should be a full time employee  Employees who have resigned should not be given cashiering duties   Cashier has to follow the check list daily at the beginning of their shift Once the customer is in front of the cashier. Cashier will tell the customer the amount and ask for the mode of payment. cashier should print the cash memo The cashier then should hand over the cash memo / credit card / Club Wills card / balance cash in the customer’s hand                   7 . Once the ID is opened/created in case of clubwills/new customers in RSF.1. system automatically scans the merchandise kept on the cash counter.

4 Customer Returns         As an organization we follow a process of no question asked exchange policy to all the customers of Wills Lifestyle. cashier needs to request the customer to provide valuable suggestion / feedback through the VOC form. The store can use only a maximum of 2 manual books at any given time in consecutive serial nos. Signature of the consumer and store manager to be taken on cash receipt book. mention the reason for returns on the tags already there at the stores In case identification is not possible. All “sale return invoices” should be signed by the SM at the end of the day. The stores need to identify the customer returns merchandise. Cashier sizes up the customer purchases. The customer should be asked politely if he/ she wish to exchange the item and facilitate such exchange. Thank you. The cashier thanks him for shopping with Wills Lifestyle “It was a pleasure serving you Sir / Ma’am. After packing if cashier realizes that the merchandise is too much for a single customer to carry he would ask a CA to help the customer carry the bags to the parking area or store exit. Manual billings are only permitted in exceptional cases if the RSF or POS is not functioning. Cashier hands over the carry bags to customer. in order to decide on the correct carry bag and loading pattern. Total VOC forms filled during a day should be at least 20% of the total invoices generated. Stores need to carry only 6 unfilled manual invoices books at any point of time. the smallest currency should be handed first and            the cashier should count back the change given to the customer. In case of all such customer returns a “sale return invoice” shall be made in RSF and will be given to the customer In the event the value of returned item exceeds the value of exchanged item the CA shall issue a SCV. To be verified by the RM/ARM during store visit. All billing needs to be done in RSF without any exception. Footwear / candles / EDW & FDW should be segregated from garments. Any exception has to be approved by GM-Operations on mail. In cases of NES invoices need to be done in exceptional invoicing (refer to annexure on the same). In the event of customer demanding cash back in lieu of exchange the CA will return cash to the consumer after generating a sales return invoice.2. The cashier to count back the cash and confirm the customer the cash return value. Footwear should be put at the bottom and garments on top or heavy items at the bottom and fragile items on top. All the cash refunds has to be authorized by the Store Manager and brought to the notice of RM/ARM. 1. it can be identified as men/women and top/bottom and entered in the movex accordingly. In case of payment by cash. 8 . No short deposit of cash collected from the previous day sale is allowed. During the course of cashiering. Please visit us again”.

with return tags indicating the reason of return. the packing will contain no other material. The merchandise needs to be sent back to Mandoli RDC (010) from the stores on monthly basis in poly bags. 9 .

“Hello Sir. for adding on sales. visual aids that are present in the store. would you like to have glass of water?” Probing and Demonstration Engagement process to be crafted in the training process with the following handles:  Consumer should always be invited by CAs – overtly and in a sophisticated manner.  Touch and feel to be incorporated in the process –by placing the products in the hands of the customer  Training process in stores to have detailed role plays on engagement process – categorized according to different consumer segments Add on(Trial Close)  CA’s to adopt the Friedman philosophy of “ SHOW SHOW AND SHOW. and all CAs  Eye contact to be made by the CAs while greeting – inviting the consumer to walk in  Mode of greeting should be formal – e. to experience our range  CA to sell the range with the product stories. UNTIL  THEY SAY NO”.g. what a pleasant weather today.3 Retail Selling Skills Skill Sets to be exhibited by a CA:  Displaying a positive body language and being confident  Ability to handle multiple customers     Grievance handling Suggestive selling – suggesting trials and alternatives Being adept at Cross selling & up selling techniqu es Selling Process The same incorporates the 3 “Non Negotiable” and following selling skills which are to be adhered to Opening the sale  Consumer to be greeted by the security guard. 10 . thus increasing the basket size Suggestive selling and trial of garments to be monitored by SM’s at all times Handling Objection  CA’s to exhibit “Listening” skills while handling objections  “No Questions Asked Exchange Policy” to be adhered by all CA’s at all times Closing the Sale.g. “Good morning sir / madam”  It is recommended that wherever possible the greeting can be punctuated with a non-business related line – e.1.

   CA’s to ensure smooth and fast billing at the cash desk. Enrolling eligible consumers for the clubwills program Each and every consumer to be “thanked” for shopping with us with an oral invitation to be extended for the next visit 11 .

. (Standard script for these tele calls will be provided by CRM HO).1.In case a store does want to wish a particular customer the same can be done with prior approval of the RM and information to the HO CRM team. No telecalling to be done from store to wish customers during birthday’s / anniversaries.4 After Sales Contact  Telecalling from store to be done only 4 times a year to a particular customer  during new season launch and communicating about EOSS. 12 .

If the same style is not required in the store than the same needs to be informed to Merchandise planning team to close the ROP Written approvals from GM – Retail to be kept on record for goods removed on gate pass.1 Responsibilities of the manager  Analyze trends at the store and fix base stock levels for all products on a       seasonal basis.1. Adherence to the procedures laid down in the stock check      13 . Gate pass issued should be monitored and closed on a monthly basis. Receipt of inventory Documentation of receipts and updation into the Movex system Documentation of returns (defects) and follow up action Excess inventory/cut sizes/worst sellers to be sent back periodically and to be documented Ensuring movement of stocks from the backroom to the store on a continuous basis. Team – LRBD at the store must ensure that the customer sees what they want to buy at the store 2.2 Responsibilities of the Customer Associates   Ordering of merchandise (customer requirement/ gaps in categories).2.1. Monitoring sheet to be maintained    2. follow up on these items separately to ensure that commitments are kept Maintain accurate and prompt documentation of stock movement into and out of the store. The SM to ensure that the counterfoil of the same must be submitted post usage to the concerned department EDW products opened as testers in the month need to be billed on the month end with prior approval of RM/ARM Manager to ensure the release of DPS 170 on a regular basis.1 Stock Management Good stock management is critical for customer satisfaction. in consultation with the RM Ensure that stocks are maintained at the base stock levels fixed through appropriate monitoring of the Automated Replenishment System (ARS) and manual intervention when necessary Track availability of stocks and fulfillment of orders raised by the store If special orders have been taken from customers. Inventory Management at the Stores 2. from / to the warehouse as well of returns to the customers Ensure that the stock checks are carried out diligently as per the guidelines All CSA managed stores to ensure the availability of permits and other statutory forms (wherever the same is applicable) as and when required.

It is important that a proper product mix is prepared for the launch of the season at each store. It is the process by which styles and colors in a certain size set is allocated to each individual store.  Backroom Area in the store to stock excess of fast sellers  Transit time from warehouse to store. and size for the entire season. Once the styles and colors are decided the quantities for them needs to be finalized. The base stock is the initial stock. The factors influencing the quantity of base stock are:  Fast and Slow selling products / moods / categories  Retail Space to stock Inventory in the required mix.1. but what goes to the store initially is only 30 or 35 pcs. which allocates a certain quantity in a style.1 Base Stock A base stock is the store wise estimation of the initial requirement as per the stacking capacity of the floor and the backroom of each style of the season. 80 pcs are ordered in a color for the total season. (Details on planning of range architecture are mentioned in the note on changeover of season). E. 14 . The SQB plan is for a season. which goes to the store out of the total. The range architecture should be balanced and should be reflecting the SQB plan. This process is normally done twice a year – once before every season.3. and the rest stays at the warehouse for that particular store and used for replenishment as required.2.g. 2.1. color. At the start of the season Base stock by SKU shall be provided in Movex. Movex automatically generate DOP’s (Distribution Order Proposals) for the item sold out from the base stock on MRP Run on a daily basis. Additional requirements can be requisitioned by creating manual DO (DOM) in the system. The Base Stock allocation is the second major step after SQB planning. Base stock level is the optimum inventory level for a store.3 Stock Supply Stock supplies to a store are dependent on SQB / Base stock defined for the store. They are consolidated to arrive at a region wise base stock and further consolidated for a season to arrive at Base stock for the whole country.

the store manager shall create manual DO (DOM) in the system once he receives an approval from the planning team Process to make DOM’s Following details needs to be mentioned while making a DOM for approval: Category – preferably single category per DOM / Gender / No. this should be resorted to in case of one time requirement. In case of enhancement in the stock in a particular category required. customer request etc However. make sure that it is attached before being put back on the shelf again Automatic Replenishment System (ARS) Once style wise base stock is fixed in Movex the ARS system of replenishment takes over with MRP run and system automatically generates DOP’s for the items sold out from the base stock on a daily basis during MRP run The DOP’s created by the system are required to be released by the store managers on a daily basis Once DOPs are released by the SM.3. CF to make a list of all items in a replenishment sheet that must be replenished and take it to the back room.2. the current stock and styles should be mentioned. The team should continuously monitor for sufficient stock and range on the shelves and hangers. the same shall be brought out to the floor and arranged as per norms Every Customer associate will be assigned different areas in the shop floor (Fixture Wise) so that the respective person ensures 100% replenishment is done in their prescribed area through out the day.). The store manager should cross check the activity continuously. / Reason – corporate order. The Store Manager through his RM should aim to get the requirement regularized through ROP 15 . If either is missing.2 Ordering and replenishment of stocks – The replenishment of the stocks is in 3 stages: Replenishment from the back room The first stage is the replenishment from the backroom to the store. of Pcs. It is to be ensured that each garment has the product tag and the RFID tag attached to it. If a replenishment is required. they are converted to DOs The warehouse would be required to ship stocks according to the DO’s received Manual DO: In the event the store requires additional quantity to meet specific orders or on account of heavy demand (festivals / weekends etc. If the stocks are available in the backroom.1.

it will automatically get allocated Generation of Pick list/packing Note is created at RDC Dispatch from Warehouse Receiving at Warehouse 1 2 3 4 5 Each distribution order shall have two status levels i.3.1.e   Order Header Status Order Line Status Order line status reflects at which stage of the order processing that particular item is in an order Order Header status shall reflect minimum –maximum of the order 2.The register has to be signed by the CA/SM and the Security Guard. The DO/DN contains SKU wise quantities of the stocks that have been dispatched by the warehouse. through a transporter / courier. CA shall count the cartons and tally them against the DO / DN sent by the warehouse. along with a DO/ DN document.3 Procedure for receiving the stocks at the store The activity of receiving the merchandise in the store shall be carried out under the supervision of an employee of ITC LRBD only and the AWB shall be signed by the same person The stocks are expected to come to the store in a sealed CFCs / cartons.Replenishment of stocks from the warehouse Based on the orders generated in the system for a store and as per stock availability the warehouse will dispatch stock to the store Order Status : Following grid represent status of the order in the system or the processing level at which the order is lying : Processing Level Stages Order Indented Allocation Pick List & Pack Dispatch Receiving Low’s 22 33 44 66 99 High’s 22 33 44 66 99 Remarks Order creation Level If Inventory is present. The receipt given to the transporter shall carry “subject to physical certification” 16 . The stock details such as DO number/Delivery number/Date of Receipt/No of Cartons/Transporter/Way bill number has to be mentioned in the “IN REGISTER” . On receipt of stock CA shall ascertain that cartons are intact or open or damaged and take action accordingly and shall receive the goods as per guidelines given below :  In case the stocks are in a sealed carton.

called a GRN will be generated. A summary of the receipts. customer returns and can not be sold. following procedure will be followed. The system allows for the partial receipts against an order and subsequent receiving of inventory against the same order. If the seal of the carton is tampered with. Barcode of incoming material shall be scanned using Transaction code MWS440 through option 98 only. The system will not allow receiving in case the item does not exist in DO/DN (item mismatch) or where quantity of an SKU is more than shown in the DO/DN.  The merchandise shall be received against a DO/DN through wired scanning     of each item. the store manager / the customer associates should take care of the following:    The goods should be in a good and saleable condition The product tag should be on the goods and should match the description of the goods The security tag should be present on the goods The goods should only be dispatched from the warehouse and should be accompanied by a DO/DN If the goods are defective. 17 . The shortages or discrepancies shall be and must be mentioned on the GC /courier note. The store shall forward the discrepancy report to the Warehouse Manager / RM / Finance Manager Retail Ops within 24 hours of receipt / verification of the shipment All stocks that have been received shall be scanned to register their entry into the store system. CA shall take open CFC / Carton delivery and make a physical count of the number of pieces and shall check the stocks received with the DO/ DN . Any exception of merchandise taken in Option 11 has to be approved by RM/ARM.Garments which are defective. listing discrepancies.) ( not available for sale till moved back from ‘Repair’ location to ‘ Saleable location’ )  Discards . obtaining the signature of the transporter / courier on the documents. the goods should be put in the defective goods section of store(backroom) and the customer product quality feedback report should be filled in   Receiving Merchandise at Stores (GRN) At the time of receiving the merchandise at the store. At the store level inventory can be stored at following locations :  Saleable . Such garments shall be returned to RDC.Garments which are saleable.Garments which are kept aside for repair (stitching / ironing etc. One copy of these documents with transporter acknowledgement must be retained at the store.  CMP Repair . Precautions to be observed at the time of receiving the stocks During the examination of the goods received at the store.

 In both the above cases the store will file a discrepancy report to Logistics and    Finance specifying the mismatch / discrepancy. A discrepancy occurs when the actual number of the items received at the store is in Excess or short as compared to the DO/DN. Store shall be able to invoice stocks once the inventory is reflected in RSF. 18 .Such information will also be mentioned in the Discrepancy Report and sent to the regional office/warehouse the same day.  The above two conditions will result in excess quantities of one or more styles and shortages on account of other styles. Detail of additional DO/DN shall be advised to the Store Manager and Regional FS The new additional DO/DN shall also be received thru GRN in the system. Shortages shall be treated as specified below . The warehouse will within 72 hours. Discrepancy reports are outside the Movex and are not generated by the Movex. Store Manager shall be responsible and shall ensure that GRNs are made for the stocks received. In addition locational transfers are possible after receiving goods in a particular location. e. Any difference in physical scanning and the relevant DO/ DN will be immediately mentioned in the discrepancy report and sent to the RM/ARM/Warehouse manager/ Logistics Co-ordinator/ Manager Finance. make a new additional DO/DN for the excess quantities received at the store. The store manager shall ensure that correct receiving of the DO is done in the system thru GRN.. In case of visible damage to the cartons.g from “saleable” to “ defective” location / from “repair” to “saleable” location Once the user confirms the received style -quantities. an open delivery will be taken from the courier company and their acknowledgement obtained. inventory of the warehouse will automatically gets updated with the actual quantities received in Movex. However the user can choose the location at the time of receiving the stock in Movex and take the item in the proper location. Mismatch / Discrepancies Resolution – Exceptions Mismatches and discrepancies can occur on account of the following issues:  A mismatch will occur when the total quantities received at the store are the same but the items are different than given in the DO/DN. On replication the Movex Inventory will reflect in RSF. It must be noted that no merchandise can be received and put up for sale at the store unless the items are scanned and a GRN is made for the actual stock received. physically verify the quantity of the style/s.      The system by default shall take all the items scanned in the “Saleable Location”.

the Store Manager shall advise details to the Warehouse Manager within 24 hours of detecting the excess It shall be the responsibility of the Store Manager to seek resolution of the excess received by way of amendment in the existing DO/DN or additional DO/DN. The GRN will be made only for the actual number of the items that have been received.    The store manager shall ensure that style / quantities received short as per first DO/DN are taken in the “Shortage Location” depending on the open / intact carton or CFC status. The discrepancy report must be sent through lotus notes to the Warehouse Manager. Claims shall be recovered as per policy from the carrier. Shortages found in intact cartons/ CFC shall be taken in the “Shortages ITC location”. an open delivery must be taken. In such a case. Claim shall be raised by Finance HO and recoveries shall be made against the quantities received short from the transporter/carrier from the outstanding bills. Shortages found in open or tempered or broken or damaged cartons / CFC shall be taken in “Transporter Pilferage Location” and notified to Logistics / Finance. Cartons are packed / sealed correctly but shortages arise later when making GRN In such a case. Quantities received short shall be taken in ITC shortage location in Movex. This means that the total items must be counted in the presence of the courier person/ transporter. Exception handling procedures Carton broken / tampered / wet / damaged when delivered In all such situations. Claim shall be raised by Finance HO and recoveries shall be made against the quantities received in damaged conditions form the transporter outstanding bills. One set of documents with transporter signature in such cases be retained in the store. 19 . In case of goods are received in soiled / damaged condition then the stock shall be taken in “Transporter Pilferage Location” and notified to Logistics / Finance. no receiving must be given until the entire cartons have been counted. Manager Logistics at the HO and to the RM within 24 hours of the receipt of the goods at the store. the items that are received short should be mentioned in the discrepancy report. The shortages shall be taken in the “Transporter Pilferage Location “in the system. Store Manager shall ensure that such excess stocks are regularized without delay and are not put up for sale unless the issue is resolved and proper receiving has been done in the system post regularization. the fact must be specially mentioned on both copies of the courier Waybill / transporter GC and must be counter signed by the courier / transporter person. Cartons are packed / sealed correctly but actual receipt is in excess of the warehouse out slip. In case of any difference.

In the event items remain unidentified resolution shall be sought from the Logistics or stocks shall be returned to warehouse. In this case. Total items are correct but the composition is wrong This occurs when the total count – number of merchandise received tallies with the DO/DN quantity but the actual color / size / ALU received at the store is different from that given in the DO/DN sent by the warehouse. size set wise as per norms set. the GRN shall be made for the actual items received. No tags on the incoming merchandise As a standard procedure.The inventory at the store is the responsibility of the store managers and the customer associates and therefore utmost care is required while receiving stocks in Movex. 20 . The discrepancy shall be highlighted to the Warehouse Manager / Logistic Manager / RM/ARM and issue must be closed / resolved with the warehouse within 72 hours. Stacking at the store would be as per style / color. the item # of the garment being received must be typed in the screen. The Store Manager / CA shall make all efforts to have untagged items identified and then receive them in the system. Storage and Stacking Stocks are normally reflected in the following locations on receipts of goods in Movex:  Saleable location  CMP repair location  Discards Location  ITC Pilferage location  Transporter Pilferage location The store manager and CAs should see to it that stocks are stored in identified locations for easy accessibility and identification. all such garments received without any tags should not be received at the store. Scanner not working If the scanner is not working.

or sent out for repairs . Items from CMP locations or Customer rejects can be moved back to main inventory once they are fit for sale. 2. slow-movement and / or season-charge. For e. A defective garment has been sent to the store from the warehouse. and / or Customer Returns. the procedure followed by the store while receiving the stocks is also followed by the warehouse.g.2. All 21 . In this case the merchandise can be send back to Mandoli RDC – only if the product is defective Stocks have been received that have the wrong identification or which are without identification tags Old season stock after EOSS. Non-Saleable stocks could be either soiled merchandise in the stores used for mannequins etc. A customer has purchased a product and it is returned because the customer claims the product to be defective. When the stocks leave the store. Styles for which replenishment is ceased and cut sizes are present in the store. They are taken and kept in the main inventory. attach      a return tag to the product. in the warehouse. as soon as the customer returns the product. as per specific Dispatch Advices. apart from saleable merchandise that may move from the store to other Store / RDC. Stocks have to be sent back on any instruction from the Merchandise Planner/RM/ARM. In case of any discrepancies on receipt of the stocks is detected. due to non-movement. due to some customer complaint/s.5 Stock transfers back to the RDC Store Returns are made to RDC on account of both saleable and non saleable stocks Saleable stocks are stocks returned back to the warehouse. fixtures that have to be transferred to another store. There may be certain goods.1. The customer feedback form should also be sent for the 4th case to the RM. The warehouse checks the DO against the actual stocks dispatched and generates a GRN.4 Stock returns Stocks are sent back from the store.1. generally in the following circumstances:     Styles which have seen 60 days of selling window and sell thru is less than 40%. for dispatch to other stores. Goods can be sent only to the warehouse. addressed to the warehouse manager and accompanied by the DO. they must be accompanied by a return DO using DO type DOR.    Procedure for Stock Returns  In the case of defectives.Such goods must be accompanied by a gate pass Non -saleable stock is kept in the respective locations as given above.

e. For Dispatching Goods from Store to RDC. Unidentified.. Details of Outbound GIT. untagged items need to be sent to Mandoli on a monthly basis in a grid statement as prescribed. all stocks lying at the store counted on a monthly basis.e. which shall be provided by the Warehouse after affixing the necessary ‘Bar Code’ stickers. As a control measure. If the system of stock checking is followed rigorously then the store team will be able to ensure that all stocks leaving the store have been billed for. The stocks counted physically are checked against the stocks appearing on the system.6 Stock checks Once every month. After EOSS: Garments left over after EOSS needs to be sent back to Mandoli. Following are the scenarios when Distribution Order (Store to RDC) needs to be created by Stores:  Movement of Rejected/Processing Goods from Store to Mandoli RDC:   Customer Returns or Store spoils at the Store needs to send to Mandoli as rejects material. Store needs to create a Distribution Order against which Store will dispatch the material to RDC. Goods In Transit (GIT) Store Managers are responsible for closing all in bound Goods In Transit. He/She should co-ordinate with the RDC to close all such deliveries within one month of the Delivery date. Going forward whenever Merchandise are dispatched from the store to the RDC the store will send dispatch details to the following people i.. 22 . to see if there are any discrepancies.such stocks must be returned to the Mandoli every month (before 7th) with a Return-Tag specifying the problem / reason for such returns.1. Half yearly stock audit shall be carried out at stores by external audit team. No pending inbound delivery should reflect in GIT report under clause “more than 30 days” Store Manager should provide details such as way bill number/Date of Dispatch to RDC on merchandise sent from the store whenever it was asked i. These stocks should be sold from the stores after asking for/ obtaining necessary tags / labels etc. Store will create a Distribution Order for movement of garments to RDC.O presently Anuj Sharma. RDC/RM/ARM/Logistics Representative from H. For this movement. 2. as the case may be. Individual DOR’s should be made for the above scenarios and to be specified on cartons as saleable/non saleable. Saleable stock without tags / wrong tags / labels should not be returned to the Warehouse. a physical verification of inventories lying at the store must be done (random selection basis).

Hangs 12 20 32 Max. the following grid will determine the exact numbers we display on each of our fixtures both for Old & New format of stores This will also form the basis of the overall stock plan for the stores as this grid will determine the options / stock carried by each store on the floor covered in section 2. The main part of the operations is how we display our merchandise on the floor. Adherence to these will determine the success factor for all stores.1.3. Options 3 5 8 Pcs/Option 4 4 4 All hangs/Mens TW 4 pcs and the balance 5 pcs Less than 3 sizes to be removed OLD FORMAT S.3 Though this grid is sacrosanct.No.1 Store Maintenance 3.1 Floor Maintenance: Store operations form the back bone of all activities in the store.No. Options 5 6 5 6 Pcs/Sizes 4 4 4 4 23 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 Fixture Detail 2 Ft Hang (Each Side) 4 Ft Hang (Each Side) 6 Ft Hang without Faceout Bar Faceout Bar (Single Side) 4 Ft Glass Fixture 6 Ft Fixture 36 72 9 18 4 4 Max. 1 2 3 D Bar Women Hang Fixture Wooden Shelves Men's TW Knits & Women TW Men's BW Women's BW 4 84" Dia Top Shelf Middle Shelf Bottom Shelf 5 54" Dia 48 40 40 12 8 8 4 5 5 16 20 15 20 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 5 Fixture Detail Qty 20 for Men 24 for Women 20 for Men 24 for Women Max. Store Operations 3.1. a final call can be taken on the floor keeping the aesthetics determined by the VM needs in mind New Format S.

2 Backroom maintenance The backroom is the intermediate warehouse of the store. There should never be 2 or more merchandise in a single poly pack Merchandise to be arranged Gender Wise and then Brand Wise. other infestation in view of the valuable inventory stored. checked and stored before they reach the shelves at the store.g. All     24 . The backroom contains three different kinds of stocks. WFM – Wills Signature Men Within a particular category the merchandise should be arranged style wise.Top Shelf Bottom Shelf 6 Coordinate Fixture Full Hang Stack and Hang Combination Stack Hang Front Hang in Puck Panel (Combination of Two) 4 Way Browser Bow Table Men's Top Men's Bottom Women Tops Women Bottom 16 32 20 24 8 16 16 20 16 24 20 4 8 5 6 2 4 4 5 4 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 7 8 9 3.2.    Saleable stocks VM elements / stores fixtures Defective products Care should be taken that backroom is maintained free of rodents. The backroom is divided into logical sections and the stocks are arranged in these sections. WSW – Wills Sport Women .1.1 Saleable Stocks  All merchandise should be kept in poly packs. There is a specific area assigned to each style. Each section should neatly labeled showing the brand and the gender e.1. Special care should be taken to ensure any replenishment when received should be added to the stack of the same style XXL size TOPs and 40/42 Bottoms can be stacked separately if the SM feels that it eases in daily operations There should be minimal no of cartons in the back room and cartons if any should be labeled clearly to show what merchandise category it holds. It is this area where the goods are received from the warehouse. 3.

2. should be done neatly by steel sheets EDW and FDW should be kept neatly in cartons separately to avoid breakage or spilling of the product.3 Back office Area:      All staff personal belongings should be kept in respective lockers if any and all personal garments should be hung separately in a designated place and not mixed with store merchandise.4 Trial room maintenance  To be free of dust and clutter at all times.     3.2.2 Defective merchandise & VM elements / stores fixtures   The defective merchandise including untagged & shop soiled merchandise and customers returns are to be kept in a segregated area and in case there is no place in the slotted angles the same need to be kept in cartons. To carry a handwash in a clean bottle Toilet rolls and tissue paper to be in place. 3.    cartons should be kept away from the merchandise in the shelves in a clearly demarcated area. Proper lighting to be made available inside the restroom. All electrical panels should be covered and the area around it should be left free of merchandise or any other products. 3ft space should be kept between 2 shelves facing each other. The return of this merchandise to RDC is already covered in section The VM & store fixtures should be stored in a systematic method in the back room and where there is no space in the backroom permission may be taken to destroy or return the same to RDC. 25 .3 Restroom maintenance    Restrooms to be always kept neat and dry at all times. Separate rods or designated area for Blazers/Suits Sides of the racks if need to be covered. Friedman reports and Stat compliances. it is to be cleaned every one hour or more frequently on the basis of footfall and utilization Potpourri to be placed in side the restroom and room freshener to be sprayed periodically. Work Desk – place around the computer should be neatly arranged only with requisite things. 3.1. if any or in a carton in an orderly manner.1. The productivity board needs to be arranged neatly with the following: Duty Roster.1. All hangers should be kept in a hanger stand. The area should be encouraging for our staff to sit and work there.5 ft of space should be kept vacant in front of a shelf to enable ease of taking out merchandise i. A minimum of 1. No cleaning material and equipment of housekeeping to be stored in washroom which can be visible to naked eye.e. Mirror to be spotlessly clean.1. If any need to be stored to be in lock and key cabinets. 3. Job Responsibilities sheet.

Potpourri to be present inside the trial room. Room freshener to be sprayed in every one hour. Dustbin covered with black polybag to be placed. To be cleared of merchandise and packing material after every customer usage. Proper lighting to be made available inside the trialroom. 26 .          Proper seating arrangement to be present. Mirror to be spotlessly clean. 4 hangers to be present – min one to be of trouser hanger. If required need to be oiled periodically. Lock to be in proper condition. Wooden flooring and skirting to be intact and free of marks.

RM to discuss the findings of the mystery shopper activity with the respective store manager & discuss the areas of improvement and craft corrective action plan for the same The mystery shopper activity across the franchisee stores to be conducted by the SM / RM during their visit to the store.3 Information Flow from Store Source SM Frequency Fortnightly Monthly COMMUNICATION FLOW CHART Report Date/Day Category Performance Report 1st/16th of the Month Market Activity Report 2nd of the Month Product Quality Feedback 2nd of the Month Store Sales Binder 4th of the Month Store Operating Expenses (LRBD) 15th of the Month Competition Retail Presence Within 7 days of Qtr Store Photos – 3 7th of the Last Month of Qtr To RM RM RM RM RM RM RM CC Quarterly GM 27 .2 Measuring Efficiencies of Store Operations 3.2.     3. This activity is carried out by an external agency across all company managed stores on a monthly basis & for competitor stores on a quarterly basis. Once in a quarter a regional score card to be mailed by the RM to all stores. SM to revert back with an action taken report within 7 days of receiving the report.2.3. RM to audit the stores during store visit and mail the same to GM-Opns and SM. Study is also conducted across the competitor stores to bench mark to evaluate service differential. This activity is to be carried out on a quarterly basis as per the already existing formats (Annexure-3 & 4) SM to conduct this activity for his own store on a monthly basis – as self appraisal. Agency to share the scores of the activity with the HO / RM.    3.2.1 Store Ops and VM Audit:  To measure the efficiencies of stores in implementing the defined processes   which impact the store performance over a period of time. Please refer to the “Mystery Shopper” checklist in the annexure to understand the parameters of rating. Also refer to the “VIP Visit Checklist” in the annexure to ensure all facilities in place during VIP visits to the store. He should discuss the individual stores audit results with the respective SM on a one to one basis.2 Mystery Shopper  Process of measurement of customer service delivery across Wills Lifestyle stores with adherence to set standards.

Output format to stores Based on the input data. 28 . DSR’s would be generated for the store. qty. All the stores need to enter RSF qty/value by gender. The edit access would be provided to Store in the month for which data is entered.4 Online Reports All the data like sales. Stock availability at stores Stores can view their on hand inventory at category level enabling store managers to judge against the category sales and plan for the stock required at the store. All stores can view their own data. invoices etc currently entered in excel would be entered in online formats for easy access at both the store and H. The above data to be filled by the stores at day end without any exception. Manual qty/value by gender invoices. invoices. In any IT issue the data need to be sent to Retail support and RM by mail. footfall and no. previous bill updation data.2. Category wise sales report. of customers who tested EDW.O Input Format DSR format is currently maintained by the stores. Stores can view their sales performance by category for the time period selected.3. ff. The format will have edit and view function.

3.1500 should have security tag attached with them. Security sends the collected tags back to the DC once a week on every Tuesday. that can be used for merchandise where the tag is missing       29 . 5:00 pm) to check the cashiering area to see that all tags (hard as well as soft) are being put in the bin and not thrown around The tags are handed over to the Security and updated in the Tag Collection Register.3 Security Tag Handling To ensure that the security tags attached to merchandise is collected from cash points and recycled.Soft tag with scissors / Hard tag with the help of a de-tagger Cashier drops the soft tag into a bin placed right below where he/she stands All cash points to have dedicated bins to drop tags Twice a day the SM (1:30 pm. The following process should be followed for the same:   At the time of billing the cashier removes the security tags attached to the merchandise . All merchandise above an MRP of Rs. At the time of sending the tags to the DC the Security will update the Tag Return/Issue Register Security can also keep a buffer stock of tags.

In small stores same concept with alternate materials will be used.4. The existing house keeping and security can help in merchandise handling and the new / temporary set can undertake the regular jobs.1 Identification of merchandise – Unsold merchandise of older season (Decided by Central Planning Team)would be considered for deployment. the footer message on the invoices would be changed/ modified to incorporate EOSS specific terms & conditions. Delivery Counter A delivery Counter is to be set up which will be manned by the security staff for delivering billed garments. manual billing would be carried out.4 End of Season Sale 3. 3. The windows will communicate EOSS through scrolls normally used for VM. however. Store-wise segregation of the quantity should be done on the basis of RMs allocation. 3. Core basics would be looked at for only those styles that are no longer part of the core staple due to change of either fabric or style.3 Display of Merchandise.3.5 Billing/ Delivery Counters Additional POS Machines In stores where the existing POS terminals are not sufficient to handle the turnout.4 Man power Increase of Security and House keeping personnel to cater to the additional traffic at the store. Refer to annexure 1 for the terms and conditions. Merchandise is to be displayed in the stores in areas allocated for each discount slab. Billing stationary The computer and manual billing stationary will remain the same.4. Merchandise dispatched to the respective stores.2 Deployment of merchandise Identified merchandise is to be deployed to RDC’s as per quantities finalized by the RM / Merchandise Planner. This will be done via insertion of a footer message at the end of every invoice printed. In stores where there is no provision for additional network cable.4.4. The fixtures will be as per discount slabs and the shelf talkers and posters would be strategically placed so as to clearly define the EOSS area would further augment the demarcation of the areas of the store. The additional POS machines may be hired locally and configured by the MIS executive of the region. In certain stores cash and credit card counters can be separated to facilitate ease during check out. 3. 30 . additional POS counters for billing should be set up. 3.4. The entire store is to be used for EOSS.

Material Required Carry Bags . This will be applicable to only those stores that will have an additional POS machine. hence there would be a fair amount of garments without the security tags.  On confirmation of the invoice. as the pricing is not restricted to multiples of 5’s and 10’s. The service standards should be maintained and situations of confrontation and discomfort to consumers should be avoided.Additional float to be issued in case of any additional POS machine being set up.  First copy of the invoice would be handed over to the customer. The stores are to arrange for all denominations of coins.To ensure minimum impact on the brand equity the normal WLS carry bags would be used and the SM needs to tie up with RM to get his estimated requirement.  The cashier will manually snip off a corner of the wash care label so as to mark the garment as a discounted piece. The stationary would be sent to the stores as per allocation provided by the RM. The stores are expected to experience high footfalls and it might be difficult to spend the same amount of time and quality of interaction with consumers. The cashier will prepare an invoice through RSF in Duplicate.RM/ARM will collate the requirement of additional stationery required in the stores for EOSS. This will ensure that in case of any future returns. Float . Handling of consumers by explaining them reasons of no exchange are two such areas which will need to be handled patiently and tactfully. the second copy is kept with the Cashier as a reference copy. The requirement details will be sent to the Retail Communication Manager. Petty cash . However the most common store layout followed in EOSS is defined below: 31 . Store Layout – The store layout in EOSS will be communicated through separate LN before EOSS.  A housekeeping person will assist in packing and folding the garments. There will be a need to communicate discounts to consumers and help should be extended to provide them the right merchandise.  The carry bag will be transferred to the Delivery counter. Security tags – No additional security tags would be bought.Store petty cash to be augmented in order to cater to additional expense arising out of additional manpower and increase store operations. Process for checkout/ invoicing. stamping the customer invoice as delivered. The process to be followed would be as listed below:  A customer would get the selected garments billed at any of the cash counters. the security personnel will had over the carry bag to the customer. Facilitation Levels – The store teams should ensure minimum dilution of facilitation levels. The customer’s copy will be stamped as paid.  The security personnel will physically verify the customer’s invoice attached on the carry bag and the number of pieces in the bag. such garments would be easily identifiable.

as these discount slabs are expected to draw more crowd. The store to ensure that POP’s for EOSS are placed at strategic locations inside the store. To ensure clarity of communication and ease of consumers the store will be divided as per slabs.e. 40% and 50%. 32 . It is important here that the slabs of 40% and 50% should be on the back of the store to reduce clutter near the cash wrap. The stores should be divided in 2 departments (as already done) i.The EOSS will have for discount slabs of 25%. Men and Women. The stores need to ensure smooth check out for consumers. Each department will be divided in 3 areas each for one discount slab.

5. 3.3 ATV Net sales for the day / Number of fresh invoices (Net sales = Total sales – Return or exchange sales) 3. The salesperson might not be spending enough time with the customers to maximize sales.5.2 Conversions Number of fresh invoices / Total footfall for the day.5. Failure to even show more expensive items could also be the result of lack of belief by the salesperson that they are not worth the extra money. This will usually be characterized by low items per sales or.2.    33 .5. Data to be captured on gender-wise / group-wise. The salesperson might not be selling add-ons / accessories.5. All the other person who is entering the store should be counted as eligible footfall.1. 3.1 Low ATV:  Failure to create value in the demonstration of more expensive items – usually due to lack of product knowledge. Housekeeping staff/Store-CA/Tailor-need not be mapped. (Fresh invoices = Total invoices – Return or exchange invoices) 3. as the salesperson is not matching the needs of the customer in the demonstration. Mapping to be done on an hourly basis. which would normally increase the ATV.5.3. A lack of effective probing could also be the cause.2 Steps To improve KPI’s At store level SM to analyze & discuss with the team on last weeks KPI performance & craft an action plan for the identified areas of improvement for each individual.1.1.1.4 Basket Size Net sales for the day / Number of fresh invoices (Net sales = Total sales – Return or exchange sales)(Fresh Invoices =Sales Invoices-Return Invoices) 3.5 Business Planning 3. high transactions per hour.1 Footfalls All people walking into the stores are mapped as individual footfalls (exclude Kids under the age of 12 yrs).5.1 Measurement of KPI’S 3.

3.5.2.2 Low Average Basket-Size :  Failure to show add-ons is an obvious cause of low average basket-size (usually due to lack of product knowledge or probing). 3.5.2.3 Low Transactions per Hour :  The salesperson may not be converting enough customers into buyers; thereby spending too much time with each. It is likely a lack of skill in either opening, probing, demo or handling objections. A great deal of observation on the floor is necessary to pinpoint the real cause. The salesperson may not be approaching enough customers – owing to burying their heads in operational tasks, taking too many breaks, etc. 3.5.2.4 Low Conversion Rate :  Is always due to a lack of skill in selling – possibly owing to lack of ‘opening’ the sale, or demonstration not matching with customer needs, or lack of product knowledge thereby not communicating benefits…..or, just that the salesperson may not be asking for the sale (some customers just need to be asked)

3.5.3 Sell thru Analysis
Sell thru analysis needs to be done on fortnightly basis to identify fast movers and dud styles. The style has to come on review once the same has crossed a fifteen day sales window. Sell thru=Total units sold/Total units received (BASE STOCK+REPLENISHMENT) The analysis will help the store to identify styles which are adding space without sales contribution.

3.5.4 Profitability analysis
The objective of profitability analysis is to Monitor Actual Operating Expenses vs Budgeted Expense for the stores. The same will be done by the store manager on 15th of every month by calculating the previous month expenses. The format for the same is attached in the annexure

3.5.5 Dept /Category analysis
Department wise category analysis is to be done in the store once in a fortnight. The report will help the store manager to identify the fastest moving categories and identify the trend on each category and brand.

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The report also helps the store manager to compare the stock on hand vs. the sales under each category. The learning will help store manager identify the gaps in the range and do the necessary by highlighting the same to RM and the planning team The format for the same is attached in the annexure

3.6 Divisional Audit Guidelines
In order to ensure smooth compliance to divisional audit guidelines SM to refer to the annexure Divisional Audit Guidelines & checklist for the same.

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4. Driving Retail Productivity through Friedman
4.1 Introduction to Friedman
The purpose of the Friedman Retail Management Program is to provide you, as a Store Manager, with the tools to help you grow as a retail management professional and to have a more productive sales staff. Your sales staff is your vehicle to success, so helping to make them successful in their own right will, in turn, make you as a manager and your store more successful as well. A manager's job is to continuously improve the business in terms of sales volume and profit, as well as to create a store that runs smoothly from an operational viewpoint. In order to succeed, the following ingredients are necessary:  Customer Associate who are held highly accountable for their sales performance and behavior on the selling floor.  A Store Manager who can move those Customer Associate to play the game and maximize their potential.

4.2 The Friedman Vision
The vision is to create a store that is clean, well organized, and properly merchandised, with Customer Associate that are trained very well and want to sell. The breakdown in making the vision a reality and reaching this goal is usually rooted in one or more of the following difficulties.  The staff is constantly in a tug-of-war between operations and sales.  The Store Manager provides poor leadership and, consequently, has an uncommitted staff.  The staff is trained so incompletely that, even though they are committed, they aren’t capable of doing the job well.

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" After you have behaviors written and have done "show me. As is said “A behavior is how you do something.3. We are talking about behaviors” . We only need Customer Associates because we don't always have exactly what the customer is looking for.3. As much as 75% of your time could be spent correcting Customer Associates on behaviors you never gave them to begin with.  There aren't enough customers.1 Need for Customer Associate Have you ever had a Customer Associate tell you:  We don't carry the "right" merchandise. 4. The two most common reasons that stores are not "ideal" are:  The Customer Associates are not fully trained.2 Definition of Ideal Store An ideal store is a retail store with a fully trained staff that is free and clear to sell and is held accountable for sales performance and customer service standards based on objective measures. every time. without fail or excuses. it is a question of WILLINGNESS. Whenever we talk about standards. etc.4. we do our best but advertising in the industry is very competitive.3 Non Negotiables STORE STANDARDS ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.  The Customer Associates are not held accountable for sales performance or standards. "SHOW ME.  Our prices are too high. If he/she chooses not to do the job as taught. We need Customer Associates because we must sell what we have. 4. There is no reason to believe that a Store Manager can get the staff to sell if the Store Manager can't get the trash taken out on time." you at least know the Customer Associates can do the job. we have to sustain minimum margins. "Do You Understand?" The training cycle is not complete unless you say.  We don't have enough inventory. we wouldn’t need a sales staff! WE’D BE A GROCERY STORE! The only real reason we must have Customer Associates is because we can't stock every style.3 The Friedman Group Philosophy 4. A required behavior is a standard. 37 . The next time you hear one of these complaints: Tell the Customer Associates how lucky they are! Because if we had every size.3. color or model that every customer wanted. style. and at the right price.

Always give a coordinated option along with the Garment under consideration.  NN3. Either one or all of the above options must be explored in case of nonavailability of Product requested by the Customer. Equally. Benefits: > Will increase retention.   NN2. If the style and color are not available in a size that is close to the customer’s. For eg. Talk about the “New. Offering alternative items   If you do not have the customer’s size. Recommending that the Customer try out the Garment (s) in the Trial Room   At the time of showing the Product. if she is buying it for herself. Better enrolment % will enable increase customer database. if the Customer is considering buying a shirt. Confirmation of Sale can take place through appreciation of the way the customer looks on wearing the garment. recommend that the Customer try on the Garment. bring the same style in a suitable size. bring the next size up or down based on availability.Following is a list of 3 Non Negotiable standards that we have and the list of behaviors for each standard: NN1. Take help of the Kiosk in explaining Club Wills. Better. or Suggest another similar Product which might meet Customer need. 38 . Explaining /Enrolling all customers to Club Wills program      Are you a Club Wills Member? – but not an ice-breaker question and to be asked on floor and not at cash till. give her a trouser to try along with it so that come out of the Trial Room wearing the same. it is advisable to have one or two alternatives in hand in case the garment(s) being tried on do not meet the customer expectations. size and style from another store. and offer to check availability of the desired color. More” Club Wills Program. or another color. Request the Customer to wear the Garment and come out so that you can assess the fit and drape of the Garment on the customer and help confirm the Sale or advice alternatives in terms of Product / Size etc.

It should be updated on daily basis in the system and discussed in the daily briefing.  Basis Actual Performance. For New Hires. 4. ‘Minimum’ is the base limit of sales performance expected from an Associate in his/her job.   39 . Hours are not entered for SM.4. the Final WMP of the last week should be displayed on the board. Hours are always reduced in multiples of 4. was assigned some other work which took him/her away from the floor. The first 2 weeks from week of joining would be labeled as Green Dots. then it follows that that particular Customer Associate should also be responsible for 20% of the total sales for that week. At the conclusion of the week. Each Customer Associate must contribute his/her fair share. Actuals are updated at the end of the week as per the actual hours the CA worked for. The hours would only be re-adjusted in the WMP in case of approved leaves. Pls Note:  80% of Current Year target is decided as the Minimum.1 Weekly Minimums Planner The Annual Sales target of a store is divided in monthly targets and they in turn are further divided into weekly targets. 4.4. The Predicted WMP should be displayed on the Productivity Board. Unauthorized leaves are not deducted from the working hours. Fair Share Doctrine The ‘Fair-share’ doctrine says that the Sales Target for each CA should be directly proportional to the actual ‘selling time’ on the floor. There must be minimum standards of sales performance in order to continue working in your store.4. or. If one Customer Associate works 20% of the total hours that Customer Associates are scheduled in the store for one week. CA’s are categorized as follows Category Red Dot Black Dot Gold star  Logic < Minimum <Target & >=Minimum >=Target  The WMP has two frames – the Predicted and the Actual.4 Friedman Formats The single biggest reason store managers fail is that they manage on something other than statistics. Once the Week is over. was cashiering. the predicted figures may not be valid due to changes in the working hours of each CA.2 WMP Ground Rules  Hours are reduced in case the CA was on leave.

SQMS/ IQMS should only be maintained in the soft copy format and are a pictoral representation of the ratings of the store/ individual.4. They are Average Ticket Value. Now.4. Else.  Then the sales <short> or over this week’s goal are recorded. Now we need a method / template of tracking how well each CA does in relationship to the goal (over the weeks of a month). As each week is filled in. Sales & no. The SQMS is the next step to the IQMS. Part-timer’s id should be created & the hours worked by the Part-timer to be inputted. The WPS is an important tool for everyone to analyze their performance. of items sold. 4. we always analyze the performance of a CA not with other CA but with the average of all the CAs.    In case Store is operating with Part Timers. black. The last column of DPS of all CAs result in the store WPS. you will also calculate a cumulative short or over figure. Transactions.3 SQMS/ IQMS The Weekly Minimums Planner is simply a worksheet used to calculate goals for each CA. we should enter NES cases within the week. For every CA of the   40 . The IQMS is the 1st step in this process. When we analyze WPS.  The circle for each week will be filled in with the appropriate color (gold.  The circle for each CA for that week will be filled in from the IQMS. We need to analyze 3 main statistics to find out what to coach on.4 Weekly Performance Summary – DPS/WPS  The DPS should be filled by all the CAs before they leave for home. DPS automatically calculates individual KPIs of CFs on that particular day. coz’ if the part-timer hours are not reflected. Basket Size and Sales per Hour. Filling in IQMS:  The week-ending sales and minimums come directly from the WMP. The way of analyzing WPS is shown in the excel sheet. Both IQMS/SQMS can be extracted from the Goldstar website. All sales which is against returns / exchanges will be credited to the CA who is attending to that opportunity. Details that need to be entered from the system are Hours on Floor. red).  The bottom half is completed at the end of each week – wherein the actual sales of CA’s are recorded. sale shall get carried forward to next week and CA will get credit thereof. we need a method / template of tracking how well all CAs are doing in the store (over the weeks of a month). DPS is important so that CFs are aware of their daily performance/ individual statistics. It should be pasted on the board for the last week. Filling in SQMS:  Write the names of all CAs in one side column and the weeks in the top row. It is very important. 4. All corporate / institutional orders would be punched on SM id. it will inflate the goals and minimums of the full-time eligible CAs In case of Manual Invoices.

BS ATV SPH COACH POSSIBLE + + MI + ATV + + + PRAISE + + MI + MI SKATING? MI + + MI CHERRYPICKING? + BS MI implies More Information is required and the SM needs to decide by observing the behaviour of the CF on the floor. data) on sales performance do not lie. Two CA’s of same total sales may need completely different help to improve. you reinforce the behaviors that caused success in the others as well. focus on only one at a time. by praising one. customers who immediately walk upto expensive items in the store – usually indicated by a high ATV and low basket-size) Statistics (i. and serving all laydowns as quickly as possible – usually indicated by low ATV and basket-size)  Cherry-picking (waiting only for customers that look as though they can afford to buy. To improve that particular statistic. In most cases. and not on opinions. 41 . one statistic will contribute to the success of others. but not converting them Getting an unfair share of customers due to more aggressive CA’s hogging customers  Spending too much time with personal trade customers If SPH is high:  Skating (getting more customers than s/he has a right to. you would be giving objective feedback.e. The most common example will be when Sales per Hour are very low. and then move to next. Fix one. but Items per sale and Average Ticket Value are average or above. therefore.  Choose only one strategy to each salesperson – either praise or coach. a challenge should be thrown to the CA on that statistic and noted down in the Coaching Log. but working with few customers Taking too long with each customer Taking too many breaks between customers Talking to plenty of customers. It may be noted that there are circumstances beyond the CA’s control that cause SPH to be too low or too high (see possibilities below): If SPH      is low: Maybe doing well. When you base your feedback on statistics. A SM is required to coach all CA’s on the identified ‘Statistic’. Some ground rules to follow for Coaching:  Target only ONE statistic to improve at a time – If two or more statistics need improvement. but don’t praise one and coach another. and/or.store we need to compare these 3 individual KPIs with the respective store averages.

the names of all CAs are written in sequential order. The “What Happened?” column which is a synopsis of each interaction with the customer should be filled properly with all seriousness by all the CAs and SM should regularly keep a check on it. Post that. The way for one CA with low customer contacts and high ATV – to increase sale is to ‘sell to more people’.4. Some Cause-Effects basis KPIs are given in the excel sheet. whereas for the other with high customer contacts and low ATV is to ‘sell more to people’. To implement tracking of the Conversion Rate. 42 . sell everyone something.5 Conversion Rate Card On the most fundamental level. you can easily make the format shown in the excel sheet into ordinary 3” x 5” inch cards. Hence it may happen that 1 CA might get 2 turns whereas others are on their first turn. and then sell each of them more” Associates prefer to count only the customers to whom they are actually able to make presentations. The objective of all other strengths is to ensure sales and goldstars. 4. we need to ensure that an orderly process is instituted for ensuring equal opportunities to all associates. Rotation Log is a format which tells us whose turn it is. However. the sum total of the individual opportunities should be compared with the total footfall of the store from the guard and there should not be too many unattended footfalls!! 4. Coach what caused the result. No Excuses allowed – Don’t let relationships with team. The Rotation System would be used when there are more Associates than customers. In case of repeat customers who personally know an associate. and a Goldstar is always worthy of praise. At the start of the day. the Conversion Rate Card measures how many customers purchased merchandise out of the total customers that presentations were made to. the customer could be turned over to that associate. The Coaching done should be documented in the Coaching Log clearly indicating the week statistic and the challenge given. Those Associates who spend too long with each customer will have fewer opportunities. the names are written by the CAs as soon as they get free from a customer. But it is better to count any customer who walks through the door as an opportunity. for the first cycle only.    The Bottom-line is Goldstars. The Rule to remember is: “First. Since we have detailed accountability structures for sales performance. We should concentrate on improving the productivity of red-dots and black-dots. or experience come in the way of coaching. and this associate will remain on top of the list. A Goldstar is a Goldstar.4.6 Rotation Log All CAs to take turns to approach customers and should have equal chances of making sales. At the end of the day. Never coach the result. It can be excused in the Mall stores in crowded hours/ weekends as decided by the RMs. The Associates must be trusted for keeping their own true records. strength in other operational areas.

43 .4.  2 Week continuous red dots.  No improvement in performance in 4th week.  No improvement in performance in 3rd week. warning no. counseling session with the SM and a statistic challenge given to put him back on track.1 given in written by SM.5 Progressive Discipline It is important that the performance of all the individuals is continuously monitored. Following rules should be applied:  RM to check for all red dots in his region every Monday and if required speak to SM about the coaching being given. meeting with the Regional Manager in person.

4. Black Dot or Goldstar based on Sales Performance against Targets & Minimums (Minimum defined as 80% of target) every week. >=Minimums >=Target.1 CA Incentives Incentives will be paid as following:  Green dot (Nil). of CA’s) 4.  44 . from the subsequent month of their taking charge / posting as an ‘independent’ Store Manager (else they will be paid variable pay @ satisfactory on year 1 .6 Incentive Policy Sales Incentives will be calculated on a weekly basis based on the Friedman philosophy of 'Goldstars'. Individuals and Stores are categorized as Red Dot.6. 4. In case of the store being a Goldstar. Red Dot (Nil).5% of sales value* over target) * sales value in SM/Asstt SM case will be 'Net' of Customer Returns Key Notes:  Campus recruits / RMTs will be eligible for Sales Incentive in Year 1.  Goldstar (Rs 500/. each CA would get an amount of 500 + (1% of Store achievement over goal / no.5% of sales value* over target) Weekly Amount @ Level 7 0 400 700 + (0. Since individual tracking of sales is not possible. Their posting needs to formalised through a mail to Regional HR representative. Each CA would get an equivalent amount of incentive which will be calculated on the basis of store being ranked as a – Gold.as per existing policy). The Incentive Scheme for Store Managers & Asstt Store Managers would be based on ‘Store’ Sales Performance as under: Category Red Dot Black Dot Goldstar Logic <Minimums <Target. Weekly Amount @ Level 6 0 500 1000 + (0. Asstt Store Managers @ Level 7 (& NOT Level 6 / RMTs) will also be eligible for Sales Incentives irrespective of whether they are independently leading a store or not. The payout will be based on a monthly basis (weeks corresponding to month) alongwith salary for the succeeding month.2 SM Incentives As per Project Goldstar.  Black Dot (Rs 200/-). Black or Red dot.6.+ 1% of sales value achievement over goal) During EOSS Weeks.

 Institutional Sales Orders will be considered separately for the purpose of calculating sales incentives (The RM and GM-Retail Ops will decide & assign the inclusion / exclusion of the institutional order) 45 .

4. post which it will be view only status.  WMP is made by all the stores on weekly basis by SM’s which gives weekly    targets of all CA’s. Data can be edited within a window of week.   46 .7 Project Goldstar Is the software integrated with movex utility reports that calculates WMP/WPS/IQMS/ SQMS/Incentives of each CA & store and can be viewed at store/regional and national level. All stores can see their individual store data – WMP/WPS and Incentives and the support data for coaching. The process is like this:  Weekly targets are fed in the system for each qtr by the RM/ARM. of gold stars and their achievement. RM’s can view the data of their respective region of no. Sm’s can feed/edit/view the data they have entered. Every Sunday all SMs enter the working hours of all the CAs along with the weekly footfalls they have entertained in the site. Coaching logs to be closely monitored by all RM’s for adequate training and challenges.

records Maintenance of books of accounts. invoices etc.                 Monthly compliance check list after verification shall be signed by the Store Manager and shall be sending to Regional Manager so as to reach by the 4 th of the month for the previous month. A copy of the IPRS and the PPL certificate should be available at the store A first aid box is required to be maintained by every establishment. documents.  All the register and records related with stocks ( STN. GC /LR. Trade license / other licenses as required under the State Act or Municipal Act are displayed and renewed as required. Adequate means of escape in case of fire are available at the store. Statutory Compliances Following are the basic statutory compliances that the store managers and the customer associates should be aware of and take precautions to ensure that the store under their responsibility does not infringe any of the statutory compliances:    Registrations of the store under the Shops and Establishment Act. Way Bill . Shops & Establishment Act / Bonus Act and other Acts are displayed with consultation with HR. applicable to the state.5. Notice of weekly off is displayed. a copy of the same should be displayed. Preservation of registers. Valid registration is in existence with the store and stipulations mentioned in the license are complied with.( this requirement shall change as per State Act requirement ) Register of Leave is maintained. Attendance register is maintained as specified by HR. records and notices of any calendar year shall be preserved as provided in the respective Act. Copy of application for renewal of registrations/ licenses for the last 2 (Two) Calendar years are available. Records are available for last 4 years. In case of own stores original registration certificates shall be kept under lock & key. The Name Board of the Shop/Establishment in the local language and in English as required is displayed. Records for last 4 calendar years are maintained. Notice of Daily Hours of work and rest intervals of persons employed is displayed. return sale 47 . For renewal of licenses / registrations store manager shall co-ordinate with the Regional FS in case of own stores and with the CSA in case of CSA managed stores. Extracts of the required Acts viz. Forms both for inward and outward consignments )/ sale ( invoices .  Statutory registers. Notice of weekly holiday if any is displayed. VAT and CST Registrations are displayed. Inspection Book is maintained for Inspector of Shops & Establishment to record observations.

the date on which it is to be destroyed should be indicated thereon closely. must be kept in a separate file. they should never be sold as scrap paper. invoices. The records should be maintained for following timelines: o Stock Related Documents – 5 years o Bank Pay slips and CC slips – 6 months o Copy of Invoice – 6 months o Xouts and Batch Close – Till next divisional audit register listing the records shall be maintained at the stores. All important and confidential records. Old records should be systemically stored. all documents. This would also assist in aggregating them for periodical destruction. so that it can be appropriately stored In the event of any suit or legal proceedings are commenced over any matter. manual invoices) / banking ( X – Outs . circulars containing procedural instructions etc. charge slips. so that they can be infinitely preserved and not filed in routine files which will be destroyed over a period of time When a file or register is closed. Invoices shall be serially arranged and shall be bound as permanent record. automatically assume the character of indefinite reservation and thereafter they can only be destroyed with the prior approval of the Legal Department. files and records connected therewith.  The following records should be safely stored. Head Office. batch close ) etc shall be preserved as provided for in DASP. so that in the event of necessity they can be easily located. pay in slips . o Invoices o Manual invoices o Documents related with stocks both for inward / outward consignments o Store Credit Vouchers o Gift vouchers details o Feedback letters from customers o Agreements o Price Lists o Registration certificates. It is recommended that a       Records due for destruction shall be destroyed on receipt of confirmation from Regional FS Old records should be burnt or shredded. 48 .

1 Visual Merchandising As a store incharge you are required to maintain the store as per international standards with executing VM plans of the season as per set guidelines from HO and maintaining the same during day to day operations. 6.6. Designer wear should always be kept together on the most prominent place of the store.better feel factor and design element quite visible – 49 . All knits and trousers should be stacked in a straight alignment All merchandise should be stacked/hung size wise in ascending order. Finance. A story should clearly be coming out from each fixture portraying either the color /mood/style/co-ordinate of the season All shirts/tops should be ironed first and then hung All shirts should be stacked with packing material. Logistics etc. Wills Lifestyle being fashion brand co-ordinates on mannequins/busts should speak of the same. A manager’s role is to efficiently train his team members in becoming champions in handling responsibilities of the above mentioned areas within the store on a rotation basis and such team members can be groomed on a fast track basis as future store managers.1 Marketing 6. You are also required to bring freshness in the outlook of your store by regular replacement of merchandise on display though keeping the overall theme of the season same.(Jali wall) Display of front hangs and side hangs to be used Window display should have a cluster of mannequins and the theme blending with the marketing campaign of the season. FRCH store 80:20) . IT. The manager is required to be excellent in communication skills and share a healthy relationship with the heads of such departments both in regional office as well as head office. an effective liasioning with the respective departments is a pre-requisite requirement of a store manager and success of a store manager will depend upon his team’s efficiency in timely redressal of all issues pertaining to Marketing. Mannequins should be well accessorized and should be wearing shoes as well. HR. All mannequins should be wearing shoes. Cross Functional Processes In order to make sure your store is “free and clear to sell”. Glasses on puck panels – Ensuring impactful execution of plan – building continual freshness thru regular change of garments on display – Colour wise story for women Packing material for Clublife/Sport not required. Some of the basic guidelines pertaining to VM is listed below  The store should have an appropriate balance of hang vs stack (old store               50:50.VM Incharge to provide the same.1.

1.999 Accrual 2% 2% Redemption NA Instant Offline Issued From Permanent card from Store Temporary card from store Permanent card from HO Gold Platinum 40. 2010 Personalized Service      Special exchange Policy Doorstep delivery Priority garment availability Monogramming Service ( Complimentary for Gold and Platinum members) Shopping By Appointment ( As a right for only Platinum members) Shopping Benefits        Points accrual Redemptions Exclusive promotions Birthday/Anniversary bonus Online/offline communications Dedicated helpline SMS alerts and updates Lifestyle Benefits    ITC Hotel WelcomAwards Gold membership Room Upgrades at ITC WelcomGroup Hotels Airport Lounge access 50 .999 or 2nd visit 10.000 – 99.00.6.000 & above 5% 7% Instant Smart Chip Temporary card from store enabled Permanent card from HO Instant Smart Chip enabled Store informs HO Permanent card from HO   1 Reward Point = Re 1 for redemption Validity of membership is for 3 years – till 30th Sep.2 CRM Club Wills is a means to identify our most loyal customers and a method to reward them for maintaining this relationship.000 – 39. Policies The new ClubWills tier structure Level Privilege Silver NPV single invoice >4.999 1.

2.1 Escalation Points  In case the stores are experiencing any software / systems issues then they can contact the IT helpdesk at the Head Office or contact their regional IT resource. The stores can also get in touch with the Customer care team at 0124 – 4101010 in case of any issues.willslifestyle. Customer eligible for silver/Gold/Platinum card will receive the same within 21 days of registration Redemption is only possible if the customer is carrying the Permanent card. CW Customer Care team runs 2 dedicated helpline for CW members o For all CW members 0124 – 4101010 Dedicated helpline for Platinum Members -09999 505 745 Enrolment of eligible Privilege Card members – at least 70% Enrolment of eligible Platinum/ Gold/ Silver Card members – 100% Customers can also enroll and enquire for clubwills through our website www.  51 .com Collaterals for Store: Minimum reorder level              Temp Card Docket Gold : 10 Temp Card Silver : 25 Privilege Card Docket: 200 Redemption Receipt Book : 2 Membership Forms : 200 Monogramming Stand : 1 Monogramming Form : 15 Club Wills “Take One” : 200 VoC form : 100 Customer Request Book: 5 Redemption Form: 20 “Take One” Stand: 1 Visitor Book: 1 6.  Travel House Offer Invites to Fashion events Store Processes for Clubwills              TCR forms to be sent to HO within 24 hours.1. They cannot perform this operation. Stores just need to inform the customer care if a card has to be hot listed. For Platinum members store should TCR and call up customer care and inform them as well Address change needs to be done in RSF which is then changed at the backend The store needs to take the request for Lost/damaged card from the customer and inform it to Customer Care immediately Cards are hot listed when the customer complains of losing the card or the cards not working properly.

 Any customer complaint needs to be resolved within 48 hours and the SM is authorized to send Flower Bouquet to the customer.HO .CRM Manager 6.Manager.1.Manager.HO Other queries    GP2 – Manager Retail Communication Collaterals for instore promotions – CRM Manager Collaterals for MM tie ups .1.Retail Communication-HO .CRM .                            Store envelopes Store letter heads Store and SM Visiting Cards Manual Invoices Computer Invoices Gate Pass Alteration Books Footfall Mapping register Inward/Outward register Time register Occasions Voucher Return Tag DVD Temp Card Docket Gold Temp Card Silver Privilege Card Docket Redemption receipt book Membership Forms Monogramming stand Monogramming form Club Wills "Take Ones" VOC Form Customer request book Redemption form "Take One" stand Visitor Book Badges – Manager.3 Voice of Consumer (VOC)  Sunboards/Flex for hoardings/Lollypops – Manager Retail Communication 52 .Manager.CRM .in with a copy to Manager.2 Stationary Requirements All necessary stationary is to be requisitioned from HO either marketing/retail as listed below.Office Associate . marketing Service and to the RM/ARM.Retail Communication-HO .Manager.CRM .Manager.Retail Communication-HO .Office Associate .CRM .Manager.2.2.Manager.Retail Communication-HO .Retail Communication-HO .Retail Communication-HO . 6.Retail Communication-HO .Manager.Manager.Retail Communication-HO .CRM .CRM .Manager.CRM .CRM .CRM .executive@itc.Retail Communication-HO .Retail Communication-HO . the store has to get in touch with the customer care team at customercare.CRM – CRM .Manager.Retail Communication-HO .Retail Communication-HO .CRM .CRM . For refurnishing of communication elements.

 The store copy needs to be filed at the store and kept for reference.4588320.  Customer fills up a form indicating the font. price. Phase 1 Gurgaon 122016 PH: 0124 . 4101010 6. Store to send a minimum of 20% of invoices billed over any given period of time. All VOCs should reach Backend by 7th.4 Monogramming Service Eligibility Gold and Platinum Club Wills Customers are eligible to avail the facility of Monogramming for Wills Classic Mens shirts priced Rs. 1995 and above. packed in a White stiff box (used for packaging of Classic shirts) is sent to the Customer Care Department at Gurgaon on the same day. sizes and colors and the replicas of his shirt on the touchscreen.  The Original copy is sent along with the shirt to be monogrammed. The customer will be communicated an overall time of 14 days for delivery of garment. Front-end Process  Customer is told about the service by the CA’s/ becomes curious by looking at the communication at the Luxuria fixture.  The store should also send a mail to customer care with the dispatch details. The Embroidery team will show marketing a swatch of actual monogramming before doing it on the actual garment. Charges No charges for Gold and Platinum members.  Customer is given an invoice along with the Customer Copy of the monogramming form. customer service etc. Following guidelines needs to be followed by all stores. he is shown the location (cuff). This form is to be filled in triplicate.VOC is used as a tool to capture consumer feedback on a daily basis measuring different parameters like feedback on range.1. Every month VOCs should be sent to the following address only Customer Care 86. fonts.  Customer Care coordinates with the Embroidery team and gets monogramming done within 2 days of receipt of shirt. text and the address to which the garment is to be couriered. Backend Process  Customer Care receives the shirt via courier along with the monogramming form duly filled.  On his interest. The service is not available for other customers or for other garments.2.  After the monogramming the shirt is quality checked and repacked.    53 . color. Udyog Vihar.

The GV’s should be disbursed to customers provided they make a minimum purchase at the partner outlet. the two outlets must be in the same catchment area. Customer Care team couriers the shirt to the customer directly. It is recommended that we use gift vouchers. we can tie up provided the outlet is in close proximity to our store.3 Micro Marketing Definition Activities conducted in a mutually rewarding partnership with local establishments. However. with the objective of channeling quality footfall/ consumer traffic in a catchment area into our stores Cross Promotional activity . it is imperative that the promotional tool used is simple and compelling. Customer feedback will also be taken at this time.The two outlets must share a common profile and quality of footfalls and customers Geographical area Ideally. Promotion tool – The Gift voucher    To ensure that the footfalls from one outlet are diverted to the other. 54 .    The packed shirt is parceled in a red gift box which is kept in the white hard box with the customer address neatly stated on it.The activity should rewarding for both partners – similar to a cross promotion. Reports A weekly tracker will be sent detailing the time taken between each operation: Invoice Date > Dispatch date > Received at Customer Care date > Dispatched date > Received by Customer. Incase there is a promising partner but not necessarily within the same catchment. discounts maybe given provided the discount rate is meaningful and in line with what we are offering. Customer Feedback shall also form part of this report. Time to be taken at backend: 3 working days Time to be taken for overall process: 7 working days. 6. This minimum purchase slab should be ascertained so as to filter out only quality customers. Post Dispatch Procedure Customer Care will call up the customer to confirm that the customer has received the shirt.  Club events-Club events such as tambola. (A thumb rule could be our ATV in that market) It is recommended that the partner also reciprocate our offer with GV’s that will be given to customers at our stores. No discounts may be used. These are events and need to be evaluated as event sponsorship proposals separately. incase that is not possible. car rallies etc do not fit the definition of micro marketing.1. Footfall quality & Customer profile .

the partnership should be avoided. Religious/ communal bodies. No apparel brand may therefore be partnered with.  Incase the partner is using any other collateral it must be approved by the marketing team prior to roll out. 55 . The evaluation and selection of a partner must take into account the quality of footfalls. This will ensure that the TG that we attract through the activity has the desirable spending power. kids. For eg. Even though the brand may be extremely premium and could attract a suitable TG for us (eg Nalli/ Laffaire) .Partner categories – guidelines Conflicting business interests – Categories with conflicting business interests must be avoided. Irrespective of the fact that the brand may be catering to a consumer segment different from ours (e. gender biased activists etc.g.  It is preferable that the partner vouchers/ coupons do not carry our logo on them.  Partner gift vouchers and discount coupons must also be checked for quality to ensure that the same is suitable for our stores. Sensitive – All institutions/ bodies/ categories that stand for issues of high social sensitivity must be avoided to ensure that no controversial associations are ever made. Quality vs Quantity of Footfalls – The opportunity should not be evaluated purely in terms of the quantity of footfalls an outlet generates. These templates will be developed to ensure that (if need be) the partner logo is showcased as well.  Both partners must share the collateral cost equally. since we may not be able to control the collateral quality. other SEC’s etc) Ethnic/ Traditional brands – All ethnic brands/ product categories should be avoided. which in turn can be measured by the ATV of the outlet. Promotional Collateral  The marketing team will develop standard templates for the promotions.

One copy of signed pay in slip should be taken from the cash pick up agent and this counterfoil should be destroyed only after obtaining the pay in slip duly received and acknowledged by the bank ( must have bank seal and date of deposit ).2.e. Promotional GV’s are free GV’s which are either scheme linked ( EOSS ). Remarks to be written on cash closing sheet for any differences/excess in credit card/cash of the day. The gift vouchers procured by LRBD fall in two categories:   Normal GV’s Promotional GV’s Normal GV’s are the GV’s of approved denominations and are sold through Stores / HO . other sale promotion scheme during launch / festivals or distributed to MVC’s customers / other 56 . 5:00p. Pay in slip should be made in triplicate.     Donts:  Taking out cash from daily cash sales for expenses.Retail Operations 6. Gift vouchers are procured by LRBD HO Marketing Services and dispatched as per requirements given by the stores.. Handing over cash to cash pick up agent without checking his identification Making deposit slips in morning Any short banking or non banking has to be approved by GM. Welcome Awards.m.     Postponing cash deposit to next day.g. Cash to be tallied at the following intervals of the day by the cashier: 1:00p. Check identification of cash pick up personnel.2 Finance 6. In addition Merchant Partners GVs are redeemed against sale made as per specific agreements signed with the Merchant Partners.. Credit card to be tallied with x-out report and batch close statement.2. Only the SM and the cashier should know the password of the safe.2 Gift Vouchers Currently Gift vouchers are being used as Direct Marketing and sale promotion tool.1 Cash Deposit Store Manager’s are required to deposit cash sales every day without fail and no exceptions on the same.6. Sodexho. Amex GV’s etc. Only for Saturday and Sunday cash should be deposited together on Monday. Occasions.m. end of day. DO’s  Cash tally to be done by the cashier only and details to be noted in the Cash   Book. End of day cash to be tallied and kept in a sealed envelope in the safe.

Occasion GVs are sold against cash / credit card or LP and in case of institutional buyer against cheque / DD.00.P.00. On expiry of Sale promotion scheme – remaining GVs are required to be destroyed with intimation to Retail / RO. Stores are required to follow the terms and conditions of the scheme for issue / redemption and also maintain record of GV issued and redeemed.validity period for such GVs can      be extended in case a customer insists . No personal cheques shall be accepted from individual customers.       Record & Safe Keeping of GVs 57 .000 >= Rs.000 Discount 0% 10% 15% 20% Since any discount over and above the set limits require approval from V./GV denomination/GV Type/ Invoice No. When sold / issued . On redemption. Details of sale and collections are required to be send to RO on a daily basis and all proceeds against sale are required to be deposited in ITC HDFC account without any delay by next working day. 5. On bulk buy of GVs discount is offered to the customers to the extent of prefixed approved slabs rate.g.  GVs have a fixed validity period after expiry .e. 1. Essenza GV’s etc Occasions GV’s can also be sold for institutional buyers in the following discount slabs: Slab Rs. Any sale beyond this amount to individual customers shall be through Credit / Debit Card.000 Rs. As and when a store manager is changed the incoming store manager takes over “on hand” GVs. Marketing & Retail .entities as a part of any other sale promotion activities . 100000 – Rs. Details of receipts / sale / collections /redemptions are required to be kept by stores. GV’s redeemed should have the following details: GV No. Scheme GVs are issued strictly as per scheme announced and have fixed validity period.000 .Rs.000 Rs. 30.for individual customer. DM GV.Rs. 20000/. no money shall be paid to the customer for the residual value of the GV in case the value of purchase is less than the value of GV. the Store Manager shall ensure that necessary approvals are obtained prior to such sale . 0 . 30.00. MM GV./Invoice value GV sale in cash shall be restricted to only Rs.only with prior approval from designated manager. 5. Fashion Rewards GV.the store is required to affix the stamp of the store with date of issue on the reverse of GV.

In the event of transfer / resignation of the Store Manager . . tender details to be mentioned.5000/All bills and statement to be signed by the SM. In case of specific customer requests received from other stores for specific merchandise / item. At the same time it shall be the responsibility of the 58 . SM to maintain a separate account for imprest to be opened by the RO finance All bills for expenses incurred are to be attached with the expense statement. Finance on manual invoices issued / updated in RSF and pending updation serial continuity of manual invoices issued shall be monitored. 6.GV reconciliation shall be a part of the handing over note. SM to revert to finance resource immediately regarding any queries raised on petty cash settlement or sale deposits. All manuals to be stamped with RSF invoice no and the date when it is updated in system Monitoring sheet to be maintained for all manuals issued in a soft copy in the prescribed format with all details of the manual invoice with EAN nos. the sender Store Manager shall ensure that such material is send only with RSF invoice.3 Petty cash management Basic Guidelines regarding petty cash  Store Manager is responsible for the imprest given to the store for day to day operations. One copy of RSF invoice printout shall be attached with manual invoice and the second copy shall be maintained with other regular invoice record Close monitoring shall be done and ensured by Store Manager and Reg. Cash Vouchers cannot be used for expenses more than Rs. Any expense above 5000.4 Exception Invoicing and Manual Invoices            Exception Invoicing should be used in case of “NES” Items. verification of this area. Incoming Store Manager must ensure proper taking over.  Statement for expenditure incurred shall be made on a weekly basis and sent       for reimbursement HO. Exception Invoicing records the sale in the system and gives the consumer a similar looking invoice as in the case of normal billing. purchase order to be raised through three quotations. Store to make manual invoices only in case of emergency like system break down. In case any difference in EAN No. it shall be recorded in control file and also highlighted to RO. 6.2.2. It shall be the responsibility of the Store Manager to ensure that no material is dispatched on manual invoice or on a gate pass in such cases. Detailed process of Exception Invoicing has been mentioned in the annexures. maintaining the aesthetic value. /MRP / Value is noticed in the RSF invoice vis-a-vis manual invoice. Serial controls are to be exercised by the store on receiving / utilization.

Stores can carry a maximum of 6 manual books at any given time. Exception invoices issued on account of “NES” shall be updated post verification of inventory and passing of RO+ in the system by Regional FS. No multiple manual invoices book to be used simultaneously at any point of time.  6.  59 . ‘Not enough stock’ cases shall be closely checked.  Serial control shall be maintained on Gate Pass stationery. All request for issue of stocks / merchandise from stores on “RETURNABLE” (RGP) or NON RETURNABLE (NRGP) basis shall require prior approval from GM-operations.       6. marked “CANCELLED” and retained in the manual invoice book . MRP and value Tender details Signature of the cashier All RSF invoices ( office copy ) shall be arranged serially and kept bound Sales made in manual invoices pending updation in RSF for the day needs to be shown separately in X-OUT report with break up by tenders Not more than 2 manual bill books in consecutive order to be used by the store at any point of time for manual billing.2. Qty. both original and duplicate copies of the manual invoice shall be defaced .2. verified and shall be resolved within the month.  receiving store to ensure collection to be deposited within 2 days of receipt of such invoiced material In case a manual invoice is cancelled or not used for whatever reason .6 Gate Pass  Store Manager or nominated CA shall be the custodian of Gate Pass stationery. Usage of manual bill book and issuance of manual invoices has to strictly follow the serial numbers in continuation. Booklets will be used in running serial. On receipts the stationery shall be checked for serial numbers continuity and booklets shall be allotted manual running serial number starting with 1 for the year. While issuing a manual invoice to a customer.5 RO Positive  RO positive is done for all NES (not enough stock) cases either during  invoicing or during sending back the stocks to the warehouse. NES happens due to non-identification of the said SKU with the store inventory as per the system. the staff shall ensure that manual invoice issued is complete in all respect and must have following details clearly and correctly recorded on the manual invoice : Customer name and ID Date of issue CA name Item description. No deviation allowed for the same.

a confirmatory note for receiving and installation shall be send by SM to HO Finance for updation in store fixed asset register ( FAR).2.    6. On receiving an asset. Such movements shall be recorded through gate pass. If the gate pass is not closed within one week then a reminder mail needs to be sent and GM Retail Ops need to take corrective action.7 Internal Debit Sales through Internal debit to follow the below process    Written communication to store from the beneficiary indicating product type.2. Store Manager/s shall ensure that details on merchandise removed on GP/s are advised to Regional FS / HO on a monthly basis to facilitate monitoring and for rising of debit notes where necessary. qty. Finance to confirm the process/accounting to the store. Communication regarding all fixed asset movements will be sent to the RM/ARM through Lotus Notes. All purchases / disposal / sale of assets are centralized and controlled at HO. Store to take the written approval of the RM/ARM. Store Managers shall be required to send such requests thru Lotus Note to GM-Retail Opns and shall be actioned only on receipt of necessary approval from VP Marketing & Retail. In case the return does not happen within 15 days the SM should write a mail to the respective department with a copy to line managers and GM – Retail Ops. date of delivery and which dept/division to be debited. Invoice copy to be couriered to finance within 3 days from date of billing.  60 . Store will forward the confirmation mail with the RM’s approval mail to Finance. Merchandise to be billed before dispatch in cash and the dispatchment must carry the invoice.      6. Store will send a mail to concern to confirm the receipt and the same need to be confirmed by beneficiary. While transferring the asset it shall be the responsibility of the Store Manager to inform HO Finance in advance with details of assets being removed and seek insurance coverage. A copy of such requests shall be marked to respective Regional Manager/s. the Store Manager shall seek a written advice for transfer from the manager concerned. In case of transfer of asset to warehouse or to other locations. While sending the requests for approval – the purpose for removal and likely date of settlement shall be specified by the stores. Store Manager shall ensure that materials issued on RGP are collected back and gate pass is squared up / closed in stipulated time or invoiced as the case may be. Store comment is reqd in X out report.8 Fixed Assets  Stores are neither authorized to purchase asset items nor to dispose off or sell   an asset.

Soft copy of updated FAR shall be maintained at store and store will assist the audit team in the yearly verification exercise. 61 .  Store Managers / staff are not authorized to dispose or sell any asset unless a written approval has been received from HO Finance.

If joining is after 10th.3 Medical    Self. Salaries are credited to your bank account automatically through the Head Office at Kolkata   6. To avail leave you are required to fill out the Leave application form 6.2 Salary Processing   Minimum zero balance salary account can be open Salary will get credited in your account by the 2nd / 3rd day of the coming month if joining is before 10th of the month with complete joining formalities on time.1 Leave       30 days leave may be availed in a year.4 Retiral Benefits On joining every manager becomes a member of the  IATC Pension Fund  IATC Provident Fund  ITC Management Gratuity Fund / ITC Gratuity Fund ‘C’ 6. Reimbursements are processed twice in a month i. Spouse & two dependent Children below 24 years.3.3. Excess/Special Sanctions are cleared by DMC once in a month.3. the salary is likely to be processed in the next month.6.3.    6.e.15. Reimbursement form is available Information Repository. Opticals – Once in two years. training and motivating your team members. 2nd & 4th Friday of every month. & credited to your account only at the end of the next month. In the first year of probation. 6.000/. leave and attendance records. there are no leaves sanctioned Leave has to be approved by SM & RM Leave may be accumulated to a maximum of 300 days.5 Mentoring fresh recruits Assigning an experienced CA as ‘buddy’ for handholding during the 1 st month under the supervision of the SM covering the following    Customer engagement Selling process Cashiering 62 .3 Human Resource As a store manager you are required to play the role of human resource personnel as well taking care of all statutory compliances. Tax Exemption upto Rs.3.in a financial year. 15 days can be carried forward to the next year.

8 Stars N Stripes   To recognize & reinforce high performance / contribution to the business.  6. Post satisfying performance during this period. selected candidates to undergo a six month at any location across location. Eligible candidates need to clear written. 2.9 WINGS CA’s having worked with ITC 2 years as a fresher or having atleast one year experience with atleast one year spent in ITC is eligible for participating in the internal growth opportunity referred to as “WINGS”. 4.  6. Post clearing “WINGS” . All stores would be ranked on 4 key result areas:1. A national inter state store Reward & Recognition program. the WINGS candidate will be given a store as an assistant store manager at the M7 level.3.7 MITR Program   Employee Referral Program Employee can give a brief profile of the candidate being referred Prescribed forms are available and send the form to HR Department.3. Customer Satisfaction Business Performance Selling Effort Team Building 6.     Loyalty program IT system training Targets Replenishment process Reporting & Analysis Effectiveness in hand holding should be a KRA of SM/ buddy. 63 . Group Discussion and presentation tests to qualify for the final rounds held at the head office.6 Refresher training Inputs on six monthly basis (Mar & Sept) to all CA’s covering the following      Fashion trends forecast for the season Design stories of the season Comprehensive brief from category teams on all styles for the season Module on Consumer engagement Module on Selling skills VM themes for the season – creative ways of doing VM / accessorisation of mannequins / visual support thru talkers etc. 3.3. 6.3.

7 WOW It’s an extra effort made by an employee who makes a customer feel privileged and cared for.6. 64 . The mail pertaining to the WOW needs to be marked to RM/ARM/GM-Retail Operations/GM-HR. The best employee is honored with a WOW certificate during StarsNStripes ceremony.3. A SM should promote this culture amongst the CA’s to ensure maximum participation.

In practice. However.) may be at a hazardous potential difference with respect to that device. Also. 1. there're two UPS are installed. Load for 2/3 KVA UPS for IT equipments 2-3 POS Machines with DMP Printers 1 Server With DJ Printer 1 Kiosk Machine 1 RFID Reader (wherever installed) 2-3 EDC Machines Networking Switch WAN Router WAN Modem Tele/Fax Machine 2. The UPS for Sensormatic Device shall never be used for backup for any other device/electrical equipment. one with a capacity of 2-3 KVA for IT equipments. you may be finding sensormatic to work fine but at times you'll not come to know. An isolation transformer is a 1:1 power transformer which is used as a safety precaution. To provide sufficient power backup time for IT equipments in Stores. grounded objects near the device (desk. powering any other equipment from the same UPS generates distortion in the sine wave output of UPS. UPS backup Systems has been installed.6. Load for 1/1. IT has allowed for the use of two CFL (max 20W rating) only for backup from first UPS. the bonding is eliminated. By using an isolation transformer. Since the neutral wire of an outlet is directly connected to ground. creating an overload on the UPS. at times it's been reported that some electrical points are also connected with the UPS. and sufficient power backup time. The device is also connected thru an isolation transformer.5 KVA for Sensormatic Device. and the shock hazard is entirely contained within the device. As per earlier communications. lamp. Regarding all IT issues you are supposed to co-ordinate with the regional IT resource. etc. and can result in to failure of Sensormatic at any point of time . Laptops issued to Store Managers are not supposed to be taken out of store premises unless instructed or required for RO meetings. Investment 65 . There'll be no other equipment connected with the UPS. it's very difficult to trace such distortion by a common person. and resulting into failure on critical times.5 KVA UPS with Isolation Transformer Sensormatic Device only The expected load for UPS shall always be of the above mentioned equipments. As per the Sensormatic Manufacturer. The selection of UPS rating is calculated by the load of the following mentioned equipments.4 IT As a store manager you are the custodian of all ITC assets pertaining to projects and IT. as and when it's not working. second UPS with Isolation Transformer of 11. concrete floor.

lrbdwest@itc.in b. For any further queries or clarifications kindly get in touch with your Regional IT Executive.akhtar@itc.in hasnain. so that the break-down can be avoided. they should immediately inform respective Regional IT Executive.kamalakarnaidu@itc. Region North/Central East South West Contact Mobile No Jitender bhandari 98730-93159 Hasnain Akhtar 98304-20431 B.Kamalakarnaidu 90086-11559 Sunil Rawat 98206-24804 Email jitender. However.of a huge amount into sensormatic may go waste. Adherence to the above mentioned guidelines shall definitely give a trouble-free service from UPS. if it's not working at the time of a theft incident.in itsupport.in 66 . it's also essential that a regular Preventive Maintenance is carried out. If Store people observe that UPS are not giving sufficient backup time (8-15 mins).bhandari@itc.

Handling legal Notice Process pertains to the legal notices received at the stores and the reporting and escalation of the same to the RM and GM-Operations.    On receipt of legal notice at the store the store should immediately inform the RM on phone before contemplating any course of action.7. sales tax and consumer complaints through consumer redressal forums) and then be couriered to the RO with a copy of the same retained at store. Under no circumstances any contact details / names apart from the RM and GM-operations to be divulged if the concerned department/person enquires for the same. On being advised to receive the notice. the person receiving the same should sign on the document and receive the same The legal notice should immediately be faxed / scanned thru email to GM Retail Ops / HR (relating to labour and statutory compliance) / GM-Finance (relating to weights and measures.  67 .

and competition in the area for periodic reviews Cost Management     Planning and analyzing store operation budgets Measurement of store operating costs vs.8.  Forecasting quantity requirements at SKU level for the store. Finance & MIS    Regular & timely remittance of sales proceeds to ITC a/c Maintenance of all IT equipments and adherence of the specified IT policy Inventory reconciliation of physical vs book stock 68 .  Planning of SQB for the store based on brand wise DCS contributions. Merchandise Planning  Setting of overall store targets into brand as well as DCS contributions.    Plan base stock – initial deployment of stock at SKU level. Ensure effective execution of events / promos and other marketing initiatives. Ensure maintenance and relevance of all brand collaterals in the store Business Review and Development   Review sales performance of WLS store over period of time as well as in comparison to pre defined competition set Provide accurate and timely information pertaining to sales.  Ensure timely flow of information to facilitate reviews reporting and initiation of action. Product Presentation   Ensuring and implementing adherence to visual merchandising norms and guidelines as per the central VM plan. Planning and adherence to replenishment schedule. set budgets Initiate process of cost rationalization Ensuring that the stock variance is kept at bare minimum.1 Role of a Store Manager 8.1 Principal Accountabilities: Sales Planning  Planning of sales targets to meet business objectives.     Marketing Initiatives Planning and implementing micro marketing activities at ground level. Ensuring instore product presentation as coordinates Maintenance and upkeep of all furniture’s and fixtures. Identification of gaps in merchandise mix and taking corrective action in coordination with RM/ARM and central planning team. Roles and Responsibilities 8.1. industry.

Ensure implementation of work ethics and discipline amongst team members Impart on the job training inputs to store staff Identify training and development needs required by the store staff to equip them with the skills to understand and fulfill consumer needs.  69 .Manpower Management      Motivate team to ensure delivery of business objectives Foster a culture where the team members are encouraged in taking initiatives. Facilitation  Ensure implementation of NNS and thus ensuring standardization of sales and service standards Analyzing store’s customer retention and acquisition rate and taking corrective actions in coordination with the RM/ARM & CRM department.

At the time of them leaving the store a suitable statement indicating the indent of looking forward to seeing the consumer again Highlight suitable higher value products to consumer while facilitating.2. Assist SM in training & development of new CF’s 70 .      Visual Merchandising    Assist the SM in implementation of VM plan to highlight the coordinates rather than individual products Ensure proper stacking & visual appeal of merchandise displayed.1 Principal Accountabilities: Customer Facilitation  Greeting consumers & acknowledging the repeat consumers. Stock management  Regular replenishment of stocks from back office to assigned areas in front  Assist SM in preparation of regular replenishment orders Reporting & Market Intelligence    Assist SM in tracking performance of Competitors in the market.2 Role of a Customer Associate 8. Appraise consumer on product / fashion and facilitate sales Assess the consumer needs & suggest the right product. Manage the Cash till at the Store whenever assigned and ensure checkout quickly and efficiently Collect and give consumer feedback / information to the Store Manager for action.8. Assist SM in identifying and analyzing trends Assist SM in preparation of reports accurately and on time Sales Productivity    Implement best practices of Up-selling & Cross-Selling Strive to achieve higher conversion levels & measure the same on daily basis Assist SM in breaking up of monthly targets into weekly / daily targets Marketing Initiatives   Assist SM in planning & execution of all marketing initiatives Ensure maintenance & relevance of all brand collaterals in the store General / Administration    Ensures that he/she displays the high standards of grooming Adhere to the disciplinary requirements of the store. Product Knowledge  Update one’s own knowledge on the current season’s merchandise thru product hand tags copy. Housekeeping and maintenance to ensure that the Store reflects a great shopping ambience.

colour. The outgoing store manager should brief the incoming store manager on the following points Store Sales  Sales history of the store – year wise. Store Manager Handover Process Handing over of duties The following points should be kept in mind at the time of handing over of duties to the incoming store manager. SCV books / Fixed Assets etc. monthwise . holograms.etc Styles that do not sell Base stock details of the store All pending outbound and inbound GIT which is exceeding 30 days has to be closed as an handover process       General  Handover of cash.g.9.   Store Stocks  Handover of stock at store as per the audit guidelines. Profile of customers shopping at store. Key focus areas Any pending issues e.highs and lows     Targets for the current year and the key performance areas Customer history of the key customers Promotions done at the store and their success %. generator Introduce the incoming SM to all ITC branch offices /hotels/ CSA etc. occasions gift vouchers. price .(Refer to annexure “Physical verification of stocks”) Handover damaged and customer returned merchandise % contribution of each category and any variance noticed from month to month. Key details of competing stores Any upcoming sales activity planned Current market making activities. Store budgets for the year Fixed Assets at the store listing    Note Handing over shall be in writing and shall include critical areas like stocks / petty cash / GVs / Manual Invoice . season to season General top sellers by design. store keys & registers        Handover pending bills Petty cash + explain budgets and routine monthly expenses AMC contracts of all service vendors (costs + period) Responsibilities of each CF currently. if any and the status of the same. A copy of handing over note 71 .

by the outgoing manager shall be marked to Regional Manager and Regional FS for record. 72 .

3 Store VM Audit Format 9.8 Expense Tracker for Store Manager 9. List Of Annexures 9.16 Duty Roaster 9.4 Friedman Formats 9.17 Procedure Note For Physical verification Of Stocks 73 .12 Movex Snapshot 9.10.1 Opening & Closing Checklist 9.14 EHS Guidelines 9.15 VIP Visit Checklist 9.7 Rotation Log 9.6 Monthly Business Report 9. Stock 9.11 TE Limit 9.10 Club Wills Manual 9.5 Statutory Compliance Details (Region Wise) 9.9 Category Sales Performance Vs.13 Exception Invoice Process/Resolution 9.2 Store Ops Audit Format 9.

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