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Position Details
USA / Tennessee
Retail Management
Full Time
Date Posted
Come join our team.

  • Innovation for the clothing industry.
  • 7,500 people making it happen.
  • Challenging both the right and the left.
  • Not dominated by logos or politically correct tribalism.
  • Challenging the boomer dominance of the economy.
  • One of the fastest growing clothing companies in the U.S.
  • Committed to doing things differently.

    American Apparel is a progressive and provocative retailer, distributor and manufacturer of knit T-shirts and related garments. The company is committed to reinventing the way business is done in the clothing industry by not resorting to the use of exploitative labor. With over 7,500 employees, we do not outsource any cut and sewn work; all of our garments are made at our 800,000 sq. foot downtown Los Angeles facility where we offer our workers pay rates well above minimum wage as well as free ESL classes, company-subsidized lunches, and affordable healthcare for employees and their families.
    We currently have over 195 stores in 14 countries and we are continuing to expand rapidly. We are constantly recruiting intelligent, friendly, and hard-working people to join our sales team. If you are passionate about American Apparel and you feel that your personal style and customer service skills are perfect for our retail environment, then we would love to hear from you. We offer flexible schedules, affordable healthcare, competitive pay rates, and tremendous possibilities for advancement. Sales people can move on to get management jobs at the stores, as well as design, merchandising and marketing positions throughout the company. There are also great travel opportunities for qualified persons.


    A key holder is the acting member of the management team when the store manager and assistant manager are not in the store. A key holder is trained on all operational functions that the store manager and assistant manager are trained on, including opening and closing the store, administering returns and store credit, setting sales goals, and dividing tasks amongst sales associates. A key holder is expected to be the link between the management team and the sales associates, helping management to accomplish important tasks such as regular store cleanings, merchandising, and motivating employees on the sales floor to help exceed goals. An ideal key holder is hardworking, a quick thinker, and friendly with excellent customer service skills. Previous retail experience is necessary for this position.

    Applicants must have:

  • Great sense of style
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Desire to learn about our products in order to assist customers
  • Basic computer skills
  • Fun attitude and strong work ethic
  • Previous retail experience is a plus, but not necessary

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