District Manager


This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

For more information about Express, Inc. please visit www.express.com.


Location: Washington D.C./VA

The District Manager manages a district with an annual volume of $20-$30 million and supervises approximately ten to twelve stores and Store Sales Managers. Must possess the ability to:

  • Attract, hire, develop, inspire and retain top talent
  • Coach, develop and maximize the success of all Store Managers (SMs) Motivate, inspire and retain Associates
  • Ensure capability education is delivered

  • Analyze the business and create/communicate clear action plans that optimize results and ensure effective execution of all operational activities
  • Analyze business, create action plans and gain buy-in with Store management
  • Manage profit and expenses
  • Direct workforce management activities
  • Direct merchandise flow activities
  • Manage operational execution
  • Ensure Loss Prevention policies and practices are being followed

  • Build a Stores environment that is sharply focused on consistently delivering exceptional, positive in-Store customer experiences
  • Direct a consistent focus in delivering customer experiences
  • Ensure visual standards are set in accordance with Brand direction
  • Direct the implementation of Brand selling strategies
  • Lead change and innovation

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel (auto, airplane), visit Stores and attend District, Region and corporate meetings
  • Ability to work periodic weekends and evenings
  • Ability to periodically execute most of the Store's duties, including but not limited to:
  • Backroom processing
  • Visual presentation standards/marketing presentation



As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies.In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition,Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.