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Assistant Manager

Posted 2 January by McCarthy Recruitment Ltd Easy Apply Ended
Job Title: Retail Assistant Manager
Location:  Northampton
Salary: £30,500 - £37,200 per annum
Role:   Permanent


Do you want to be part of the fastest developing supermarket in the UK?

Our client that we’re currently recruiting for is one of the fastest growing Supermarkets in the World and has an incredible 640 Stores across the UK. They’re looking to increase this number to 1000 stores by 2022. As well as winning multiple prestigious awards, this company has been awarded 40 trophies for their own brand products making them the most awarded retailer.

They’re currently looking to recruit an experienced Store Manager to run their Northampton store and help commit to their growing success. As a Store Manager, no two of your days will ever be the same. One day of the week you could placing orders and the next you might be potentially handling customer complaints. And all the while you'll handle the over-seeing goals of maximising sales and hitting targets in your store, ensuring great customer service whilst minimising costs.

To put it in simple terms, if you find the idea of running a multi-million-pound store whilst inspiring your team to be proud of everything you've achieved together, we promise you, you're going to find this a largely rewarding role - and one with excellent growth prospects and bonuses, including a yearly pay rise, pension and holiday allowance.


•Managing, coaching and developing a team
•Ensure customer satisfaction is delivered through efficient use of the team, and driving retail store standards and availability
•Lead and manage the retail store team
•Ensure the retail store complies with all health and safety procedures
•Motivate, train and develop your team, identifying development needs and stars for the future
•Plan and prioritise all store operational tasks to achieve excellence
•Manage and oversee all necessary store administration
•Manage stock movement, freshness, store availability and stock integrity
•Drive the store to meet and exceed all targets
•Deputise for the Store Manager, implement and execute all company instructions
•Understand the customer of your store, anticipate their needs and ensure they experience ‘best in class’ customer service
•Ensure staff levels are adequate to achieve core business day to day goals and meet customer expectations
•Manage the overall replenishment process


Whatever your background, you will be ready to meet the challenge of driving one of the most successful retail stores and your own retail management career to further success and high rewards.  Our client wants to meet people capable of leading and motivating their teams to achieve ambitious performance targets.  You will understand the emphasis they put on customer satisfaction and you will be a highly effective team player who works closely with your retail Store Manager.

•Experience of retail management or food retail would be an advantage, although any hospitality, leisure or retail management background will be considered
•Ability to motivate a team to deliver is essential
•Ability to lead and work pro-actively within a team
•Experience of managing a service focused environment with a passion for setting and achieving results through yourself and others
•Strong communication skills
•Dedicated to a customer service culture
•Committed to retail operational excellence
•Can demonstrate a genuine desire for people
•Problem solving and decision making comes naturally


Our client is passionate about what they do and are dedicated to providing their customers with the highest quality service.  Our client aspires be a truly great company and to set the benchmark against which other companies will be judged.  If you want a fantastic opportunity to prove yourself, progress and be an Assistant Manager, then this is a company that you need to apply to, it truly is a market leader in its field.  Passionate about its people, it has built its success on commitment and people motivation.  If you are currently a Deputy or Assistant Manager and are looking for long term development, training and progression – our client will invest in your future – this opportunity is for you!

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Northampton, Upton, Hackleton, Towcester, Althorp

KEYWORDS:  Assistant Manager, Department Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader, Retail, Leisure, Hospitality, Store Manager.


This role is being handled by McCarthy Recruitment, award winning specialist retail & HR recruitment consultancy covering the whole of the UK. McCarthy is like no other recruitment agency you will have worked with; our difference is our commitment to providing a professional and personalised recruitment service of the highest quality.

We provide our candidates with a consultative, honest, high quality and efficient service which develops long term relationships ensuring we become the preferred consultancy for all our clients and candidates. We pride ourselves on understanding people – we are real, we get to the real you and we will get you real results. But then, put simply - It’s the way we work.

McCarthy Recruitment is retained and exclusive on this assignment.

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