Assistant Manager

Posted 17 June by The Entertainer
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Would you like to join the UK’s fastest growing toy retailer and join us on our mission to be the best loved toyshop?

We are currently looking for an Assistant Manager to join us in Burnley on a full time, permanent basis. You will receive a competitive salary of £27,800 per annum plus a whole host of fantastic benefits.

Toy retailing is demanding, hands on and fast paced but also fun - every day brings new challenges. To be successful in this role you must be a competitive, and commercial manager with that retail ‘trader’ instinct. You should also thrive operating in a volume driven, highly seasonal trading environment.

The Entertainer is a family run business and the U.K.’s Largest Independent Toy Retailer with over 170 locations stretched across the U.K. With over 20 international franchise partners and stores in Jersey, Isle of Wight and the Isle of Man too, you are bound to find us not far away!

As an ambitious toy retailer, our online and high street presence is growing, as we partner with well-known companies to showcase our toys where the customer can benefit from our specialist knowledge, toy expertise and impressive customer service experience!

We have brought our vibrant, friendly, and spacious stores from the UK to Spain too, with our chain of toy shops, Poly Juguetes and with the acquisition of the Early Learning Centre in 2019, we are committed to providing our customers with quality, choice and value. Our sister company, Addo Play, create and design toys that delight children all over the world with creative teams based in Amersham and Hong Kong.

We really care about our people, our customers, and the communities in which we trade, offering you a friendly, supportive culture where training and development is put first to help you ‘aim higher’ in your retail career. 

The Entertainer have opened over 30 new stores in the past five years and with continued ambitions plans for growth, we’d love it if you would join us on our big adventure!

In return for your hard work and commitment as our Assistant Manager you will be entitled to fantastic benefits such as:

- 33 Days Holiday plus Birthday Leave

- No Sunday trading

- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay

- Group Personal Pension Scheme

- Life Cover 4 x Salary

- Annual Profit related Bonus scheme

- Generous Toy Discount

- Cycle to work Scheme

- High Street & Leisure Discounts

Whilst supporting the Store Manager, your duties, and key responsibilities as our Assistant Manager include;

- Working with your team to offer exceptional levels of customer service supported by brilliant product knowledge

- Implementing and executing regular promotional changes and delivering excellent merchandising standards on the shop floor

- Developing & coaching your team to deliver fantastic sales

- Building external relationships to market your store and grow sales

What we’re looking for in our Assistant Manager;

- You need to be positive, and people focussed whilst being excited about our brand and ranges

- An ability to work with a high Sku count in a non-planogrammed merchandising environment

- Tech savvy and confident with new technology

- Resilient and adaptable with an ability to plan and deliver operational activity under pressure

- Have great leadership and people skills to be able to drive, develop and motivate your team to become The Best Loved Toyshop

Ideally you will be currently working as a Branch Manager, Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager, Sales Manager, Department Manager for a customer focused retailer looking for a new career challenge.

So, if you know your Funko Pop from your Squishmallows and you feel you are a competitive and commercial retailer then apply today with an up-to-date CV to become our new Assistant Manager.

Reference: 52890776

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