Assistant Store Manager Retail

Posted 6 November by Adecco
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Job Title: Assistant Store Manager (Retail)

Location: Bexhill-on-Sea

Salary: up to £40,980

Hours: 45 hours per week, across 5 days out of 7, between 6am-10pm

Our Client:

We are proud to be recruiting for one of the UK's largest supermarket chains, renowned for its commitment to quality products and outstanding customer experiences.

Role Summary:

To assist the Store Manager in providing the best possible shopping experience by exceeding customers' expectations and offering uniquely engaging customer service.


  • 20 days annual leave + bank holidays (increasing to 25 days after 2 years' service)
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Free parking
  • Long service rewards

Key responsibilities within your new role would be to:

  • Motivate employees, encourage excellent performance and ensure high levels of staff retention.
  • Be the point of contact for the Store Assistants, Stock Assistants, Caretakers and Cleaners.
  • Authorise duties of employees.
  • Authorise the working hours, time off and breaks, as well as overtime if required.
  • Authorise voids and refunds according to company procedures.
  • Determine the reduced prices for last units of special products on sale.
  • Assist the Area Manager with recommendations for references for employees in their area of responsibility.
  • Assist the Area Manager with feedback on products.
  • Inform the Area Manager of essential repairs to ensure a safe running of the store. In cases where safety cannot be guaranteed you will be authorised to close the store for a limited period of time.
  • Inform the Area Manager about each visit of an authority.
  • Inform the Area Manager in case of products that are obviously not complying with Health & Safety or internal standards or specifications.
  • Connect with customers and colleagues at every opportunity.
  • Ensure colleagues have knowledge of the product range and store layout.
  • Deal with customer complaints by listening and empathising before providing a suitable response.
  • Enable customers to shop with ease by ensuring colleagues do not leave unattended obstructions in aisles.
  • Ensure cleaning duties are undertaken as required in all areas of the store.
  • Maximise product availability by ensuring colleagues always act upon off-sales immediately.
  • Carry out spot checks on product quality, removing any products that are not suitable for sale.
  • Be responsible for the correct storage and display of all products.
  • Be responsible for stock rotation and decide if all goods in the store are complying with Health & Safety and Due Diligence regulations.
  • Supervise queues to ensure that every customer can immediately load at least one item onto the till belt.
  • Control stock accuracy of the till operation and review cashiers till efficiency when cashing off.
  • Check purchases of employees and signs the till receipts.
  • Control the cashing up of the tills, manage deposits into the safe and hand over the cash bags to the security company.
  • Be responsible for the training / development of employees.
  • Issue payslips and travel expenses.
  • Review forecasted sales and schedule hours to meet Operational Efficiency targets.
  • Review and submit the cash sheet, finalises employee hours at month end, reviews and finalises store memos.
  • Control the implementation of Yellow Security instructions.
  • Be a registered key holder with responsibility to attend alarm callouts.
  • Be responsible for the correct use and data update / maintenance of the store till system / PC.
  • Be responsible for maintaining accurate Point of Sale material.
  • Be responsible for holding a personal licence.
  • Implement all Health & Safety and Due Diligence measures in their area of responsibility.
  • Complete accident reports, and if required and inform the Area Manager.
  • Ensure with technical and electrical equipment (i.e. lifts, scissor lifts, etc.) that the necessary service checks are carried out and keep record of the relevant paperwork.
  • Take samples when instructed by Environmental Health Officers and forward them immediately to the regional office.
  • Work in accordance with the Company Code of Conduct and principles of our Corporate Responsibility policy

Experience and skills required for this position:

  • Previous experience in supermarket management.
  • Strong leadership skills with a track record of motivating teams and achieving targets.
  • Exceptional customer service skills with a genuine passion for meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities to build positive relationships with customers and team members.
  • Sound understanding of merchandising, inventory management and retail operations.
  • Flexibility to work varied shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Next steps:

If this sounds like the ideal position for you and you have the experience outlined above, then please apply and you will be contacted by a member of our team if your CV matches our requirements.

If you would like any further information before applying, then please call Ellie (Permanent Consultant) on .

Alternatively, if you know someone who may be suitable for this role please share the details, if you successfully refer a friend you will receive a £50 voucher *terms apply*.

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