Location: Welwyn Garden City
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus bonus
Our client is looking to recruit a professional retailer with a food background that will be responsible for one of their major stores, motivating a team to deliver a service people talk about. You will be professional and commercially astute, with experience in a fast paced retail environment. With fantastic brand recognition, and an iconic stance in the great British High Street, this really is a dream role for any experienced Store Manager.
Our client is looking for a professional and commercially astute retailer with the personality and drive to motivate their people and lead a team to success.
- The successful applicant will be charismatic, dynamic and enthusiastic experience of managing volume and large teams; the drive to get their sleeves rolled up and have a hands on presence on the shop floor whilst maintaining a commercial and strategic focus
- The ideal candidate will have the drive to excel in all aspects of retail, and will strive to make sure that their store is constantly achieving their KPIs and moving towards greater success as a team
- They will have experience of managing a fast paced fashion retail environment; coping with volume and large teams; the drive to get their sleeves rolled up and have a hands on presence on the shop floor whilst maintaining a commercial and strategic focus
- Commercial & Business awareness as well as excellent communication skills
- Customer focus when making all decisions, ensuring the customer is at the heart of all operations in store
- Excellent people management skills, with the ability to motivate and gain respect from your team
- Previous accountability for P&L management
- Knowledge of the Food Retail Sector and competitor awareness, previous Store Management experience within the food or general merchandise sector is essential
- Must have managed over £5m as a Store Manager or £10m as a Deputy Manager as well as teams of 30
THE ROLE – KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Oversee the people development strategy in your store and use your experience to spot commercial opportunities, anticipating the direction the business and our competitors are moving
- Managing one of their multi-million pound operations, you’ll lead from the front in delivering a service people talk about
- Creating a culture that’s truly focused on the needs of our customers
- Motivate your managers to get the best out of their teams, and instil in them a passion for the products they work with
- You will lead your retail store team to deliver exceptional customer service; tailoring every aspect of your store to your customer base, anticipating their needs and offering a best in class experience
- Inspire the team to achieve store targets through coaching, delivering constructive feedback and teamwork
- Contribute to ideas that drive positive results in KPIs including sales and service
- Ensuring service standards in store are constantly being offered in line with the company’s core values
Our client is one of the UK’s leading retailers. They have a commitment to provide superior quality products at attractive prices, an ethos which has lead to an outstanding industry reputation and propelled them to being a true British institution. Our client recognises that success starts with people; and values individuals who are commercially aware, driven and passionate about delivering great products and service to all their customers in every channel of their operation.
COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Hatfield, Harpenden, Hertford, Harlow, Watford, Hitchin, Luton, St. Albans
KEY WORDS: Store Manager, Trade Manager, Deputy Manager, General Manager, Commercial Manager, Department Manager, Food, Fashion, General Merchandise, Team Management, Customer Service
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.
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