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Assistant Shop Manager
New superstore opening February 2019
Location: Burscough Ringtail Retail Park, L40 7SP
Are you a proactive Assistant Shop Manager who thrives in a fast paced environment?
Do you have the people skills that can take on the challenge to help manage our New Superstore? If so, come and join the team at our new store and be part of one of the UK’s most recognisable charities and contribute to the work we do across Sue Ryder.
Our new superstore is based at the new Ringtail Retail Park between Ormskirk and Preston, outside the village Burscough. Our stock will be a varied range of top-quality second-hand furniture, electricals and a selection of our new good items. Remember that you could often be moving stock – which may involve lifting heavy goods or furniture.
The key responsibilities include:
• Managing a team of paid staff and volunteers alongside the manager to ensure they receive ongoing support and training to assist you in providing an excellent customer experience
• Proactively maintain a well merchandised shop that pushes the boundaries and goes above and beyond your customers’ individual expectations
• Encourage regular inbound donated goods, including furniture and white goods for the shop, managing the stock processing, pricing and display
• Work with Area Managers to achieve various objectives and targets relating to productivity and income
You will have retail experience with the commercial awareness to deliver sales. You’ll have a positive attitude and good judgement to do the right thing. A basic understanding of finance and good IT skills are essential. Above all else you will have a positive can do attitude combined with the ambition to succeed in making a difference.
5*Competitive Benefits Package* – 25 days holiday rising to 30 with length of service plus bank holidays, option to buy and sell up to five days holiday, company pension scheme, staff discount with thousands of retailers, enhanced maternity pay, staff discount of 15% on new goods online and lots more. Please visit our careers website for the full list.
A little bit about us... We are one of the largest charity retailers in the UK with over 450 shops. Our highly effective retail operation generates funding so we can continue to provide 2.7 million hours of expert medical, practical and emotional support every year, in our hospices and neurological centres, in people's homes and in the community. Our much-loved presence on high streets across the country - with a range of new and innovative shops, including boutiques, vintage and retro shops, and large format stores, we want to continue drive up the income that our retail operations generate.
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