Assistant Store Manager

Posted 16/04/2021 by Caged Tigers

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Reading, Berkshire
£22,000/annum OTE 25K

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Manager to join a well established National company based in Reading.

Main duties will include:

  • Support the manager with leading the direction and motivation of staff being aware of issues and proposing solutions to improve
  • Support the manager to ensure business development phone calls are conducted and logged using CRM
  • Support the manager to ensure new customers (prospects) are acquired and taken through prospect process using CRM
  • Ensure strong working procedures are followed within store to ensure branch runs efficiently – eg. filing to be completed at the end of the day/ action plan created
  • Suport the manager in development of staff skills including product and sales training. Identify areas for improvement and lead their personal development using all resources available
  • Ensure all customers are greeted on arrival and approached at an appropriate moment to identify their needs and solutions are suggested enthusiastically
  • Support the manager to ensure staff deliver the companies  vision for the store and customer experience
  • Ensure all staff actively participate in company promotions
  • Support the manager in preparation and execution of yearly stock take
  • Ensure PPI is conducted and discrepancies are thoroughly investigated
  • Attend and actively contribute to Assistant manager’s meetings throughout the year
  • Ensure both current and redundant paperwork is filed and stored safely and logically so that documents can be readily retrieved (complying to PCI DSS obligations)
  • Ensure staff maintain a satisfactory level of appearance and personal hygiene
  • Implement Company Health and Safety policy and ensure continued compliance
  • Support the manager in ensuring the swift and well merchandised roll out of new product into store
  • Be able to lead product demonstrations or training when required
  • Be able to undertake weekly buildings inspections & report defects promptly
  • Manage contractors when on site, ensuring compliance with any H&S procedures

Qualifications and/or Experience:

At least 1 years experience within a branch/retail environment.

This is a great opportunity for either an experienced assistant manager or for someone looking to take their first step into management.

Behaviours / Competencies:

  • Demonstrate ability to remain calm and focused when under pressure
  • High level of communication to both staff and management to ensure information is available to all appropriate parties
  • Maintain and develop productive working relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers
  • Look to constantly increase the overall sales of the branch, supporting the manager’s plan to develop areas in order to grow the sales of the branch
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness – in particular managing the improvement of margin and understanding of product sales mix and tackling under performing areas of sales
  • Support the manager in the management of the sales performance of colleagues being able to assess staff’s performance and contribute to improvement plans
  • Develop good relationships and knowledge of trade / repeat customers
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of the Company’s product range including ancillary products
  • The ideal candidate will be target driven, competitive, enthusiasticSalary 

£22k basic with an OTE of £25k with an excellent benefits package including:Life assurance, staff discounts.

For further information contact Di Wonfor on (phone number removed) or email your CV

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