Store Manager

Posted 14/04/2021 by RyderSlade

Crediton, Devon
£35,000 - £40,000/annum

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Store Manager to join a specialist retailer who are leaders in their field, serving the rural community and retail customers.

As part of this well-established and successful organisation you will drive commercial and operational activity to deliver an exceptional customer experience, a strong sales performance and a collaborative, rewarding career experience for the store team.

You will be an experienced leader who can motivate a team to achieve clear commercial goals within a customer-focussed environment. You may already be an experienced Manager looking for a fresh challenge, or perhaps an Assistant Manager looking for the next step in your career.

This independent retailer has a strong presence in the agricultural community; so experience or an understanding of the needs and challenges of the rural community is of particular interest.

Duties will include:

  • Driving commercial sales to achieve budgeted profit target; identifying commercial opportunities; communicating financial performance to the team and reporting figures to senior management.
  • Ensuring the store operates to achieve high standards in presentation, stock control and health & safety; and that all events and promotions are launched accurately and on time.
  • Recruiting, coaching and developing a motivated team.
  • Working confidently and effectively to commercial targets, identifying improvements and reporting on budgets and costs as required.
  • Ensure the diverse customer base receives a first class service and to build appropriate links with the local community.

Skills and experience required:

  • You will be a strong leader with experience of planning, resourcing and motivating a team.
  • You will have experience of managing a sizeable commercial operation, and be able to demonstrate skill in maximising retail sales and achieving profit targets.
  • Organisational and planning skills are key but crucially you must be able to demonstrate the ability to work under pressure with a pragmatic and results-led approach.
  • You will have strong business acumen with great commercial awareness in the retail space.
  • You will have experience of working with a diverse customer base -perhaps with retail and trade/business customers- and ideally with an interest in/empathy of agricultural life.

If you are a great leader and enjoy the challenge of a fast-paced commercial environment we would love to hear from you. As an independent retailer with ambitious growth plans this is a great opportunity for a Manager looking for progression.

For an informal chat please call Jo or Katie.

38 hours a week (within store opening times M-F 8-5, Saturdays 9-5 and Sundays 10-4)

22 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays.

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