Store Manager

Posted 07/06/2022 by Ability Trade

SR2, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
£25,000 - £30,000/annum

Ability Trade and DIY is looking for a talented, inspirational Store Manager to join their team. Don’t miss this opportunity to make your mark at the largest independent Trade and DIY store in Sunderland!

Store Manager
Sunderland SR2 9TX
Salary £25,000 - £30,000
Full Time, 42.5 hours per week

Please Note: Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK

Ability is Sunderland’s leading discount trade and DIY supplier, with over 9,000 product lines on sale.  Our large site (3,000 sq. m) including store and warehouse, boasts a stock holding of over 700 pallets.

Due to continued success we are looking for a Store Manager to oversee our store and warehouse teams. 

At Ability we are proud of our staff and there is huge potential for career progression. There is no need to wait for vacancies – promotions are based on contribution and potential.

About the Role

Reporting to the Operations Manager, as Store Manager you will be leading teams of up to 30 staff, responsible for:

 - Staff efficiency, motivation and morale

 - Customer service standards

- Operational standards

- Stock availability

- Store presentation

Your main areas of focus will include:

  • Supervising shop floor and warehouse operations
  • Managing the goods inward, replenishment and till activities
  • Being a great management role model to those around you
  • Maintaining the efficiency and productivity of the store and warehouse staff
  • Ensuring standards are maintained and processes are followed
  • Staff training
  • Project management
  • Managing shrinkage, wastage and security
  • Key-holding and alarm call out duties


  • The store is open 7 days (Monday to Friday 7-6, Saturday 8-5 and Sunday 10-4)
  • Hours are 42.5 per week (usually over 4-5 days), planned on a rota basis
  • No night shift / late night working 

About You

The ideal Store Manager will:

  • Be an inspirational and motivational leader
  • Be highly organised and dedicated
  • Have real attention to detail
  • Have good numeric and communication skills
  • Demonstrate good spatial awareness 
  • Be a quick learner (people and processes)
  • Be equally comfortable managing or getting stuck in if needed
  • Be passionate and energetic – set the pace and standards for others to follow
  • Tackle problems head on (continuous improvement) 
  • Be able to set, lead and follow procedures

Successful candidates will thrive on the everyday challenges of modern, fast moving retail environments.

- Supervisory experience is essential

- Experience of using computers e.g. Word / Excel

- Retail or service environment experience preferred


Competitive salary


On-the-job training

Potential for career progression

Joining an already established local company

No late night / night shift working required

Elements of uniform provided

Staff radios and duty manager phones provided

Free parking

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

Other suitable skills and experience includes Warehouse, Trade, Wholesale, Floor Manager, Stock Manager, Quality Assurance, Supervisor, Customer Service, Retail, Operations

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