Store Manager - Bristol
There’s something special about working for The Southern Co-operative. Not only because we are a successful, growing business but because we work together to make a positive difference to the local economy, environment and our local communities. We currently have exciting opportunities for Store Managers to manage our convenience stores in Bristol and the surrounding areas.
Our customers rely on our stores for everything from a pint of milk to tonight’s evening meal. The role of our store team is to make sure our customers receive excellent service at all times. For that to happen, our stores need the right people to take the lead, inspiring and motivating the team to deliver high standards and great customer service.
What we look for
We’re looking for practical hands-on Store managers who are happy to roll their sleeves up and work alongside their teams. People with a passion for customer service who can create an inspirational shopping experience.
You’ll already be a successful retail manager, ideally in food retail, demonstrating strong commercial acumen with the ability to spot opportunities. You’ll have experience of managing costs and delivering to budgets, as well as robust planning skills. We need you to be a Personal Licence Holder, or able to obtain and hold a licence within 16 weeks of appointment.
With your excellent communication and people management skills you’ll have the ability to manage a diverse team of colleagues. As a manager you’ll empower your teams through delegating, mentoring and coaching, ensuring your team are engaged whilst developing them to achieve their full potential.
What we can offer you
As a business we recognise people are at the heart of our business. We encourage development and progression from within and we work hard to create opportunities through initiatives like our management training programme, giving colleagues the scope to accelerate their careers.
If you love the pace of retail and providing great customer service, as well as a sense of personal achievement in developing your people, then this could be the career for you. In return, we will offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes a generous bonus, pension and colleague discount schemes.
The Southern Co-operative is a successful independent regional business owned by its members. Established in Portsmouth (Hampshire) over 140 years ago, we now operate more than 250 community food stores and funeral homes across eleven counties in southern England. Our growing business also includes an online home shopping service, Co-operative Independent Living, plus a natural burial ground in West Sussex and crematorium in south east Hampshire.
We’re a unique business because we have a purpose beyond profit and are committed to making a difference in our local communities. Our values and principles support sustainable business practices and we have proactive partnerships with members, suppliers, local communities and partner organisations for the benefit of all. Our members share in the success of our business and can have a say in how our business is run.
*Salary depending on exerience*