Retail Store Manager

Straight Line Retail Recruitment
Ilford, Essex
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Retail Store Manager

£26 - 28,000 + Store & Company Bonus & Benefits


The Company

Established for over 100 years this High Street fashion based retailer has managed to combine all the benefits of being a financially stable dependable business offering both security and structure with plenty of future development and career opportunities provided through a carefully planned and costed expansion plan. It’s managed to do both by being true to its core values of offering great product in a customer friendly environment, by living its mission statement and, most importantly, by empowering and inspiring its store teams. As part of continued growth throughout London they are now looking for a small number of Store Managers to take on new and existing sites and to play a key part in the businesses short and medium term growth.

The Role

As Store Manager you will firstly own the commercial performance of your store. Driving sales, managing performance, leading your team to maximise commercial opportunity, this will all be second nature and managers will thrive in an environment that gives them room to do their job and rewards their efforts. The business has strong brand values and wants to empower teams through those values so, although a very busy and high turnover environment, Store Managers must not lose sight of the need for good standards, maximum availability and great service. It’s a role to really challenge Store Managers across all aspects of the job but the business takes the training and development of its people very seriously and is prepared to offer an industry leading training program to ensure that, once in post, people are comfortable with their role and able to excel. Although already a position to warrant serious consideration the company is also opening many new sites, has an enviable record of nurturing and developing internal talent and is always on the look-out for the next rising star.

The Candidate

The position will appeal to any established retail manager who wants security, reliability and structure. In a challenging retail environment, a business with a clear direction that is solid financially allows managers to focus on doing their job rather than worrying about how long it will last. Great training gives people certainty around how to operate, how to manage and how to be the best they can be. A challenging and fast moving role keeps managers engaged, challenged and constantly looking for ways to be better. The role is best suited to aspirational individuals that want to be both tested and supported, challenged but managed within a clear framework and rewarded for their efforts both through excellent store based incentives and clear development programs. Background wise, applicants can come from any high street retail business as long as it’s busy but still customer focussed. It really is less important what you do now, and more important that you are committed, hard-working and want more control over your career.