Assistant Store Manager - Ashford

Quest Search and Selection Ltd
Ashford, Kent
10 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This industry leading supplier & wholesaler dealing with reputable trade customers and businesses is looking for an Assistant Store Manager.

This national business has over 25 stores & Online trade & is looking for a highly driven Manager from a customer service focused high-street or wholesale retailer who will help drive sales, service and commerciality on the shop floor.

The nature of the business means that all branches is predominately opened Monday - Friday!

The role of the Assistant Store Manager will include the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in leading the Branch team to hit sales/profit targets
  • Stock Management system and audit and wastage targets.
  • Bring visible on the shop floor driving in-store compliance and company policies and procedures
  • Great interpersonal skills with external customers
  • Involvement in recruitment for sales & supervisors.
  • Ensuring, through regular meetings, that all staff are fully conversant with promotions, incentives, sales information, special events, training activities and new/changes in Company policies.

To be successful in this position you -

  • Must have Management experience within another customer focused retailer or wholesaler
  • Example of backgrounds that have been successful are - Health & Beauty, Department stores, Salon, Jewellery or fashion retail environment. These are desirable but not essential!
  • Ensuring that effective stock rotation is carried out including all stock coding and pricing are correct
  • Excellent customer service skills to suit their b2b customers
  • Have led a successful team focused in hitting sales targets
  • Understanding of having the right people in the right place at the right time
  • Exceptional team building skills
  • Has dealt with paperwork regarding sales target, rotas and has experience running a store in the absence of the Store Manager
  • Must hold a full driving license and access to a car.

This is a desirable position with the opportunity to join this reputable business due to increase market share. The position offers great pension benefits, staff discount and working conditions and hours (no Saturdays & predominately 9-5pm in the week!) and exceptional bonuses! This position is a maternity cover for up to 12 months, so will suit a candidate who is immediately available or open to a long contract position. If this position sound of interest please send us your up to date CV quoting the reference Q103395.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.