Store Manager / Retail Manager

AF Blakemore - Retail
£18000 - £25000/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Store Manager / Retail Manager

Blakemore Retail is the convenience retail division of the A.F. Blakemore Group based in the West Midlands. Founded by Arthur and Harriet Blakemore in 1917, A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd began life as a one-man counter service grocery store in Wolverhampton. Over the past century, under the stewardship of Arthur`s son, Frank and grandson, Peter, the A.F. Blakemore Group has grown into one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK and now employs more than 8,200 people with a turnover of £1.3 billion.

With more than 5,100 employees and over 300 SPAR stores located across England and Wales, Blakemore Retail is one of the UK`s leading convenience store operators.

Putting people first is the philosophy that has resulted in Blakemore Retail becoming the dynamic, forward-thinking success story that it is today, and it is this belief that will continue to drive the company`s growth forward in the next century.

Position: Store Manager / Retail Manager
Location: Peterborough Area
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 40 hours per week, various shifts to meet needs of business, incl. evenings and weekends
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Benefits: Bonus Scheme potential of up to £5,200 pa, Company Sick Pay, Additional Holidays, Company Pension Scheme, Life Cover, Staff Discount, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Volunteering opportunities, Health Cash Plan.

Closing date: July 30, 2017


To maximise sales and profit through the continuous improvement of the store and staff, control of costs and leakage and provision of friendly, efficient service to customers, colleagues and visitors.


- Deliver customer service in line with company service standards
- Be fully aware of Key Result Areas and assist in working to deliver and improve them
- Generate ideas for driving the business and its team forward
- Monitor competitor activity and propose appropriate responses
- Develop a motivated and empowered team through a positive management style
- Staff recruitment, planning and training
- To use relevant processes and policies to control the security of people, stock and cash
- To ensure compliance with the relevant legislation and health and food safety responsibilities as defined in the induction and period training
- The control of costs in accordance with agreed budgets
- Adherence to cash and stock control policies, ensuring and assisting others to do the same


- Basic education (numeracy and literacy)
- APLH (Award for Personal License Holder) - must have or be prepared to undertake this qualification
- Previous experience at a supervisory or managerial level in a food retail environment (or similar)
- Ability to ensure scheduled training and development delivered to required standard is
- An understanding of budgets and targets and the ability to work to deliver and improve them
- Basic knowledge of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of a retail environment and the skill to manage those responsibilities
- Previous budget responsibility is preferred
- Customer focussed and understands the importance of this to the business
- Flexible approach to working hours


- NVQ Level 3 in Management (or equivalent) is desirable
- A proven track record of team and business development is desirable
- Experience of managing a Challenge 25 policy is desirable

You may have experience of the following: Retail Manager, Retail, Convenience, FMCG, Grocery Manager, Supermarket, Food, Retail Management, Business Development, Food Service, Convenience Store, Store Manager, Retail Manager, etc.

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