Trainee Store Manager

Recruiter
AF Blakemore - Retail
Location
Buckley
Salary
£16500 - £17500/annum
Posted
19 Jul 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Trainee Store 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: Trainee Store Manager 
Location: Buckley, Flintshire 
Job Type: Permanent 
Hours: 40 hours per week; various to meet needs of business, incl. evenings and weekends 
Salary: £16,500 - £17,500 per annum dependent on experience 
Benefits: Bonus Scheme potential of up to £2,600pa, Company Sick Pay, Additional Holidays, Company Pension Scheme, Life Cover, Staff Discount, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Volunteering opportunities. 

Closing date: August 6, 2017 

ROLE: 

The Trainee Store Manager assists in maximising sales and profit by contributing to the continuous improvement of the store and staff, control of costs and leakage and provision of friendly, efficient service to customers, colleagues and visitors. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

- Deliver customer service in line with company service standards 
- Be fully aware of KRA`s and assist in working to deliver and improve them 
- Assist in monitoring competitor activity 
- Assist in developing a motivated and empowered team through a positive management style and ensuring training is delivered as scheduled 
- Use relevant processes and policies to control the security of people, stock and cash 
- Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and health and food safety responsibilities 
- Assist with the control of costs in accordance with agreed budgets 
- Adherence to cash and stock control policies, ensuring and assisting others to do the same 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS / EXPERIENCE: 

- NCPLH (National Certificate for Personal License Holder) - must have or be prepared to undertake this qualification 
- NVQ level 2-3 in retail skills, customer care (or similar) 
- Previous junior supervisory experience in a food retail environment (or similar), with experience in a customer facing role 
- An understanding of budgets & targets and the ability to assist in working to deliver and improve them 
- Some understanding of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of a retail environment 
- Some experience of team development and business development 
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships 
- Experience of using a Challenge 25 policy 
- Previous cash handling experience and experience in managing costs and resources 
- Good standard of numeracy and literacy and a working knowledge of Microsoft programs 
- Strong organisational and planning skills 
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, in line with business needs 

You may have experience of the following: Trainee Manager, Trainee Retail Manager, Convenience, FMCG, Grocery Manager, Supermarket, Food, Retail Management, Assistant Manager, Management Trainee, etc. 

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