Retail Assistant Manager
Our client has fantastic opportunities for Assistant Managers to join the team based in North London. Joining on a full time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £24,663 + bonuses.
Are you ambitious to take your career to the next level? They’re looking for star candidates with great business acumen to become the retail leaders of tomorrow. Your mission: to help them make the company THE place people think about when they need wine.
You bring the commitment, they’ll fill in the blanks in your wine knowledge, and with the right training and development, in 12 months you could be running your very own wine business.
What will I be doing?
Your job will be to help their customers discover and buy wines they’ll absolutely love, and give them such an enjoyable experience they’ll keep coming back for more.
A big part of your job will be managing the training and development of your team. So you’ll be using your experience to make rookie Trainee Managers and Sales Assistants the best they can be, and keeping them at the top of their game.
If you don’t know the first thing about wine, don’t worry. Through training, tastings and a fair bit of homework they’ll have you earning your WSET Level 2 Certificate in just a couple of months. Your first step towards ultimate wine wizardry.
You’ll be running enjoyable and informative tasting events for customers, both in store and out. These are vital for introducing new customers to their wines, and new wines to their existing customers, raising the profile of the company.
Finally, you’ll also help in the overall running of the store, supporting the Store Manager and your colleagues in keeping the shelves fully stocked and looking great. Smashing those sales targets and making your store the best in the business.
What they look for?
They’re looking for someone with a minimum of 1 year’s managerial experience in the retail or hospitality industry. A born leader with a good track record of developing their team, and taking ownership of their own development.
To succeed in the role, you’ll also need a few things in common with all their managers, who are…
“People” people. You’re a friendly face who’s happy to roll up your sleeves and muck in with your team mates. You get along with everyone and like having a bit of fun, but you can also lead from the front and inspire others.
Customer champions. You have a sixth sense for delivering exactly what the customer wants and needs. And you’re willing to go the extra mile to make sure every customer leaves with a warm feeling.
Wine lovers. If you’re not a wine expert already, you’re excited about studying to become one, and using that knowledge to help your team and customers.
Natural salespeople. Articulate, persuasive, and able to put customers at ease.
Doers. When a problem needs fixing, you fix it. When something needs doing, you take ownership.
Grafters. Retail can be tough, the hours long and the work hard. So you’ll need bags of energy and determination. But when the going gets tough, you’re in your element.
Smart cookies. You have a degree or relevant qualification, or a successful track record in your career to date.
Good drivers. You have held a full (UK valid) driving license for at least 12 months.
Workaholics. Retail is no 9-5 job. There are busy sales periods, weekends, and wine exams to study for. It can be a challenging environment. But also a highly rewarding one.
What you’ll get?
- An attractive starting salary of £24,663 + bonuses.
- Store bonus schemes, so you can earn more on top of your salary.
- The potential to become a Business Partner, earning a salary of up to £50,000 OTE.
- Free shares, so you can share in the success of the business.
- A contributory company Pension Plan
- Life Assurance (Worth 3 times your annual salary).
- 29 days holiday, including public and bank holidays.
- A 20% staff discount on everything in store, which you can share with two of your family or friends.
If you are passionate about retail and wine, then please click apply now to become one of their Assistant Managers.
This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/job/77389141