Retail Manager

Cotwolds Dogs & Cats Home RSPCA South Cotswolds Branch
West Wickham
10 Jan 2018
08 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Profile Retail Manager   EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP THE CHARITY’S PRESCENCE IN OUR BRAND NEW SHOP ON FAIRFORD HIGH STREET DUE TO OPEN MARCH/APRIL 2018       Aims   Main purpose of job To work with the retail team achieve agreed sales and profit targets whilst minimising costs and maintaining a strong presence in the high street to benefit the charity   The post-holder will have a cheerful, confident and friendly approach. You will have good communication and organisational skills with a genuine desire to provide an excellent service to all shop users.  You will have a keen eye for detail as the handling of cash and maintenance of systems forms a key part of this role. This role is broad based and you will be expected to be able to manage several different tasks simultaneously and actively contribute to the smooth functioning of the shop   You will show a commitment to the aims of CDCH and possess a willingness and ability to learn and follow direction.   This job has physically active elements. Employees are required to maintain a suitable level of fitness to enable them to perform their job effectively.     Key activities   Meet agreed sales and profit targets Achieve agreed sales targets and strive to improve to set and achieve higher personal targets on an ongoing basis Ensure that all staff and volunteers have targets to meet within the overall shop target and that they achieve these Maximise profit through effective cost control and make informed management decisions to ensure shop performance Ensure that effective systems are in place to achieve the agreed processing targets in order to maintain shop density levels   Maintain and develop standards of merchandising and of service delivery · Set and maintain a high standard of merchandising and display, both windows and in store · Ensure that goods in the shop are priced consistently and to an optimum price · Ensure that stock is efficiently sorted and prepared for sale and that all backstage areas are properly organised · Ensure best use of space and cleanliness/tidiness in all stock areas. · Minimise stock loss of goods and carry out stock takes when required · Ensure stock rotation and assess unsold stock for transfer to another Branch shop or disposal · Ensure that a high level of customer service is maintained in the shop · Build relationships with the local community to raise awareness of the shop as a quality shopping experience, using the media where appropriate · Develop and initiate plans for increasing levels of good quality donations   Volunteers · Recruit and train volunteers and provide training and ongoing support to ensure that they are able to carry out their roles to the required standards · Ensure that the shop is adequately staffed (volunteers and paid staff) at all times during the agreed opening times · Motivate volunteers to achieve the shop’s full potential · Effectively communicate relevant information on charity’s standards and procedures to volunteers.   Financial procedures · Comply with the charity’s financial and administrative procedures within agreed timescales · Accurately input shop data, using modern technology, and ensure that all volunteers and staff use similar procedures and processes · Ensure that all volunteers and paid staff follow financial procedures · Ensure that all donations/stock are accounted for and that all income, takings and gift Aid monies are correctly recorded and banked · Take steps to minimise theft/losses of goods from the shop. · Ensure the safe and secure handling of money and security of the premises and stock at all times.   Buildings Management · Ensure the shop meets standards required by Health & Safety, DDA, Trading Standards and fire Regulations legislation · Ensure high standards of cleanliness in all areas of the shop premises · Ensure that decoration, fixtures and fittings are adequate for the purpose of the shop and staff/volunteer usage · Identify repairs/renovations which may be needed, ensure that they are remedied if possible or if expenditure is required, report thereon in a timely fashion to the Retail Operations Manager.     Other shops · Provide support to the other shops within the charity if requested, including providing cover · Work as part of the Retail team to assist with new shop openings   Accountable to: CEO Supervised by: Retail Operations Manager   Hours: 37.5 hours per week flexible Monday to Sunday based on a 7.5 hour day with a half hour unpaid lunch break.   Salary - £16,906 per annum   The post is entitled to 28 days paid holiday leave per annum (including public holidays).   The job description will be reviewed and may be changed to meet the changing requirements of the charity.  This role profile is not exhaustive.   The successful candidate will need to demonstrate: · Significant retail management experience · Achieving success against sales and profit targets · The ability to prioritise and focus while working within a team environment · Experience of managing a diverse team of people · Flexibility, organisational ability and a willingness to undertake training · Experience in cash handling and reconciliation · Cost management · Good interpersonal skills   Essential Skills: · PC, email and Internet · Microsoft Office · Numeracy · A full clean driving licence       General information The charity is an equal opportunities employer and all employees are actively encouraged to contribute to the promotion of diversity.   All employees are required to act in accordance with their responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act.   Data protection As part of your duties, you will be required to obtain process and use information held on a computer or word processor. You may not use or disclose data for any other purpose than that for which it was recorded. You must only disclose data to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.   Working at CDCH Please note that all offers of employment require:   · References deemed satisfactory to the Home · Proof of eligibility to work in the UK.     All new employees to the charity will be subject to a six month probationary period.   We are unable to allow staff to bring their own dogs with them to work.   This role profile is not exhaustive and may be subject to change to meet the operational needs of the charity.