General Manager - East Grinstead

Switch Consulting Recruitment Limited
East Grinstead
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Business

My Client is a times top 25 employer with a culture focused on retention and development of staff. They strive to make the working environment fun, with a big focus on customer service to assist with the customer journey in store. There are a variety of progression opportunities with majority of Store and Area Managers being progressed internally from the shop floor and up.

The Role
As a General Manager you will lead, develop and manage store colleagues (30-50 staff). This role is crucial and covers a broad remit that includes:

  • Raising the level of exceptional customer service
  • Operations accountability for all KPIs - they want you to treat your store like it's your own business, taking accountability for its success!
  • Keeping your store environment commercial and well merchandised
  • Helping to drive our Retail business strategy forward
  • Sales floor management
  • Planning day to day duties and rotas
  • Ensuring that the site delivers excellent services and achieve weekly store targets
  • This role is focused on progression planning of staff, developing product knowledge and skills of your store colleagues, as well as driving a positive atmosphere in store

The role also has a lot of opportunities to go on courses within the business, working with the Regional Manager to add to your CV as well as with other General Managers to improve your own personal development.

The Candidate

  • You will be driven to succeed with a real focus on customer service and soft sales.
  • You will have demonstrable evidence of training and developing staff and driving service and operations standards to improve your site.
  • Ideally from a large retail site at a Department/Deputy or Store Manager level, focusing on customer interaction and driving a positive culture on the shop floor.
  • A people person is ideal with a commercial head on your shoulders.


£25k-£28k+ 40% bonus and pension