Assistant Manager

McCarthy Recruitment Ltd
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Retail Assistant Manager
Location:  Hatfield
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Role:   Permanent


In this role you will be deputising for the retail Store Manager.  You will be responsible for ensuring the whole retail store is managed effectively.  You will need to lead a team in an environment focused on quality, service and availability.  To be successful in this role you will need a genuine passion for retail and customer service and excellent leadership and coaching skills.  Your enthusiastic and energetic approach, coupled with your ability to prioritise at pace will ensure your success.  The role of retail Assistant Manager is all about developing a motivated, focused team that puts the customer at the heart of everything you do.  In return you will receive a very competitive salary and a highly rewarding opportunity. 

Managing, coaching and developing a team
Ensure customer satisfaction is delivered through efficient use of the team, and driving retail store standards and availability
Lead and manage the retail store team
Ensure the retail store complies with all health and safety procedures
Motivate, train and develop your team, identifying development needs and stars for the future
Plan and prioritise all store operational tasks to achieve excellence
Manage and oversee all necessary store administration
Manage stock movement, freshness, store availability and stock integrity
Drive the store to meet and exceed all targets
Deputise for the Store Manager, implement and execute all company instructions
Understand the customer of your store, anticipate their needs and ensure they experience ‘best in class’ customer service
Ensure staff levels are adequate to achieve core business day to day goals and meet customer expectations
Manage the overall replenishment process 


Whatever your background, you will be ready to meet the challenge of driving one of the most successful retail stores and your own retail management career to further success and high rewards.  Our client wants to meet people capable of leading and motivating their teams to achieve ambitious performance targets.  You will understand the emphasis they put on customer satisfaction and you will be a highly effective team player who works closely with your retail Store Manager.

Experience of retail management or food retail would be an advantage, although any hospitality, leisure or retail management background will be considered
Ability to motivate a team to deliver is essential
Ability to lead and work pro-actively within a team
Experience of managing a service focused environment with a passion for setting and achieving results through yourself and others
Strong communication skills
Dedicated to a customer service culture
Committed to retail operational excellence
Can demonstrate a genuine desire for people
Problem solving and decision making comes naturally


Our client is passionate about what they do and are dedicated to providing their customers with the highest quality service.  Our client aspires be a truly great company and to set the benchmark against which other companies will be judged.  If you want a fantastic opportunity to prove yourself, progress and be an Assistant Manager, then this is a company that you need to apply to, it truly is a market leader in its field.  Passionate about its people, it has built its success on commitment and people motivation.  If you are currently a Deputy or Assistant Manager and are looking for long term development, training and progression – our client will invest in your future – this opportunity is for you! 

KEYWORDS:  Assistant Manager, Department Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader, Retail, Leisure, Hospitality, Store Manager.  

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Hatfield, St Albans, Potters Bar, Luton, Harlow  


This role is being handled by McCarthy Recruitment, award winning specialist retail & HR recruitment consultancy covering the whole of the UK. McCarthy is like no other recruitment agency you will have worked with; our difference is our commitment to providing a professional and personalised recruitment service of the highest quality.

We provide our candidates with a consultative, honest, high quality and efficient service which develops long term relationships ensuring we become the preferred consultancy for all our clients and candidates. We pride ourselves on understanding people – we are real, we get to the real you and we will get you real results. But then, put simply - It’s the way we work.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

McCarthy Recruitment is retained and exclusive on this assignment.

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