Retail Trainee Store Manager

Straight Line Retail Recruitment
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Retail Trainee Store Manager

£17 - 18,000 + Package


The Company

This business retails a range of fashionable, trend led products within large format, bright and modern stores. Their values centre around their people and they aim to develop their teams within an inclusive culture believing that all staff members have a valuable contribution to make. This is a growing company, with plans to open many new stores, a vibrant and fast paced environment and generally a fun and exciting place to work.

The Job

As a Trainee Store Manager, candidates can expect both a position with considerable support, training and development opportunity and a high degree of responsibility and commercial autonomy. Tasked across a full range of operational KPI’s , managers are expected to maximise sales through effective staff distribution and high merchandising and service standards as well as ensuring correct stock packages and a commercial store layout. Stores for this company are large, high turnover environments with considerable challenges around stock management and require Store Managers comfortable controlling a fast-paced business and able to manage and motivate a team of junior managers and their subordinates. The Trainee Store Manager role is one where the candidate is taken through a comprehensive training program involving the completion of a series of modules designed to ensure they have the skills needed to take on a Store Managers role and also includes practical experience holding and covering local stores providing additional support and being involved in various projects throughout the area.

The Candidate

Suitable candidates will have retail experience gained within a large format business. Your experience can be from Department or Chain Stores, high turnover food, fashion, clothing, footwear or accessories outlets based in either the high street or out of town or from other service led retail businesses where commerciality and customer service are key. Crucially you will possess a high level of enthusiasm, be keen to learn more and be passionate about retail in general and customer service in particular. The role will particularly appeal to ambitious Supervisors or Department Managers looking for a route to higher management. After a period in this role candidates can expect to be fast tracked to their own site and the company is expanding at such a rate that roles will almost certainly become available.