Assistant Store Manager

McCarthy Recruitment
Southampton, UK
17 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Assistant Store Manager
Location: Southampton
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Role: Permanent


With the nature of the business and the product range supplied being a specialized and quality product, being able to learn product knowledge is a must to be able to deliver the customer service levels required to be a real brand ambassador, role modelling the customer-focused ethos of the business and really valuing the efforts of all your team. You'll live the brand and effortlessly demonstrate how the whole team can take every opportunity to make an unforgettable impression on every customer they come in to contact with. Driven, organized and motivational, you'll inspire your team to deliver an unforgettable experience for your customers and create an exciting and dynamic environment where all your people can realize their potential.

  • Strong retail background with experience of coaching and guiding a team to achieving targets through the correct behaviours, delighting customers and ensuring they leave with the solution they need
  • You will lead from the front and bring your experience of delivering results in retailing
  • You will have a retail management background as a Department Manager/Assistant Manager / Deputy Store Manager/ Sales Manager or similar with experience of managing a team in a customer focused environment and experience of one to one customer interaction and service to deliver sales through service on the shop floor
  • You should have the ability to prioritise effectively and delegate appropriately
  • As an Assistant Manager, you'll have day to day responsibility for customer service, merchandising standards, and product availability

  • Lead a team on the shop floor to deliver the highest store standards, customer focus and service
  • Focused and able to contribute to the financial success of the store, delivering results and managing budgets
  • Coach and develop the team to achieve high performance individually and collectively
  • Recruit and train the team, ensuring high levels of product knowledge
  • Commercially plan for your retail business, considering financial forecasting and budgeting inputting ideas and action to maximize sales, promotions and shop floor layout
  • Drive sales, average transaction value and customer service
  • Deliver strong visual merchandising to create customer impact
  • Maintain high retail store standards ensuring the excellent display of this quality product
  • Achieve target against all retail operation Key Performance Indicators
  • When required you'll be performing the duty manager role, including opening and closing the store

Our client has been growing and expanding since it started on its adventure more than 40 years, it started as a small company in 1969 and have big plans for the future as they continue to grow both their store portfolio and market share. They specialize as an outdoors retailer covering all aspects out the outdoors, with a focus on delivering quality products and exceptional service and value. Their customers are their most important asset and they will do everything they can to make them happy. This passion is at the heart of everything they do. As a business, they pride themselves on recognising your contribution to a competitive salary, generous staff discount, pension and on-going opportunities for learning and career development as they pride themselves on their track record of appointing and developing Store Managers internally.

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Eastleigh, Salisbury, Fareham, Waterlooville, Portsmouth, Winchester

KEY WORDS: Department Manager, Assistant Manager, Team Leader, Team Manager, Customer Service, Clothing, Homeware, General Merchandise, Food Retail

This role is being handled by McCarthy Recruitment, an award winning behavioural leadership 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 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.

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