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Retail Partner / Director

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27 Jul 2021

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Specsavers in Bradford (Broadway) are looking for an ambitious and talented Retailer to become their new Retail Director and Store Partner. If you are looking for an investment for your future and more financial security, an incredible opportunity awaits. You'll receive an excellent regular salary, alongside attractive benefits and a share in business profits. To help you to succeed, you'll receive ongoing support from your fellow Optometry Partner along with our leading global brand. You'll also have access to the very best clinical technology and will receive unrivalled professional development.

What's on Offer?
  • 25% shareholding
  • Be your own boss, while still receiving an excellent salary
  • Share in business profits (dividends)
  • Grow a business as an investment for your future
  • Free parking on site
  • Flexibility - a great work/life balance
  • Build and shape your own team
  • Make a difference to your local community
  • Access to the best possible clinical technology, including OCT
  • Outstanding opportunities for clinical and personal development
  • Ongoing support from our leading global brand

About the store

Specsavers in Bradford first opened its doors in 1992 before relocating to the prime shopping centre in Bradford; The Broadway. The store sits in a prominent position in The Broadway which boasts fellow market leading retailers, restaurants and leisure facilities such as Next, River Island, M&S, H&M, Clarks, Estee Lauder, Pizza Express, Costa Coffee and not forgetting The Light Cinema. The store is firmly embedded within the local community and provides both NHS and private services.

Specsavers in Bradford pride themselves in ensuring that every one of their customers receives an excellent patient experience. The high levels of service and patient care have led to numerous positive customer reviews and an excellent local reputation.

The store has recently undergone an impressive refit and is in immaculate condition. It boasts 8 optical test rooms and 1 audiology - all fully equipped with the latest clinical technology including OCT - meaning you will have everything you need to perform sight tests to the highest possible standards. They also offer enhanced clinical services including MECS and OTHP

A team of 53 dedicated and passionate colleagues call this store home. The existing Partners are really passionate about the clinical development of the team, and as the new Retail Director you would have the scope to advise on training requirements, introduce new specialisms and build/shape the team further as required.

Specsavers in Bradford is an accredited Platinum Employer. The Platinum Employer Scheme is part of the Specsavers drive to become a famous place to work. Stores with this accreditation have been verified on five key employer standards: Recruitment, Performance Management and Reward, Talent Management, Learning and Development and Employee Engagement.

Store location

The Broadway Shopping Centre is located in the heart of the vibrant city of Bradford and as you would expect, benefits from excellent transport links meaning it's not uncommon for people to travel from far and wide to visit the store. There's something here for everyone: from shops, bars and restaurants and a cinema for families to enjoy. As the new Optometry Partner your customer base will be very diverse - but there'll plenty of familiar faces too.

Requirements of the role

Alongside being an experienced retail professional within the optical industry, the right person for this position will be confident, possess a strong worth ethic and a willingness to succeed. You'll have excellent communication skills and enjoy working within a fast-paced environment. You'll be willing to go the extra mile for customers and someone who encourages their team to do the same.

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