Retail Assistant Manager
£27 - 30,000 + Package & Bonus
First off, retailing will be in your blood. You'll love the day-to-day of it, working with colleagues, giving them your time, offering guidance and support where necessary, leaving them to it when not. You'll be happy leading by example but equally happy using performance indicators to get the best from your team, helping customers will be second nature and you'll have a natural flair for all things VM - handy as most instore display and layout is yours to decide. In short, you'll be a great all-rounder, as happy getting stuck in as you are overseeing the more strategic stuff.
As the Retail Assistant Manager, all the day-to-day decisions in the store come through you. From setting and managing rotas to ensuring that visual merchandising standards start high and stay there, it'll mostly be for you to keep tabs on. Yes, you report to a Store Manager and yes, they are on hand to support you whenever you need it but that doesn't mean you can't make decisions or make a difference. This company sells a broad range of what are mostly non-food items - homeware and furnishings, a lovely range of indoor and outdoor furniture, gifting, accessories, some clothing even so it's a varied and interesting range of products. All of it is aimed at a customer with high standards and an eye on trends. Most of it benefits from being well-merchandised so your skills in both service and standards will need to be high. Obviously, you'll hold keys, manage performance, coach your team, serve customers even jump on the tills if needed. No two days will be the same but that's why you got into retail in the first place right?
The company is financially stable and confident about future trade. We are in uncertain times and, for many people, that might be enough to hear but they're also a business that really believes in empowering their people while being on hand with support and training whenever required. This site has been redeveloped recently so, while not quite all shiny and brand new, it's still a nice environment to work in.
Initial interviews can be held via video (depending on the most recent government advice) with a start date envisaged as soon as possible