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Assistant Store Manager

AF Blakemore Retail
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a SPAR Assistant Store Manager who is motivated, friendly, hands-on and passionate about their store offering excellent service and standards to our customers. Reporting directly to the Store Manager, you will assist in maximising sales and profit by contributing to the continuous improvement of the store and staff, control of costs and leakage and provision of friendly, efficient service to customers, colleagues and visitors.

Assistant Store Manager Responsibilities:

Deliver customer service in line with SPARkling Service standards
Be fully aware of KRA's and assist in working to deliver and improve them.
Generate ideas for driving the business and its team forward
Assist in monitoring competitor activity
Assist in developing a motivated and empowered team through a positive management style
Assist in ensuring training is delivered as scheduled
Use relevant processes and policies to control the security of people, stock and cash
Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and health and food safety responsibilities as defined in the induction and training
Assistant Store Manager Requirements:

Previous junior experience at a supervisory or managerial level in a food retail environment (or similar) (essential)
APLH (Award for Personal License Holder) - must have or be prepared to undertake this qualification
An understanding of budgets and targets and the ability to work to deliver and improve them (essential
Basic knowledge of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of a retail environment and the skill to manage those responsibilities (essential
Experience of managing a Challenge 25 policy (desirable)
What's in it for you?

Develop your skills and capability in a highly supportive and multi-diverse culture
Outstanding Training & Development
Gain hands-on experience in a high volume, fast paced convenience store
Excellent benefits package
Generous staff discount
Proactive promotion of internal candidates
Paid Breaks
Free Tea & Coffee
About A.F.Blakemore & Son:

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned company in the UK. This forward-thinking family-owned business began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now owns 280 SPAR Convenience Stores and employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover in excess of £1 billion. As one of the largest convenience retailers in the UK, we are always looking for innovative ways to create a point of difference. Our stores offer a wide range of food-to-go options, including Food to Go and Daily Deli as well as a number of franchise partners to increase the choice available to customers such as Subway & Greggs.

Location: Catshill, Worcestershire

Job type: Full Time, Permanent, 40 Hours p/w (Various shifts)

Salary: circa £20k - £21k p/a (negotiable - depending on experience) plus ability to earn manager's bonus.


Excellent benefits package including:

Excellent benefits package including:
Early access to your pay through 'EarlyPay'
24/7 access to your payslips and Rotas via HR/Payroll portal
10% Staff Discount in our SPAR stores
Access to our colleague benefits scheme which offers a wide range of high street retail, holiday & leisure discounts
Company Life Insurance worth 1 x Annual Salary and 6 x Annual Salary with Company Pension Scheme
Company Pension Scheme
NEST pension scheme
Extra Holidays - Purchase Scheme
Cycle to work - Bicycle purchase scheme
Long Service Awards (e.g. 25 years service is £500 in vouchers and extra 4 weeks paid leave)
Closing Date: 18th December, 2021

You may have experience of the following: Retail Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Retail, Convenience, FMCG, Grocery Manager, Supermarket, Food, Retail Management, Business Development, Food Service, Convenience Store, Store Manager, Retail Manager, Branch Manager, etc.

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