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District Manager - Cotswolds

Job Title: District Manager - Cotswolds
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire
Industry:
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Travel + Bonus
Start Date: asap
Reference: Q99823
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: January 05, 2016 23:16

Job Description

A District Manager role has come up for a lifestyle brand in the UK. This multichannel, international business has nearly 100 + stores internationally & is recognised within the Leisure & Lifestyle sector.

This business is now looking for an experienced Field Manager who can drive the performance & service through excelling visual and operational standards & developing the management team stores with the Cotswolds, South-West and M4 Corridor.

The business is based on tradition and The company focuses on Fashion, Home, leisure & Outdoor equipment with a real feeling of providing exceptional service within a more boutique and 121 specialist service environment.

The role will report into the Head of Retail & you must be able to drive a business at a more strategic level as well as being hand-on on the daily responsibilities in regards to leading Store Manager's to achieving and excelling on their results.

Roles & Responsibilities includes -

  • Optimise Area cost controls, i.e. payroll, productivity ratios and key cost plans
  • Area Sales & conversions
  • Assist the store manager's in creating visual store plans and creative window display to attract footfall
  • Coach, train and motivate store managers
  • Recruit and induct all new store managers within own district, delivering training
  • Drives region wide database growth & puts mechanisms in place for stores to build long term relationships with key customers
  • Be a brand ambassador
  • Influences the business customer service culture through challenge of existing standards and identifying steps for improvement.
  • Act as a conduit between head office UK & international and stores.

This position would ideally suit -

  • A candidate who currently or previously has Area, District or Multi-site experience within a fashion, or mixed good fashion / home retailer where exceeding sales through customer service is the no. 1 priority.
  • Someone who is able to prioritise between store visits & store performance.
  • Producing creative ideas for visual merchandising standards
  • Up-skilling Manager's through succession planning & Training
  • You must thrive in working in an autonomous working environment where you can demonstrate working to pace & working to your own initiative.

This is an unique opportunity for a candidate who likes the lifestyle and outdoor culture and can be part of a business that is evolving with the high-street. If you feel you have the correct skill-set and personality for this positon, please send your cv quoting the reference Q99823.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.