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Multi-site Manager - Retail

Job Title: Multi-site Manager - Retail
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: Competitive Salary + Car
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88458
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.51418.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 17, 2012 16:35

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Retail Manager to join the field based team of an ambitious and successful retailer, working at Multi-site level. As a Multi-site Manager within the business you will play a pivotal role, acting as the key link between the commercial and operation teams. Working across an array of stores within your region, you will work in partnership with in-store management to ensure that all sales targets are achieved and exceeded through the delivery of effective store planning, merchandising and customer service. You will work to engage store staff at all levels, presenting them with your findings on the current market, competitor’s sales and activity, along with weekly updates regarding in house sales and successes. You will also address any trading issues that may be affecting sales, and look to form a resolution to these which would be both time and cost effective. This is a home based position; however you must have flexibility to travel within your region. Key duties to include: * Analysing and monitoring area sales at store level, in order to make recommendations and relevant solutions in order to drive and optimise sales. * Influencing relevant colleagues to ensure product is available in store in the most effective and attractive manner, whilst still abiding by the companies layout policies in place. * Trialling new techniques and promotions; working strategically to identify new markets, sales opportunities and ways of reaching out to the customer. * Working closely with the Marketing and Head Office teams to ensure that all seasonal promotions are being conducted correctly in store, with seasonal items at the forefront of all relevant displays. * Tracking your competitors continuously, ensuring that you are providing a better product and service to the customer, taking inspiration from the market and consequently driving innovation through the team. The successful candidate will have: * Experience working at management level, within a retail operations position. * Confidence speaking to colleagues at all levels, presenting your findings and influencing them to make commercial and beneficial decisions. * An entrepreneurial spirit, along with a strong commercial mind with an in-depth knowledge of the retail market * A degree, or equivalent, within a relevant field - such as Business, Retail or Analytics * The ability to work both independently as well as in partnership with both head office and in store teams * A passion for product and retail and the ability to see things from both a creative and strategic perspective In return for your hard work, you will receive a competitive package along with long term career prospects, with the opportunity to progress and develop within the business, working at a senior level.