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Boutique Area Manager - Central London

Job Title: Boutique Area Manager - Central London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Travel Card + Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95810
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.10226.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 08, 2014 09:13

Job Description

A Great Area Manager role has come up in Central London for this unique branded boutique retailer on the UK High Street. This international luxury high-street gift retailer is recruiting for an experienced Field Manager who can drive the performance & service through excelling store standards & key development of your people. This satellite position is required to drive the performance of between 8-10 stores in the London area in flagship stores and concession. These store covering central London to shopping destinations such as Westfield. The business operations in over 50 countries in the last 20 years with over 200 stores. The company focuses on gifting, jewellery/accessories and beauty and watches with a really feel of providing the perfect gift for yourself or someone else in an indulgent, luxury environment! Here you will be in control of Area Sales, Wages, Controllable Costs, Mystery Shop & Operational Standards. You must be able to drive a business at a more strategic level due to their on-going expansion plans as well as being hand-on on the daily responsibilities in regards to leading Store & Concession Managers to achieving and excelling on their results. This includes – * optimise cost controls, i.e. payroll, productivity ratios and key cost plans, * Drives region wide database growth & puts mechanisms in place for stores to build long term relationships with key customers * creating a regional succession plan * Be a brand ambassador * Influences the business customer service culture through challenge of existing standards and identifying steps for improvement. * A conduit between head office and stores. With their beautifully designed, Award Winning stores; this company is looking for a Multi-site Manager with London-centric experience who will rise to the challenge of working in a fast paced customer focused environment; where your role is to be able to lead & challenge to get results while embracing the visions & values of the business. This position would ideally suited – * A candidate who currently has Area Management experience or had Area, district or multi-site experience within a fashion, service or health & beauty background where exceeding sales through customer service is the no. 1 priority. * You must be able to demonstrate how you can priortise between store visits, * the up-skilling of your Manager through succession planning and consider yourself a brand ambassador. * You must thrive in working in an autonomous working environment where you can demonstrate working to pace & working to your own initiative. Being a passionate, outgoing and driven person is also essential - personality and attitude count for a lot!! If this sounds like you, please send your CV quoting the reference Q95810. 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.