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General Store Manager - Jersey

Job Title: General Store Manager - Jersey
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Jersey, Jersey
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q96136
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 20, 2015 15:14

Job Description

This leading and inspirational Outdoor retailer is looking for a General Manager for one of their key units in the Channel Islands.

Managing a team of 20-30 and leading through your Department Management team; you will be an established retailer with extensive leadership & commerciality experience.

This business is reputable and market leading focusing Outdoor, DIY, and Garden. You must have extensive, big-box management experience, with a track record of success with both commercial & leadership qualities at a Store or Deputy Manager level. Garden experience is highly desirable however not essential.

The key tasks of the role will include -

  • Managing the Profit & Loss of your Store & the Retail Operations - Working closely with the Service, Stock and Department Manager to execute the Store Plan.
  • Motivate Department Manager's and People across the business to identify ideas for new products/services
  • Ensure there are high standards of customer services across the Centre.
  • Ensuring your team's Training & Development

Successful candidate responsibilities include -

  • Recognise sales trends
  • Engaging your team & ensure that sales strategy, sales targets and trends are well communicated to department heads and ensure these are filtered to supporting staff
  • Assist Department Supervisors to organise their teams, setting weekly and daily objectives, managing staff productivity and other demands of their department.
  • Support & monitor Performance level and executing development plans for under performance.
  • Inspire & motivate new business ideas.
  • Communicate progress to all and celebrate success!
  • Have the understanding & emotional intellect that different approaches and leadership styles are required to manage different people and develop a range of leadership styles & apply them to appropriate situations.

This is a flagship store for this business so is looking for someone who has dealt with similar high profile stores. Unlike other retail roles you will have chance to liaise with the buying team, you will be responsible for pricing updates, reordering certain lines to cope with fluctuations in trade and therefore must have an understanding of a stores' back of house processes.

Also relocating to the Channel Islands represents a fantastic opportunity and lifestyle that you perhaps cannot obtain in the UK -

  • Lower tax rate and social security (on average an extra 3-6k per annum compared to the UK!)
  • One of the sunniest places in the British Isles!
  • Relaxing lifestyle - As VAT has not been levied in the Channel, luxury goods have often been cheaper than in the UK or in France.

In return you will receive full visa & J Category license to work on the island, relocation costing, bonuses (profit related), private healthcare and staff discount.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right leader. The role will bring supporting bonus and benefits to suit If you feel this is the role for you, please apply now using an up to date CV quoting the reference Q96136.

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

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.