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Regional Manager - Retail

Job Title: Regional Manager - Retail
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88192
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 16, 2012 12:10

Job Description

A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Commercial Manager / Retail Manager to join the team of an ambitious and successful retailer, working at Regional Manager level. The successful candidate 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, the Regional Manager will take responsibility for: * Working in partnership with in-store management to ensure that sales targets are achieved and exceeded through the delivery of effective store planning, merchandising and customer service * Engaging store staff at all levels and delivering weekly updates regarding in-house sales * Addressing trading issues that may be affecting sales and forming a time and cost effective resolution * Analysing and monitoring regional sales at store level and implementing solutions to drive and optimise sales * Influencing colleagues to ensure product is available in store in the most effective and attractive manner * Trialling new techniques and promotions; working strategically to indentify new markets, sales opportunities and ways of reaching out to the customer * Working closely with the Marketing and Head Office teams to ensure that seasonal promotions are correctly conducted in store, with seasonal items at the forefront of all relevant displays * Tracking your competitors continuously, ensuring that you are providing the best product and service to the customer, taking inspiration from the market and driving innovation through the team To be successful, you should have: * Experience working at management level within Retail Operations * Confidence communicating with colleagues at all levels, presenting your findings and influencing them to make commercial decisions * An entrepreneurial spirit, along with a strong commercial mind and 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 This is a home-based position; however you must have flexibility to travel within your region. The Regional Manager will receive a competitive salary and benefits package along with long-term career prospects, with the opportunity to progress and develop within the business, working at a senior level. If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, please apply now with an up to date CV.