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Area Manager - Central London & Surrounds

Job Title: Area Manager - Central London & Surrounds
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West London
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Company Car + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90673
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 22, 2013 17:03

Job Description

This successful and ambitious retailer seeks an experienced Area Manager to join its dynamic team. Working across a number of locations within central London and the surrounding areas, you will play a pivotal role, acting as the key link between the Commercial and Operations teams. The exact geographical area for this role covers central London, as well as locations across both the South East and South West region. You will therefore receive a company car as part of your packaage and will be expected to travel accordingly. Within this position you will be expected to: * Work 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 * Engage store staff at all levels, presenting them with your findings of the current market, competitor’s sales and activity * Analyse and monitor regional sales at store level, in order to make recommendations and relevant solutions to drive and optimise sales * Influence colleagues to ensure product is available in-store in the most effective and attractive manner * Trial new techniques and promotions; working strategically to identify new markets, sales opportunities and ways of reaching out to the customer * Work closely with the Marketing and head office teams to ensure seasonal promotions are correctly conducted in-store, with seasonal items at the forefront of all relevant displays * Track your competitors continuously, to ensure 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: * Be experienced working successfully as an Area Manager or Regional Manager for a retailer * Be confident speaking to colleagues at all levels with the ability to present your findings and influence colleagues to make commercial and beneficial decisions * Have an entrepreneurial spirit, along with a strong commercial mind with an in-depth knowledge of the retail market * Be able to work independently and in partnership with both head office and in-store teams * Have a passion for product, the retail industry and the ability to see things from both a creative and strategic perspective This is a great role for those passionate about retail but looking to move away from regular weekend working and shift patterns. The majority of your work will be Monday - Friday based and will include both field based activity and home working. If you believe you have the relevant experience and you are an ambitious and dynamic character who enjoys working out in the field and leading your team to success, please apply now with an up to date CV. 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.