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General Store Manager - Farnborough Area

Job Title: General Store Manager - Farnborough Area
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Farnborough
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93973
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: September 14, 2013 20:48

Job Description

This leading and inspirational Outdoor retailer is looking for a General Manager for one of their re-furbished, flagship units in Hampshire. Managing a team of 30-50 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 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. * 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. Perhaps 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. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right leader who will be working for a high profile store with lots of Director & Operations visits. 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 Q93973. 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.