Area Manager - Premium Brand, South - Mat Cover

South East
£50000 per annum, Benefits: plus bonus, car and other excellent benefits
27 Jun 2017
25 Jul 2017
Job Type

We have a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading premium retailers who due to continuous growth and success are looking to recruit an experienced Area Manager in the South/South East of England.
As an Area Manager you will be responsible for looking after 15 stores, coaching and leading store managers and their teams to maximise tactical sales through high standards of training, visual merchandising and point of sale collateral. This is a one year maternity cover contract.

The role would cover Epsom/Surrey/Hampshire/M3 corridor
Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Drive excellent KPI results in all your stores and accounts as well as meeting your own sales related objectives
  • Regularly review and build action plans around the set KPIs
  • Support store openings, handovers and events by co-ordinating and effectively utilising key internal departments
  • Drive local promotions and special events
  • Utilise reporting systems and tools to analyse business performance and take prompt corrective action as appropriate
  • Ensure all visual merchandising in store is carried out in line with company’s guidelines and branding
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, store owners, franchisees and staff
  • Lead by example, provide coaching and feedback to drive high standards and performance from franchisees, multi-branded retailers and staff
  • Pro-actively develop own product knowledge and leadership skills via various initiatives – being an inspiration to the team through your own style
  • Listens proactively, consults, supports and cares for others, recognises and rewards great performance

 Person Requirements:

  • Solid experience and successful track record in a similar role
  • Experience around scheduling, productivity, stock optimisation, payments and territory management
  • Experience with visual merchandising and a creative flair
  • Staff development skills in all areas of retail operations
  • Strong sales, negotiation and influencing skills
  • High level of business acumen and experience around strategic planning
  • Computer literate, proficient in MS Office