Retail Manager

Reference: VAC-1566
Sector(s): Management, Retail
Salary: Salary negotiable
Salary Details: Competitive Salary
Town/City: Southampton
Contract Type: Permanent Full-Time

Retail Manager
Competitive Salary

Our client, a leading manufacturer and distributor, is looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking manager with a flair for design to join their new store team on a permanent basis. The client is a dynamic and established organisation with a proven record of continued growth.

You will work to successfully manage a Retail Team and monitor the day-to-day running of the Retail store, whilst generating sales through Retail and Trade customers and ensuring the team reaches sales targets. 

Responsibilities include:
•Key holder – opening and closing the store 
•Managing costs and overhead, monthly sales margins and targets and all factors affecting the profitable performance of the store
•Seeking and continuously developing knowledge and information about customer activity, pricing and tactics; communicating this to relevant departments
•Managing and motivating the staff
•Train and develop new and existing staff members.
•Ensuring relevant HR procedures are followed (appraisals, performance management etc.)
•Train and develop new and existing staff members and recruiting new staff members in conjunction with the HR department
•Manage cash, payment systems and banking in accordance with Company procedures and policies
•Delegating tasks as appropriate 
•Increase new sales through trade enterprises and process sales and orders
•Plan and implement POS, store merchandising, layout and customer flow to maximise sales and customer satisfaction
•Attend meetings and contribute to Company strategy and policy making as required
•Liaise with purchasing departments and identify product gaps 
•Keeping up to date with current sales and promotions as well as policies regarding payment and exchanges
•Continuously updating product knowledge 

Suitable candidates will:
•Experienced and competent in managing a small team
•Be responsible and reliable
•Be a strong team leader/motivator
•Be an excellent communicator/delegator
•Be decisive - Capable of implementing decisions
•Be approachable and friendly
•Be highly organised
•Be enthusiastic for change and new ideas
•Having a flair for interior design with previous work experience and/or studies in art and design or DIY is desirable

If you feel this could the right opportunity for you apply directly at , alternatively for more information call us on 01242 228 200.