Area Manager - South West Premium Brand

6 days left

Location
South West
Salary
£40000 per annum, Benefits: Car, excellent bonus + benefits package
Posted
07 Sep 2016
Closes
05 Oct 2016
Ref
RE-61
Contact
Shelley Pinto
Sector
Jewellery, Retail
Job Type
Permanent
Level
Manager
An opportunity has arisen to work for an established thriving premium brand with a large portfolio of stores throughout the UK who are experiencing terrific sales and growth . They are currently looking to recruit an experienced Area Manager to look after c 20 stores with a turnover is the region of £35-40m. This job is ideal for someone living in the regions around Cornwall and Devon.
 
If you are an experienced Area Manager with a proven track working in Fashion, Beauty or Accessories and are looking for a new opportunity where you can be rewarded and valued then this opportunity could be a pivotal role in your career progression


Main duties of this role will include:
  • Coach and lead store managers to ensure high standards of training, visual merchandising and point of sale 
  • Accountable for driving 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
  • Drive profit through increasing revenue and top line sales
  • Support store openings and events 
  • Drive local promotions and special events, with support from Marketing
  • Ensure all visual merchandising in store is carried out in line with the brands guidelines and branding
  • Utilise reporting systems and tools to analyse business performance and take prompt corrective action as appropriate
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, store owners, franchisees and staff
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues from all head office functions
  • Lead by example, provide coaching and feedback to drive high standards and performance from
  • Train and support store managers to effectively use developmental action plans to coach their  store teams

Person Requirements:
  • A solid background in fashion, beauty or jewellery 
  • Experience around scheduling, productivity, stock optimisation, payments and territory management
  • Computer literate, proficient in MS Office
  • Experience with visual merchandising and a creative flair
  • Strong sales, negotiation and influencing skills
  • High level of business acumen and experience around strategic planning
  • Ability to work in a fast, paced retail environment
  • Self-motivated to work independently and as part of a team

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