Are you passionate about retail and service excellence? Are you confident to manage a store and lead a team to deliver a competitive advantage for the brand? An exciting and challenging opportunity has become available for a Store Manager. The successful individual will report to the Area Manager.Purpose and ObjectivesJob Purpose:To ensure the efficient operation of the store and service excellence by leading and directing the store operations team in order to meet sales, profit and compliance targets, leading to a competitive advantage for the brand.Job Objectives:To ensure the achievement of the stores financial performance by driving and maximising sales, tracking daily targets, weekly and monthly sales plans and proactively taking appropriate action as required.To efficiently manage and control all operational activities of the store, including expenses, stock management, shrinkage, general housekeeping and administration.To successfully manage in-store execution of all visual merchandising, ensuring that in-store presentation and promotional standards are maintained and that the appearance of the store is in line with the brand image.To ensure competent and motivated employees through effective selection, leadership, management and on-going development in order to build capacity and capability to meet current and future business needs.To adequately schedule staff in line with the Group's labour policy and the relevant labour model in order to ensure each department is fully and appropriately staffed.To ensure all administrative responsibilities are attended to in an efficient manner, including ensuring weekly time and attendance and employee records are complete and submitted to HR.To execute customer service initiatives in store and take corrective action that results in a great customer experience, drives customer loyalty and achieves club card participation targets.To build and maintain sound working relationships with relevant stakeholders (centre managers, suppliers, DC’s) to ensure business objectives are achieved and opportunities are maximised.To maintain an awareness of customer trends, demographics and needs and monitor the activity of local competitors in order to capitalise on opportunities.
Responsibilities + Skills
Knowledge of competency based interviewingSound managerial skillsResults and target drivenPlanning and organising skillsProblem-solving skillsStrong customer orientationGood communication skills
Job Knowledge and Skills Required:Sound understanding and application of financial management principlesStrong retail/FMCG background and understanding of merchandising and promotions principlesKnowledge of stock, cost, risk and compliance management proceduresKnowledge of Customer service excellence
Education and Experience Requirements:Essential: Grade 12 (Maths 50% and English 50%)Essential: B. Degree or Diploma in retail / finance management, pharmacy or related (External applicants)Minimum 2 years experience in a store management role within a retail/FMCG store operations environment