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Area Sales Manager

Head Office/Support Centre

Area Sales Manager

(Covering 20 stores in Surrey, Hampshire & M3 corridor)

 A rare opportunity has arisen for a talented individual to join our Field Operations team!

The Works is a unique place to… well… work. We are a proactive and hardworking bunch. We’ve built an environment that’s busy, fast-moving and full of energy. Our atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and inclusive. If you are the kind of person who is as crafty, caring and can-do as we are, then this is the kind of culture for you.

 The opportunities to make a positive impact on the operational running of your area, and our business, are endless and are yours for the taking!  New Store openings, new product lines, new branding and new sales driving initiatives are just a few of the exciting developments on our agenda and we are looking for an experienced Retailer to join our team to support and deliver our plans. 

We are looking for someone who has a passion for retail excellence, is highly results driven with a proven track record of positive impact in retail and an ability to inspire and motivate their teams and colleagues.

Our philosophy is simple; we aim to be the customer’s first-choice, value alternative to the full price specialist retailers of gifts, art and art materials, hobbies, stationery, toys and books. We want all our customers to find something new and exciting every time they visit a Works store.

 

In order to be a successful in this role, we are looking for hard working individuals who can:

  • Be an energetic ambassador for our brand and the values it represents
  • Drive growth, maximise sales and profitability whilst leading our customer service strategy
  • Ensure you have the right people capability and engagement in your stores to deliver (& exceed!) store and area KPIs
  • Motivate, inspire and coach Store Managers and their teams to enhance personal performance and drive energy levels using your own passion for our business and amazing products
  • Maximise sales opportunities through excellent product knowledge, tight controls on stock and demonstrate creativity and flair on the sales floor - always leading by example
  • Face into and overcome obstacles and challenges in a fast paced environment using entrepreneurial thinking
  • Drive operational excellence and deliver continuous improvement
  • Provide feedback and partner with all aspects of the business to enhance performance and influence change

Previous retail multi-site management experience is essential (preferably over 15 sites and within high turnover product backgrounds)

 

What we will give to you…!

  • 25% discount off our products in store!
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement.
  • Company Pension.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Charity Giving - Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn.

Finally, the bit "About The Works"

 

Here at The Works, we are building a working environment that’s fun, friendly, and supportive - all at the same time. It’s somewhere that’s designed for people who love getting busy, whether that’s helping customers, meeting new challenges, or building a rewarding career.

It’s a place for people who know how to roll their sleeves up, get creative, and put their passion and imagination to work…People who do!

We are the UK’s leading family friendly retailer of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. With over 500 stores nationwide together with a brilliant online store, we’re here to offer our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality. You will find our stores in a huge and diverse range of locations; on high streets, in shopping centres, on retail parks, and as concessions (usually in garden centres). We are also one of the few value retailers with a full featured online store that helps our customers to shop how they want, when they want, 7 days a week.

Oh....and we are super proud to be a Sunday Times 2020 Top 25 “Best Big Companies” to work for. 

It all means that we have built the kind of working environment that is the perfect place for people who love our products to build a career. It is somewhere you can put your proud and passionate, inclusive and accessible, confident and honest, fun and creative, and nimble and driven approach to work.

And if you can roll up your sleeves, get on with any job, and meet any challenge, it’s also somewhere you can thrive.

 

Apply now
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