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Manager in Waiting

Retail

Store Manager Designate (Temporary Position)

Location: Spalding Area

Temporary Full Time Position (40 hours)
 

As a Store Manager we will need you to be a great at getting the best out of your team. You will lead by example, inspiring your team to deliver the best service to our customers. 

Your passion and enthusiasm will help you create your own destination place to shop, with all the excitement and fun you wish to implement. Your retail and management experience will enable you to beat any targets and competitors. You will be given a lot of autonomy to merchandise your store to maximise your sales.  

We are extremely proud of our position in the marketplace and we know our success comes from our people, you will be at the heart of your store, making a difference to your team. 
 

Main duties and key responsibilities of our Store Managers:

  • Achieving the highest sales and profitability possible in your store.
  • Make sure your team work well together and they are known by customers for their outstanding customer service.
  • Managing and receiving deliveries.
  • Devise a people plan that will deliver consistently high store standards and peak productivity.
  • Strive to minimise costs, reduce waste and safeguard stock whilst complying with the Company price and promotional changes.
  • Have enthusiasm for the products in store including Books, Stationery, Arts & Crafts, and be able to share your interest with your sales team and customers!

What we want from you:

  • Previous management experience.
  • To be enthusiastic and want to create a fun place to shop.
  • Be creative - you will have a lot of autonomy to merchandise your store and demonstrate products to your customers.
  • To be dedicated to improve on what we currently do. We know as a new Store Manager, you are likely to bring some great ideas with you.
  • Finally, a passion for what we sell, including books, stationery, toys, arts & crafts, plus many more is going to be a plus point for you!

What you can expect from us:

  • Excellent hands on training.
  • 25% discount off our products in store!
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Charity Giving - Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn.

About The Works:
We are very proud to be a Sunday Times 2020 Top 25 “Best Big Companies” to work for. 

At The Works, we are a family! Our stores are fun to be in and jam packed with great products that our customers love...and so do we!

Our mission is to offer customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality.
The Works is one of the UK’s leading multi-channel specialist retailers of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. We are a high street retailer that bucks the trend, constantly growing and opening new stores at an amazing rate.

We sell high-quality, great value products in four specialist categories, primarily through our network of over 500 stores in the UK & Ireland. We also have a significant and growing online presence that enables customers to shop any time of the day and an extended range of products that are not available in our stores. Our multi-channel offering, one of the first of its kind in the value retail sector, includes our popular Click & Collect service, offering further convenience for our customers.

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