Job Title: Country Store - Deputy Manager
Location of the Job: East Devon, England, UK
My clients are a well known and well respected farm and agricultural organisation supplying essential farm products, including animal feed and fertiliser, to farmers, small holders and people who love the outdoors.
They pride themselves on providing consumers with the latest technical and commercial information about their comprehensive range of products and services.
Working for my clients means working with colleagues who are truly passionate about their profession.
They are a results-orientated organisation with a pleasant and informal working atmosphere.
The Industry: Country Store Deputy Manager, Agriculture, Farming, Equine, Animal Products, Team Leader, Staff Management, Ruminant Feed, Fertiliser, Ruminant Nutrition, Ruminant Health, Ruminant, Livestock, Animal Health, Animal Nutrition, Animal Feed, Farm Animals, Nutritionist, Marketing, Product Manager, Cattle, Sheep, Sales, Commercial, Retail, Country Clothing and Footwear
The Job Role details:
An exciting opportunity, due to continual growth, has arisen at my clients organisation for an ambitious individual to join as an Country Store - Experienced Deputy Store Manager.
Country Store - Experienced Deputy Store Manager is responsible for every aspect of the day to day running of the store, working with the Store Manager to provide customers with a great shopping experience.
You will be given many opportunities to take your own initiative and responsibility, which means you will be partly able to interpret your position and its future perspective yourself.
Aim of the role:
To be the recognised Country Store - Experienced Deputy Store Manager.
You will be responsible for the realisation of sales targets, ensuring you meet the technical/commercial requirements of the market and for my Clients organisation.
You will also actively promote my clients leadership through platform speaking at meetings and events organised throughout the Business Unit.
Passionate about sales
Work with the Store Manager to understand the sales performance
Maximise retail sales and achieve budgeted profit target
Walk the floor and create a commercial to-do list
Act as Duty Manager as required
Understand the competitors
Attend shows and events as required
Communicate financial performance to the team
Look for commercial opportunities and feedback appropriately
Ensuring phone and email sales are handled efficiently
Help form appropriate links with the local community
Create a great first impression with commercial displays
Complete ready to trade checklists
Coach and develop the team on what great standards look like
Manage promotions, product seasonality and events, ensure accurate POS and pricing
Manage day to day deployment
Assist the Store Manager with recruitment
Assist the Store Manager with holiday planning
Assis the Store Manager with performance management
Manage timekeeping and attendance alongside the Admin Supervisor
Ensure any legal responsibilities are met.
Update colleagues with information they need
Coach and develop the team with technical and behavioural skills
Door to Floor
Take ownership of the day to day ordering process
Understand best sellers, promotional and EDV lines
Assist the Warehouse Supervisor in processing deliveries quickly
Ensure product reaches the shelf quickly
Understand and manage stock file accuracy
Manage the Risks
Complete weekly H&S checklists
Follow H&S guidelines and policy at all times
Monitor and control theft and shrinkage
Maintain housekeeping standards, ensure a well-presented site at all times
Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:
MUST be experienced in Management & Leadership
A strong manager with the ability to introduce and develop best practice for your team
A strong leader who can inspire people to do their best
A “can do” attitude with a sense of urgency
Proactive and flexible
Ability to find and develop talent
Build a good working relationship across peer groups
Influence others with a positive approach to overcoming barriers.
Naturally enthusiastic and energetic
The ability to deliver effective solutions
MUST be experienced in Communication
Strong interpersonal skills
Can cope with challenging situations
Ensures all communication is timely and relevant
Articulate when delegating tasks
The ability to speak with authority
Identifies business opportunities
Work well with all relevant support office departments
MUST be experienced in Organisation & Planning
The ability to devise a workable action plan
The ability to execute actions from a plan and support your team in the delivery of actions to the given time frame.
Demonstrate good I.T. skills
The ability to work under pressure
Ability to multitask
MUST be experienced in Commerciality
Awareness of the retail targets, budgets and cost management
Know the impact that actions can have on profitability
MUST have an active interest in Countryside Pursuits
IDEALLY will have an Agricultural / Farming background
IDEALLY will have a basic understanding of Animal Nutrition / Feeds
IDEALLY will have an interest in the countryside
IDEALLY will have a a basic understanding of animal husbandry
28 days holiday per annum.
40hrs per week.
Excellent support and career progression opportunities.
£22,000 - £25,000 depending upon experience - Plus company benefits!!!!
How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to;Jemma@AgriFJ.co.uk
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