Country Store Manager

Location East Devon District, Devon, England
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Horticulture, Veterinary, Animal Health & Equestrian
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££30,000 - £40,000 depending upon experience - Plus company benefits!!!!
Contact name: Kate Moxon

Contact email:
Job ref: 145851KM
Published: 4 months ago

Job Title: Country Store Manager

Location of the Job: East Devon, England, UK

The Company:

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 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 Experienced Country Store Manager.

The Country Store Manager will lead the Store team to deliver a great shopping experience. You will build and maintain a team that delivers great results.

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 Experienced Country 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Passionate about sales

    • Know the numbers and drive a commercial action plan

    • Maximise retail sales and achieve budgeted profit target

    • Proactive with identifying and feeding back commercial opportunities

    • Manage the Duty Manager rota to drive productivity

    • Manage sales floor space well to maximise returns

    • Monitor competitor activity

    • Support shows and events as required

    • Lead Members and shareholder events

    • Communicate financial performance to the team and check for understanding

    • Lead the Direct and Yard sales team to maximise sales

    • Form great relationships with the local community

  • Store Standards

    • Set high standards and expectations with the team, coach them on what great standards look like

    • Ensure all ready to trade checklists are completed

    • Plan all events and promotions so they are launched accurately and on time

  • People Management

    • Recruit a great team

    • Coach and develop the team with technical and behavioural skills

    • Ensure everyone has all the information they need

    • Conduct performance reviews & utilise the people development manual

    • Plan rotas and holidays, manage payroll costs within budget

    • Manage poor performance appropriately and in a timely manner

    • Ensure timekeeping and attendance is well managed

    • Ensure any legal responsibilities are met

  • Door to Floor

    • Have a plan to ensure maximum on shelf availability

    • Ensure compliance to stock control processes

    • Know the best sellers, promotional and PEE lines and maximise their performance

    • Ensure that goods are received and processed as quickly as possible, ensure it reaches the shelf quickly

    • Lead the Stock team to maximise stock file accuracy

  • Manage the Risks

    • Lead the H&S agenda ensuring we are safe and legal at all times

    • Keep all costs at the appropriate level

    • Monitor and control theft and shrinkage

    • Lead housekeeping standards, ensure a well-presented site at all times

    • Be aware of risks to company assets and act accordingly

    • Ensure compliance to GDPR regulations

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

  • MUST be good at Management

    • A great leader who can inspire and motivate a team

    • A “can do” attitude with a sense of urgency

    • Skilled planner and organiser

    • Proactive and flexible

    • Skilled delegator

    • Ability to find and develop talent

    • Build a great 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 good at Communication

    • Communicate confidently and effectively through a variety of methods

    • The ability to speak with authority

    • Can challenge effectively at all levels

    • Articulate when delegating tasks

    • Work effectively with all relevant support office departments

  • MUST be good at Organisation & Planning

    • The ability to devise an effective plan

    • Great I.T. skills

    • Thrives under pressure

    • The ability to work under pressure

    • Can cope with challenging situations

    • Able to manage multiple workstreams or projects

  • MUST have Commerciality

    • Understands profitability and return on investment

    • Awareness of the retail targets, budgets and costs

    • Know the impact that the team 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

Additional Information:

28 days holiday per annum.

40hrs per week.

Excellent support and career progression opportunities.

Salary package:

£30,000 - £40,000 depending upon experience - Plus company benefits!!!!

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to;

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