Job Title: Country Store 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 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.
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
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
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
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
28 days holiday per annum.
40hrs per week.
Excellent support and career progression opportunities.
£30,000 - £40,000 depending upon experience - Plus company benefits!!!!
How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to;Kate@AgriFJ.co.uk
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