Deputy Manager

Location Axminster
Discipline: Agriculture
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££22000 - £25000 per annum
Contact name: Ollie O'Driscoll

Contact email:
Job ref: 14582 OO_1631804901
Published: about 1 month ago

Job Title: Country Store - Deputy 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 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.

Key Responsibilities:

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

Store Standards

  • 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

People Management

  • 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

  • Able delegator

  • 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

  • Communicate confidently
  • 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

Additional Information:

28 days holiday per annum.

40hrs per week.

Excellent support and career progression opportunities.

Salary package:

£22,000 - £25,000 depending upon experience - Plus company benefits!!!!

We thank all applicants who apply for this role. However, please be advised that only those short listed for an interview will be contacted. Please be assured that your job application will be managed in complete confidence and your personal details will not be passed to any third party without your prior permission.

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