Assistant Store Manager
Our client is a leading charity, and they are seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Store Manager to join a busy store in Leytonstone. The charity is community-led, and has been established for over 60 years. They have a strong high street presence, as well as providing a wide range of support and services in the local community. This is a fantastic opportunity to join them as an Assistant Store Manager as they seek to grow their retail presence, which is a key source of funding for the services and support that they provide. Job Purpose To assist the manager to deliver sales/profit targets through the effective management and motivation of the shop team including volunteers. Exceed customer expectations by giving the highest quality of service. Adhere to the mission and core values of the charity Key Responsibilities To assist the manager in the following and to have full responsibility when the manager is not there: To ensure that all sales targets , KPI’s and results are communicated and that all staff are aware of, understand and are working to meet/exceed the agreed targets and KPI’s Ensures maximum stock availability through effective control of collections – generating and sourcing high quality stock, monitoring stock flow into the shop and managing the delivery schedule for the collectors Achieves the optimum price point for all stock items and promotional merchandise for seasoned and windowed themes. Continually reviews the rotation, quality and replenishment of stock in order to maximise sales Provides direction and support to shop staff to actively promote Gift Aid in order to maximise contributions from donations. Identifies local market and business development opportunities for performance improvement Presents and maintains the highest standards of shop merchandising and visual layout Proactively recruits for volunteers, effectively plans volunteer cover and trains in areas related to business needs to realise their full sales potential and contribution to the shop performance Provides regular performance feedback, conducts formal performance reviews, trains and develops shop staff in customer service standards, operating standards and retailing skills Monitors and controls variable costs e.g. petty cash in accordance with the set targets to maximise the profitability of the shop Prepares and completes all shop administration inclusive of cash handling and banking functions to the highest standard, accurately and on time, always adhering to Company Policies and Procedures Ensures all Security, Health and Safety policies and procedures are adhered to in order to provide a safe and secure shop environment for staff ,customers and company assets Provides regular and relevant training for staff in Health and Safety, maintains legal compliance at all times Plans and organises daily work load throughout the shop in a way that ensures efficient customer service and a profitable operation Ensures all company policies, shop standards and operating procedures are communicated effectively to shop staff and maintained and followed through in a consistent manner Actively participates in two way communication sharing and exchanging relevant and appropriate information with the shop manager Regional Manager and Head Office personnel In return the business will offer an hourly rate of around £8.05ph, plus 28 days holiday, and the availability of overtime. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to give back to the local community, and join an ethical, focused business that really helps people. The business will invest in you and help you develop a lasting and rewarding career within the charity. If this opportunity excites you, and you live in the Leytonstone area, please submit your CV now for consideration for this role.