M&S Simply Food Store Manager-Harlow

28 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
Ms Hannah Heuston
Job Function
Food & Beverage
Contract Type
Full Time

As part of our exciting period of growth and transformation we are currently recruiting for a Store Manager to join our brand new Simply Food M&S Store in Harlow. We are looking for an innovative, financially astute and experienced Retail Manager to lead and manage a motivated, trained team with the appropriate skills to deliver a profitable store and ensure all budget targets and KPI’s are not just achieved, but exceeded.

Ambitious and commercially aware, with the presence and personality to influence the day to day business, you'll maximise the performance of your team.

Leading by example and setting high standards, you'll enhance sales and provide our customers with great service.

As Store Manager you will be an ambassador for the M&S brand standards and ensure that the customer is always at the heart of everything we do, but when it comes to creating unbeatable experiences, there's plenty of room to let your personality flow.

What is on offer?

A competitive salary & benefits, a supportive team, a company that embraces new ideas and a training and development culture. You will be encouraged to be the best you can be in this role.

  • Salary circa £26,000-£28,000 - DOE
  • Bonus (up to 5%)
  • Monday-Friday (occasional flexibility)    
  • 40 hours per week
  • Excellent training and development schemes
  • High street and online retail discounts
  • Up to 55% off cinema tickets
  • Excellent transport links/Local parking
Main responsibilities

• All Store Operating Targets and KPIs
• Leading and developing a motivated, committed and high performing store management team
• Driving operational, visual and customer service standards in store
• Working with the visual team to manage standards and displays within the store
• All mandatory & specialised training to ensure customer proposition is met
• Brand Integrity and market awareness
• Effective communication to all store team members
• Store compliance and health and safety procedures
• Succession planning for junior management within the business

• Ensuring that all key PDR and ER policies are adhered to and delivered across the business.

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will be a dynamic, innovative and charismatic leader, whose passion for leading the team and controlling costs will allow them to positively and commercially run their store.
You will live by the key values of our client, and will run your store simply and efficiently, using your exceptional communication skills to ensure that you understand every aspect of the business and the team you are leading.

You will have:
• Single site accountability either in your current or in a previous role
• Strong Branded Store Management and leadership skills
• Previous Retail Management experience within the food sector is essential
• Previous accountability for P&L management
• Commercial & Business awareness
• Excellent communication skills
• Customer focus
• Loyalty and commitment to excellence
• Operate efficiently with a subtle and persuasive manner

About the company

Healthcare Retail, part of Medirest, is passionate at delivering excellent products, standards and customer service to patients, staff and visitors in over 50 NHS hospitals around the UK through convenience and catering retail formats.  The portfolio comprises of a number of high street brand franchises including Costa Coffee and M&S Simply Food as well as a selection of in house brands.

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