Retail General Manager

By January 9, 2019 Jobs

Retail General Manager

£45 – 55,000 + Co Car, Package and Bonus


The Company

A business with a long and rich heritage this retailer of all things garden and home related has invested heavily in store refurbishment, acquisition and organic expansion and is one of the best-known businesses in its sector. As part of the ongoing growth and development of the business they are now looking to recruit a General Manager for this well established and high-profile site

The Role

Reporting to the Regional Manager the role takes full operational responsibility for all day to day site operations including:

  • Providing a strategic lead with regards to all short, medium and long-term business objectives
  • Setting the standard with regards to customer experience and overall site look and feel.
  • Controlling all site targets, budgets and finances, manage the overall EBITDA and develop the business with regards to overall stock package and layout in order to maximise sales.
  • Be a figurehead to a large team and be adept at managing multiple stakeholders up and down the chain of command.

The role requires a broad and flexible management style but the business prefers strong leaders with conviction and the ability to back up their approach with sound commercial arguments. As a retailer the business sets high standards and expects their General Managers to have a similar approach. The role has total accountability for the look and feel of the site and interested candidates can expect a high degree of influence when it comes to shaping the business to meet the needs of today’s demanding customers.

The Candidate

Interested applicants will:

  • Have a considerable depth of management experience within a high-volume food or non-food retail unit.
  • Probably already be at General or Store Manager level and have a track record working with large stores, ideally with a variety of products.

Applications are invited from a broad range of retail sectors, Supermarkets, DIY Stores, Out of Town Fashion and General Merchandise businesses, Garden Centres or Electrical Superstores. The role is responsible for a large team and would suit a General Manager adept at supporting and nurturing their people. It’s a highly visible position with considerable responsibility and requires a candidate comfortable with a degree of scrutiny and able to manage the expectations of senior managers who will regularly be on-site. The store is very high profile and will only suit a manager happy in the spotlight.