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Retail Manager

Type: Permanent
Location: Co. Antrim
Salary: See Description

Apple Recruitment are seeking a Retail Manager based in Newtownabbey.

Responsibilities of the Retail Manager include:

·managing budgets- Set and achieve agreed budgets; sales & margin

·maintaining statistical and financial records

·overseeing pricing and stock control

·Organise and control replenishment of stock and ensure accurate pricing

·Operate and manage Company procedure in relation to ordering & receiving goods, stock holding and control of waste and shrinkage

·maximising profitability and setting/meeting sales targets, including motivating staff to do so

·Preparing promotional materials and displays

·Liaising with Proprietor and other members of the Management team

·Provide effective team leadership and management to your store staff including recruiting, training, supervising and appraising staff

·Ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation

·Enforce and monitor Health & Safety procedures, Company policies and ensure all records are maintained to Company guidelines

·Dealing with customer queries and complaints

·Build and develop a culture of continuous improvement towards all store activity; merchandising & store appearance, stock control, sales and customer service

·Through your team develop a culture of positive customer engagement


Requirements/ Criteria:

•A minimum of 2 years previous Store Management experience within a retail environment

•Proven track record of managing/leading a team

•Be able to demonstrate experience of effectively managing targets and controlling costs

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•Strong customer focus and ability to motivate and inspire others to deliver the best possible customer service

•Commercially aware of the Gardening sector and ability to utilise that knowledge to drive sales performance

•Confident in the use of data provided to make sound commercial and business decisions


Desirable Criteria:

•Previous experience of working within a Garden Centre or home improvements environment

•Third level qualification in a related discipline


Hours of work: 40 hours. Monday to Friday 9am and 5.30pm with a rotational weekend shift pattern Saturday 9am to 5.30pm and/or Sunday 1pm to 5.30pm.

Salary offered £18-23K Depending on skills and experience. Plus benefits and paid holidays. Free car parking.

To apply please send your CV to Patricia in Microsoft word format by clicking on the link.

Please ensure your CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



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We regularly use Apple Recruitment for temporary and permanent staff. Their consultants have taken time to understand the needs of our business and send us high calibre, job criteria specific candidates, saving us considerable time.

They are a pleasure to deal with, both professional and efficient. To date we have experienced a high success rate with the candidates supplied by them. I would have no hesitation recommending Apple Recruitment to both candidates and other businesses.

Recruitment Executive, N.G.O

Apple offer a prompt efficient service, they provide NIAS with all grades of staff and the staff concerned are always of a high standard and meet the requirements of the post. I always find the staff at Apple Recruitment Agency deal with any requirements The Trust may have in an extremely professional manner.

HR Advisor, NIAS

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