Retail General Manager
Retail General Manager
£40 - 43,000 + £5000 Car Allowance & Full Package
Birmingham - Solihull
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
Reporting to the Regional Manager the role takes full operational responsibility for all day to day site operations. Chiefly the General Manager provides a strategic lead with regards to all short, medium and long term business objectives and sets the standard with regards to customer experience and overall site standards. Required to demonstrate excellent overall commercial understanding the General Manager will control all site finances, manage the overall P&L and develop the business with regards to overall stock package and layout in order to maximise sales. A capable and decisive people manager the General Manager with be the 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 has a preference for 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.
Interested applicants will have a considerable depth of management experience within a high volume food or non food unit. Candidates will 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 based on site but is also a position in one of the company's highest profile sites. This 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. Of course, this is a great position to be in if playing a critical role in a business is something that appeals.