General Manager

Excellent Package/ bonus






Job Description

General Manager - up to £55,000 - Reading - Berkshire

Are you a General Manager looking to develop and progress your career with a Leading destination retailer?

Do you want to work in an engaging and empowering culture where you can inspire and lead a team?

Our client is a leading destination retailer that is increasing its footprint across the UK. With stores situated in key out of town locations, the business is a leading retailer in its niche sector. They are looking for a General Manager to join their team in Reading. If you have big box, department store experience or Home/DIY experience then apply now!

So what does the role of General Manager involve?

As General Manager a key fundamental will be to lead the store team to maximise sales and profit performance, through effective deployment and development of the management team. You will be a champion of the values of the business and promote these behaviours in store.

You will ensure your team are engaged and motivated and are delivering great customer service every day, and proactively drive putting the customer first through the store team.

With responsibility for the P&L of the store, you will review commercials on a regular basis, conduct competitor analysis to establish good ideas and ensure the business is one step ahead. With cost control key, you will manage wastage directly and look to keep all controllable costs within budget.

What qualities will you need to be successful?

  • You must have large/destination retail experience and thrive leading large teams of people.

  • A Great opportunity for a General Manager from a busy multiple environment to step up and take full accountability. You will have experience in leading teams of up to 80 people and be driven to work in a fast paced seasonally changing retailer.

  • You will have a naturally positive outlook and instil confidence in your team through clear communication and superb influencing skills.

  • You will have a track record of not only developing others but also yourself, likely gained within a large out of town or destination retailer. With your team a key focus, you will be able to gain commitment in a constantly changing arena, manage recruitment and performance on a regular basis.

  • You will have a demonstrable track record of commercial awareness that drives results and be able to lead by example across all facets of store management.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual that is keen to develop their retail career with a leading business that are looking to attract bright, energetic people that will fit into their culture of engagement and empowerment.

If you are an inspiring General Manager wanting a fresh challenge in a retailer experiencing significant change then please apply!