New Store Openings Manager
London / South East
Circa £50,000 Package Excellent Career Progression
Our client is an exciting player in the 'grab and go' market with a reputation for offering their employees great career opportunities, a unique company culture and progressive personal development opportunities
This role will test everything you have got in your locker.
Being handed the keys by the property department to an empty shell you will be responsible for using your previous hands on operations and team training experience, your project management and stakeholder management skills to deliver the project of opening the new store.
Taking over an empty shell from the property team and handing over the keys to the general manager on opening day you will be responsible for delivering on everything in between and making sure that every new store opening is a resounding success.
Pulling on vast amounts of functional support you will be instrumental in co-ordinating the delivery of all departments for the sole purpose of delivering on your new store brief.
Alongside the practical elements you will be documenting the journey of these store openings in the best practice manuals, recording the learnings and turning your hard work into the company blue print for the next phase and the phase after that of openings throughout the UK.
Your learnings will be used to deliver training and development to all future members of the team and ensure the success factors are embedded in the culture of the business.
You will ideally have begun your career within the hospitality sector and have progressed to senior general manager or area manager level.
Through your natural drive and tenacity you will have been involved with and supported a number of new store openings, understanding the pressures that come with such exciting time focussed projects.
Building upon that you will have then taken your learnings into a learning and development / training role applying pen to paper and documenting these learnings into best practice manuals for the future growth of the company.
Sound like you? Have you got two of these key experiences under your belt? Want to add the third? Then read on.
The key traits my client is looking for are from its people are: energetic, driven, focussed, passionate, hardworking, a positive mind-set, can handle pressure, is commercial, solves problems, has a fresh approach to things and willing to try new solutions, loves an adventure and wants to take people with them, has an entrepreneurial mind-set and people who love working in energised teams.
Above all you will operate with humility - you operate in a team and know that the power of achievement comes from leading the team to deliver the project for everyone's benefit.
This role is genuinely not for the faint hearted and you must have gained experience in the hospitality industry and be willing to put yourself 'out there' to be counted and to develop your career further.
If you are interested in this New Store Openings Manager role and possess the skills necessary, please apply to AdMore Recruitment.
AdMore Recruitment is a specialist retail recruitment and career management consultancy