Assistant Manager Designate

About the opportunity…

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We are recruiting for an Assistant Store Manager Designate to deliver against KPIs in a challenging retail environment. For the first 8 – 12 weeks, you will be required to support several stores within an area, and then you will be placed into a base store. You will support the Store Manager in leading the store team to deliver excellent standards and provide amazing service to our customers every day.


You will always be ready to adapt to change, learn new things and lead your team to mobilise the retail plan. You will be the face of the store and your local community, and despite the many tasks you are responsible for every day, you will always provide amazing customer service.


This role comes with the ability to study Retail Team Leader Level 3 qualification through an apprenticeship, (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland).


What you’ll be doing as an Assistant Store Manager Designate…


Provide support and cover to stores in your area

Live and breathe our Customer High Five initiative

Work as part of our store team to create and maintain a fun and friendly environment

Live the company values whilst focusing on taking individual responsibility working towards team delivery of the store and company vision

Manages the induction of all new colleagues alongside the Store Manager and works with the Supervisors to drive ongoing training and development through on-the-job coaching

Ensure the store delivers consistently high standards in line with corporate guidelines

Effectively manage stock control according to company guidelines to drive stock availability through the correct application of store processes

Regularly review sales performance and ensure actions are in place to improve this

Ensure all Management Ways of Working (W.O.W) are completed accurately and at the correct time to support operations and sales performance

Driving compliance in store by ensuring all risk assessments are carried out and kept up to date


What you’ll need as an Assistant Store Manager Designate…


Driving licence and access to a vehicle or have good public transport links

Success in leading and managing operational teams

Experience in delivering sales and inventory targets within a dynamic retail environment

Understand the importance of exceeding sales targets and meeting budgets, management, and customer service experience

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with customers and colleagues.

A team player, hands-on manager who is self-motivated and resilient, and deals with challenges with a positive and proactive outlook

To be computer literate with experience in Excel


What we offer…


This role comes with the ability to study Retail Team Leader Level 3 qualification through an apprenticeship, (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

Competitive salary

Potential to earn a bonus

A twelve-week induction programme

Apprenticeships and Career Development

Discount Card – 10% discount on most purchases in-store, including PEP&CO

Family-friendly benefits

Loyal Service Awards

My Staff Shop – exclusive discount portal

Life Assurance cover

Health & Wellbeing – employee assistance programme to support you

Pension scheme

Holiday Allowance – increasing by one day per year (up to 33 days)


About us…

Since opening its first store in Burton-upon-Trent in 1990, Poundland & Dealz, has built a network of over 850 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, offering top brands and great quality own brand products that provide customers with amazing value every day.


Poundland & Dealz offers thousands of quality products in store with over 1,000 well-known brands in 17 shopping categories including food and drink, health and beauty, household, gardening, DIY, pet, stationery, books, DVDs and toys.   It is on a journey from a single price to a simple price point retailer.  While the majority of items in its stores are at its original £1 price point, it is extending ranges above and below £1 that also offer amazing value.


Now part of Pepco Group with over 2,500 stores across Europe, Poundland also trades internationally in the Republic of Ireland through its Dealz brand.  Dealz has a growing store base in both Poland and Spain.


Within the UK Poundland has also rolled out its fashion brand PEP&CO to approximately 300 of its larger stores. PEP&CO, launched in 2015 as a standalone brand, offers customers a full range of women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion and is now bringing new style to Poundland with simple low pricing on family fashion that’s hard to find on local high streets.


PEP&CO was also nominated in the 2019 Retail Week Awards as Private Label of The Year.


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