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23k to 25k Basic Salary + 3k London Weighting + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
A seasoned Retail Manager, you're looking for a new challenge that offers real responsibility, autonomy and the chance to build success around your own skills and vision. Join the team here at John Smith's - and develop your career with this entrepreneurial, dynamic and fast-growing business.
As a leading academic retailer based on university campuses, John Smith's is more than a bookseller. We work in partnership with universities to deliver the very best services to their students. So an important part of your job will be to forge strong relationships with the University and customers as you promote and support Aspire: a unique programme for the cashless distribution of bursaries via smart cards. From books and stationery, to electronics and confectionery, our wide product range suits every customer's need and you will be responsible for driving existing and new products in our marketplace.
In this high-profile flagship role, every aspect of the store's day-to-day management will be down to you - from selecting suppliers and scoping new products to merchandising, negotiating costs, establishing new processes, identifying sales and marketing opportunities and driving key strategic processes to maximize the profitability of your business. As you coach, motivate and inspire your team, you will create a commercially-focused culture that drives outstanding P&L results.
A proven performance manager with flair, creativity and a proactive approach, you thrive in a busy and constantly changing environment. The confidence to communicate and negotiate at all levels is a must too, along with first-rate problem solving skills, a keen eye for detail and the ability to make big decisions quickly and under pressure.
If it isn't already clear, this is much more than an average Retail Manager role. Then again, you're much more than an average Retail Manager. So apply now, and start building a great future with a business that's as ambitious as you are.
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter setting out how your skills and experience can help to enhance one of our flagship branches further to firstname.lastname@example.org including job reference DOCKS_RM13 in the subject box. Please specify the website you viewed this application on.
Closing date for applications: 2nd June 2013
Please note that applications received after this date and applications without a covering letter will not be considered. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.