Branch Manager - Retail Outlet

Rise Recruitment
From £21,000 to £25,000 per annum £21,000- £25,000 dependant on experi
17 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type


Branch Manager


£21,000- £25,000 dependant on experience plus benefits



About us

This company is the UK’s largest provider of windows dressings and furnishings. They have come a long way since the company was established in 1971 and are proud to do things differently. From start to finish, they strive to give the highest standards of service across all they do.

They understand that their people are their most important asset. They know that they will only prosper and grow if everyone works together to provide top-class products and customer service. They work hard to attract and develop the best people at all levels, with challenging and rewarding careers. Lying at the heart of their business are their “Signature Service” values:

Trustworthy - “ We keep our promises and act with Honesty and Integrity”Supportive – “ We take responsibility and accountability for what we do”Positive – “We work as a team to ensure we delight our customer” Focused – “We get the job done right first time every time “Caring – “ We believe in what we do and take “Pride” in everything we do

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Branch Manager to support and lead an exciting new branch opening in Bristol. As Branch Manager you will be responsible for the day to day operation of the branch including but not limited to:

Ensuring sufficient staffing cover during opening hoursAssist with recruiting training and retaining a team of associates

Maintain an effective rota to ensure staff presence during opening hours

Manage the holiday rota to ensure full staffing

Maintaining the expected standards of presentation within the retail environment Keep product samples and customer areas tidy including dust and vacuum all customer areas daily

Clean staff areas weekly

Order and restock stationary for the shop- brochures etc

Taking Sales Enquiries to ensure that all sales opportunities are maximised Deal with the incoming sales enquiries either over the telephone or shop visits

Answering the telephone or greeting customers that visit the shop

Turn initial enquiries into sales appointments

Calculation of customer quotes and recording details accurately

Monitor and record source of business for each sales lead.

Allocate leads to the correct sales representative and book into their diary

Exceed expectations of customer serviceEnsure that the company’s standards of customer service and upheld

Embrace company signature service values

Deal with any customer complaints taking appropriate action and escalating when needed.

Assisting the Sales and Service Manager with the day to day elements of operating a retail outlet.

Daily responsibility for security, health & safety of associates and the public.Manage key holder status for the property to allow daily access and holiday cover

Take responsibility for all aspects of Health and Safety on the premises

Act as the first point of contact for all matters relating to the building such as Gas, Electric and Water

You will be running a team of associates advising customers on their range of quality products and involved in all aspects of managing the shop ensuring exceptional levels of customer service & expert product advice as well as caring for the building and property.

About you

The successful and ideal candidate will have:

·Experience within a retail environment at a deputy or unit manager level

·Can effectively manage team and own sales performance

·Excellent communication skills face to face and over the telephone

·Demonstrate commitment to meeting customer needs

·The ability to build strong working relationships with their team and customers

·Have the capability to manage and respond to a wide range of people, needs and processes

·Be fully flexible to work weekends and evenings where needed.

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