Assistant Store Manager

  • Listed: November 5, 2016 12:37 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired
  • Company Name: Future Careers
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary Package: Negotiable
  • Required Experience: 2-5 Years
  • Minimum Education: Anything
  • Emirates: Dubai
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
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Full-time, Permanent
Our Client is listed as the largest retail group within the Middle East. One of their Homeware and Fashion accessories divisions has a vacancy for an Assistant Store Manager (Based in Dubai or Abu Dhabi). Must have current or previous experience in retail and must currently be in a managerial role.

Description Duties (will include but not limited to):
Effective resource planning for customer service
Ensure regular training of store staff on all aspects of customer service, product knowledge and selling skills
Implements a high standard of customer focus within the store
Regularly assesses customer service standards within store
Create seamless customer service orientation among store employees by ensuring timely and efficient customer service
Ensure customer needs are met and complaints/queries are resolved in a timely manner
Assess mystery shopping feedback and prepare action plan for improvement
Achieve the revenue targets for the store
Achieve target productivity metric (sales per person per day, staff per shift) for the store
Actively seeks ways to achieve or exceed shop sales targets
Monitor and control expenses (overtime, local, stock and consumables) through efficient store operations
Interpret and act on operational profit and sales reports generated through finance and focus on improving under-performing areas
Monitor sales performance against last year, last week and budget on a daily and weekly basis and to give feedback to managers and communicate to staff
Ensure accurate stock merchandise and management (stock ageing, stock loss, space management) within the store
Oversee and monitor all point of sales activities in the store which includes – sales transactions, tracking customer orders and payments, registering sale and maintaining inventory updates, providing service, handling returns and refunds, gathering consumer data for feedback
Oversee and monitor the inventory management in the store (stock availability, order management, back store management, stock movement within store)
Ensure that the store is in compliance with the company policy for all employment and state laws, including wage and hour, human rights and equal employment opportunities
Ensure the company policy and procedures are communicated in a timely manner and adhered to accordingly
Oversee cash transaction entry and management (petty cash, pos cash elements, change floats)
Regularly audit own store administration and resolve any issues
Monitor and continuously seek to understand commercial environment, local trading patterns, competitor activity and market trends in the retail sector and their impact on store
Monitor and handle customer complaints and take corrective action in line with Company policy
Maintain high standards of visual appearance throughout the store including all non-retail areas
Maintain window and in-store displays to a high standard in line with merchandising guidelines
Prepare and review store reports on sales, commercial profit and stock ageing (slow moving, fast moving and non-moving items)
Execute price revisions within the store
Maintain a high level of store health and security for company assets, cash, stock and customer property
Ensure store expectations and priorities are communicated to staff
Review and provide regular feedback on staff’s performance against expectations
Carry out regular and relevant in-store training and enrol staff on relevant Learning and Development courses
Support induction of new recruits through buddy system
Monitor staff welfare (staff accommodation and transport) and facilitate complaint resolution
Oversee staff development and drive motivation levels of the store associates
Ensure effective resource planning and succession planning
Ensure seasonal peaks and important trading/promotional events are taken account of when preparing forecasts and staff rosters

Education Requirements:
2 / 3 years Store management experience within a Fashion or Homeware retailer.
Knowledge of retail operations people management, sales and customer service, merchandising and promotional techniques, inventory control and loss prevention
Ability to lead, motivate and develop staff
Tertiary Qualification would be advantageous
Must be willing to relocate to Dubai or Abu Dhabi

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