Store Manager Designate - Swansea/Carmarthen Area
This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company voted Number 7 in the Great Place To Work (Best Large Workplaces) awards 2016, and Number 13 in Europe With over 400 stores across the UK and plans to open up to 20 new stores and up to 30 new grooming salons this year we are expanding at an unstoppable rate which you really do need to be part of to believe itThis is a Store Manager Designate role and as a Store Manager Designate you will be working in one of a number of stores within the Swansea/Carmarthen area. When recruiting for Store Manager Designates it is our intention that you'll complete a number of months in a Designate role but that you will eventually take responsibility for your own store. Reporting into the Area Manager you will be responsible for maximising sales and performance across all major KPI's through building a highly engaged and high performing team.The role; Leading from the front with a hands-on approach you will inspire your team, inject fun into the work place and create a truly amazing place to work and shop. Ensuring that your store delivers an exceptional standard of customer service to our customers through the vast amount of pet knowledge and expertise that you and your team can offer. You will deliver the highest standards of pet care and ensure that the welfare of pets is a top priority, promoting responsible pet ownership. Being responsible for motivating, training and developing your team. Running a store which has exceptional standards and being responsible for achieving and exceeding key KPI's. Ensuring that you communicate effectively to your team, providing them with daily team updates and informing them of any company, operational and product changes. Taking responsibility for absolutely everything in your store, such as recruitment, stock control and store standards. You will be responsible for the successful running of a grooming salon (if there is a Pets at Home Groom Room located within your store), with the Salon Manager reporting directly into yourself.About you; You'll have a passion for retail and a passion for pets You'll have at least 2 years management experience, gained either within a store based retail role or in a restaurant environment and have been responsible for managing a team of at least 10 people. Ideally, you'll have experience in a similar, fast-paced environment where you've taken a hands-on approach. You'll have a proven track record of delivering high standards and great results You'll be a people person and a real team player and this combined with your excellent communication skills enables you to really engage and inspire a team. You'll be commercially focused and proactive in your approach. It is essential that you have a current UK drivers license and access to your own vehicleThe Benefits; Competitive salary of £25,000 to £30,000 (dependent upon skills and experience) plus bonus scheme upon appointment to your own store. 28 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays), rising to 33 days after 2 of years service. Birthday Leave - 1 day extra leave to celebrate your Birthday Pension - You'll have the opportunity to join the Pets Pension from day 1 of joining us and the company will contribute to your pension plan so long as you meet the auto-enrolment criteria. Colleague Discount - 20% discount for you (plus one family member). This can be used in Pets at Home Stores, Groom Rooms, Companion Care Veterinary Services, Ride-Away and Pets at Home Pet Insurance "Treats" benefits - an online range of offers and discounts which are available exclusively to Pets at Home Colleagues. Life assurance. Charity Leave - You are entitled to have one paid day's leave each year to work for your favourite animal related charity. Celebrating Special Celebrations? You'll get 1 extra week off and a gift to celebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you are expecting or adopting a baby Free uniform. Free Car Parking.We are happy to discuss the opportunity to work flexibly.Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application deadline/closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.