Retail Regional Manager (Southern Region), Midlands, Retail

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Job Type:
South Yorkshire
Salary Description:
Dependent on skills and experience
Austin Banks Ltd
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Retail Regional Manager (Southern Region)

About the role:
As the Retail Regional Manager, you will demonstrate personal ownership of your stores and manage business performance within an agreed operating framework. You will lead and support a designated area of the retail estate which includes 5 Superstores and existing satellite stores. This role reports into the Head of Retail and Operations.

• Take full accountability for the stores within your area of responsibility to achieve or exceed business targets
• Positively challenge business processes to identify improvements
• Inform and keep senior management aware of any opportunities and issues
• Engage with and build collaborative and productive working relationships with key functions across the business
• Act as the central communications point for all stores
Continuous improvement:
• Own and drive retail improvement initiatives
• Support Store Managers to manage end to end store processes
• Analyse reports and metrics to highlight any risks and opportunities; putting clear plans in place to solve any issues and drive improvements
• Effectively manage and monitor stock diversity and range to drive sales and improve waste – working closely with head office functions
• Use your knowledge of retail, our members and the external market to drive decisions that support better trading within each store
• Take the lead in driving maximum sales to space ratios across the retail estate
• Work through category space and sales performance to deliver the optimum balance for product range / space allocation
• Develop both tactical and strategic plans to improve the member shopping experience and improve the first member shop retention
• Apply a strategic viewpoint to maximise sales opportunities within each store
• Lead Store Managers to manage their budgets and store targets effectively
• Work with the Estates team during new store openings to support necessary activities such as recruitment
• In conjunction with the Head of Retail and Operations, lead the retail proposition including training, compliance and store standards
• Be an advocate for change and transformation, implementing and embedding change Establish strong leadership and clear vision across retail stores teams, promoting a culture of empowerment, motivation and collaboration
• Promote a safe working environment where all colleagues are involved, engaged, recognised, coached and developed to their full potential
• Act as an escalation point for HR activity where necessary
• Work with Learning & Development to develop training programs to develop our supervisors and colleagues

About you:
• Proven track record within a retail, customer centric role ideally with food retail/grocery experience
• Demonstrable experience of managing large teams
• A passionate leader who can win ‘hearts and minds’
• Ability to think strategically
• Solutions focused, with the ability to solve problems
• Significant experience of building cross functional relationships
• Strong commercial and financial acumen with the ability to demonstrate a ‘trading’ mind-set
• Personal energy, commitment and gravitas to drive and deliver
• Flexible and willing to travel

Corby – however the nature of the role will require the successful candidate to travel and work at any of the Company’s locations across the Southern region on a regular basis. Visits to

Contact Details:
Austin Banks Ltd
Tel: 01302 822 228
Fax: 01302 822 237
Contact: Karen Enright

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