Retail Department Manager
Cancer Research UK
Blackburn Superstore
6d ago

Department Manager - Clothing / Fashion


£16,595 - 20,996 per annum + excellent benefits

Closing date : Friday 13th of December 2019

We’re looking for an experience Department Manager to help deliver real commercial success for the clothing department in our Blackburn Superstore!

What’s the role?

In this varied and exciting role you will be responsible for clothing on our shop floor everything from visual merchandising to coming up with new and exciting offers.

Our Superstore is at the hub of the local community, acting as the face of Cancer Research UK, and raising public awareness of our campaigns.

What will I be doing?

  • Achieving agreed sales targets and maximising profit for the Charity
  • Assisting in analysing shop data to take the appropriate actions as required
  • Utilising your sales skills to maximise profits on the shop floor for clothing
  • Assisting the Store Manager to generate additional income / stock using the local corporate contacts and media
  • Effectively manage paid staff and volunteers in the Store Managers absence
  • Provide support to the Store Manager with the recruitment and training of paid staff and volunteers
  • Ensuring that first class customer service is upheld at all times by shop staff and volunteers
  • Supporting with the implementation of new processes within the store
  • Performing administrative and ad hoc tasks in support of the everyday requirements of the store
  • What can I gain?

  • Experience creating new visual & design displays
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of retail operations and high street retail fashion
  • Experience interacting with various teams across the wider organisation
  • Ongoing exposure to training and development opportunities
  • Good knowledge and experience of using computers
  • Experience of managing a diverse team of people
  • The opportunity to work in an environment where your development is actively encouraged
  • We believe a strong induction plan is key to your success. Your 4-week induction will consist of key competencies which with regular catch-ups and reviews with your Training Shop Manager and Area Manager to help your make the most of your learning experience and really set you up for success.

    You will also be invited to attend 6 training courses within your initial 6 months to help build your knowledge base and really support our Superstore to achieve success.

    This training will give you the knowledge required to successfully run one of our Super Stores and it’s a great way to start your career in Cancer Research UK.

    What are the benefits?

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • A range of generous rewards and benefits ranging from Gym Memberships, Season Ticket Loans and discounts for Childcare vouchers.
  • 25 days annual leave a year plus public holidays
  • An excellent induction and training plan
  • Our Vision

    Cancer Research UK is leading pioneering, life-saving research and our long-term ambition is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

    Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person, and our 1,600 retail staff work relentlessly every day towards this goal.

    What’s next?

    Should you make it through to our interview stage we would love our candidates to volunteer in the Superstore ahead of their interview, so they can present their ideas and experience back to us.

    If you’d like to do this ahead of shortlisting, then just pop into our Superstore and speak to a member of the team

  • Please note internally this role is known as Assistant Shop Manager (Clothing)
  • At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential.

    We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

    Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitment

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