Henry J Ryman, founder of Ryman, opened his first store in London at Great Portland Street in 1893, and there is still a store there today.
Ryman is part of Theo Paphitis Retail Group, which comprises Ryman, Robert Dyas, Boux Avenue and the London Graphic Centre.
The Ryman brand values are quality, value, reliability and service. These have been developed and nurtured for over 100 years making Ryman the acknowledged leader in its field.
Over the years, we have grown, developed and extended our offering to provide the very best in stationery, office supplies, and technology and office furniture.
With over 220 stores and our online shop, our business accounts and special discounts for students, our unrivalled product knowledge, range and service, and our commitment to giving you the very best products, we are still just as passionate about stationery as Henry was on that very first day.
We are a people oriented Company which thrives on supporting its colleagues by providing them with the knowledge, tools, policies and procedures they need to excel in their role.
We are committed to providing our colleagues with development opportunities, job satisfaction and of course some fun whilst working!
WHO’S RIGHT FOR THE ROLE?
All the teams in Ryman, in our stores and in our Retail Support Centre, demonstrate how passionate about retail we are, by putting our customers first and sharing the vision to keep our customers at the heart of everything we do.
We deliver results with energy, enthusiasm and passion. We are all resilient, innovative and adaptable team players.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Act as an ambassador for Ryman and the wider Theo Paphitis Retail Group by showing interest in learning everything about the business and your role and positively sharing this knowledge with our customers
Contribute towards making Ryman the number one High Street Stationer by providing a consistent high level of customer service
Confidently and professionally handle customer complaints and difficulties, including returns, to ensure customer retention
Achieve and strive to exceed KPIs and objectives set by Store Management Team and the business
Engage with customers enthusiastically, establish customer needs and help them to purchase by matching products to those needs through the application of a high level of product knowledge whilst highlighting relevant promotions and upselling
Operate the till in an efficient manner, processing all transactions with a high regard to customer care and loss prevention procedures
Carry out stock replenishment and when required maintain accuracy of our stock systems
Promote high visual merchandising standards; ensuring that store housekeeping standards are high and continually achieved
Acquire a high level of product knowledge and continue to self-develop that knowledge
Recognise and act upon opportunities to increase the value of sales by offering appropriate additional items
Ensure compliance with all relevant Health and Safety policies
WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN YOU
Passion for the Ryman Brand and our associated companies
Passion for exceeding customer expectations
Enthusiastic, driven and focused on achieving results
Self motivated with an ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Confident approach towards maximising sales opportunities
Strong communication and team working skills
A dedication to learning and developing your own skills
Flexibility towards working hours and location
WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM US :
Fantastic training to help you complete your role and be the best you can be, with the option to continue your development into a more senior role, if you choose to progress within the the business.
A great Team to work with where you can progress and make a difference at all levels.
An opportunity to complete an apprenticeship in Retail.
Fantastic weekly bonus (discretionary) should you and your Team hit your weekly targets.
Ongoing incentives to reward your performance.
Generous discount at Ryman and the other brands within the Theo Paphitis Retail Group.
PLEASE NOTE THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT OTHER DUTIES AS AND WHEN REQUIRED.