Vacancy Description :
Responsible for management of the day-to-day operations and running of the shops, regularly working autonomously to ensure business objectives are met.
This is very much a practical role that requires strong communication skills as well as the ability to engage and motivate the butchers and retail staff.
We are looking for a solutions person as opposed to a problem reactive character. A people's person, but with strong management skills.
The future of the business very much is digital and online, so a strong understanding of growing ecommerce would be required
Working for supportive operators, you will have previous area / operational management experience within a premium retail food store / butchery concept successfully overseeing the management of multiple sites on a day to day basis ( currently 4 outlets)
Preferred experience and knowledge of butchery. This can either be from a commercial or practical side. We are looking at promoting this aspect from within for practical aspects, but there is a need for strong knowledge of the industry.
Strong HR skills for management of butchers and shop staff. They must be able to motivate and engage with butchers. This will involve everything from administrative through to disciplinary etc.
Recruiting, interviewing and induction.
Administrative duties : organizing resources, rotas for the stores
Work proactively to drive growth across the business and shops, and make key decisions to problem solve on a regular basis.
Regulatory implementation of EHO policies and procedures and ensuring compliance in all 4 locations.
Commercial awareness, including negotiating costings and contracts.
Financial and accounting awareness to assess store GP’s and profitability and ability to work towards improvement.
About you :
Minimum 10 years' experience working within a comparable high end food led retail operation at a management level
Must be polite and professional in communications and be a friendly individual with a positive and motivating approach
Prior experience of training, mentoring and developing teams
Someone with a calm approach and the ability to be hands on and take on duties outside of their remit when required to ensure the smooth running of the outlets
Experience and a thorough knowledge of the fine foods and the butchery industry, with a strong understanding of emerging trends.
An understanding of health and safety and food hygiene regulations and policies.
Experience in high growth evolving environments is beneficial with a solid understanding of current of driving online revenue and logistics
Company transport available / laptop provided
Hours primarily Monday to Friday daytimes - though ad hoc weekend work could also be required