Our client in the clothing retail industry is looking for a dynamic Area Manager, to cover the greater JHB Areas.
An awesome career opportunity awaits!
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS :
Matric / Grade 12.
Post Matric qualification is advantageous (e.g. Operations Management Diploma / Degree, or Retail NQF 5 / Diploma, or other relevant qualification).
Minimum of 5 yearsâ€™ experience in a Clothing Retail operations environment, as a Manager or Store Manager.
Valid Driverâ€™s License â€ Code 8 unendorsed.
Willingness to travel.
Computer Literate : Microsoft Office.
COMPETENCIES (SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES) :
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to use own initiative.
Good attention to detail.
Good communication skills.
A proven ability to manage staff and ensure maximum productivity.
JOB PURPOSE :
The Area Manager is responsible for all operations in his / her business unit.
The Area Manager assists the Operations Manager to make careful considerations of all aspects in the business unit before making a business decision.
The Area Manager is responsible (with the Operations Manager) for business unit goals, decisions, plans, implementation and evaluation of performance.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES :
Responsible for the branch as a whole, ensuring that the outside of the store is kept neat and tidy and that inside fixtures and fittings are accounted for and maintained.
Co-ordination of janitorial and repair services.
Is responsible for all stock and will be held accountable for all overages and shortages.
Should ensure control of inventory.
Prepare requisitions to replenish stock. Identify and report on slow selling items.
Stock loss action plan.
Manage the quality and quantity aspects of the merchandise assortments.
Co-ordinate the layout of shelves and merchandise of seasonal and sale displays.
Identify new ways of promoting merchandise.
Ensure required housekeeping standards at all times.
Ensure that there is an equal standard throughout the stores.
Marketing and Sales
Manage the implementation of all marketing promotions to ensure maximum sales opportunities are exploited.
Achieve and exceed store sales targets.
Actively participate in promotions, stay up to date with current advertising and provide sales leadership to staff.
Stay current with products, marketing and pricing of area retailers with similar products.
Admin and Cash
Ensure that the standard of administration and procedures in store are met.
Make certain that business direction and strategies are followed.
Ensure that the responsible persons are following proper procedures when handling all store cash. Check and verify these documents daily.
Manage controllable expenses as this directly affects the profitability of the branch.
Management of Staff
Assign employees to specific duties.
Encourage, assist and train employees to become a motivated sales force.
Manage performance and development of staff.
Ensure that all procedures and policies are being followed and enforce disciplinary action when necessary.
Determine when extra temporary staff is needed and recruit same.
Manage the security in all aspects of the business and ensure that security procedures are strictly adhered to.
Monitor security staff and make sure that they are alert and performing their duties to the maximum.
Must possess strong customer service and communication skills and the ability to apply a friendly and enthusiastic manner on a daily basis.
Train staff in customer service.
Assist customers with enquiries and complaints.
Continuously satisfy customer needs and attract clientele.