Job: Area Manager

Title Area Manager
Categories Retail
Date Posted08 August 2018
Salary R40k per month + benefits
Location Umhlanga Ridge
Information

AREA/ FIELD MANAGER

KEY FOCUS:

Oversee the day-to-day operational activities of the stores allocated. 

Primarily responsible for managing multiple stores’ operations, including supervision of team members and the administration of stores sales & credit performance and profitability objectives. This team member is also responsible for resolving all staffing, scheduling, technical equipment issues and assisting customers as necessary with operational issues. May function as a point of contact with respect to information technology.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: STAFF MANAGEMENT

? Recruitment and selection for relevant region

? Assist with the recruitment, selection and training of store staff/new franchisees

? Provide sales motivation for store personnel

? Ensure that all stores are adopting the Sales Productivity programme and have the required product knowledge

? Overseeing and coaching of all store personnel in areas requiring attention

? Operate as the management support structure to stores

? Maintain contact with all outlets on a regular basis

? General supervision and review of store operations as required

? Monitor and report merchandise problems from stores

? Conduct store inspections to ensure that the required standards are maintained

? Ensure that the discipline process with regards to any breaches are implemented accordingly and in line with policies and procedures

? Conduct stock takes in company stores quarterly, investigate and report on variances

? Represent the company at the CCMA in conciliation and arbitration proceedings

STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING

? Give input on the direction of the business in relation to marketing & merchandise

? Give input on the positioning of the business in the retail market

? Give feedback on turnover and gross profit

? Assist with the implementation of strategic initiatives at store level, e.g. RMS implementation TRAINING

? Monitoring and implementing training programmes

? Identifying training needs

? Assist with training at store level when required

FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYSIS

? Analysis of turnover and profitability

? Identifying financial problems

? Ensure accurate administration is maintained by the outlets

? Ensure company stores adhere to expense budgets

MARKETING MANAGEMENT

? Manage the marketing function for the stores

? Monitor competitor marketing activity in respective regions and communicate to marketing department

? Ensure that all stores participate in the brands marketing activities

? Identify and assist stores with marketing opportunities for stores

? Monitor the standard and quality of product knowledge and customer service

? Provide an ongoing communication link to the stores

LEADERSHIP & PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

? Offer a positive influence and flexibility towards staff

? Convince or gain agreement from people to accept business ideas or goals

? Reward, compliment or discipline when necessary

? Act as an ambassador for the brand to all store representatives and customers

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Relevant qualification Previous experience in a similar role Retail/Jewellery experience

Operational engagement

Excellent communication skills Strong analytical skills

Advanced Excel

COMPETENCIES AND ATTRIBUTES:

o Diverse thought process

o Teamwork

o Independent functioning o Persistence

o Attention to detail & accuracy

o Ability to work independently

o Problem Solving and Decision Making

o Analytical thinking, numerical analysis, innovation

o Personal Effectiveness

o Leadership

o Managing People

o Managing Process

o Task orientated

If you are interested, send you CV to tanya@recruitdigital.co.za.

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Tanya Behrendt – Digital Marketing RecruiterTanya completed her BA Social Work (Hons). She furthered her studies and received a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. Tanya is driven by her passion for people and likes continuous challenges. Tanya is a young dynamic person who lives by the saying; “dynamite comes in small packages”. Joining the Marketing team at Recruit Digital as from January 2016 she will make a positive contribution through her enthusiastic approach to all things new. Tanya enjoys a beautiful view surrounded by good company.Contact manager
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