Area Manager

Location London
Discipline: Support Centre
Job type: Permanent
Published: 25 days ago

We are regarded as the trusted decorating and DIY retail brand in Central London, selling paint, tools, plumbing, electrical & woodwork materials throughout our 29 stores. As part of the Grafton Group we have the stability and support of a leader in the field of Building Materials & DIY Retail.

We are on an exciting journey of growth and have an opportunity for a Retail Area Manager to join us.

Let’s paint the picture for you!

The Area Manager role in Leyland SDM will be accountable for driving the performance and results in 13 of our London based stores, working with management teams focusing on delivering the goals and objectives of the business while putting colleagues and customers at the centre of achieving this. You’ll be part of our leadership team in developing our culture and strategies to grow and make this an even better place to work for colleagues and for our customers to shop with us, through supporting, leading and landing key projects in the business.

  • Work with Store Managers to build an understanding of store performance, identify any issues and support the Store Manager in developing and evolving Store plans to achieve and exceed sales and profit budget, to improve overall Company sales & profit

  • Implement, monitor, coach and empower Store Managers to ensure compliance in key areas; Health & Safety, Stock Management, Team Reviews, Merchandising

  • Monitor compliance checks across the 13 stores through our app YOOBIC Operations, analysing data and trends to make commercial decisions about store plans, building this into the store visits.

  • Work with the Area Stock Controller to monitor and manage stock loss/shrinkage across the area

  • Train, coach and empower teams, to create a self-sustaining and committed store population, who feel personally valued and motivated and aligned to our Vision & Values

  • Review and challenge all aspects of current store operations, to identify opportunities and put forward recommendations for improvement, thereby ensuring the continual development of the business

  • Proactively seeking growth opportunities including new store formats or locations

  • Land and communicate key initiatives in the business to the area and/or business as a whole, involving others for development opportunities

  • Develop relationships with departments within the business to identify improvements and ways of working

What key skills and experiences are we looking for?

  • Strong track record of having a commercial focus of delivering excellent financial results against budget with strong financial acumen

  • Passionate to engage with your colleagues at all levels with a track record of developing people and teams so will need to have excellent communications skills

  • Previous experience at driving excellent operational standards

  • You will have experience of working in a challenging, fast paced, customer focussed, multi-site environment, ideally DIY retail but this is not essential

  • Be fully conversant with IT Skills, particularly Microsoft Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams)

How will we reward you?

On top of an attractive salary we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer click here to find out more!