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STORE MANAGER

Covers Home Ideas | Full-Time |  42.5 Hours 

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Are you looking for a job with the freedom to Retail and apply your skills, experience and to get the best from your team; combining the opportunity of running your own Store along with the security and resources of a progressive independent business?

Whilst Covers Timber and Builders Merchants’ have fifteen depots across the south of England selling mainly to the building trade, we have a retail and trade Store, with Showrooms, at our Head Quarters in Chichester.

Covers Home Ideas requires your leadership to grow its home improvement offer to the discerning DIY, retail and trade customers. With experienced staff, Home Ideas requires your enthusiasm to direct our sales staff to maximise the opportunities with our trade and retail customers.

Covers Home Ideas needs your focus and energy on ensuring that proven retail principles are applied: Strong family owned business’ customer service, fulfilling our customers’ home improvement dreams and/or solving their problems, happy and motivated staff, well stocked and presented products, efficient management of all overheads available to you. In addition, you will be required champion our new Ecommerce offer to our customers.

Covers Home Ideas requires a person with experience of managing a large team in a retail business, but you may or may not have previously worked in Home Improvement. You will be commercially proven including control of overheads and increasing sales, with a strong focus on delivering excellent customer service. You will possess strong coaching and mentoring skills, inspiring and motivating your team to exceed targets and achieve their full potential. Your experience and good communication will ensure that all operational functions are run smoothly by your administrative and operational team ensuring that you are able to be visible, available and leading your sales team on the ‘shop floor’.

Covers Home Ideas will expect you to take personal ownership of the performance of your Store and the DIY online marketplace, you will make commercial decisions and be empowered to pursue business opportunities you spot.

Home Ideas will give you the prospect to make a difference to our customers, our team and our business. This is a great opportunity for a passionate retailer.

Hours of work are Monday to Saturday from 07.30am to 17.00pm with a one hour break for lunch and with a rota day off during the week.