Store Leader - Bridgwater

Bridgwater, Somerset
12 Nov 2021
12 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type


This is a fantastic new opportunity to be Store Leader of the Bridgwater store.

Job Description

Our Store teams are the heartbeat of WHSmith so we’re looking for an engaging, driven, articulate Store Leader in our Beckenham High Street Store to deliver operational and customer service excellence day in, day out! You will deliver excellent store standards and performance to support the Cluster Manager in the delivery of the trading plan.

We also have new propositions including our M&S Concessions and new strategic initiatives are helping us break the mould of traditional High Street retail. So, if you are a driven, dynamic leader, that wants to play a part in leading the way, apply today!

Main Responsibilities
•    You will lead and engage your teams to deliver excellent standards and results in line with the Trading plan.
•    Ensure the store is clean, tidy, priced & full and that colleagues are available at the right times to serve customers
•    Use the scorecard proactively to manage performance and target priorities and actions 
•    Ensure your team members are supported, set clear and measurable targets, performance expectations and objectives, and review regularly
•    Ensure training around product knowledge is kept up to date so you can develop experts who are focused to sell at the right times
•    Recognise and celebrate team members for a job well done 
•    Create a sense of pride within the store to ensure both colleagues and customer facilities are of a good standard
Ensures legal, health and safety and legislative requirements are met within the store

Key Requirements
•    Previous experience as a Store Manager, Assistant Manager or Supervisor with at least 6 months supervisory experience 
•    Working knowledge of KPI’s such as ATV and TPC
•    Lead by example on the shop floor, have a hands-on approach and set high standards 
•    Ability to motivate teams, build strong relationships and communicate well
•    Experience of supporting employee training and development  
•    Able to adopt an engage rather than tell approach

About us
You may know we operate on the high street, in rail and bus stations, airports, hospitals, universities and workplaces. But did you know we've been around since 1792 and have over 14,000 employees across the globe and have consistently outperformed other major retailers over the past ten years? We continue to grow by putting our customers first and have a strong culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism.


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