Retail Branch Manager

Location:Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary:Up to £35000 per annum + plus performance related bonus

We have a great opportunity for a Retail Branch Manager, looking after our client’s store in Portsmouth.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the customer experience ensuring the team deliver a first-class experience
  • Utilise different leadership styles to effectively motivate and inspire the team
  • Maximise team members potential championing a culture of continual development and progression, managing overall performance to achieve targets
  • Budget responsibility and management of people resourcing ensuring efficiencies and store profitability through but not exclusive to cash, stock and lab management
  • Work closely with the Retail Support Teams (RST) to identify solutions suitable for business improvement and commercial opportunities
  • Drive the marketing strategy of the business gaining knowledge of local area and competition
  • Drive the store key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Manage an effective stock control system, managing stock to balancing costs to the business against projected income
  • Manage and continuously review adherence to legislation and regulations
  • Manage Health and Safety effectively and ensure the store remains compliant
  • Manage change positively and encourage cross team working aligned to company’s vision and values
  • Knowledge of and adherence to employment law and HR guidelines relating to (but not exclusive to) performance, capability, discrimination, and disciplinary hearings
  • Keep up to date with developments in the industry and across the business
  • Lead external relationships here appropriate

Essential skills include:

  • Experience of operating in the retail sector
  • Proven ability to lead a team
  • Ability to influence at a senior level
  • Ability to manage a heavy and shifting workload
  • Demonstrate strong team management skills and provide leadership to execute strategy
  • Be self-driven and be able to effectively deliver through teams

Desirable skills include

  • Operating in the optical sector
  • Management and Leadership qualifications

Personal attributes:

  • Builds confidence in others in highly stressful circumstances
  • Creates an environment of healthy competition
  • Pushes constantly for improved business results
  • Takes accountability for success of the team and business
  • Makes key business decisions by applying a breadth of experience and understanding
  • Provides direction and confidence in highly ambiguous circumstances
  • Performs strongly in a very wide range of roles and contexts
  • Sees the opportunity to benefit from changes that impact the whole company


  • Professional Support and development
  • Professional Subscriptions paid
  • Company perks scheme
  • Health and dental care
  • Pension
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you have not been contacted within 5 working days, then unfortunately on this occasion your CV has not been shortlisted.

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