Area Manager Retail

A F Blakemore
Isle of Anglesey
£37000 per annum
19 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Candidate Services
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Full Time
Area Manager Retail 

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. The company began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 7,800 people with a turnover of £1.1 billion. 

Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore and the business now entails retail (SPAR), trade-partners, wholesale distribution, foodservice, and shop fitting operations amongst its divisions. 

Position: Area Manager 
Location: North Wales & Anglesey 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 40 hours per week plus overtime where necessary; various hours to meet the business needs 
Salary: circa £37,000 pa plus opportunity to earn Area and Divisional bonus 
Benefits: Bonus Scheme, Company Car, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Additional Holidays, Company Pension Scheme, Staff Discount, Long Service Awards, Life Cover, Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Volunteering Opportunities, Training & Development Opportunities 

Closing date: August 27, 2019 

About the role: 

The key purpose of this role is to develop retail businesses in order to maximise sales and profit through the continuous improvement of people and processes, to manage and control costs and leakage and ensure the provision of friendly, efficient service to customers, colleagues and visitors. 


- Overseeing store operations including sales, stock control, health and safety and security. Recruiting and managing each individual store manager to enable them to deliver high store performance and development of their teams. 
- Ensuring customer service is delivered in line with our “Excellence” standards. 
- To be fully aware of KRA’s and use available management information to work to deliver and improve them. 
- To have in place or be working towards a business plan to continually develop stores and their teams. 
- Generating, proposing and delivering ideas for driving the stores, sales and their teams forward. 
- Monitoring competitor activity and propose and / or deliver appropriate responses. 
- Developing a motivated and empowered team through a positive management style. 
- To have in place or be working toward succession plans for the stores under their control. 
- Ensuring training is monitored and delivered as scheduled. 
- To ensure compliance and monitoring of relevant areas of policy, legislation and health and food safety responsibilities as defined in the induction and period training. 

About you: 

- A Passion for retail with strong customer service values. 
- A passion for developing a team and individual talent. 
- High standard of numeracy and literacy is essential. 
- Full UK driving licence is essential. 
- APLH (Award for Personal License Holder) – must have or be prepared to undertake this qualification. 
- Previous experience at a managerial level in a food retail environment (or similar) is essential. 
- Ability to analyse business reports and financial information and work proactively to maximise profitability essential. 
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships. 
- A good working knowledge of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of the retail environment and the skill to manage those responsibilities essential. 
- Ability to produce accurate work whilst working within agreed timescales. 
- Ability to provide leadership, direction and motivation to teams. 
- Proven experience of managing budgets is desirable. 
- Ability to use logical and creative thinking to solve problems and make decisions. 
- Proven track record of team and business development is preferred. 
- Experience in a multi-site role would be preferred. 
- Ability to generate ideas for driving the business and its team forward. 
- Strong organisational and planning skills. 

You may have experience of the following: Store Manager, Retail Area Manager, Area Sales Manager, Regional Store Manager, Sales Manager FMCG, Sales Manager Food, Retail Sales Manager, etc. 
Ref: 88455