Store Manager

29 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Candidate Services
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Store Manager 

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 44th largest privately owned company in the UK. This forward thinking family-owned business began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now owns 280 SPAR Stores and employs more than 7,800 people with a turnover of £1.1 billion. 

Position: SPAR Store Manager 
Location: Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 0NG 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 40 Hours per Week; various to meet needs of business, incl. mornings, days, evenings and weekends 
Salary: £Competitive 
Benefits: Bonus Scheme potential of up to £5,200 pa, Company Sick Pay, Additional Holidays, Company Pension Scheme, Life Cover, Staff Discount, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Volunteering opportunities, Health Cash Plan 

Closing date: September 29th, 2019 

About the role: 

We have an exciting opportunity for a SPAR Store Manager who is passionate about their store offering excellent service and standards to our customers. 

We are looking for someone who is motivated, friendly, hands-on and very excited about leading and developing their team whilst delivering great KPI results. 

The key purpose of this role is to maximise sales and profit through the continuous improvement of the store and staff, control of costs and leakage and provision of friendly, efficient service to customers, colleagues and visitors. 


- To deliver customer service in line with SPARkling Service standards. 
- To be fully aware of Key Result Areas and assist in working to deliver and improve them. 
- To generate ideas for driving the business and it’s team forward. 
- To monitor competitor activity and propose appropriate responses. 
- To develop a motivated and empowered team through a positive management style. 
- Staff recruitment, planning and training. 
- To use relevant processes and policies to control the security of people, stock and cash. 
- To ensure compliance with the relevant legislation and health and food safety responsibilities as defined in the induction and period training. 
- The control of costs in accordance with agreed budgets. 
- Adherence to cash and stock control policies, ensuring and assisting others to do the same. 

About you: 

- APLH (Award for Personal License Holder) - must have or be prepared to undertake this qualification. 
- Previous experience at a supervisory or managerial level in a food retail environment (or similar) essential. 
- An understanding of budgets & targets and the ability to work to deliver and improve them essential. 
- Basic knowledge of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of a retail environment and the skill to manage those responsibilities essential. 

You may have experience of the following: Retail Manager, Retail, Convenience, FMCG, Grocery Manager, Supermarket, Food, Retail Management, Business Development, Food Service, Convenience Store, Store Manager, Retail Manager, Branch Manager, etc. 

Ref: 88782