Featured Job Regional Retail Manager

Posted: February 24, 2022

Job Details

  • British Red Cross
  • Regional Manager
  • Full Time
  • £37,500 per annum + car + business mileage expenses
  • Devon, Cornwall and Somerset (hybrid role working between home and office - base location flexible - travel required within the area)
  • 06/03/2022

Job Description

Are you a Retail or Service Management professional with experience of managing multi-site activity? Would you like to utilise your skills to make a real difference to people in crisis?

We are looking for a Regional Retail Manager to join our team. With responsibility for an estate of 28 shops across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, you will develop, implement and manage a dynamic business plan for the region, maximising income generation and net contribution and in doing so, you’ll help to fund the British Red Cross’ operational goals of supporting people in crisis.

As Regional Retail Manager, you’ll be responsible for driving income growth and controlling expenditure to achieve net profit objectives. You’ll lead and motivate a team of Retail Cluster Managers and Shop Managers, empowering them to deliver the regional strategy, coaching them to improve their skills, and implementing robust performance measurement and support structures to enable them to meet their own objectives and financial targets.

You’ll identify operational process improvement opportunities and champion best practice. You’ll also explore additional added value trading opportunities and support your teams to implement resulting initiatives.

You’ll manage vehicle logistics and stock movement across the region and lead on initiatives to grow the quality, quantity and diversity of the retail volunteer base in the area.

An exciting aspect of this role will involve locating and opening new shop locations in the coming months. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to a range of projects which are focussed on helping to develop the retail business centrally.

This role would suit someone with an entrepreneurial approach, who is motivated by the opportunity to identify innovative commercial opportunities in selling new and second hand goods.

This will be a hybrid role, working from home as well as from the office. The successful candidate could be based at British Red Cross premises in either Devon, Cornwall or Somerset. Regular travel will be required across the area, therefore applicants will require to have a valid Driving Licence. A Company vehicle will be supplied.

This role might be for you if…

  • You have previous experience, gained in a Retail or Service environment, of operating at an Area Management level or above.
  • You’re experienced in performance management and in coaching and mentoring individuals and teams to meet and exceed financial targets
  • You’re able to form positive, productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders; you have well developed communication and influencing skills
  • You have experience of developing and delivering business and strategic objectives, using Management Information to inform decision making
  • You’ve got excellent financial and commercial acumen; you’re able to set and work to budgets and to identify commercial opportunities
  • You have well-developed organisational skills; you’re capable of managing workload whilst contributing to multiple concurrent projects
  • You’re IT confident and digitally aware, with a good understanding of Social Media platforms

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including:
36 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) per annum
Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
Up to 6% contributory pension
Flexible working policy
Discounts from a range of online and high street retailers

Additional Information

How to apply:

Please visit here to apply online.