Store Manager Designate, Poundland&Dealz, Cork

  • Full Time
  • Cork
  • Posted 3 days ago

Poundland&Dealz, Cork

Store Manager Designate, Poundland&Dealz, Cork
About the opportunity…

Grab your basket; there’s a lot more in store for you!

We are recruiting for a Store Manager Designate who can deliver against KPIs in a challenging retail environment. For the first 8 – 12 weeks, you will be required to support several stores within the area, and then you will be placed into a base store. You will then lead the store team in delivering excellent store standards and provide amazing service to our customers every day.

You will always be ready to adapt to change, learn new things and motivate your team to mobilise the retail plan. You will be the face of the store and your local community, and despite the many tasks you are responsible for every day, provide an amazing customer experience.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

What you’ll be doing as a Store Manager Designate…

  • Travel between stores to provide additional support and cover
  • Live and breathe our Customer High Five initiative
  • Coaching and guiding our store colleagues to ensure excellent customer service is provided in every interaction with our customers with a friendly attitude that is welcoming and helpful
  • Demonstrate commitment to the company values by putting our customers first through driving consistent service standards and compliance at all times through our colleagues
  • Develop local customer knowledge and local competitor awareness
  • Ensure business and area objectives are communicated to our colleagues, fully understanding their contribution to the overall area and regional targets
  • Develop a store people plan in conjunction with your Area Manager, including succession plans, development plans and recruitment plans
  • Deliver consistently high operational standards as measured by the Operational Capability Assessment (OCA) and where areas of opportunity are identified via the OCA, ensuring quick, effective action is taken to rectify issues
  • Regularly review sales performance and ensure commercial decisions are made to drive sales and activities to improve this continually
  • Understanding the KPIs on your store bonus scheme to deliver the expected targets
  • Creating a safe place for our colleagues and customers through proactive management and compliance with all health & safety and legal requirements

What you’ll need as a Store Manager Designate…

  • Driving licence and access to a vehicle or have good public transport links
  • Success in leading and managing operational teams
  • Experience in delivering sales and inventory targets within a dynamic retail environment
  • A proven track record of driving sales and compliance in retail stores
  • Experience in leading teams through significant changes and new ways of working
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with customers and colleagues
  • A team player who is self-motivated and resilient and deals with challenges with a positive and proactive outlook.
  • To be computer literate with experience working with Excel.

What we offer…

  • Competitive salary
  • Potential to earn a bonus
  • A twelve-week induction programme
  • Apprenticeships and Career Development
  • Discount Card – 10% discount on most purchases in-store, including PEP&CO
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Loyal Service Awards
  • My Staff Shop – exclusive discount portal
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Health & Wellbeing – employee assistance programme to support you
  • Pension scheme
  • Holiday Allowance – increasing by one day per year (up to 34 days)

About us…

Poundland announced its expansion into the Republic of Ireland in August 2011. Poundland planned a move into Europe and chose the Republic Of Ireland as the first country to benefit from its famous ‘amazing value’ proposition.

A simple concept

The Dealz retailing concept is simple. We offer a wide range of products, including many well-known and local Irish brands for €1.50. In addition, there are several special promotions at key price points, such as €1 and 2 for €1.50.

The first two stores were opened in Blanchardstown and Portlaoise in September 2011. From there are on, we have continued to open more and more stores. The competitively priced, breadth and depth of range, top brands, and local Irish products have been extremely well received by customers.

Experience, sound systems and customer focus

It is undoubtedly the efficiency of our management systems, a wealth of buying and selling experience, and a flair for recognising the customer’s needs, which places the company ahead of other retailers in the sector. It is those same characteristics that guarantee Dealz a major role in the future of modern retailing.

PEP&CO was also nominated in the 2019 Retail Week Awards as Private Label of The Year.

Sounds like you? apply today!

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to €50,933.00 per year


  • Employee discount


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Performance bonus

Work Location: One location

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