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Area Manager

Remuneration:R40000 per month 
Location:Umhlanga Ridge
Type: permanent
Reference:#1815
Company:Recruit Digital


Key focus:

Oversee the day-to-day operational activities of the stores allocated.

Primarily responsible for managing multiple stores' operations, including supervision of team members and the administration of stores sales and credit performance and profitability objectives. This team member is also responsible for resolving all staffing, scheduling, technical equipment issues and assisting customers as necessary with operational issues. May function as a point of contact with respect to information technology.

Duties and responsibilities will include the following:
  • Recruitment and selection for relevant region
  • Assist with the recruitment, selection and training of store staff/new franchisees
  • Provide sales motivation for store personnel
  • Ensure that all stores are adopting the Sales Productivity programme and have the required product knowledge
  • Overseeing and coaching of all store personnel in areas requiring attention
  • Operate as the management support structure to stores
  • Maintain contact with all outlets on a regular basis
  • General supervision and review of store operations as required
  • Monitor and report merchandise problems from stores
  • Conduct store inspections to ensure that the required standards are maintained
  • Ensure that the discipline process with regards to any breaches are implemented accordingly and in line with policies and procedures
  • Conduct stock takes in company stores quarterly, investigate and report on variances
  • Represent the company at the CCMA in conciliation and arbitration proceedings
Strategic decision making
  • Give input on the direction of the business in relation to marketing and merchandise
  • Give input on the positioning of the business in the retail market
  • Give feedback on turnover and gross profit
  • Assist with the implementation of strategic initiatives at store level, e.g. RMS implementation TRAINING
  • Monitoring and implementing training programmes
  • Identifying training needs
  • Assist with training at store level when required
Financial and administrative analysis
  • Analysis of turnover and profitability
  • Identifying financial problems
  • Ensure accurate administration is maintained by the outlets
  • Ensure company stores adhere to expense budgets
Marketing management
  • Manage the marketing function for the stores
  • Monitor competitor marketing activity in respective regions and communicate to marketing department
  • Ensure that all stores participate in the brands marketing activities
  • Identify and assist stores with marketing opportunities for stores
  • Monitor the standard and quality of product knowledge and customer service
  • Provide an ongoing communication link to the stores
Leadership and people management
  • Offer a positive influence and flexibility towards staff
  • Convince or gain agreement from people to accept business ideas or goals
  • Reward, compliment or discipline when necessary
  • Act as an ambassador for the brand to all store representatives and customers
Knowledge and skills:
  • Relevant qualification previous experience in a similar role retail/jewellery experience
  • Operational engagement
  • Excellent communication skills Strong analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel
Competencies and attributes:
  • Diverse thought process
  • Teamwork
  • Independent functioning
  • Persistence
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently
  • Problem-solving and decision making
  • Analytical thinking, numerical analysis, innovation
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Leadership
  • Managing people
  • Managing process
  • Task orientated
If you are interested, send your CV to .

Posted on 08 Aug 16:08

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Recruit Digital

Recruit Digital; leading recruitment agency for the Digital, Media, IT & Advertising sectors in South Africa.

Covering both Cape Town and JHB roles, Recruit Digital provides staff for Media firms, Digital Agencies, Corporates, Startups, E-commerce retailers, and all other Internet related businesses.

Recruit Digital fills vacancies within Client Services, Creative & Design, Development & Technology, Sales, Copy-writing, Social Media, SEO, Planning & Strategy, Marketing, Senior Management & Executive positions.

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