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Area Manager - Essex

Job description

Region includes East Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Sussex, and South Hampshire.

What will you do?
  • Develop, coach and inspire your team of Store Managers to fulfil their potential and ensure the stores are running smoothly and efficiently
  • Manage all key cost control areas with your stores and provide direction to your management team to enable them to meet their KPI targets
  • Problem solve on the spot and use your initiative to maintain great standards throughout
  • Strive to create, retain and develop a strong and motivated management team
  • Lead by example and encourage your store teams to always be the best they can be
  • Drive sales and increase turnover in stores by making full use of promotional tools
  • Identify personnel requirements through succession planning and develop high potential employees
  • Provide HR management in all of your stores following company guidelines and procedures
  • Recruit new employees and manage their expectations/training, as well as that of existing employees
  • Ensure high standards of cleanliness, freshness, stock availability and customer service throughout your stores
  • Maximise your own KPI targets to ensure deadlines and agreed standards are achieved
What will you need?

We are looking for professional Graduates who have developed a strong management style in their current role and are now looking for their next career challenge.

  • Degree educated with a few years of full time work experience since graduation in a personnel management role with direct reports
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and honesty, adapting your style for different people including employees, customers, colleagues and suppliers
  • An enabling leadership style with the capability of developing and motivating others through leading by example
  • Experience working with KPI’s with the ability to digest figures analytically, ensuring store and management targets are met
  • Strong customer focus and exceptional stakeholder management skills
  • Methodical approach, excellent time management skills and ability to ‘work smart’
  • Ability to analyse a problem and implement the best possible solution
  • Proactive, flexible approach and ability to take the initiative
  • Strategic awareness to see the bigger picture
  • Drive, motivation and willingness to challenge yourself
  • Hold a full clean UK Driving Licence
What do we offer?
  • £42,631 with the potential to earn up to £70,000*
  • Fully expensed company car including private mileage - Audi A4 or A3
  • 35 days holiday per annum (pro rata, including Bank Holidays)
  • Private medical insurance
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • 10% discount on all Lidl products, in all stores throughout the UK
  • Access to corporate discounts on a range of products and services (including holidays, home and garden products, leisure activities and more)
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Excellent long-term career prospects

*Subject to experience and inclusive of 10% London Weighting (non contractual) for employees working within the M25



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Extra information

Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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