STORE MANAGER - M&S EDINBURGH SIMPLY FOOD

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WH Smith has a remarkable heritage and we are growing particularly in our airports, hospitals, rail stations and motorway services. Our aim is simple, to offer our products to everyone on any of life’s journeys.

WH Smith has a remarkable heritage and we are growing particularly in our airports, hospitals, rail stations and motorway services. Our aim is simple, to offer our products to everyone on any of life’s journeys. Our InMotion brand, a leading digital accessories business, continues to grow and develop, offering an amazing customer experience with all the latest tech. We have created great partnerships with the likes of M&S and Costa Coffee, ‘broaden our offering’ to our customers throughout the UK. That’s why, as we continue our journey, our aim is simple: to make every one of life’s journeys better!

As a Store Manager at M&S Simply Food Edinburgh Hospital, you’ll lead and inspire your team to provide exceptional customer service, meet business objectives and create a working environment that helps our colleagues to develop and achieve. We want you, our customers and our colleagues to be proud to share their journey with us, whether it’s a commute to work/education, or a holiday abroad.

What being a Store Manager is all about?

  • Guiding and engaging your team to deliver excellent standards and results in line with the Trading plan
  • Creating a culture of learning, support and recognition - spotting opportunities for development of personal skills, product knowledge and self-awareness to support our colleagues in an environment where everyone feels valued and welcome
  • Playing a key role to make sure your colleagues are supported, set clear and measurable targets, which are reviewed regularly, and ensure team members are aware of their performance
  • Working with Head Office to share your knowledge of the local environment to maximise local opportunities and community involvement
  • Having a robust people and succession plan in place and work with the Region to support people development and succession planning, including review and development plans for all colleagues
  • Keeping teams up to date on stores business performance and appropriately challenging what can be done to improve
  • Creating a sense of pride within the store to ensure both colleagues and customer facilities are of a good standard, and that we are operating safely and legally

What our Store Leadership Team would love to see:

  • Current Store Manager (or equivalent) in a fast-paced retail or similar environment - ideally with multi-site experience, but not essential
  • Confident in energising, influencing and motivating store management and teams to deliver exceptional service and performance
  • Organised, proactive - able to prioritise at pace in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Experience in managing the employee lifecycle from recruitment, onboarding and ongoing performance reviews
  • Proven people development experience, focused on fostering a supportive, productive, efficient and inclusive environment
  • Strong stakeholder management experience, able to influence and communicate with your team, peers, head office colleagues and senior stakeholders with gravitas and conviction