Store Manager - full-time - Aberdeenshire Area - Scotland


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It takes a special talent to implement and run a new concept Lidl store. So we are looking for experienced people with the go-for-it, do-it-better, do-it-faster attitude - business-savvy, team-inspiring, strategic-thinking, KPI-achieving people who can ensure we deliver great customer service and make our supermarket the best in the area. We're asking for a lot, but we're giving a lot back, with a highly competitive package and every opportunity to develop your management abilities in a keep-it-simple, fast-growing, retail-changing business.As part of your application, you will be asked to complete 3 psychometric tests, including a work-behaviour questionnaire, a numerical reasoning test and a verbal reasoning test. The application process as a whole should take you 30-45 minutes.The interview process is a two to three stage process consisting of a group interview, an assessment centre and possible final interview. The assessment centre consists of:

  • Structured interview
  • Group exercise
  • Role play exercise

What will you do?

  • Implementing customer service, cleanliness, freshness, availability and ‘work smart' principles
  • Ensuring customers can always buy what they came in for or similar
  • Ensuring what you are selling is super fresh and top quality
  • Dealing with customer queries and refunds
  • Motivating employees and creating a results-focused working environment
  • Managing induction, basic and development training for all store employees and carrying out appraisals
  • Leading store meetings
  • Planning rotas and annual leave
  • Planning turnover and productivity
  • Analysing and improving KPIs
  • Cash control for the store
  • Ensuring trading compliance standards are met

What will you need?

  • Exceptional leadership skills gained in retailing or other relevant area
  • Ability to understand and interpret KPIs and use initiative to ensure they are always met
  • Strong customer service ethic
  • Ability to motivate and develop team members
  • Adapt management skills to ensure everyone is on the same page
  • Results-orientated attitude
  • Excellent conflict management and communication skills

What do we offer?

  • £37,000 with the potential to earn up to £55,000*
  • (47.5 hour working week over 5 days)
  • Fully expensed company car including personal private mileage - Audi A4 or A3
  • 30 days holiday per annum (pro rata, including Bank Holidays), rising to 35 days after 2 years
  • 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
  • Brilliant opportunities to take on more responsibility and potential progression to Area Manager level (and beyond!)

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