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Retail Store Manager

Contract Type
Contract Duration Permanent (subject to 6 month probation period)
Job Location Terenure
Job description: 

Detailed job description available here.

Background

Age Action is Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people. Age Action works to ensure that older people’s voices are heard at the highest level of Government and that the lived experience of older people informs policy responses to their needs.

Age Action strives for a rights-based approach to how Ireland supports and plans for each of us as we grow older.

Age Action works under four themes; Health & Wellbeing; Ageing in Place; Lifelong Learning; and Advocacy & Rights.  Our programmes are designed to ensure that older people are supported to be active, engaged members of their community whose voices are heard at all levels of service planning and policy making.

Charity Stores & Showroom

The essential role of the Charity stores and showroom team is to generate independent funding for the core activities of Age Action.  Currently there are seven charity stores and a showroom facility along with a full stock collection and delivery service.  The Head of Retail has overall responsibility for the charity stores, showroom and stock collection and delivery service.

The Job

The retail store manager will be responsible to the Head of Retail for the ongoing success of the store in Terenure.  The main focus will be to maximise sales, increase profits and promote customer service. The retail store manager will be responsible for creating a shopping experience that will meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. The manager will also be responsible for inspiring the team, leading and developing them to achieve outstanding results.

Values

Age Action’s work is influenced by a set of core organisation values. Click here to see our values statement. The Showroom Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all activities and processes under their remit are conducted in line with the organisation’s values.

Responsibilities

The Person

We are looking for an experienced Retail Store Manager to oversee the daily operations of our store and to ensure the smooth running of operations to maximize sales and minimise costs.  The ideal candidate will have experience as a retail store manager and knowledge of diverse business subjects such as sales and marketing. The goal is to manage our store in ways that boost revenues and develop the business.

Required Qualifications and Experience

To succeed in this role you will need to have a minimum of 3 years retail management experience in a fast moving retail environment.  Proven experience as retail manager or in other managerial position

  • Knowledge of retail management best practices
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Excellent organising and leadership skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Analytical mind and familiarity with data analysis principles

Conditions of Service

This is a permanent position subject to probation period of six months.  The person appointed must be flexible regarding working hours to include weekends.  The post is based in Terenure.

Competitive salary offered depending on qualifications and experience. In addition the successful candidate will be included in the Company’s Death in Service Benefit Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme. They will also eligible to join the staff pension scheme after successfully completing their probation.

How to Apply: 

Applications by letter outlining your suitability for the post (maximum 300 words), quoting job reference TSM19, with CV and details of two referees by email to: recruitment@ageaction.ie by 5:00pm on Friday 26th July 2019.  Interviews scheduled for beginning August 2019.

Informal enquiries in confidence to Gail Kennedy, Head of Retail on 01 4756989/ 086 4177607

Age Action is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we do not accept discrimination of any kind. We are keen to recruit colleagues with a range of experience, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or maternity status

Closing Date: 
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:00