Assistant Manager – Poole
This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company voted 5th in the Great Place to Work (Best Large Workplaces) awards 2018, and Number 15 in Europe in 2017! We have over 445 stores and over 310 Groom Rooms and are the UK’s number one pet care retailer. Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun and it’s our people that make the difference.
Reporting into the Store Manager you will be a key member of the store management team where you will be responsible for maximising sales and the performance of your store through building a highly engaged and high performing team.
• Leading from the front with a hands-on approach you will inspire your team, inject fun into the work place and create a truly amazing place to work and shop.
• Ensuring that your store delivers an exceptional standard of customer service to our customers through the vast amount of pet knowledge and expertise that you and your team can offer.
• You will deliver the highest standards of pet care and ensure that the welfare of pets is a top priority, promoting responsible pet ownership.
• Taking a key role in motivating, training and developing your team.
• Playing a fundamental part of running a store which has exceptional standards and contributing towards achieving and exceeding key store targets.
• Ensuring that you communicate effectively to your team, providing them with daily team updates and informing them of any company, operational and product changes.
• You will be a Duty Manager and take full responsibility for the store in the absence of the Deputy or Store Manager.
• Being involved in absolutely everything in your store, such as recruitment, stock control and store standards.
• You’ll have a passion for retail and a passion for pets!
• You’ll have at least 6 months supervisory/management experience, gained either within a store based retail role or in a restaurant environment. Ideally, you’ll have experience in a similar, fast-paced environment where you’ve taken a hands-on approach.
• You’ll have a proven track record of delivering high standards!
• You’ll be a people person and a real team player and this combined with your excellent communication skills enables you to really engage and inspire a team.
• You’ll be hungry to be part of a successful store and you’ll be proactive in your approach.
• Competitive salary of up to £19,176 per annum, plus bonus.
• 28 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays)
• Birthday Leave – 1 day extra leave to celebrate your Birthday!
• An extra days holiday when you become a new pet parent (Dog/Cat/Horse)
• An extra days holiday when you move home
• Half a day holiday for your little one’s first day at school
• Pension Scheme
• Colleague Discount – 20% discount for you (plus one family member). This
can be used in Pets at Home stores, Groom Rooms, Companion Care
Veterinary Services and Pet Plan Insurance!
• Life Assurance
• Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave
• Caring4Colleagues (grants, savings and loans)
• Celebrating Special Occasions? You’ll get 1 extra week off and a gift to
celebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you are
expecting or adopting a baby!
• Team reward vouchers
• “Treats” benefits – an online range of offers and discounts which are available
exclusively to Pets at Home Colleagues.
• Charity Leave – You are entitled to have one paid days leave each year to
work for your favourite animal related charity.
• Values Awards
• Colleague of the Month Awards
• Childcare Vouchers
• Cycle to Work Scheme
We are happy to discuss the opportunity to work flexibly.
Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application deadline/closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.