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Full-Time Job - Retail: Ondangwa / Ongwediva / Oshakati - Area Manager (Ondangwa, Namibia)

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Type: Full-Time | Industry: Retail | Location: Ondangwa, Namibia | Closing Date: 04 Oct 2022

Ondangwa / Ongwediva / Oshakati - Area Manager

Hiring Organisation: EasyStaff Job Recruitment Agency

* This position must be filled URGENTLY *
The area manager is responsible and accountable for all aspects relating to the stores under his/her control.
Job Purpose:
To ensure the delivery of exceptional operational and commercial standards through out the stores in the area
To ensure compliance in all areas of operational activity and to drive sales and profitability through the performance and development of store managers, whilst managing within agreed budgets
Key Performance Areas (KPA's):
To pro-actively contribute to the formulation and direction of the retail strategy and implement projects and trials for the area
To support the management of customer service activities and staff competence so as to optimise and sustain sales performance and customer satisfaction
To effectively manage the profit and loss statement within the allocated budget, seeking ways to reduce expenditure not to the detriment of the business, to effect a profitable performance for the area
To manage salary and wage expenditure in line with area sales performance and affirmative action plans
To ensure that all stores adhere to compliance requirements in all areas of operational activity, company policies and procedures
To clearly and concisely communicate business and area objectives to managers so that they remain well informed of business activity and of their required contribution to targets
To achieve stock control targets in line with company guidelines to prevent financial loss by determining the stock losses via a stocktake in every branch at least every 4 months
To liaise with the buying and merchandising units regarding the supply of stock in the area to maximise stock and sales potential
To actively manage merchandise on a weekly basis to ensure stores have enough, and the correct product, to ensure the achievement of their sales budgets
To ensure that stores comply with all Health and Safety legislation as well as all labour legislation
To ensure that all company property issued to him/her is well looked after and only used for company purposes with the exception of private use authorised in writing by the group operations manager
To identify under performing stores and develop a business plan to address and manage issues effectively
To achieve successful mystery shopping results through the development and training of managers
To collate and provide constructive feedback on visual merchandising standards to the business
To ensure that the visual presentation of all stores complies with the company standards and represents the brand image
To ensure disciplined staff by implementing companies disciplinary process when required
To support the delivery of all marketing campaigns and provide constructive feedback on all campaigns
To develop an effective network of communication across the area to ensure shared knowledge and understanding of business activity
To encourage managers to seek and continuously develop knowledge of competitor activity and local market conditions, with the purpose of you making appropriate and innovative recommendations to drive the business forward
To encourage managers to identify trends and make suggestions to improve and enhance product performance to drive brand achievement
To recruit competent, motivated staff with the correct cognitive abilities required of the work role, and ensure the full implementation of induction programmes and monitor ongoing performance needs
To effectively manage the performance and development of store managers to drive and maximise the sales performance throughout the area
To plan for the succession in the area through the identification of individuals with potential for development and growth
To create a positive environment that results in stable retention and a reduction of labour turnover
To identify, prioritise and pursue store acquisition, relocation and disposal opportunities in liaison with the group operations manager
To co-ordinate and ensure the smooth and timeous opening of new stores in the area, complying with all aspects related to the brand
To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by the group operations manager
Critical dimensions:
To achieve area sales targets as directed by the group operations manager
To achieve stock loss targets as directed by the group operations manager
To achieve all compliance requirements with regards to security and cash for the area
To achieve/over achieve on budgeted profit
Key skills, knowledge and experience:
Ability to manage and develop a positive, competent and productive management team
Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to drive and motivate performance through effective coaching skills and a hands on approach
Demonstrable and strong business acumen
Highly organised with the ability to adapt quickly to strategic change
Ability to work in a team and fulfill the role of middle management within the company
Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the company and command respect across all levels
Ability to train and develop the skill and knowledge of direct reports
Previous multi site area/retail management experience
Self motivating and results driven
Holds a clean legal driving licence for a motor car and is able to stay over night as and when required
Must be able to start immediately
Must have traceable references
Candidate must reside in Ondangwa, Ongwediva or Oshakati
If you qualify for this position, please forward AN UPDATED CV AS WELL AS A RECENT COLOR PHOTO TO [Email address withheld to avoid spam. Please log in to see application contact details.] WITH AREA MANAGER IN SUBJECT LINE. CV's that are not updated and that do not have photo will be deleted.
Please do not apply if you do not qualify for this position

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