Area Manager - Mthatha & Transkei

Reference: Area Manager
Job Title:
Area Manager - Mthatha & Transkei
Job Level:
Senior
Job Type:
Permanent
Job Location:
Eastern Cape
City/Town:
Mthatha / Transkei
Basic Salary:
Cost to Company Salary
Salary Frequency:
Per Month
Salary From:
Salary To:
Industry:
Retail
Job Description:

The successful candidate would hold a position of high responsibility, overseeing all Mthatha and Transkei stores.

It is imperative that this individual reside within Mthatha / surrounding areas or be willing to relocate.

JOB PURPOSE:

  • The Area Manager is responsible for all operations in his/her business unit.
  • The Area Manager assists the Operations Manager to make careful considerations of all aspects in the business unit before making a business decision.
  • The Area Manager is responsible (with the Operations Manager) for business unit goals, decisions, plans, implementation and evaluation of performance.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE:

Asset Management

  • Responsible for the branch as a whole, ensuring that the outside of the store is kept neat and tidy and that inside fixtures and fittings are accounted for and maintained
  • Co-ordination of janitorial and repair services.

Stock Control

  • Is responsible for all stock and will be held accountable for all overages and shortages.
  • Should ensure control of inventory.
  • Prepare requisitions to replenish stock.
  • Identify and report on slow selling items.
  • Stock loss action plan

Merchandising

  • Manage the quality and quantity aspects of the merchandise assortments.
  • Co-ordinate the layout of shelves and merchandise of seasonal and sale displays.
  • Identify new ways of promoting merchandise.
  • Ensure required housekeeping standards at all times.
  • Ensure that there is an equal standard throughout the st

Marketing and Sales

  • Manage the implementation of all marketing promotions to ensure maximum sales opportunities are exploited.
  • Achieve and exceed store sales targets.
  • Actively participate in promotions, stay up to date with current advertising and provide sales leadership to staff.
  • Stay current with products, marketing and pricing of area retailers with similar products.

Admin and Cash

  • Ensure that the standard of administration and procedures in store are met.
  • Make certain that business direction and strategies are followed.
  • Ensure that the responsible persons are following proper procedures when handling all store cash.
  • Check and verify these documents daily.
  • Manage controllable expenses as this directly affects the profitability of the branch.

Management of Staff

  • Assign employees to specific duties.
  • Encourage, assist and train employees to become a motivated sales force.
  • Manage performance and development of staff
  • Ensure that all procedures and policies are being followed and enforce disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Determine when extra temporary staff is needed and recruit same.

Security

  • Manage the security in all aspects of the business and ensure that security procedures are strictly adhered to.
  • Monitor security staff and make sure that they are alert and performing their duties to the maximum.

Customer Service

  • Must possess strong customer service and communication skills and the ability to apply a friendly and enthusiastic manner on a daily basis.
  • Train staff in customer service.
  • Assist customers with enquiries and complaints.
  • Continuously satisfy customer needs and attract clientele.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Matric essential
  • Operations Management diploma / degree or related Retail NQF 5 qualification highly advantageous
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Clothing Retail operations environment as a Manager or Store Manager.
  • Valid code 8 drivers licence
  • Willingness to travel

SKILLS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication Skills
  • A proven ability to manage staff and ensure maximum productivity
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Office

Salary: Comparative Market – related salary and benefits