Trainee Store Manager – SPAR

Full Time Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for you, if you are hardworking and ambitious and want to train to be the manager of a SPAR convenience store. We are looking for a Trainee SPAR Store Manager who is motivated, friendly, hands-on and very excited about being an important part of a small team, learning whilst working to ensure our SPAR store offers excellent service and standards to our customers. We can offer you the training and development you need, you must be prepared to undertake a Level 3 Retail Apprenticeship or equivalent with us.

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned company in the UK. This forward-thinking family-owned business began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now owns 280 SPAR Convenience Stores and employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover in excess of £1 billion. As one of the largest convenience retailers in the UK, we are always looking for innovative ways to create a point of difference. Our stores offer a wide range of food-to-go options, including Food To Go and Daily Deli as well as a number of franchise partners to increase the choice available to customers such as Subway & Greggs.

Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

To deliver customer service in line with SPARkling Service standards
To be fully aware of Key Result Areas (KRA’s) and assist in working to deliver and improve them.
To generate ideas for driving the business and it’s team forward
To assist in monitoring competitor activity
To assist in developing a motivated and empowered team through a positive management style
To assist in ensuring training is delivered as scheduled
To use relevant processes and policies to control the security of people, stock and cash
To ensure compliance with relevant legislation and health and food safety responsibilities as defined in the induction and training
Needs driving licence and travel to other stores for training

Skills / Abilities / Knowledge / Experience:

Previous junior experience at a supervisory or managerial level in a food retail environment (or similar) (essential)
An understanding of budgets and targets and the ability to work to deliver and improve them
Some understanding of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of a retail environment and the skills to assist with those responsibilities
Ability to contribute ideas for driving the business and it’s team forward
Experience of using a Challenge 25 policy desirable
Keen and enthusiastic approach to working both in a team and independently
Previous cash handling experience is preferred but not essential
Needs UK driving licence as travel to other store for training

What's in it for you?

Develop your skills and capability in a highly supportive and multi-diverse culture
Outstanding Training & Development
Gain hands-on experience in a high volume, fast paced convenience store
Proactive promotion of internal candidates
Paid Breaks
Free Tea & Coffee
Excellent benefits package including:
Early access to your pay through ‘EarlyPay’
24/7 access to your payslips and Rotas via HR/Payroll portal
10% Staff Discount in our SPAR stores
Access to our colleague benefits scheme which offers a wide range of high street retail, holiday & leisure discounts
Company Life Insurance worth 1 x Annual Salary and 6 x Annual Salary with Company Pension Scheme
Company Pension Scheme
NEST pension scheme
Extra Holidays – Purchase Scheme
Cycle to work – Bicycle purchase scheme
Long Service Awards (e.g., 25 years’ service is £500 in vouchers and extra 4 weeks paid leave)

Download the Job Description to find out more.

Location: Bala
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 40 Hours Per Week, Flexible Shifts.
Salary: £22,500 per annum

You may also have experience in the following: Assistant Manager, Retail, Convenience, FMCG, Grocery Manager, Supermarket, Food, Retail Management, Business Development, Food Service, Convenience Store, Trainee Store Manager, Store Manager, Retail Manager, Deputy Manager, etc.

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