Branch Manager - Newcastle

Leading Retail giant is seeking a strong Branch Manager to head up their Newcastle Branch.


Retail Management/Business Diploma advantageous

A minimum of 3 years retail experience in a well established brand

A minimum of 2 years Management/Supervisory experience

Experience managing at least 1 - 10 staff reports

Experience working in a branch with at least R12 – R20m turnover per annum

Proven track record of driving sales

Stock and shrinkage management

Knowledge of Merchandising principles and Space Optimisation

Planning and implementation of promotional activities – store based and national

Industrial Relations and Employee Relations experience

Relevant Operation, Administration and Financial Management

Computer Literacy in MS Office and Intermediate Excel

Business Acumen

Driving execution

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Interpersonal skills

Courage and confidence


Drive and energy

Judgment and decision making

Customer centricity

Resourceful, with sound networking ability


Ensure profitability by achieving the expected standards on sales and income through the daily management of retail staff productivity within the branch

Management, control and optimization of stock to drive sales

Optimise service processes within the branch to enable staff to provide excellent customer service

Continuously meet all service evaluation criteria

Ensure optimum trade operating profit is achieved by effectively controlling and managing all store expenses

Recruit, develop and manage direct reports

Bi-annual assessment of staff performance and individual development programmes

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