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Store Manager - Maternity Cover

30/37.5 hours per week
Start Date April/May 2022
Duration 12 months
Salary £26-29k FTE

We are recruiting a maternity cover Store Manager for our Stafford Street shop.

The successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day operations of a store to maximise its performance, increase sales, deliver exceptional customer service and lead store team members. You will be working closely with all members of the Paper Tiger team, including the web orders team, and a store team of full-time, part-time and seasonal sales staff.

On a day-to-day basis, you will report to the Managing Director.

You will need to demonstrate experience and proficiency in all aspects of store management, including (but not exclusively) staff recruitment, development, and training, excellent customer service standards, merchandising and display, sales and reporting analysis, administration and compliance, and stock control and replenishment.

The ideal candidate will have previous retail experience with a High Street chain or independent retail business in a supervisory or management capacity. You must be able to demonstrate experience of effective team leadership. Training in leadership skills would also be beneficial.

You will need great interpersonal skills, demonstrable leadership skills, and be technically competent with Google Workspace Apps, spreadsheets and ideally a good understanding of Shopify EPOS. Working in a small business is dynamic and retail is a fast moving and ever changing environment - good candidates will be flexible, show initiative, have excellent commercial awareness and be educated beyond senior school level.

Paper Tiger has traded in Edinburgh for over forty years, and we believe that retail is seriously fun. We are a progressive and inclusive workplace, and are passionate about our products and our customers. We have an experienced team of retailers and we are expanding our online business year on year with new developments and new hires. We are excited about the future and we are offering a competitive salary (£26k-29k Full Time Equivalent), Employer Contributory pension, store discounts, 29 days holiday (including Bank Holidays), working in a business where you can make a difference every single day.

If you are interested, please submit your cv and a covering letter outlining why you are the candidate we need for this role. We believe in treating people fairly, and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates. Please let us know if you would like us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process.

The deadline for applications is 4th March. Candidates for interview will be contacted for interviews to be held in February and March. We regret that due to the volume of applicants we will be unable to respond to everyone; thank you in advance for your interest in Paper Tiger and this role.

Reference ID: PTSMM

Contract length: 12 months

Part-time hours: 30 per week

Application deadline: 04/03/2022

Expected start date: 25/04/2022

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Fixed term, Temporary

Salary: £26,000.00-£29,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Store discounts

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Covid precautions in the shop and workplace as per government guidance.

Experience:

  • Store management: 2 years (preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day shift (required)

Please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@papertiger.co.uk
Please quote the job title in the subject line of your email.
Candidates for interview will be contacted for interviews to be held in February and March.
We regret that due to the volume of applicants we will be unable to respond to everyone; thank you in advance for your interest in Paper Tiger and this role.

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