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  • Regional Manager

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Branch, Store & Showroom
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: Excellent £ and Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 07-Dec-2018
  • Job reference: 18979

Job Description

Regional Manager - Midlands


Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers.  That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home


The Role


Reporting to the Divisional Director, you will be responsible for the success of your region in terms of sales, people, safety, profit and most importantly our customer journey. You will be responsible for inspiring your team of Store Managers to drive sales and performance in their stores and helping them build their careers with Wickes and ensuring they do the same for their teams.



Principle Accountabilities:


  • Driving Sales and Profit

  • Effective implementation of the company's strategic business plan

  • Operational Safety and the delivery of our stay safe strategy and culture

  • Focus on developing and delivering excellent customer service

  • Coach and support managers to:

    • Devise business improvement plans to drive performance

    • Ensure all branch systems and processes are audit compliant

    • Effectively manage stock control and range reviews to maximise potential opportunities

  • Colleague engagement, career development and succession planning



What are we looking for?


An engaging and inspirational leader with excellent communication skills and a proven track record of success at a regional management level within Retail. You will be highly motivated, innovative, tenacious and be able to work in a fast paced environment. You will have exceptional customer relationship management skills and the ability to create and sustain long term partnerships.  With a high level of competitor and market commercial understanding, you will be able to drive business growth, through operational excellence and world class customer relationship building, to make a real difference to the bottom line.


To succeed within this role, you will need to evidence effective organisation and prioritisation skills, coaching and team development, as well as the ability to influence change through effective remote leadership.


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