We’re officially on the sixth month of the year and after a sluggish start, summer at last looks like it might be on the horizon. Here at the Retail Appointment, we’re keen to bring you the best in careers advice, news and features all year round, so here is the latest issue of the magazine - packed with all the retail careers information you might need.
M&S, on the front cover of the issue, are looking for section managers who can take charge of a £multi-million turnover whilst inspiring your team with your leadership talents and customers with your passion for what we sell.
Elsewhere in operations recruitment, Pret are looking for general managers in London and Habitat are looking for a commercial, creative thinker to lead the team towards explosive sales and profit, whilst creating a slick but irresistibly inspiring environment for both staff and customers.
Nike, meanwhile, are looking for a Plymouth-based head coach (store manager) who is looking for a challenge and wants a work hard/play hard attitude. You must have experience in high-turnover retail management including coaching, developing and deploying people with a strong knowledge of retail operations, budgeting, planning and customer service.
For similarly sports-keen managers, Speedo are recruiting for retail managers in London, South East, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Middlesex and Bedfordshire.
ased in their flagship store in the heart of Covent Garden, this brand new role is about managing a small group of stores to deliver against company targets whilst ensuring brand ambassador standards are represented by every team member.
Then, on the back cover this issue is The Original Factory Shop, who are looking for regional managers nationwide as well as a head of buying, general merchandise at their Lancashire head office.
Meanwhile, in our editorial section, we are talking about one of the major headaches for retail managers and HR professionals up and down the country - when you’re dealing with performance issues, does it come down to ‘can’t do’ or ‘won’t do’? We also discuss the best way to resign without burning your bridges - not as easy as it sounds!
In a special piece aimed at HR professionals, we asked recruitment expert Amelia Coulstock from specialist firm Retail Human Resources to give us some advice for people within the industry looking to further their career.
Finally, in a new feature, we explore the ins and outs of some of the interesting and varied jobs in the retail sector. This month, we profile Steve Thomson, lead digital designer at Wallis. If you’re considering working in this field it’s worth a read to find out more about this exciting role.
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We’ll be back next month with even more fantastic opportunities
The Retail Appointment Team