The new issue of The Retail Appointment is now online!

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May is finally here, although there certainly is truth in the old saying “ne'er cast a clout”. It’s already been a turbulent month, with the news that BHS and Austin Reed have both filed for administration but House of Fraser returned to profit for the first time in a decade and Tesco shook off its troubles with the first quarterly sales growth for three years.
Luckily there has been no decline in the number of great retailers looking for talented staff. On our front cover this issue is Dixons Carphone who are looking for designate store managers in the London region. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Shop Idol, check out their vacancies here.
FCUK meanwhile, is looking for store/concession managers, assistant managers and junior assistant managers. The successful applicant will have comparable experience gained within a fast paced high street retailer, and will combine an outgoing personality with a genuine love of the French Connection brand. If this sounds like you, apply here.
Staying in the world of fashion, legendary fashion group Inditex are seeking managers for their London stores. If you are goal-orientated and have the ability to lead by example, motivate and develop staff you really need to take a look at the opportunities available.
If luxury is more your field, you should look at our latest advertiser, Rituals, who are looking for a store manager. As an ambassador for the brand you will have the ability to think outside the box with events, promotion and marketing of the product so make sure you submit your CV today.
Sticking with luxury, boutique fashion e-tailer Farfetch is looking for a customer service manager. Farfetch is a revolutionary e-commerce company that brings the world’s best independent fashion boutiques to an international audience for a unique shopping experience. If you have proven leadership and management experience ideally within a luxury environment, an excellent understanding of luxury fashion brands and a positive, proactive attitude then apply today.
Furniture brand Dwell, meanwhile, is seeking store managers throughout the UK. This is a shop-floor based, hands-on role where you will be expected to drive sales in your store by leading, motivating and inspiring from the front and coaching and developing your team to achieve their KPIs. There will be a strong focus on customer sign ups, wish lists and pro-active order chasing. If this sounds like your ideal opportunity, take a look at their vacancies here.
If sport is more your thing, take a look at the latest vacancies from Sports Direct. They’re looking for truly exceptional, driven and proven managers nationwide to boost their brand. If you have a “reach for the stars” attitude and go above and beyond then take a look at their careers and apply here.
If hospitality is where you see your future career, we have excellent opportunities with AMT Coffee who are looking for a visual merchandiser in Knightsbridge. This is a newly created position due to the continued success and growth of the business. This role won’t be vacant for long as this business is becoming renowned for its innovative working environment and supportive culture so apply now!
Nando’s is looking for assistant managers in Manchester – when it comes to creating lasting memories for both customers and colleagues, a manager does so much more than just manage at Nando’s. If you want to find out more and attend their open evening on June 2nd, see more details here.
Or, if pizza is more up your street then Pizza Express are looking for an area operations manager for its new Delivered concept. You’ll need to have a wealth of hospitality management experience as well as a proven track record in achieving commercial success and driving innovation across a number of sites. This is a great new position in an exciting new concept so take a look here and apply with your CV here.
In our career advice section, we have a full line-up in terms of articles and advice, from how to get ahead in your HR career to our latest survey on how jobseekers prefer to be contacted. When you’re being contacted by a recruiter do you prefer text, email or a good old phone call? Take a look at the results and see if you’re in the majority.

Meanwhile, check out all the major events going on next month in the retail and hospitality industries with our What’s On guide.
With a great selection of jobs and the latest career advice, this is a really great issue so check out the digital copy here.

Beth Troake

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 at 4:48pm

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