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Store Manager – Marlborough – up to £24,000 + Benefits

Growing Fashion Brand

Our client has opened a number of new stores in the last 12 months and is a fast growing clothing brand. This is a great opportunity to use your retail experience, be seen and progress your career within a growing fashion retailer who pride themselves on their customer service and style.

As the Store Manager you will lead and inspire growth, to deliver the company strategy. With a customer led approach, you will role model exceptional leadership to ensure customers remain at the heart of everything the company does :

  • Drive passion and energy in your team to deliver on sales and service targets, always keeping a firm eye on costs and profitability, and ensuing continuous improvement where possible
  • Monitor and maintain excellent store standards, sales performance and presentation of your team
  • Control, monitor and record all stock movements, losses and adjustments related to the store and to keep shrinkage levels to a minimum
  • Ensure company disciplinary, grievance, absence and counselling procedures are implemented and actioned appropriately


Currently an existing Store Manager, Assistant Manager or Deputy Manager with a customer focused retailer you will;

  • Be an excellent leader with the ability to coach and develop individuals and teams
  • Have a strong understand of store KPI’s and financials
  • Be able to think outside the box and think of innovative ways to drive footfall into your store
  • Have first class communication skills, and act as a recognised brand ambassador throughout your store and region
  • Have A pro-active approach to increasing sales through fantastic customer service
  • Have a strong understanding of how to lead and deliver a company strategy, with the ability to implement in a given store to drive strong performance results
  • Can work at pace and react to the changing needs of the customer
  • Thrive in a team centred approach with strong collaborative working


  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension ‘scheme
  • Employee discount

If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to find out more about, please upload your cv to apply now.

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Demand Planner/Assistant Merchandiser/ Merchandise Planner / Assistant Channel Planner

Up to £30,000 + Benefits


Our client is a successful, global retailer who are going from strength to strength both in store and online. This role similar to a Demand Planner is based in their Head Office in Buckinghamshire, working with the Planning & Allocation team. You will be responsible for trading the current range in order to maximise sales across all trading channels whilst ensuring optimum availability. You will be responsible for delivering optimum sales by reviewing sales and stock forecasts at store/channel level and executing stock balancing activities in line with company strategy. You will be responsible for building capability within planning and allocation organisation by ensuring individual development and training needs are met.

As Demand Planner you will be a commercially aware individual who has previous experience within a relevant merchandising role. You will have the ability to quickly gain a good understanding of systems and processes as well as strong communication skills. You will need to combine your commercial knowledge and awareness of our product ranges with a natural ability to build working relationships to deliver a first-class service.


  • Management of stock flow ensuring optimal availability at sku/store across each channel, highlighting issues and opportunities.
  • Trade stock across the business, identifying priorities within channels, to maximise sales opportunities.
  • Analyse store performance to ensure optimal stock support to drive sales and manage store stock levels accordingly.
  • Identify key products/never out of stock lines and collaborate with Buying to ensure sufficient inbound to maximise sales potential.
  • Work with Logistics Planning team to ensure effective planning of inbound/outbound stock flow to create a dynamic and ever-changing mix of product to create the best customer experience.
  • Collaborate with the Buying & Marketing teams on promotional calendar activity to ensure sufficient stock levels are in place to support price and location changes in store.
  • Partnering with Retail ops, area and store managers, to ensure stores are supported in achieving sales targets and to address issues and opportunities.
  • Be a proactive participant in your own personal development and display drive and enthusiasm in achieving your career goals.
  • Develop capability within the Planning & Allocation team.
  • Other ad hoc duties such as analysis and reporting as requested by your line manager.

Skills & Experience

  1. 1 to 2 years previous merchandising experience would be preferable.
  2. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  3. Commercially aware with excellent communication skills, pro-active and positive approach.
  4. Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  5. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to find out more about, please upload your cv to apply now.

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Store Manager/General Manager


Competitive Salary

40 hour contract

Here at AB Consultancy we are now on the lookout a for passionate and energetic Store Manager/General Manager to join our client’s busy store in Aylesbury.

It is an exciting time to join the brand; after an amazing 2020 they are set for an even better 2021. With several new store openings already in the pipeline for the first half of the year it is their quality products, service and team of exceptional Managers keeps them at the forefront of this competitive market.

As a Store Manager/General Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of the business including:
* Running the store ensuring the company standards are met
* Ensuring customers are receiving exceptional levels of service from your team
* Motivating your team and leading from the front
* Training and development of your team
* Driving sales and ensuring that financial targets are met.

To be considered for this position you must have:

* Experience as a store manager, restaurant manager, unit manager or general manager, ideally in a branded environment but certainly in a high street restaurant/quick service/hospitality.
* You will need to show drive, ambition and an ability to motivate and nurture talent within the team.
* Strong P+L acumen
* Demonstrable commercial experience of running/developing a successful site

In return for all your hard work you will be paid a competitive salary plus bonus and the chance to work for an organisation that truly values its employees.

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