Area Manager





Job Description

Role Purpose

To successfully manage the resources of all stores within the allocated geographic area to achieve and/or exceed sales and operating profit budgets. Through constant reinforcement of store standards provide a positive shopping experience for customers. Communicate the needs of area stores effectively to ensure that correct level of support is understood and delivered from support services departments. To develop a team ethos within the area and actively seek improvements in all stores. To continuously develop and maintain trained and motivated staff within stores. Work with fellow Area Managers to share best practice. To be fully aware of local competitor activity within the area and to take pro-active action. Through encouragement ensure that procedures and standards relating to Licensing, Trading, Food Safety, Health & Safety, and Environment are stringently observed.

Key Duties

  • Achieve each year, through store management, annual sales and operating net profit budgets
  • Ensure that the cyclical stock check in store-every 8 weeks- is carried out, as well as 2 full stock takes in each store within the area within the financial year. Stock management to be strictly monitored
  • Implement and maintain Automatic Suggested Ordering regimes within each store
  • Promote an open and co-operative culture within stores, as well as teamwork through good communication, ongoing motivation and involvement of all store staff
  • Monitor that all training required for stores staff is fully carried out, particularly with respect to Age Restricted Goods/Licensing Training
  • Actively supports the Company‚Äôs Annual Employee Performance Development Review and ensure that probationary reviews are being carried by store management
  • Monitor that staff scheduling is efficient, effective and within budget, with consideration of Working Time Regulations
  • Ensure that stores comply with company Security (particularly tills operation and cash handling), Food Safety, Health & Safety, Trading and Environment policies and procedures


  • Qualifications in retail would be advantageous but not essential
  • Previous experience in area manager and /or store manager
  • Management of multi-site retail operation would be advantageous
  • Flexibility of working hours and travel are required to fulfil the role



If you are interested in this role, please email your CV along with a cover letter to
Deebridge House
4 Leggart Terrace
Aberdeen AB12 5TX
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 211211
Part of the Sword Group
Deebridge House
4 Leggart Terrace
Aberdeen AB12 5TX
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 211211
Part of the Sword Group