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Area Manager - Melbourne

Country : Australia

Region : Victoria

Town : Melbourne

Category : Retail management

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

JD Sports are growing and with that comes an exciting new Area Manager opportunity based in Melbourne.
As the VIC Area Manager, you will be in charge of 7 stores in total, with an additional 3 new stores to come in 2021!
Your key responsibility is to communicate a compelling vision of our brands and be the primary support for all Store Managers in your region. You will oversee the management and visual presentation of all stores to assist with achieving profitable sales growth.
You will also be responsible, however not limited to the following duties:
- Lead by example to set management expectations across your team and manage performance across a number of key areas, including financial KPIS, inventory management, profit protection, visual presentation and recruitment
- Train, mentor and coach team members to work towards goals and succession planning
- Drive management team to budget set daily and weekly on all business KPI's and manage this closely
- Visit all stores on regular rotation to develop teams and ensure stores are performing at the required level for current and future growth
- Hold regular meetings and calls with your Managers to cover business updates and priorities
- Recruit, induct and train management team to build bench strength for future expansion
- Lead visual set-up of all new store openings and ensure relevant stores are upholding their visual representation
- Manage customer experience standards in store to be aligned with business expectations
- Manage priorities and responsibilities from all areas of the business, i.e Distribution Centre, Multi-Channel, Merchandise and Buying teams
- Work closely with the Area Visual Merchandiser to meet all visual expectations and standards in stores
- Payroll related tasks and reports, including base roster management
- Escalation point of contact for all queries within your region


- A highly experienced and well-rounded retailer with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in Area Management
- You have previous experience in a fast paced and similar retailer
- Go-getter attitude who thrives by being challenged
- Encompass all the necessary leadership skills to train, coach and develop your team
- A proven track record in driving and exceeding set KPI's while also motivating your region to achieve their set KPI's
- An ability to work with stakeholders at all levels since you will need to manage multiple priorities across all departments
- Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
- Ability to manage competing priorities, tasks and overall expectations
- Highly analytical individual with a strong attention to detail
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Travelling to and from stores within your region is expected
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