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Assistant Manager, Rough Trade East, London

Assistant Manager, Rough Trade East, London

Job Title:

Assistant Manager, Rough Trade East, London


Term & Salary:

Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours pw)

Salary based on experience



The Assistant Manager of Rough Trade East is responsible for managing all aspects of Europe’s flagship independent record store, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Rough Trade has accrued over forty years of trusted trade and customer relations, affording it a unique role and scope of opportunity within the UK and global music (retail) industry. The General Manager of Rough Trade East plays a central role in continuing and building on this success, whilst meeting all the company’s commercial aims.

The Assistant Manager reports to the Store Manager.


Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Helping to manage all aspects of recruiting, training, supervising and appraising the team
  • Helping to implement new initiatives & strategies
  • Work with the CMS and Inventory Management systems to efficiently maintain the stores inventory
  • Maintain a consistent and professional line of communication to stores and other departments through inter-company communications
  • Manage store merchandising & presentation to maximize sales
  • Ensure compliance with health & safety and other legislation
  • Ensuring the flagship store fulfills the role of being an inspiring place of music lover congregation, being an exciting and welcoming place to visit, utilizing great merchandising, creative displays and ‘best in class’ customer service
  • Analyse & report sales information information
  • Manage store inventory

Qualifications & Skills

  • Great people management and leadership skills
  • Good understanding of IT systems (especially Excel, Inventory Management & Resource planning software)
  • Commercially savvy, social media savvy
  • Excellent organisation & planning skills
  • Demonstrate a great understanding of what Rough Trade is & who our customers are; capable, confident and comfortable being a company brand ambassador

Closing date for applications is Sunday 20th October 2019

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