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Assistant Manager, Rough Trade West, London

Assistant Manager, Rough Trade West, London

Job Title:

Assistant Manager, Rough Trade West, London


Term & Salary:

Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours pw)

Salary TBC, based on experience



The Assistant Manager of Rough Trade West is responsible for managing all aspects of store operations, will lead in service and provide the Store Manager with essential support. 

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 Assistant Manager of Rough Trade West 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 maximise sales
  • Ensure compliance with health & safety and other legislation
  • Ensuring the flagship store fulfils the role of being an inspiring place of music lover congregation, being an exciting and welcoming place to visit, utilising 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 30th June 2019

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W11 1JA London Directions

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