Head Of Retail in London

Head Of Retail in London

Location: London

Salary: Hidden

Recruiter: Goodman Masson

Date Advertised: 2021-11-26

We are seeking a Head of Retail to to provide strategic and operational leadership of Octavia's charity retail portfolio. Reporting into the CEO, you will lead, inspire and motivate Octavia's charity retail team to deliver on financial and non-financial targets in line with our 'Better Lives for All' corporate strategy. This is an incredible opportunity to support a team who are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of local people with our stores at the heart of the organisation. Our 14 Central and West London stores are instrumental in providing a sustainable source of income to support Octavia's vital work in the community. We are looking for a motivated, passionate and forward-thinking person to make this happen and be part of our ambitious growth plans. About the Role We believe every employee at Octavia has a part to play in delivering of our vision and strategy. We are looking for individuals who will encompass our values and support one another in achieving their potential. The key deliverables of this role include: Working closely with the CEO to develop and embed the Retail strategy, which includes the acquisition of new storesCommunicating the charity retail team's objectives in a way that inspires all areas of OctaviaWorking collaboratively with colleagues to promote income generating opportunities and to increase awareness of our stores and our workEnsuring that store staff receive effective training and developmentDeveloping and implementing a clear process for the operational set up of new storesResponsible for the annual business plan for charity retailDeveloping and implementing a cost-effective stock generation plan, ensuring that high levels of donated stock are generated and distributed to the storesAnalysing and reporting on performance to the organisation, including to Board level, identifying and highlighting any trends Requirements This role would suit someone currently working as a Head of Retail or an experienced Operations Manager looking for their next career step. You will have sound knowledge of charity retail with strong people management skills and understanding of the day to day challenges of running profitable stores. We'd be keen to hear from those who can demonstrate experience leading a team, implementing and developing a successful retail strategy, but above all we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with an entrepreneurial and creative spirit. Throughout all of our operations we expect all our staff to behave by four simple values: Respectful, Responsive, Reliable and Resourceful. Benefits On offer is a base salary of up to £55,000 per year, plus life cover and pension (up to 10% employer contributions). Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. Everyone is welcome. Applications are being shortlisted for this role on an ongoing basis so early application is encouraged.
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