York
Store Development
Competitive plus car, bonus, pension, 30 days holiday + bank!

About The Role

Very competitive salary and benefits including; bonus, car, private healthcare, life assurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holiday.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, innovative and passionate leader to join as our Head of Group Store Development! We are looking for someone to shape the vision for Store Development and implement the retail proposition strategy across all our brands in line with our mission of ‘helping independent retailers thrive’.

You will be a commercial leader with a high support and high challenge approach, able to inspire and coach your team to achieve outstanding results.

To be successful in this role you will drive lead your team to drive innovative industry – leading initiatives, enhancing the customer shopping experience to effectively achieve commercial success. You will oversee all elements of Store Development including design, project management and be the lead in negotiating and managing third party suppliers.

Example duties of this role…

  • Develop a strategy to ensure all activity drives a minimum of 20% sales uplift and lead the Store Development team to define & maintain store design specifications across all brands
  • Negotiate and manage tender processes with suppliers to ensure that the lowest possible price and value is obtained on equipment for our independent retailers and company owned stores
  • Provide updates on all developments to key stakeholders. (retailers & company) including liaising with the appropriate colleagues & regional managers with regard to any development work in their region
  • Manage commission budget by keeping accurate records and ensuring all monies owed to Costcutter are collected on time

About You

This role requires motivational leadership and people management skills to enable high levels of colleague engagement and performance. You will be a driven and enthusiastic person who has the ability to work under pressure, prioritise and handle challenging and changing situations and have exceptional attention to detail.

You will be setting clear and stretching targets for the operational team to achieve that maximises profitable growth, enhances store standards and delivers outstanding service.

We'd love to hear from you if you think we match your job search!

About Costcutter

Our vision is simple; helping independent retailers to thrive.

Join us and you will be joining our values driven, fast paced business and become part of a friendly and dynamic culture. We work together, building strong relationships and embracing different styles. That way everyone can turn up as themselves.

Like innovating? So do we, we embrace change and believe we can always be better, in fact it’s one of Our Values!

Tell me more…

We have been championing independent retailers for over 30 years. Our Head Office remains in York and we have over 600 employees in Head Office and around the country.

We supply goods and services to independently-owned convenience stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland as well as to our company owned estate. These stores trade under a number of brands including Costcutter, Simply Fresh and Mace.

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