Store Manager - M&S Simply Food - Guildford

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Store Manager - M&S Simply Food @ Guildford Station

At SSP UK are now recruiting for an experienced Store Manager for our franchised M&S Simply Food at Guildford.

We are the leading operator of restaurants, bars, cafes and food courts in travel locations. Established for more than 60 years, our operations feature a mix of food and beverage brands tailored specifically for each location. You will be joining a world-leading food service organisation with superb learning, development and progression opportunities, operating over 400 stores in the UK alone. 

You’ll enjoy full autonomy in your role and will revel in the fresh challenges and exciting prospects every day brings. 

Giving leadership and guidance to the team at this very fast paced M&S Simply Food store, you will be responsible for every aspect affecting the P&L, whilst upholding the outstanding levels of customer service and operational standards for which M&S is renowned. You will be responsible for everything within the store operation on a daily basis, and possess team management skills that are inspirational and motivational. You will ensure compliance with legal requirements (food safety, health and safety, licensing legislation etc.), full stock availability and outstanding customer service.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • Experience of successfully managing a similar outlet such as a branded food retail store outlet
  • Set standards and operating procedures
  • You will be commercially aware with good planning and analysis skills, able to understand a P&L and confident communication skills
  • You will have managed a large team and have examples of motivating and developing your people, managing their performance where necessary and improving individual and overall team performance
  • You will also be able to demonstrate competent management of ‘brand’ or company standards, having good audit and/or mystery shopper results to show for it

In return for your skills and experience, we offer you a rewarding and vibrant working environment, real and achievable career opportunities and excellent training and development to enhance your existing skills.

You'll receive a competitive salary of up to £35,000 plus bonus incentive, pension scheme, 28 days holiday, life assurance, up to 75% employee discount on our own and franchised brands and numerous other retailers and services, great opportunities to develop your career into different brands or more senior management roles, with our award winning and accredited management development programmes.

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at SSP. We are an equal opportunities employer committed to engaging all of our people, so they feel valued and motivated; we champion diversity, promote inclusion, and ensure equality. We respect and protect human rights and prevent discrimination; and we positively impact our communities. We encourage and welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual identity and orientation or age.


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