SECTION MANAGER - FINANCE & OPERATIONS

Graduate at Marks & Spencer (M&S)

SECTION MANAGER - FINANCE & OPERATIONS

Graduate at Marks & Spencer (M&S)

  • LocationBracknell, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 30 Apr, 2019
  • CompetitiveCompetitive

About the role

Managing an M&S department will be the ultimate test of your retail talents. Not just because you would be managing a department with a turnover that runs into millions of pounds. Or because you’re leading, coaching and inspiring a team of up to 25. But mostly because, as department manager, you’re adding to our reputation for quality and innovation that led to us being named Which? Supermarket of the Year 2017.

It’s a high-profile, demanding role – not least because where we lead, others follow. Innovative products, a passion for quality and a total commitment to great customer service are all hallmarks of our business. You’ll ensure these are deeply ingrained in your staff and store.

Behind every successful store, there’s a Finance & Operations Section Manager with the commercial vision to run a streamlined operation. Line managing your team, protecting profits and finding new ways to deliver financial improvements will all be part of your role. When it comes to the smooth and efficient operation of every section in your store, accountability falls to you.

About you

Whether you’re from a Food, Fashion, Home or Banking background, you will be an experienced retail manager or team leader with the commercial and operational skills to create the ultimate shopping experience. Outstanding leadership skills, real commercial vision and an impressive business management mindset will all combine to make you a formidable talent.

You’ll need the ability to build relationships, inspire people to provide great service and get on well with customers and colleagues alike. That means making sure your team are clear on their roles and responsibilities, developing their potential and motivating them to give customers memorable experiences.

At the same time, we need you to be well organised, keeping on top of stock control, staffing issues and in-store standards, while monitoring costs and of course driving sales, with an eye on profits. It is also important that you are tech aware as introducing our customers to the benefits of virtual shopping will be high on your list of priorities.

About the application process

You’ll initially complete an online application form and then take part in a short video interview. If successful, you’ll be invited to a 1:1 assessment where you will be interviewed in greater depth and take part in two other exercises which involve analysis and coaching. The face-to-face assessment allows you to find out even more about M&S and the role of a section manager.

If you would like to find out more about Section Manager roles at M&S before you apply, including the benefits and training available, please go to http://careers.marksandspencer.com/careers-at-m-and-s/in-store/section-manager

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About Marks & Spencer (M&S)

A growing, international retail business like M&S can offer you virtually unlimited opportunities. So whether you want to pursue a career in Retail Management or specialise in one of the many Head Office disciplines that make our business tick, the perfect role is waiting for you here.

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  • Position industryRetail
  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Count of employess10,000 employees
  • FoundedFounded in 1884
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