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Graduate Area Manager - Chelmsford



12d ago

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • £40K - £55K
  • Chelmsford

AI generated summary

  • You are the vital link between our shop teams and operational departments. You must be a communicator, operations specialist, inventor, and full of determination. This role is tough, but rewarding for the right candidate.
  • You will lead and develop a high-performing team of Shop Managers, drive efficiency in operations, communicate effectively, and support projects to ensure a seamless customer experience daily.


  • As a field manager you fulfil a key role in Farmfoods. You are the link between our shop teams, who serve our customers, and our other operational departments such as distribution, HR, IT and central services.
  • You are part communications director, part operations specialist, part inventor and all round pragmatist. You are all of the above and you motivate yourself with a healthy dose of enthusiastic determination. The role’s tough but then again if it was easy, everybody would be doing it.


  • Develop a fantastic team of Shop Managers who are motivated and capable of achieving great performances.
  • Develop a pipeline of talent from the most junior level up to maximise internal promotion and development opportunities
  • Operate as efficiently as possible, particularly in relation to key operational costs: payroll, waste and shrinkage costs.
  • Communicate thoroughly and promptly with your team and with other operational departments to ensure a seamless experience for our customers every hour we are open and trading, seven days per week.
  • Support your Area Manager collegues and your Divisional Manager through project work.


What are the main responsibilities of a Graduate Area Manager in Chelmsford?

The main responsibilities include providing leadership, inspiration, and support to shop teams, improving customer experience and efficiency, and upholding high standards of integrity and professionalism.

Who will the Graduate Area Manager report to?

The Graduate Area Manager will report to the Divisional Manager.

What qualities are important for a Graduate Area Manager in this role?

A strong work ethic, exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and a dedication to constantly improving the customer experience and efficiency of the shops in the region are important qualities for this role.

What region does this Graduate Area Manager position cover?

This position covers London and the South East.

What kind of team will the Graduate Area Manager be working with?

The Graduate Area Manager will be part of an exceptionally hardworking team striving to improve the customer experience and efficiency of the shops across the region.

Retail & Consumer Goods
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Mission & Purpose

Farmfoods, a Scottish family business, has served Great Britain for over 60 years. From a butcher shop in Aberdeen we have grown to more than 300 stores and four distribution centres nationwide. We work hard to bring you the best value on the food your family enjoys and on the household essentials your family needs.