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Graduate Area Manager - London



14d ago

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

AI generated summary

  • You are the essential link between our shop teams and operational departments, requiring strong communication skills, operational expertise, creativity, and determination. The role is challenging, but you thrive on it.
  • You will lead and develop a team of Shop Managers, ensuring operational efficiency and seamless customer experiences. Support your colleagues and drive internal talent development.


  • 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 key responsibilities of a Graduate Area Manager in London?

The key responsibilities include providing leadership, inspiration, and support to shop teams, striving to improve customer experience and efficiency, maintaining high standards of integrity and professionalism, and demonstrating exceptional work ethic, organization, and attention to detail.

Who will the Graduate Area Manager report to?

The Graduate Area Manager will report to the Divisional Manager.

What qualities are important for a successful Graduate Area Manager in London?

Important qualities include strong leadership skills, exceptional work ethic, organizational skills, attention to detail, integrity, professionalism, and the ability to work in a demanding environment.

What region does the Graduate Area Manager cover?

The Graduate Area Manager covers London and the South East 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.