Logo of Huzzle

Sales Assistant - M&S Simply Food - M&S Simply Food - Wythenshawe



17d ago

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Manchester

AI generated summary

  • You need experience in food retail/hospitality, strong customer service skills, a confident sales approach, excellent communication, and a positive team-oriented attitude. Join us in Wythenshawe!
  • You will provide friendly service, work on tills accurately, replenish stock, support teammates, maintain store presentation, promote key offers, assist customers, engage in sales conversations, and handle stock trolleys.


  • Experience gained within a food retail/hospitality environment is preferred
  • Previous customer service experience is essential
  • Confident approach towards maximising sales opportunities
  • Strong communication skills and ability to participate as a key team member.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude who values being part of a successful team


  • To always deliver a friendly service, smiling, greeting and making eye contact with every customer you come into contact with
  • Working on tills accurately and efficiently, to provide a positive customer experience
  • Carry out stock replenishment, ensuring all areas of the store remain tidy
  • Working as an active member of the team, supporting colleagues in all tasks
  • Meeting high standards of display and visual merchandising to ensure the store is well presented. Accurately following planograms
  • Demonstrate good product knowledge to customers on key promotions and offers
  • Approaching customers that may require assistance if you are on the shop floor
  • Targeted on having appropriate Till Point Conversations with every customer to add on sales and increase the average transaction value
  • Some roles will involve pushing loaded trolleys of stock for long distances.


What will be my main responsibilities as a Sales Assistant at M&S Simply Food in Wythenshawe?

Your main responsibilities will include preparing freshly made pastries, breads, and sweet treats in our in-store bakery.

Are there flexible working hours for this position?

Yes, there are flexible working hours with shifts that may cover Monday to Sunday, with hours ranging from 0530am up to 1130am.

Will I be required to work weekends as a Sales Assistant at M&S Simply Food in Wythenshawe?

Yes, you may be required to work weekends as part of the flexible shift schedule.

The Global Travel Retailer

Retail & Consumer Goods
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

WHSmith is a leading, global travel retailer with a smaller business located on UK high streets. Since 1792, we’ve grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand, and we’re proud to be that air of familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. Today, we have more than 1700 stores in over 30 countries across the globe, serving millions of customers every year, and you’ll find us at airports, railway stations, hospitals and on the high street. Each of our stores and formats is tailored to meet the needs of our customers journeys; we’re the trusted home of travel essentials for the world’s travelling customer. We already operate in over 100 airports around the globe and we’re continuing to expand with a growing presence of WHSmith at international airports, and the expansion of our US businesses – Marshall Retail Group for speciality retail and InMotion, our world-leading digital and tech accessories business in travel locations - into new markets. On the high street, we’ve supported generations of customers on their journeys through life with everything from learning to read, going to school, accessing essential Post Office services to finding a great book. And our fast-growing online brands offer our customers another convenient way to shop, with personalised gifts and cards from FunkyPigeon.com and bestselling books and stationery from WHSmith.co.uk. At the heart of our business are our people and our customers. As a diverse group of over 14,000 colleagues, we are all on the same journey to a better business. Whether our colleagues are based in our stores, our distribution centres or our support centres, we’re committed to providing the opportunity for each and every member of the WHSmith team to be themselves, build their skillset, and progress on their journey with us. That’s why, as we continue our journey, our aim is simple: to make every one of life’s journeys better.