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Store Manager Designate

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    Junior, Mid & Senior Level
  • Newcastle

Position: Store Manager Designate – Longbenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Salary: £28,548 per annum

Benefits: 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays), pension, 24/7 access to our employee assistance programme, employee discount across Heron Foods and B&M, money off a range of products and services via BenefitHub.

Hours: 45 hours per week

Heron Foods is a food retail business providing its customers with high quality, low priced products. Since joining forces with B&M we have continued with our ambitious and exciting growth plans, now with over 300 stores and with new store openings month-by-month. Heron Foods offers the opportunity to work within a rewarding environment with excellent development opportunities. This an exciting time to join our business!

As the Store Manager Designate you will be responsible for the following:-

  • Managing a team including recruiting, training, supervising and appraising staff and keeping HR records
  • Ensuring availability of stock, overseeing pricing and efficient stock control
  • Responding to customer queries and complaints whilst ensuring high levels of customer service
  • Controlling wage costs and protecting company assets
  • Maintaining an outstanding store condition ensuring cleanliness, health & safety legislation and visual merchandising standards
  • Maximisation of profitability, meeting of sales targets and motivating staff to do so
  • Taking personal responsibility for managing the store

Successful Store Manager Designate candidates will have the following:-

  • Previous success within a similar Store Manager role, preferably within a fast-paced retail environment
  • Experience in leading, managing and motivating a team and setting an enthusiastic example
  • An honest and energetic personality who is organised and responsive
  • Tenacity and enthusiasm with an enjoyment that comes from working within a busy and sometimes demanding environment

In return, we offer the following:-

  • A salary of £28,548 plus bonus opportunity
  • 30 days annual leave with accrual of additional leave for long service plus option to purchase additional days.
  • 10% discount across both Heron Foods and B&M stores; double discount weekends throughout the year.
  • Free, confidential wellbeing support via our employee assistance programme.
  • 24/7 online access to a GP for you and your family (partner and children up to aged 21).
  • Access to BenefitHub for you and your family for exclusive deals and discounts on everyday purchases, eating out, family days out, financial services etc.
  • Ongoing learning and career development including on-the-job training, eLearning or apprenticeships.
  • Reward and recognition schemes and celebration of long service & work anniversaries.

If you have the ambition and drive to succeed within a rapidly expanding business, we want to hear from you.

Please visit http://careers.heronfoods.com/ if you would like to know more about life at Heron Foods.

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We are committed to providing top quality food products at the lowest possible prices every day in every store.

Retail & Consumer Goods
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Heron Foods is a discount retailer in the UK, offering a wide range of quality food and household products at low prices. They operate over 250 stores, primarily in the North of England and the Midlands, providing customers with great value and exceptional service. Their aim is to help families save money on their everyday shopping needs while maintaining high standards of freshness and quality. Heron Foods is committed to affordability, convenience, and supporting local communities by making essential goods accessible to everyone.

Culture & Values

  • Honest

    We are honest in all our dealings. We don’t over complicate. We are transparent and always do the right thing.

  • Energetic

    We complete all tasks with energy and drive. We relish a challenge and give 100%.

  • Responsive

    We are responsive to change. We adapt and take action as required. We make recommendations and assist our colleagues.

  • Organised

    We always plan ahead, taking into account business needs. We communicate with the wider business to prevent confusion. We aim to be organised in all we do.

  • Knowledgeable

    We are knowledgeable and relish learning new skills. We question things we don’t understand and we endeavour to be subject experts in our field.