Assistant Retail Manager

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: €27,800 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 24 September 2019

Assistant Retail Manager

A short break at Center Parcs allows families to create their own experience, where they are free to do as much or as little as they like.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest, our new Center Parcs resort – Longford Forest - will welcome 250,000 guests each year, providing the very best facilities and activities and this is a unique opportunity to be involved from the start.


On a Center Parcs break we want our guests to relax knowing everything is taken care of. Our Retail department provides a fantastic shopping experience, from essential groceries to luxury items. Across the village there are 6 retail units, 2 own brand and 4 concessions units. Ranging from a supermarket and sweet shop, to children’s toy shop and clothing stores featuring well-known brands such as Joules, Superdry, Hilfiger and The North Face.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Retail Services Manager with leadership, drive and a commitment to deliver service excellence.

In conjunction with the Retail Services Manager, you will be responsible for the management of the village Retail operation, including overseeing our supermarket, sweet shop, on-site vending, pre-arrival orders, warehouse and delivery service. Other responsibilities include management of the retail team to deliver budgeted financial targets, service targets and operational standards.  You will also ensure compliance to department operational procedures, company policies, and relevant legislation.

Key accountabilities for the role:

  • Leadership of the Retail Team to deliver consistent service standards
  • Deliver the improvement of guest service scores
  • Ensure delivery of Retail revenues and Gross Margin % by compliance to ordering and stock control routines, maximising availability and minimising stock waste
  • Control of external deliveries and associated documentation including invoice queries
  • Support the ongoing development of the Retail Team utilising training and development tools available
  • Ensure the delivery of all legal training as required


Essential requirements: 

  • Retail experience in a high volume Supermarket or multi site retail environment at Deputy Manager level or as Manager in a single store
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, and coach others to deliver objectives
  • Good financial awareness
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office 

Desirable requirements: 

  • Experience of retail EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) / Stock control systems
  • Full driving licence
  • Basic Food Hygiene Qualification
  • Experience of retail merchandising gained in a food environment 


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period, on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each 4 week period.  

You will be working on a rota system and will be required to work some evenings, weekends and public / bank holidays, with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday. 


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Staff bonus Scheme
  • Contributed pension scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets 

If this sounds like your ideal job, and you’d like to be in at the start of something great, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date:  24 September 2019

Interviews to be held:  w/c 30 September 2019 

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.


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