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Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager

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Permanent Part-Time

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Born in Australia, Speedo® is the world’s leading swimwear brand. We created our first swimsuit in 1928; since then, we’ve been behind every major swimwear innovation, from pioneering Lycra® swimsuits to developing the world’s first Fastskin Racing System®.


We’re passionate about swimming and inspiring people to swim; it’s what drives everything we do, from the products we make to how we make them. 


Today we’re a truly global brand with offices around the world and products available in 177 countries. Speedo’s international headquarters are in Nottingham in the U.K.


Speedo is Part of the Family of Pentland Brands


Why not take a splash and join our retail team at Speedo International Limited.


In this exciting role at our store in Covent Garden, London you will assist the Store Manager in ensuring that the daily commercial and operational targets of the store are carried out in line with the company objectives and brand standards. You will be responsible for developing an enthusiastic and motivated team and ensuring that all team members have received relevant training relating to product knowledge, merchandising standards and customer service.


You will deputising for the Store Manager and their responsibilities in their absence and assisting the Store Manager to identify and maximise all appropriate trading opportunities.


You will understand, interpret, communicate and implement company objectives within the store and manage the recruitment, training & development  and monitor individual performance of staff within the store to ensure that all are working to company objectives.


You will act as a brand role model for all team members in portraying excellent Speedo Ambassador standards, ensuring the core values that are Speedo are inherent in all activities at all times.


You will attend all relevant training programs and meetings as and when necessary then cascading information to team members and carry out additional duties as and when necessary within the defined levels of responsibility and accountability in the role.



                         What you need to have

  • Previous experience in a retail supervisory position with direct team management responsibility
  • Evidence of strong coaching and training skills
  • Experience in recruiting & training store team members
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Evidence of delivering exceptional customer service

                    What we need to see in you

  • Numeracy & literacy skills
  • Self motivation and a can do attitude
  • Ability to take initiative whilst working within company guidelines
  • Strong commercial ability
  • Highly customer focussed
  • Ability to lead & motivate others
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional focus and ability to present to senior colleagues
  • Ability to multi task and priorities work loads



This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.