Hemel Hempstead Retail Sales Manager

Location
Hemel Hempstead
Salary
From £18,000 per annum plus commission and benefits
Posted
03 Jan 2017
Closes
03 Feb 2017
Job function
Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

In a nutshell

We’re Virgin Holidays. And this is no ordinary travel sales manager role. Join us as a Retail Sales Manager, and you’ll drive your team to deliver ambitious sales targets – and help our customers to once-in-a-lifetime experiences from luxury Caribbean beaches to African Safaris.  

Day to day 
You’ll come up with innovative ways to market the brand, bringing people into your concession in a department store or supermarket with creative marketing ideas and attention-grabbing events. It will be up to you to develop your team, so they can deliver the in-depth product knowledge and constantly surprise and delight our customers. It’s not just our customers who can experience this – our team get the amazing opportunity to use seven standby flights to travel anywhere on the Virgin network. Of course, you’ll be responsible for your concession meeting some ambitious sales targets. But for those that succeed, the rewards are impressive.  

About you
To join us, you’ll need to have previous experience of managing a target-driven sales team – and you will have worked in a retail environment. You will have proven experience of meeting targets, inspiring teams and driving new business initiatives. A marketing guru, entrepreneur and people manager all rolled into one.  

About Virgin Holidays retail division

Virgin Holidays retail. It’s a bold idea: concessions in department stores and supermarkets throughout the UK, offering mind-blowing holidays from family thrills and attractions in Florida to honeymoons in Zanzibar. Whether using magic touches or augmented reality sales tools to amaze every customer, we’re blazing a real trail in the luxury travel market.

Requirements

There is a great five week full time training course for this position which you will need to commit to:

·         Week one:  In Crawley on a development week facilitated by the Learning and Development team.

·         Week two: Days 1 and 2 on TBOX training in a virtual learning environment from home. Days 3, 4 and 5 in store with your line manager.

·         Week three: In store with a Retail University Professor experiencing in store training.

·         Week four: In store with a Retail University Professor experiencing in store training.

·         Week five:  Days 1 - 4 in store with your line manager and day 5 you will have an end of Induction exam.

The order of the training may vary depending upon start date. There may also be times that your training is across weekends.   Please be aware this is a guideline only and may be subject to change.

Please also be aware that your Retail University store may not be your nearest store so there may be periods of time where you will need to stay away from home.

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