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Graduate Trainee Manager

Salary:  £23,000
Location: 

Bolton, GB, BL3 6DH

Sport:  Hiking
Contracted Hours:  39
Contract Type:  Permanent
Number Of Openings:  1
 

 

LOVE SPORT? MOTIVATIONAL LEADER? ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKER?

IF YES, THIS COULD BE THE PERFECT ROLE FOR YOU!

 

Who we are

At Decathlon, it is our mission to make the pleasure and benefits of practicing sports sustainably accessible to as many people as possible: SPORT FOR ALL! To make our mission alive we design, produce, distribute and sell sporting products in over 60 countries for over 85 sports. Employing close to 100,000 teammates globally, we are one of the largest sport brands in the world. In the UK we have 47 stores, our mission is to continue to grow and become a leading sporting brand in the UK!

 

The role

This is a new role for ambitious Graduates looking to kickstart their career in business management, working in a hands-on role alongside like-minded, sporty teammates. You will embark upon a full training programme preparing you to lead your very own Department and support your future development, we therefore don’t require any previous industry experience prior to joining us. As a Graduate Trainee Manager you'll be learning to co-lead one of our largest departments from day one, essentially you will be running your very own business within the umbrella of the store.

 

What's involved?

    • People practices, including; recruitment, team training, development and satisfaction.

    • Customer experience enhancement.

    • Leadership and project management.

    • Market research and commercial proactivity.

    • Economic analysis and projection.

    • Commercial merchandising.

    • Omnichannel business development and growth.

    • Duty management, health and safety assurance. 

 

Who are you?

    • An ambitious graduate who is looking to begin a career within a growing organisation.

    • An energetic self-starter with well-rounded leadership skills and a love for sport!

    • People-centred with a sense of service to help others.

    • Team player who likes action and overcoming challenges. 

    • Committed to self-development and learning.

Desirable: 

    • A game changer who can rethink and reinvent retail.

    • Digital mindset with an understanding of business and e-commerce.

    • Interest in sustainability and making a positive impact on the planet.

    • Open to relocation for career progression opportunities across our North West region and the UK.

 

What will you benefit from? (Explore more of our company benefits here!)

  • Career progression - At Decathlon, you choose your own career path. Whether you aspire to progress down our retail path to Store Manager, Logistics or Head Office.
  • Profit sharing scheme - We’re one big international family who exclusively shares the profit we make with our employees.
  • Quarterly bonus scheme
  • We play sports together and have regular team socials!
  • Shift flexibility- you'll set the rotas for you and your team to strike a healthy work-life balance.
  • Cycle to work scheme - 25% discount on a bike of your choice.
  • 30% employee discount on our Decathlon products.
 

Additional Information:

We have exciting plans to relocate our Bolton store to Middlebrook Retail & Leisure Park in early 2022. Middlebrook is the UK's largest retail and leisure park, located in Horwich, Bolton, it boasts easy access by car from the M61, train, and bus. In addition to homing Bolton Wanderers FC and the Bolton Arena for all your sporting needs! The successful applicant will play a key role in this exciting store relocation project.

 

As a Department Manager at Decathlon you will be required to work usual retail hours including evenings and weekends and some bank holidays, but don't worry we try to create a healthy work life balance within our team. The role will be shop-floor based with full Covid-19 safety regulations and precautions in place. The safety of our teammates and customers is our main priority during these times.

 
 
IF YOU LOVE SPORT AND WANT AN EXCITING CAREER IN BUSINESS, APPLY TODAY!