Cycling Assistant

Location: 

Reading, GB, RG1 3HS

Contracted Hours:  10 - 29
Salary:  £7.95 - £10.55
Sport:  Cycling

Important reminder: This job requires right to work in the UK.


As a Sports Advisor/Sales Assistant, your role is to ensure all customers leave our stores happy. You will be a crucial player in providing exceptional customer service and driving sales. From a friendly and professional welcome to a quick and easy payment process, your role is to always deliver a champion shopping experience. 

Decathlon invests in the development of teammates so that those who want to build careers within the business are able to flourish within their roles. In a nutshell, your responsibilities will include:

  • Customer Service - Through your passion for sports, you’ll share tips and experiences with users. Through our hands-on product training, you will be able to give the best technical advice for the sports you are responsible for. Decathlon has shifted over the last year into an omnichannel business so it’s essential that our sales assistants are able to assist customers in all aspects of retail shopping, whether that’s in-store or online!
  • Merchandising - Whether full-time or part-time, every Sales Assistant is encouraged to take responsibility for autonomously managing stock levels and pricing and to provide a high level of merchandising so that each customer can easily find the right product for their sports practice.
  • Being a team player - You’ll be part of a shop floor team of like-minded Sports Advisors, working for and practising sport, and celebrating victories together, so it’s important that you are able to work well within a team environment but independently as well. 


THE PROFILE WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • Someone who is looking to combine a passion for sport with work
  • A people-person who risks and goes the extra mile to achieve results
  • Someone looking for a retail career 
  • Problem solver with excellent communication skills
  • Able to play as part of the team during the busiest times (weekends and holidays)
  • Invested in the development of yourself and others

Additional information: As a Sports Advisor, you will be required to work usual retail hours including evenings and weekends.

ENJOY THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

  • Annual remuneration reviews
  • Healthy employee discount on all Decathlon products
  • Weekly Staff Sports/Activities
  • Cycle-to-Work Scheme
  • Intensive Learning and Development training via Decathlon Academy

… and many more.

 

 

Sports Advisors (Sales Assistants)

Place of work: Decathlon Reading 

 

International. Lovers of sports. Team players. All religions. Stronger together through our love of sports.

 

At Decathlon UK, we are driven by our mission to help more people in the UK get physically active and healthy. We are a part of the DECATHLON Group, one of the world’s leading sporting goods retailers. Headquartered in France, DECATHLON specializes in the creation of sports products and their distribution online and in stores at more than 1,700 locations in 61 countries. In the UK, it has over 50 stores nationwide and an e-commerce site that caters to nationwide delivery.

 

Today, we’re looking for [sport] enthusiasts to help us accomplish our mission. 

 

What exactly will you do?

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    Share your sports passion with others including customers, users, and future Decathlonians 

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    Help clients in choosing the right products for their needs online and/or offline 

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    Take care of the availability and display of the goods through stock and pricing management 

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    Develop yourself and your career through training and (if you want) additional tasks 

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    Take the initiative and implement your own ideas

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    Play sports regularly with your team 

 

No retail experience? That’s not a problem as we have an extensive training and development program for sports advisors to learn the ropes fo retail management. 

 

So if you…

  • Are looking to combine your passion for sport with your career 

  • Are a people-person who risks and goes the extra mile to achieve results

  • Problem solver with excellent communication skills

  • Able to work with your team during the busiest times (weekends and holidays)

  • Invested in the development of yourself and others

  • Want to be a part of a multinational company

  • Are concrete and do what you say

then this job is for you.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Customer Service - Through your own passion for sport, you’ll share your tips and experiences with users and through our hands-on product training you will be able to give the best technical advice for the sports you are responsible for. Decathlon has shifted over the last year into an omnichannel business so it’s essential that our sales assistants are able to assist customers in all aspects of retail shopping, whether that’s in store or online!
  • Merchandising - Whether full time or part time, every Sales Assistant is encouraged to take responsibility to autonomously manage stock levels and pricing and to provide a high level of merchandising so that each customer can easily find the right product for their sporting practice.
  • Team Player - You will be part of a shop floor team of like-minded Sales Assistants, practicing sport and celebrating victories together, so it’s important that you are able to work well within a team environment as well as independently.

  Sound good so far? If so, here's the type of person we're looking for…

 

  Who Are You? 

 
  • Someone looking to combine a passion for sport with work.
  • A people person who is prepared to go the extra mile.
  • Someone looking for a retail career with a difference
  • Problem solver with excellent communication skills.
  • Able to play as part of the team during the busiest times (weekends and holidays).
 

 

 

 

IF YOU LOVE SPORT AND WANT TO START AN EXCITING CAREER WITHIN DECATHLON, APPLY TODAY!

Thank you for checking the contracted hours above to see if this is a full-time or part-time role!



Decathlon is committed to inclusion and non-discrimination, and thus acts on a daily basis in favor of disability, a multi-generational workforce, social diversity, and equality between women and men. If, due to a disability, you require any special accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know. At Decathlon, first and foremost, we are recruiting personality and character.