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Department Manager

Salary:  £23,500
Location: 

Sheffield, GB, S1 3HU Leeds, GB, LS1 5EL York, ENG, GB, YO32 9GX

Sport:  Any Sport
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!

 

About Decathlon
We’re an international sports retailer with 2,080 stores in 56 countries, and if you look a little closer, you’ll see we’re so much more. Decathlon is dedicated to helping, inspiring and guiding you through your sports experiences. We believe that discovering new sports and being active – well, it’s an important part of life – and living well shouldn’t just be for a privileged few.

Decathlon UK is a part of the DECATHLON Group, one of the world’s leading sporting goods retailers. In the United Kingdom, we have 49 stores located all across the country, and an e-commerce site that caters to nationwide delivery. 

 

The role

We have currently openings in all our 3 stores over Yorkshire: Sheffield, Leeds and our exciting new opening York. Here a quick overview of the 3 stores:

    - Decathlon Sheffield is our Yorkshire flagship store, just coming up to 20 years making sports accessable to many. We are located in the heart of The Outdoor City of the UK, with great links to the peak district. We have 39 very sporty proud teammates in which we regularly do sport activities together and focused ont delivering a great customer experience. 

    - Decathlon Leeds: Opened in 2021 as a flagship store in the heart of the city centre yet close to the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales with a strong commercial focus around cycling, running and hiking.

    - Decathlon York is our new store set to open in October 2022, located on Monks Cross shopping park. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our York store opening project, helping to build your team from scratch, physically implanting the store products, and building a new customer base in the city.

 

What's involved?
    • Recruitment, team training, development and staff 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 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: 
    • Experience in leading and managing people.
    • Digital mindset with an understanding of business and e-commerce.
    • Open to relocation for career progression opportunities across the North West/ UK.
 
What will you benefit from? (Explore more 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 sport 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 (our store will have locker rooms/showers for commuters!)
- 30% employee discount on our Decathlon products.
 

Start Date: 

Sheffield: ASAP

Leeds: TBD

York: September 22nd. Please note for successful candidates until the 11th October, we will be based in our sheffield store for training.

 

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.

What's involved?
 

Store life is full of energy where no two days are the same, you’ll be sure to face some challenges but with the support of your team we guarantee that you will surpass even your own expectations. Here are parts of the role where you can make the biggest difference in:

  • People practices, including; recruitment, training and development.
  • Leadership
  • Market research
  • Economic analysis and projection
  • Financial management
  • Commercial merchandising
  • Project management

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

 
Who are you?
  • An energetic self-starter with strong leadership skills and a love for sport!
  • People centered, with a sense of service to help others.
  • A game changer who can rethink and reinvent retail.
  • A motivational person who nurtures the development of others.
 
Additional Information:
 

As a Department Manager you will be required to work usual retail hours including evenings and weekends. 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!