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Department Manager

Salary:  £22,500 a year
City:  Stockport, Greater Manchester
Sport:  Any Sport
Contracted Hours:  39






Who we are

At Decathlon, we are convinced that sport is a source of pleasure and well-being. This is why our mission is 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 for over 85 sports. We operate in store and online in over 60 countries globally, employing close to 100,000 teammates globally, making us one of the largest sport brands in the world!


Decathlon was founded in 1976 in France. Over 21 years ago we began our journey in the UK and today we have 47 UK stores alongside our London Head Office, housing our e-commerce and services functions, and our Northampton Logistics Centre, together making us 1,700 Decathletes strong. Our mission is to continue to grow to become a leading sport retailer in the UK. 


The role

Decathlon Stockport is our flagship store of the North in addition to being one of our biggest and most successful stores. As a Department Manager you'll be growing a dynamic business from day one, overseeing everything from customer experience, team development, omnichannel economic performance, merchandising and the day-to-day operations of your department. Essentially you will be running your very own business within the umbrella of the store. The purpose of your role is to empower and develop your team of Sales Assistants; all to ensure that your local customers can get everything they need from your department to practice their favourite sports; and most importantly, they have an outstanding shopping experience in the process.


What's involved?

Our stores are full of energy where no two days are the same! Here are parts of the role that you'll be responsible for: 


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

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

    • A motivational person who nurtures the development of others.

    • Team player who likes action and overcoming challenges. 

    • Committed to self-development and learning.



    • Experience in leading and managing people.

    • A game changer who can rethink and reinvent retail.

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

    • Open to relocation for career progression opportunities. 

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


If you want a hands-on, practical career in business management whilst working with like-minded sporty people, we want to hear from you!


What will you benefit from?

    • Career progression - At Decathlon, you choose your own career path. Whether you aspire to progress down our retail path to Store Manager, join Logistics or be part of our Head Office function, there are multiple progression opportunities!

    • Profit sharing scheme - We’re one big international family who exclusively shares the profit we make with our employees.

    • We play sport together and have regular team socials!

    • On-site gym facilities- In our Stockport store/office we have a gym free for our employees to use (including locker rooms and showers!)

    • Quarterly bonus scheme

    • Cycle to work scheme - 25% discount on a bike of your choice.

    • 30% staff discount on our Decathlon products.

 Discover more of our company benefits here. 

Additional Information:

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.


Decathlon Stockport is just over a 15 minute walk from Stockport Train Station with accessible links from Manchester City Centre.