Management at Waitrose is totally different to anything you might have experienced. The quality (and origin) of the products we sell and the exceptional service we deliver all add up to making this a really exciting place to work. Top this off with the fact that you become a Partner – so you get a share in the profits for all your hard work – and the support you get from our tailored Management Development Programme to be the best you can be, and you’ll see you made the right choice from day one.
Section Manager opportunities
Section Managers lead by example. This means you motivate the team by setting the highest standards – whether you’re creating displays, explaining the difference between products to our customers or ordering stock… and you’ll encourage others to do the same.
To be successful, you’ll ideally have experience of working in a customer facing environment, but it’s the ability to inspire those around you that will set you apart as a Waitrose Section Manager. Approachable, supportive and always willing to get stuck in, you only ask of others what you’ll do yourself. Customer service, problem-solving skills and the tenacity to hit targets are all part of your nature. And once you join as a Waitrose Section Manager, the prospects are excellent if you prove yourself as we expect you to.
Assistant Section Manager opportunities
As a starter, any supervisory experience would be great. But equally if you show promise, we’ll help to develop your potential. Supporting your Section Manager in all aspects of the day-to-day running of a section, you know what needs to be achieved in the day and you can make it happen – even when things change. Hands-on, you take pride in steering the team through the daily challenges, always ensuring the team delivers impeccable presentation and customer service. You have a natural talent to get the best from the team and in return we’ll do the same for you as you’ll have every opportunity to take your career further.
As much as there’s The Waitrose Way of doing things, as a senior manager we expect you to make your mark too. An expert as to what your local customers need, the success of the branch will ultimately be up to you. And whilst we’ll give you the autonomy you need, we’ll also give you the kind of operational back-up you’d expect from a service driven company such as ours. Whatever experience you bring, our tailored Management Development Programme will help build on your experience and skills so you have all the tools to succeed. After all, as Partners… we’re in this together.
Our Branch Managers have that ‘something’ that makes them trusted and inspirational leaders. Part of that’s down to their proven operational and commercial retail experience, but it’s also down to being a skilled manager. We need people who can communicate their branch vision in a way that motivates, whilst developing the Partners around them to ensure everyone’s working to greater success.
They instinctively understand what’s needed operationally and commercially and then take the steps needed to get there. They’re not fazed by effectively running a £multi-million business, it’s something that puts a spring in their step and their enthusiasm, and passion, for our products and customers is infectious.
As the manager of your department you’re accountable for your team’s success, so you need to know every aspect of what’s going on. Rotas, training and development, stock control and sales – are all under your control as you promote teamwork to deliver results. Of course, exceptional customer service remains a large part of what makes your department successful, so you’ll make sure it’s nothing short of perfection.
Whether you have built a career in retail directly from education, or moved from a different sector completely, you have a passion for what we do – ideally in the food arena – and an impressive track record of managing a large team within a store or a business.
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