ABOUT THIS POSITION

The Vacancy


Suit Direct ¦ Store Manager ¦ Metrocentre, Gateshead

Transform your career, and transform the suit.

Say no to normal. We’re defying convention to make buying suits less intimidating and more individual.

We’re on a mission to become the go-to destination for suits. As part of our rapid growth, we’re looking for a driven, enthusiastic Store Manager for our store in Metrocentre, Gateshead to supercharge, and share in, our success.

Join Suit Direct for a job that’s 100% you. We don’t crush individuality, we encourage it. Share your obsession with style with our tight-knit team. And help every man that walks in to stride out with confidence.

This position is a 40-hour per week contract and includes weekend work. It’s important that you’re open to working flexible hours to maximise your store’s success. In return for your dedication and team leadership, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary from £22-25k per year, plus the best bonus scheme in the retail market.

Don’t just work in a shop, join a movement.

What will you do?

As a Store Manager, you will:

  • Work to achieve KPI targets to maximise the performance of your store
  • Visually deliver the Suit Direct brand in line with our ‘Suit yourself’ approach
  • Lead your team, inspiring them to provide our market-leading customer service, every time
  • Monitor and control branch expenses and staffing costs, ensuring maximum profitability
  • Maximise margins by managing mark-downs, discounts, stock loss and targeted selling
  • Manage and develop your sales team, to maintain a positive, collaborative culture focused on high standards.

What qualities will you have?

  • Experience in retail management and a customer-focused attitude
  • Great communication skills so you can deliver our market-leading service
  • Comprehensive brand and product knowledge, and an eye for upselling opportunities
  • Balanced leadership skills and a passion for developing your team
  • A knowledge and understanding of HR, with an eagerness to foster an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves
  • Administrative skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Above all, an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for personal style.

What will you get?

  • The best bonus scheme in retail – based on team sales each week and paid on top of your salary
  • Employee discount of up to 50% off our products, and biannual discount vouchers to spend on our latest ranges
  • Monthly store challenges with great rewards for achieving your targets
  • 28 days annual leave pro-rata, increasing with service, and average Bonus paid on any day’s holiday, to help you recharge
  • Comprehensive learning and development – onboarding that sets you up for success, tailored training to upskill and reskill, clear paths for career progression and opportunities across Baird Group
  • Free membership of the Retail Trust, including access to support helplines and extensive online content for confidential help and advice
  • A generous refer-a-friend scheme for new job opportunities.

Suit yourself and grow with us – apply at suitdirect.co.uk/careers

Learn more about Baird Group at bairdgroup.co.uk

The Company

With a rich heritage dating back to 1894 at Baird Group we pride ourselves on the quality of our product and the service we deliver. With over 500 employees both nationally and internationally, we believe in dressing men well.

Baird group are a part of the Arafa group. Arafa Holding is a leading global textiles and apparel manufacturer and retailer based in Egypt. The group serves a diverse global audience, including top international brands and global retailers.

Our Values

COURAGE
We have the strength, willingness, and determination to show initiative, make things happen, and carry them through. We have the courage to ensure that we and the organisation act with integrity.

INTEGRITY
Doing things the right way with the right behaviours for the right reason. Acting ethically, honestly and at all times with integrity.

RESPECT
We expect people to respect others perspectives and roles, responsibilities, and ideas regardless of their position. We take the time to understand, trust, admire and support each other to achieve shared success.

WITH PRIDE
We are proud and take satisfaction in delivering the goals we set within a safe environment where commercial success is achieved.

SAFE
We will create a safe and supportive physical and emotional environment for all colleagues.

ACCEPTING
We strive to embrace and be respectful of all colleagues whether personally or in the roles they carry out in the organisation.

INNOVATIVE
We foster an environment where change, creativity, and new ways of thinking and doing are celebrated, encourage, and supported. ‘Make your vision happen’.

COMMERCIAL
We act wisely in a way that at all times adds value for stakeholders in the organisation to provide a sound financial platform for stability and growth.

OWNED
We take ownership and accountability for actions and contributions to achieve commercial goals and success.