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Job Description

38.75hrs p/w; Mon 08:00 – 16:30; Tue 08:00 – 16:30; Wed 08:00 – 16:30; Thu 08:00 – 16:30; Sat 10:30 – 19:00.

Rate of pay from £30,931 per annum.

To be an effective Operations Manager, you will support the Store Manager and be responsible for overseeing all stock and operational processes for stockroom/warehouse, security and offices. You will lead and inspire your team to be their best in order to maximise sales, drive efficiencies and achieve performance targets.

Every day will be varied, fast paced, challenging but ultimately rewarding. People are at the heart of what we do so your experience in leading, coaching and motivating a high performing team will be crucial to your success. You can count on us to invest in your personal development from day one.

About the Role:

First and foremost the priority in our stores is the safety of our team and our customers. All team members must work safely, according to our guidelines, at all times

To be a successful Operations Manager you will:

  • Support the Store Manager in providing leadership and inspiring your team to be at their best, and stepping up to cover the store when needed
  • Create an atmosphere where delivering amazing service, achieving performance targets and accurate stock processes is at the core of everything you do, in an environment which is commercial, operationally efficient and safe
  • Support the Store Manager by being accountable for the store meeting all legal and compliance requirements in the areas you are responsible for
  • Be confident in leading disciplinary/grievance procedures where necessary
  • Have a clear understanding of managing manhour control expectations, to ensure all store processes are managed effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrate a hands-on approach for all operational and commercial activities by working alongside the team
  • Shows resilience during periods of change and embraces feedback to continue to drive results
  • Create an atmosphere where delivering amazing service, achieving performance targets and accurate stock processes is at the core of everything you do, in an environment which is commercial, operationally efficient and safe
  • Ensuring security staff are utilised effectively and that all Company security procedures are adhered to at all times
  • Ensure training, development and recruitment needs are addressed to a high standard

We’ll offer amazing benefits (see list further below)

About You:

  • You are passionate about our customers, our people and our products. This passion and energetic approach to work inspires others, creating a great working atmosphere and team spirit
  • You have an exceptional commercial and operational understanding, with the know how to create a fantastic shopping experience for our instore and online customers
  • A team player who works at their best in a results driven, fast paced and challenging environment. You adapt to change quickly and can successfully bring the rest of the team on board with the new objectives
  • A great communicator and can work naturally with people at all levels. You stay calm and approachable even under pressure – always realistic with your expectations of others
  • Confidently problem solve, make sound business decisions, challenge processes and generate innovative ideas to take the business forward
  • Experienced in leading and coaching a high performing team and effectively dealing with people issues
  • An effective multi tasker who can plan, organise and prioritise your workload
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours and be willing to work reasonable additional hours, some public holidays and Sundays in line with the needs of the business

UK Stores Only

In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment.

This role is not one we would typically consider for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route due to, for example, the relevant Home Office requirements on skills level, not being met. Candidates are therefore encouraged to consider their own right to work options without Next sponsorship

What’s Next

Press the apply button now to start your application. Once you have applied for the job, we will initially consider your skills and experience based on your application. If you match our criteria we will be in touch to arrange a Telephone or Video Interview to find out more about your job history and more about you as a person. The next stage would be an in store assessment.

About Us

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!


  • Fantastic rewards for doing a great job and achieving great results
  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy and Victoria’s Secret products
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 75% off a generous (optional) working wardrobe allowance to buy clothes to wear for work
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Hot deals and exclusive offers from over 3,500 retailers through Perks at Work
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Life assurance
  • You can register for a discounted health plan for you and your family

Our aim is to support all applicants during the application process and to provide reasonable adjustments when necessary and requested. If you would like to request support with your application due to any health condition, feel free to get in touch with us by sending an email to [email protected] and including ‘Workplace Adjustments’ in the subject line, or by calling us 0116 284 2612 and leave a voicemail.

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