Hobkirk Sewing Machines Ltd

Job vacancies

Job Title: Retail Manager

Permanent, Mon to Sat, 39 hours per week. (5 days with mid week day off)
Mon – Fri 9am to 5.30pm
Sat – 9am to 4.30pm

£18000 plus commission

Hobkirk Sewing Machines are a family business established in 1903. Operating from their own premises in Darwen Street (Blackburn) with their team of 17 staff they supply, service and repair sewing machines and other sewing related products to both factory and home. Their product range includes sewing and embroidery machines, associated software, tailors dummies, fabric, parts, haberdashery and much more. They also have an industrial department which supplies industrial sewing and embroidery machines, cutting equipment, pressing equipment plus service and parts to sewing factories. Hobkirks are proud to be one of the largest independent sewing machine companies in the UK.

To oversee all the activities of our retail store & domestic workshop
Manage stock levels
Ensure everything is displayed well, labelled and priced
Sell sewing machines and all other shop products
Offer high levels of customer service
Motivate staff and encourage a team environment
Look at marketing opportunities including advertising, A boards, signage etc
Have a keen interest in the website, ensure all products are on it at the correct price and improve internet sales
Organise social media content (Facebook etc)
Organise sewing classes
Organise creative window displays

Must be literate, numerate and well presented
Must have basic computer skills
Be a good leader, motivator and team player
Have a good understanding of retail
Have marketing skills
Excellent customer skills
Want to work in a challenging environment
Have a hunger to succeed and increase retail and internet sales

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