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Department Manager - Foodhalls

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. Retail Management
  4. Permanent
VAC- 39061

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We are now looking for a people-focussed and experienced Department Manager to join our one-of-a-kind Foodhalls Division here at Harrods. Responsible for a team that sells luxury products across a range of customer bases, our Department Managers drive exceptional performance whilst developing key stakeholder relationships.

Our retail offering is evolving as we grow our omnichannel approach, and we are looking for someone to join our leadership team who is agile and flexible, curious and bold enough to try new things.

As we celebrate this momentous anniversary year, now more than ever, it’s an exciting time to join the Harrods Team. Whether you’re a recent school, college or university leaver, or you’re looking to restart your career in an exciting new field, at Harrods we firmly believe in offering exciting career opportunities.

About the Role

Being the front-line face of the leadership team, the Department Manager is skilled at building high-performing teams and delivering effective performance coaching across both face-to-face and virtual channels. This is achieved through high levels of presence on the floor and a natural ability to inspire and engage sales colleagues through story-telling and a culture of continuous feedback.

It’s that authentic and inclusive culture you create, alongside a flair for working with data and insight, that will help your business exceed performance targets and deliver exceptional operational standards – treating your area as your own business within a business. Each Department Manager is supported by a Team Manager, who drives shopfloor standards and team performance.

About You

You will have an exceptional track record in building, leading and supporting teams to achieve success. You’re a relationship led leader and have proven performance coaching ability, ideally in a fast-paced retail or hospitality environment. You lead from the front, being present and role modelling what great looks like – an obsession with delivering both exceptional customer service and ensuring we are compliant with Food Safety regulations.

You'll also -

  • Be a genuine “people person” with a passion for helping others learn and grow - you get a kick out of helping your team members succeed.
  • Have high levels of emotional intelligence and self-awareness and ability to flex your style.
  • Be confident in analysing and interpreting multiple data sources to take appropriate actions and spot new opportunities.
  • Be personally comfortable with ambiguity and change.
  • Be commercially astute, with a drive for results and brave enough to challenge the status quo – in the right way.
  • Have an understanding of and a genuine interest in the luxury customer and their needs.
  • Have an out-of-the-box thinking mentality, surprising and delighting customers with exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Be resilient and actively seek constructive feedback for improvement.
  • Be conscientious with a relentless focus on delivering to the best of your ability from performance to standards to people and customer experience.

About Us

Our 175th anniversary will see the Knightsbridge store become a stage for our legacy of firsts, our house of world-leading brands and our reputation for exceptional. We want you to come and be a part of all this - and help us deliver exceptional service that represents our authority as a long-standing icon, industry-leader and innovator. Inspired by our past, celebrating our present and focusing on our future, you’ll be joining a team with the belief that anything is possible. What makes you different makes us exceptional.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business.

 In return you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, including eligibility for a competitive bonus scheme, a company pension, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday, and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount (including across our food hall and restaurants) and a season ticket loan.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods

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