Our Strategic & Programmes team within the wider Retail Operations has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Development Manager to join them, based in our Milton Keynes store support centre (MK9 2NW).
You will be reporting into another Operations Development Manager – for this role we are looking for someone with 1 to 2 years’ experience in project management / consultancy rather than an experienced professional.
This is such an exciting time for the business and this role will be at the forefront of some very exciting, market leading projects.
About the role:
You will review the current convenience operation and drive improvement by balancing operational efficiencies vs. the customer
You will be involved in managing and improving the existing convenience format to maintain the market leading edge that will surprise and delight our customer
You will support the future development and innovation of the convenience proposition
Your aim is to drive and influence the effective delivery of strategic changes within the function, ensuring effective cross-functional leadership of teams to deliver the necessary requirements
You will maintain market intelligence on key competitors and innovators to facilitate engagement across the Home Retail Group brands ensuring our proposition remains competitive
You will have a minimum of 1/2 years business experience in preferably a retail project environment / consultancy
You will have developed robust project management skills to awareness of all projects and their status at all times
Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills are very important to ensure that all parties and stakeholders involved are fully aware of project status.
You will have a change mind set so you are able to drive process and customer improvements through stores
You will have the ability to cope under pressure and high agility is essential in this role.
You will have the ability to manage, influence and motivate teams assigned to the project are key to project success
You will receive a competitive salary together with usual company benefits which will includes holiday; share save scheme; discretionary annual bonus; health benefit; discounts across Argos, Habitat and Sainsbury’s and a generous company pension scheme.
In addition, we can offer you the opportunity to work with an exciting and professional team and as long you are willing we will invest in your potential and develop your skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.
Argos is synonymous with the British high street with over 850 stores in the UK and Ireland. It is now also a leading multi-channel retailer with over 900million website visits last year and now over 6 million app downloads and generates in excess £2billion in sales through its online channels alone. Recently Argos joined with the J Sainsbury’s group meaning that there are many exciting times ahead and the career develop opportunities that we can offer are unparalleled.