Dune London — Store Manager
Dune is recruiting for a Store Manager, 40 hours per week
Making shoes, quality ones is not an easy task. They are complex products that require over 120 processes to put together. We know how to blend fashion seamlessly with fit and quality to create that unique feeling you get when slipping on the perfect pair. Our products are fashion-focused yet comfortable, flattering yet fit beautifully, and of superior quality yet affordable. Perhaps it’s because they’ve been in our founder’s family for four generations or because we’ve been doing what we do for over a quarter of a century; footwear and accessories are in our blood.
We’re a family business which is reflected in the open and friendly culture. We’re small enough for you to have a voice and big enough for there to be plenty of progression opportunities. We’re also taking steps to build a more sustainable future. We’re committed to reducing our carbon emissions and are working with the BRC Climate Action Roadmap to work towards achieving net-zero targets across the retail industry by 2040. Head to our website for more details. Our future is bursting with opportunity. We’re opening new stores and growing our wholesale, international and online business. We’ve also invested in an amazing new office in the heart of West London to enable us to fulfil our creativity and work collaboratively. There couldn’t be a better time to join. You belong at Dune!
About the role:
You’ll join our vibrant team in Guildford where you will play an integral role at the heart of our business. You’ll inspire our teams to deliver the Dune experience and exceed our customers’ expectations in service and in-store experience. Our Store Managers are experts in their field and with their commercial instinct, they are always looking for ways to make improvements. You’ll enjoy making sure that customer service is a priority, and that our teams are happy and motivated whilst driving the success of your store. This success, of course, will all be done whilst having fun working with fabulous teams and beautiful products! We want you to love what you do as much as we do.
We would love you to have:
- Leadership experience where you’ve inspired and motivated a team
- Passion for supporting your team in their development, whilst leading them to deliver excellent customer service
- Confidence, enthusiasm, and positivity
- Proven ability to drive and deliver KPI’s to achieve successful results
- Excellent attention to detail, enabling our stores to stay flawless
- Experience in implementing store processes whilst looking for ways to improve them About the perks
- Friendly and open culture with plenty of opportunity for development
- We recognise retailing as art and offer bespoke professional apprenticeship programmes
- A competitive bonus scheme which rewards the teams’ sales efforts
- Uniform Allowance – you’ll receive a seasonal allowance to showcase our latest product whilst working in the store
- Working with charitable organisations to help raise funds and give something back. Our current charity partner is YoungMinds which supports young adults with their mental wellbeing
- 60% employee discount on Dune products – what’s not to love!
- 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays – pro-rata if part-time)
- We understand the importance of work-life balance and are happy to talk about flexible working
- Company pension scheme
- Life assurance for all team members
- Cycle2work and season ticket loans
- We look after our people – employee awards where we celebrate success and reward commitment
- Team incentives and socials – we like to have fun!
- Company growth and opportunity; Dune is opening new stores and channels and evolving all the time, we encourage and support our team members to enable continuous professional career development and provide opportunity for progression
- Open-minded company, welcoming thoughts and ideas to be shared
- Access to our employee assistance programme, retailTRUST, which provides loads of resources to support wellbeing and personal development, offers free counselling, legal advice and financial guidance.
- Our own Wellbeing Allies are there to talk when you need them.
What happens next?
We will take a good look at your application and if we don’t feel we are right for you, we’ll make sure we let you know but sadly we are not able to give tailored feedback. If we are excited to find out more about you, we will give you a call and arrange to talk.
A few things that might help:
Research the brand and the role; browse our website; and visit our store o Make sure you have plenty of examples to show off all your amazing skills and experience relevant to this role.