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Operations Manager - Agriculture/Retail

Location: Newcastle Region
Company: HAYS
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Operations Manager required to continue growth and development of up to 15 rural branches

Your new company
Our client is one of the most recognised and reputable brands within the Rural Retail and Agriculture industries. Their operation spans across South East Queensland and Northern NSW with several branches situated throughout. A true leader in their field they have consistently established market share and pride themselves on their quality of product and industry expertise.

Your new role
This is a key role within the business where you will have a direct influence on the success and profitability of around 15 retail stores. You will work closely with the store managers to understand their challenges and opportunities to grow and ensure the company’s standards and processes are consistent throughout each region. You will use your expertise to implement safety plans, drive the training and development of the company staff and ensure the stores have the tools required to maximise sales and reach maximum profitability and business growth. A key element of this role is being visible and accessible to the store managers and supply partners.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a relationship-focused individual with a solid level of understanding of the agriculture industry and relevant products. You are able to provide suitable solutions to the challenges faced by the branch managers from your previous experience in a similar role. As upholding the strict safety standards is a priority, your proactive attitude to implementing safety plans is essential, as is your commercial acumen and ability to increase revenue. You will also have:

  • A rural background or experience in an Agriculture background (experience or qualifications)
  • Sound knowledge and experience in a retail business including merchandising, stock and logistics.
  • High level people management ability/skills and an empathetic nature
  • Proven engagement and experience of safety cultural change
  • Strong commercial acumen and financial management skills, including mastery of P&L and budgets.

To excel in the culture of this business, you will be a proactive, forward thinking individual who is solutions focused and able to lead and influence a large, diverse team. This company has an inclusive culture where you will be encouraged to share ideas and changes to benefit the business and a management team that will drive your development and progression within the team.

What you'll get in return
You'll be joining a recognised brand with a strong reputation for quality and care for their staff and customers. This role will see you become a key influence on the companies success and you'll be supported to run your region to meet agreed growth targets.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Adam Powell for a further discussion on 0755264291.

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