Area Manager

Department: Operations – Stores activities Employment Type: Full Time Contract
REF ID: #128

Job Description:

  • Planning, organizing, coordinating and control of the entire Branches.
  • Control in the receiving, administrating, price-fixing, ordering, rotation of stocks and the profit margin.
  • Selecting, training, motivating and developing staffs.
  • Monitoring health and safety, environmental health and legal requirements.
  • Ensuring that are maintained to company standards.
  • Monitoring the business performance of outlets, setting and achieving profit targets.
  • Targeting and developing specific markets.
  • Promoting company products.
  • Broadening awareness of market and competitor activity.
  • Develop and implement sales and profitability plans according to Account Management principles that ensure the development and maintenance of account plans.
  • Direct all operational aspects of the branch to include distribute Operations, Customer Service, Human Resources, Administration and Sales in a manner that supports reaching the profitability goals.
  • Ensure that all areas of work performance or departments are properly staffed and directed.
  • Oversee branch financial management.
  • Assist the Branch Manager in developing branch and organizational objectives, also formulating policies and budgets.
  • Communicate effectively with DSO and Department Head by sharing information on effective practices, competitive intelligence, business opportunities and needs.
  • Maintain and enforce personnel policy.
  • Evaluate regular the effectiveness of the branch operation, to see those policies are being observed and that the goals are being attained.
  • Select, promote and discharge employees within the branch in accordance with basic personnel policy.
  • Take a prompt corrective action as needed.
  • Achieve the profitability goals / objectives of the branch and organization.
  • Follow company policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration desirable, although not mandatory given relevant previous retail experience.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic desirable.


  • At least 5 year’s relevant experience in a managerial capacity for a reputed multi-site food retailer.
  • Previous Middle East / GCC experience is mandatory.

Job Specific Skills:

  • Understand KPI management and P&L management.
  • Strong drive results with good financial acumen.
  • High Level of business acumen.
  • Good team management skills and decision-making ability.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle challenging situations.
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Understands inventory management and stocktaking process.