Job DescriptionArea Manager From 48,640 plus benefits including company car (Grade D18) Field based covering the Southampton area We're looking for an area manager to make sure our Co-op food stores are delivering to the highest possible standards. We welcome applications from experienced leaders from all kinds of backgrounds - what's most important to us is that you're a true co-operator at heart: A leader who achieves their goals by coaching, developing and investing in their people. As an area manager you'll lead a large team across circa 20 stores in your area. We'll look to you to inspire our store colleagues to deliver an amazing customer experience. If you can bring us great leadership skills and real commercial awareness, we can offer you the opportunity to build a career in a business with a purpose beyond profit. What you'll do coach, motivate and develop store managers to deliver objectives from sales and waste, to people and costs inspire your teams to deliver high standards, increased sales and a fantastic customer service work closely with store managers to drive community co-operation drive the development of our business across your area contribute to forecasts and the setting of budgets coach, guide and lead store management teams to make sure they're working towards clear, realistic and achievable targets This role would suit people who have established leadership skills and people management experience the ability to inspire and motivate a large team of direct and indirect reports resilience, ambition and strong commercial awareness great communication skills the ability to manage change with a wide group of colleagues Why Co-op? Here you'll do work that matters. We're a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, you'll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Co-op and stronger communities. You'll also get a package that includes: competitive salary coachin...