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Store Management Programme

Responsibility from the very first day

Summary

What you can expect:
  • A unique programme of continuing education, specifically targeted at preparing you for your future role as a store manager in one of our P&C stores in Poland or Romania.
  • Varied seminars and individual assistance and support by our Sales and HR team
  • After the successful completion of the programme, you will take over full responsibility as a store manager

What we expect from you:
  • Several years of experience in an executive position, ideally in the textile industry, FMCG or service sector
  • Degree in Business Administration or compareable education
  • Passion for fashion and lifestyle
  • Great customer and service orientation
  • High level of commitment, initiative and hands-on mentality
  • Excellent command of German and English

Start date:
at any time

Duration:
18 months

Deadline for applications:
at least 3 months prior to the requested start date

Application:
Store Management Programme in Poland
Store Management Programme in Romania

Point of contact:
Corinna Gerl, HR People & Talent Management

Contents

Phase 1: During the first six months you will start with intensive on-the-job training in our two stores in Poland or Romania in Sales, as well as in our head office in Vienna. During this phase you will get to know the basics of your activities at P&C – our warehouses, our customers, the industry sector and our company. As a future executive you will learn a lot about personnel management, as well as sales organisation. You will get to know every little detail so that the big picture is right in the end. In addition, in accompanying seminars you will find out a lot about our goods, how to deal with customers and colleagues – and sometimes even something surprising about yourself.


Phase 2: Finally, the time has come to really prove yourself. For the first time you will assume responsibility and independently manage a sales department: with your own team, own budget and your own space! You take care of plans of action, motivate your colleagues and constantly have an eye on the sales figures and development of sales. Your area of responsibility includes assortment management, as well as product display, and first and foremost service to our customers! You ensure that our visitors remember us as good hosts.
Once you have successfully completed this time as a department manager, you will start as a store manager.



Phase 1:
ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING
in Sales and in the head office in Vienna

Sales organisation, visual merchandising, product training, personnel management, sales management


6 months

Phase 2:
EXECUTIVE POSITION
in Sales


Personnel management and development, management and control of sales productivity, control of assortment, visual merchandising

12 - 18 months

Introduction as:
STORE MANAGER



Being responsible for an entire store with sales responsibility, organisational talent and leadership skills.


 

Framework programme




Onboarding, professional seminars, language courses, programme of continuing education in Vienna, individual assistance and support by our Sales and HR Team.

Application Process

Apply online: with a cover letter, CV and the relevant certificates.

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You will receive a response after approx. 10 business days.

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Personal meeting with the corresponding recruiter.

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Information day in one of our stores.

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Personal meeting with the recruiter and the country manager.

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Receipt of contract offer.

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Frequently asked questions

Which prerequisites/interests are expected?

Several years of professional experience in a comparable position, enjoyment in personnel management, analytical skills, empathy, strong leadership skills, service orientation, and flexibility.

Does the Store Management Programme last exactly 18-24 months?

Yes, the programme is optimally designed to prepare you for the corresponding target position within 18-24 months. At the same time, we will always co-ordinate the programme individually with you and will take your previous experience, desired development, and performance and development during the programme into consideration. In particular your previous experience in retail, as well as your know-how in the specific specialised department will decide on your individual course of the programme. For example, after the first 6 months in the Store Management Programme, several weeks of targeting preparation for the first leadership responsibility (department management) can be additionally included. For us and for you it is most important that you are prepared for your target position as best as possible and are able to further grow in the corresponding development positions.

Are there any possibilities for assignments abroad?

Assignments abroad are not planned during the Store Management Programme. However, if you have a command of the language of a specific country, all our corresponding locations are available to you as potential workplaces after completion of the programme. If your career planning includes an assignment abroad we are gladly available to support you with language courses and intercultural training.

Do I take part in decision-making regarding the places of employment?

You should always have a high degree of flexibility, including with respect to your place of employment. Unfortunately, we cannot always guarantee your co-determination. We will try to meet your requests.

What are the chances of continued employment after the Store Management Programme?

Higher than average! We assign our store manager positions as needed. If the performance is right you will have the best chances for continued employment and will start as a store manager after the programme.

Store Manager Programme at Peek & Cloppenburg

Whether you are a beginner or an emerging expert: If you want to work in the fashion industry, then Peek & Cloppenburg is the right place for you. As an internationally operating fashion company you will find many jobs with us that will enable you to work in the fashion business. With the Store Manager Programme we pursue the goal of providing you an insight into the fashion world that is as comprehensive as possible.

Your road to the fashion business

A Store Manager Programme that pays off! You will accelerate your career in fashion management with the Store Manager Programme and subsequently enter directly as a store manager with P&C. And thanks to the clear structure of the course of the programme, reliable target positions and individual support, nothing stands in the way of your career in the fashion business.

Welcome to Peek & Cloppenburg

At Peek & Cloppenburg we know: What is really important are the people who work in our company. Only their ideas and commitment make our success possible. This is why we offer a Store Manager Programme that allows talents in Poland and talents in Romania to take off each year. In 18-24 months you will be able to learn everything you need for working in sales. You will be provided exciting insights into all the important company areas, assume responsibility early on and will immediately apply what you have learned to practical use. In addition, we offer you a varied framework programme with many interesting seminars, amazing offers for continuing education, exchange options with other store managers and networking chances in the fashion world.
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