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Assistant Department Manager


Have you completed your education, already gained work experience and are now looking for a new challenge? Then apply to become Assistant Department Manager at one of our stores.


Start date:

Any time throughout the year

Work location:

At one of our stores

Application period:

2-3 months before desired starting date

Give your career a boost with Peek & Cloppenburg


  • Initial work experience in retail, ideally in fashion or a service-related sector, or a completed apprenticeship in the field of fashion or services.
  • In addition, passion for the fashion industry, team spirit, service orientation and flexibility are a must.
  • Varied tasks in a modern and sophisticated work environment await you.
  • Entry for career changers from other industries is possible.

Tasks & Training

For the role of Assistant Department Manager, we prepare those with some work experience in the field of fashion – but also from other industries – for a first management position.

No matter whether you have many years of work experience or have just finished your education – we will work out an individual training plan with you, filled with internal seminars on subjects such as merchandise management or leadership principles, which will prepare you perfectly for your future role in the company. The training ranges from six to eight weeks of on-the-job training that is specially adapted to department management, and which is rounded out with theoretical training in our headquarters in Vienna.

Frequently asked questions

What qualifications/interests should I have?

You have already gained sales experience, preferably in fashion retail, e.g. as a shop assistant or shop manager. You have a high affinity with aesthetic objects and an assured sense of style. You are also committed, dynamic and ambitious. A well-developed ability to think and act independently is the basic requirement for further development within the company. We also expect you to be flexible.

How will I be trained?

During 6-8 weeks of intensive on-the-job training, you will gain experience in management responsibilities. At the same time, you will also be trained via our modular courses and seminars.

What opportunities for development will I have?

After proving yourself successfully as an assistant department manager, the next step is to advance to the position of department manager, where you will have sole responsibility for the turnover and staff in your department. At P&C, we offer continuous development opportunities through the P&C Academy seminars, which help employees to develop both professionally and personally based a sustainable foundation.

Is placement abroad possible?

Yes. If you are interested in other cultures and countries or have special language qualifications, we take these factors into account when creating your development plan. Of course we will also support you with language lessons and intercultural training.

Contact persons

Anna Parowinska
Anna Parowinska

Recruiting and Development of (Assistant) Department Managers

Regions: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia

Adina Raicu
Adina Raicu

Recruiting and Development of (Assistant) Department Managers

Regions: Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia

Karin Zwettler
Karin Zwettler

Recruiting and Development of (Assistant) Department Managers

Regions: Austria, Croatia

Marie-Theres Waldrauch
Marie-Theres Waldrauch

Recruiting and Development of (Assistant) Department Managers

Regions: Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia

Sandra Bisevac
Sandra Bisevac

Recruiting and Development of (Assistant) Department Managers

Region: Croatia

Training programs CEE

Give your career a boost with Peek & Cloppenburg

Are you a confident person who has already gained work experience in the fashion industry? Are you also looking for fair payment and excellent career prospects? We at P&C are constantly looking for professionals who are willing to assume responsibility and embrace the day-to-day challenges of leading a motivated team of hundreds of employees. If you are interested, please send us a detailed application using our online form or by email.

Sales jobs at Peek & Cloppenburg

Motivated people with a completed education and several years of working experience in retail or comparable fashion-related fields are always welcome at P&C. We expect you to have a degree from a university or university of applied sciences, be highly motivated, work efficiently on your own and have an interest in fashion and lifestyle.

You may apply for the following jobs in fashion retail at any time:

  • Assistant Department Manager
  • Department Manager
  • General Sales Manager

Career perspectives at P&C

No matter the level at which you enter, the career perspectives at Peek & Cloppenburg are always attractive. We guarantee a secure job with an above-average income and the prospect of climbing the career ladder in an international surrounding. Becoming Regional Sales Manager in Central and Eastern Europe is just one of the many possibilities.

After completing the six-to-eight-week (Assistant Department Manager), four-to-six-month (Department Manager) or six-month-long training programme (General Sales Manager), you will find yourself in a position of responsibility at one of our stores in CEE or the Peek & Cloppenburg headquarters in Vienna, Austria and Düsseldorf, Germany. From this point onwards, you will be faced with a huge variety of different tasks and will have the chance to contribute your individual strengths to Peek & Cloppenburg.

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