Assistant Department Manager

Dare to leave your comfort zone & know that you're in good hands

You have finished your education, have already gained working experience and you are now looking for a new challenge? Then apply for Assistant Department Manager at one of our stores.


Start date:

Anytime throughout the year

Work site:

In one of our stores

Application period:

2-3 months before desired starting date

Push your career at Peek & Cloppenburg


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

Tasks & Training

As Assistant Department Manager we are preparing those with some work experience in the field of fashion - but also from other industries - for a first management position.

No matter if you have many years of work experience or you shortly finished your education – we will work out an individual training plan with you filled with internal seminars, like e.g. merchandise management or leadership principles, which will prepare you perfectly for your future role in the company. The training can range from six to eight weeks of on-the-job training especially adapted to department management which will be completed with theoretical training in our headquarter in Vienna.

Frequently asked questions

What qualifications/interests should I have?

You have gained sales experience, preferably in fashion retail, e.g. as a shop assistant or a shop manager. You have a high affinity to beautiful 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 developing further in the company. We also expect you to be flexible as well.

How will I be trained?

In 12-16 weeks of intensive on-the-job training, you will gain experience in management responsibilities. At the same time, you will be trained in our modular courses and seminars.

Which opportunities for development will I have?

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

Is placement abroad possible?

Yes. If you are interested in other cultures and countries or have special language qualifications, we include these factors in your development plan. Of course we support you with language lessons and intercultural training.

Contact persons

Havana Acar
Havana Acar

Recruiting and Development of (Assistant) Department Managers

Regions: Austria, Headquarter Vienna, Croatia


Eva Menschik
Eva Menschik

Recruiting and Development of (Assistant) Department Managers

Regions: Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia


Marta Kot
Marta Kot

Recruiting and Development of (Assistant) Department Managers

Regions: Polonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia


You are a self-confident person and have already gained working experience in the fashion industry? You are furthermore looking for a 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.

The sales jobs at Peek & Cloppenburg

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

You can apply for the following jobs in fashion retail at all times:

  • Assistant Department Manager
  • Department Manager
  • General Sales Manager

The career perspectives at P&C

No matter at which level you are entering, the career perspectives at Peek & Cloppenburg are always attractive. We guarantee a secure job with an above-average income and the prospects of climbing the career ladder in an international surrounding. Becoming Country Manager in Central and Eastern Europe is only one possibility amongst many others.

After completing the 6 to 8 week (Assistant Department Manager), 12 to 16 week (Department Manager) or 6-month-long training programme (General Sales Manager), you will find yourself in a responsible position in one of our stores in CEE or the Peek & Cloppenburg headquarters in Vienna, Austria. From this date on, you will be faced with a huge variety of different tasks and will have the chance to contribute with your individual strenghts at Peek & Cloppenburg.

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