Store Manager - St James Quarter

Posted 4 months ago

Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Our objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; we investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy. In each of our unique stores, informed consultants are pleased to introduce our range and to guide your selections.

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Aesop has carefully cultivated a work environment in which our employees are constantly challenged to do their best. Our company is determinedly creative, intelligent and progressive, and nurtures these qualities by employing people who share our passionate interest in design, innovation, and incisive enquiry across all fields.

Our organisational culture is entirely unique, distinguished by an uncommon blend of courtesy, cordiality and intellectual energy. We seek those who can bring a wealth of life experience and inspired ideas to our table.

In return, we provide comprehensive induction and training programmes, and encourage an inclusive culture that nurtures enduring professional relationships. We also appreciate the benefits that flow from our employees’ external pursuits.

We raise our bar high at Aesop and never lower it; this is one of the keys to our success and one of the many reasons why people wish to work here. If you would like to join Aesop, we invite you to peruse our current career opportunities.

Job Description Aesop seeks a dedicated Store Manager to oversee our St James Store in Edinburgh. The successful applicant will have flexible availability. This is a full-time position and you will be required to work 5 days per week.

Purpose of the role -

The Store Manager is responsible for managing the operation of the store to maximize results and the achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), whilst ensuring the team are engaged and fulfilling their duties to the required standard. They recruit and lead the team, allocate tasks, coach performance and build motivation. They foster a strong sense of teamwork and openness, in line with Aesop’s culture and values. They are responsible for the delivery of the Aesop brand and experience to customers to a consistently high standard.

The Edinburgh Saint James Store provides an exciting opportunity with the beautiful addition of a Facial Treatment Space. This element advantageously offers a unique complexity to driving result and allows the space to truly displaying Aesop’s service expectations and to establish further the integrity of the Skincare brand.

To be successful, you will have -

  • 2-4 years of management experience in retail as Manager or Assistant Manager
  • Proven ability to deliver exceptional customer experiences and drive results
  • The confidence to sell products requiring specialist knowledge
  • A willingness to embrace demonstration-based sales techniques
  • Commercial acumen – demonstrated experience in driving business KPI’s, staff planning, inventory etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and merchandising abilities – including the capacity to converse warmly and effortlessly with customers
  • Computer literacy encompassing strong familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Deep affinity of the Aesop brand and its values
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed

Aesop proactively seeks out curious, creative, passionate individuals who think laterally and are capable of delivering work of the highest standard. We place great importance on employee retention and development.

If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please do apply now.


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