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Trainee Manager Adelaide (Fixed-Term)

Location: Adelaide

Join the LUSH leadership team and love what you do!

The role

As a LUSH Trainee Manager, you work with the Store Manager and additional Trainee Manager to drive sales, create a culture of development and ensure that your store is upholding strong ethical practices. This role is a Parental Leave Cover, for a fixed term until January 2023. You lead by example, provide outstanding customer service and spreading the love of LUSH products to staff and customers. Trainee Managers also help to ensure scheduling, stock handling and cost control are managed efficiently. This role is a blend of people, process and sales management.

Our Adelaide Rundle Mall store is the largest LUSH shop in Australia, with lots of potential for training, events and sales. The Adelaide team are supportive and high-performing, and are passionate about maintaining a welcoming and inclusive workplace culture.

We are looking for candidates who have previous leadership experience, excellent motivational skills and communication skills, and a passion for staff development and customer advocacy. The ability to stay solutions focussed and adaptable in a fast paced, changeable environment is essential to success in this role. You will also need flexible full time availability to meet the needs of the team, with regular RDOs on Friday and Saturday. 

Please note: short video 'cover letters' are preferred for this role. Please read application instructions carefully. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Motivating, growing and developing staff into a high performance team.

  • Working with your Store Manager and Supervisors to create a strong leadership team in-store.

  • Driving sales, achieving targets and financial goals.

  • Contributing to a positive culture where customers are prioritized.

  • Supporting staff with career development through targeted training, goal setting and regular appraisals.

  • Training staff on customer service, company history, product knowledge, and company policy and procedures.

  • Planning and delivering schedules within set wage budgets.

  • Maintaining a high standard of store presentation.

  • Ensuring stock management procedures are adhered to.

  • Helping to create a fun and dynamic shop atmosphere.

  • Assisting with other tasks when needed - we work as a team!

Who are we?

LUSH is a global manufacturer and retailer of fresh handmade cosmetics. We are known for our unique bath and beauty products, personalised customer service, in-store activism and fun shop atmosphere. LUSH is a campaigning company, working across human rights, environmental protection and animal welfare. We are dedicated to the practices of fair trade sourcing and supporting sustainable communities as well as giving back to organisations that can make a difference through our Charity Pot Program.

We offer

  • Full training and a supportive learning environment.

  • A progressive work environment that celebrates diversity.

  • Paid birthday leave. 

  • A generous discount on LUSH products keep you smelling and feeling fresh.

  • A welcome pack of LUSH products and eco-friendly goodies.

  • Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program with free access to psychological, financial, legal and dietary advice.

Does this sound like the perfect role for you? For this position we ask that you submit a short video instead of a cover letter, telling us why you're the right candidate for this role. You can do this by creating a private channel on a site like YouTube or Vimeo and posting a link in the application form as prompted. If for any reason you are not able to create a short video, the alternative is to submit a creative cover letter addressing the above point. This could include images/colours/text - let your personality shine! Ensure all attachments are in PDF format. Applications close at 11:59PM (ACDT) on Sunday 7th of November 2021, so apply as soon as possible!

At LUSH, we believe that by fostering a culture of inclusion and respect, we are doing our part in building a world where there is equal opportunity for all. Having a diverse workforce that represents our wider community is very important to us and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander candidates, candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and all ages and genders.

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