Skip to content

Department Manager - Ambient - 37.5 hrs - Trafford

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Department Manager - Ambient - 37.5 hrs - Trafford

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative and use your knowledge of the business to take Retail Management to the next level?  Looking for a company that wants to help further your career in Retail as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?  

If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for to fulfil this fabulous opportunity of a Ambient Department Manager.

Role Responsibility

What is the role?

As a Department Manager, you will be the driving force behind your business area and team. You will deliver an extraordinary customer experience whilst meeting sales and profit targets. Teamwork and guidance is at the heart of what you do, driving your team to succeed and develop. The relationships you build with stakeholders across the business will help to drive the success of you, your team and department.

As the Department Manager you will:

ØBe responsible for own bought and concession department and strategy (including payroll), identifying opportunities and risks using external market trends and competitor insights

ØSupport the concession businesses in your department by working closely with the Concession Manager to support and set improvement targets, resolve issues that may arise

ØMotivate the team to exceed sales targets by developing skills in product knowledge, cross category selling, after sales service and awareness of other services within Selfridges

ØManage and lead your team giving regular feedback and coaching. Recognising both talent and development areas, you will create unique plans to progress your team using the tools available

ØAct upon information and feedback from across the business e.g spotlight, engagement survey and team member feedback to name a few

ØEnsure that the department is fully compliant with trading standards, health and safety legislation and all store operating procedures

ØAchieve stock loss KPI through effective management of procedures, stockless action plan and team member training

ØLiaise and influence VM and B&M team to seek ways to improve visual presentation, stock holding and relay customer feedback, including best and worst sellers

ØKeep consistently high standards in your department through the completion of daily floor walks and checks, following up on required improvements

The Ideal Candidate

How you’ll do it…you will be:

ØCommercially minded. Understanding the numbers, you have a plan to achieve sales targets, realise the importance of managing stock levels and are reactive to external factors that may impact performance

ØCollaborative. Building relationships is one of your strengths. Whether it’s with your team to drive performance, your concession partners to initiate positive change, or with the wider Selfridges community, you realise the importance on working together

ØA retail expert. Accustomed to working in customer focused, fast paced/high volume environments, you bring both passion and knowledge to support your team. Generating ideas and implementing plans to develop business opportunities

ØA good communicator. Your friendly and confident manner is appreciated by customers, team members and stakeholders alike

ØA leader. Motivating and inspiring your team to deliver exceptional service and meet sales targets. You understand the importance of leading by example and provide coaching to drive performance and change

ØAdaptable. Prioritising is one of your skills and you know how to keep you team calm and focused in times of change

ØProactive. Planning for the weeks, months and season ahead from floor cover, events, stock and many more, you truly own your business area and take responsibility for ensuring its success

ØAn example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague


Sales - Total OB and concession sales (LY and Plan)
Stock loss – Cash and percentage to sales
Service – NPS score and data capture
People – Absence, turnover, engagement and pulse survey


This guide represents a summary of the role, however all team members are expected to be flexible in the work they undertake, which may change from time to time, according to the needs of the business

About the Company

Our Creative Spirit 

We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome. 

Our Awards Cabinet 

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. We were also recognised as a ‘Best 25 Big Company to Work For 2020’ as awarded by The Sunday Times.

Our Future 

Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences. 

Everyone is welcome

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working culture, and we see this as key to our success and our working culture. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome - irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all. We are diverse, we are inclusive, we are Selfridges.

The Fun Stuff  

There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year. 

Other benefits and rewards include:

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme 
  • Discounted gym memberships 
  • Pension contributions  
  • Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes 
  • Up to five paid volunteering days
  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development


This website is using cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you navigate to another page without changing the settings below you consent to this. Read more about cookies.