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Kärcher Center Support Manager

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Extraordinary tasks require extraordinary people, which is why we look for employees who show outstanding motivation, dedication, team spirit and are willing to be custodians of the Kärcher Brand.

All over the world, Kärcher is synonymous with top performance, innovation and quality. In the same way that our products stand out from others, we stand out as an employer too. As a family-owned company, mutual appreciation and trust are particularly important to us. At Kärcher you can expect interesting challenges and open knowledge sharing as a perfect platform for your individual career planning and personal development.

Only together can we create that which sets Kärcher apart – and each individual employee plays an important role in this. The difference is you.

 

Operations Support Manager - KOKO Centers

Purpose of the role:

To provide a consistent and exceptional level of operational control and standard of customer service across the Kärcher Owned Kärcher Operated Center (KOKO) Network.

 

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Ensuring operational targets are reached/exceeded in line with Company strategy and KPIs
  • Building and developing networks and relationships with local KOKO Teams and internal support functions, keeping all Centers up to date with both Customer and Employee communications
  • Communicating effectively to the local KOKO teams weekly and monthly Center sales and operational targets, clearly identifying what this means in terms of sales, profitability, costs, staffing levels etc.
  • Ensuring that all point of sale merchandising materials and any other visual display items are appropriately placed in the Centers and that customer/sales information is correctly displayed, up to date and relevant to obtain maximum profitability
  • Supporting the development of the local teams through providing on the job training and skills transfer and constantly updating and assessing operational and process skills
  • Managing stock levels in all KOKO Centers, ensuring that stock is within set KPI’s monthly and annually
  • Managing entry and exit plans of new and end of line product lines
  • Providing on-boarding process for new KOKO staff members
  • Auditing cleanliness of KOKO Centers
  • Overseeing the consistency of logging service requests under warranty and fixed cost repairs via Oneview
  • Ensuring all Processing for Sales and Service Invoicing is complete and Invoices are produced as a result
  • Ensuring all SAP transactions are reconciled by month end across all Centers
  • Overseeing the temporary removal process of Professional Machines from the Showroom for Demo purposes via the ASM and Academy
  • Implementing new process improvements
  • Providing cover to Center locations for sickness and holidays
  • Managing customer complaints/feedback

 

Your qualifications, experience and characteristics are:

  • 3 GCSEs at Grade C or equivalent, including English and Maths
  • Experience in a retail environment and/or supervisory position essential
  • Experience in the cleaning industry, with knowledge of products required
  • You are able to demonstrate key achievements within a similar role
  • Experience in merchandising and stock control required
  • You must be organised and tenacious
  • You must be self-motivated, confident and professional
  • You must be available for Saturday work
  • Willingness to travel across the KOKO Network essential
  • Full UK driving licence essential

 

Our Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with career progression
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • 24 days annual holiday + bank holidays (increases with service)
  • Simplyhealth Cash Plan (including retail discount scheme)
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Staff discount on Kärcher products
  • Company vehicle and fuel card

 

Contact details

Kärcher (U.K.) Ltd

recruitment@karcher.co.uk

Human Resources – Alastair Marshall, Recruitment Co-ordinator

01295 752162

www.karcher.co.uk