Sports Department Manager - Decathlon Ireland - Salary €29,000 a year - Closing date 13 Aug 2022

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  • Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 06, 2022
Full time, permanent management

Job Description

Decathlon Ireland

Position: Department Manager

Full Time: (40 hours a week)

Salary: €29,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Employment Type: Permanent - Due to expanding - Immediate Start

Do you love sports and are you a natural leader?

As a Department Manager (or City Sport Leader, as we call it) your role is to leave an excellent lasting impression on your Team and our Customers. Leading by example, striving for the very best results and being proud to wear our Decathlon Gilet. You will be responsible in your department where your team will look to you for leadership and guidance.

Due to our continuing success, we are always looking for experienced sports enthusiasts to drive our departments forward.

When applying, please include the sports you have a passion for and why we should choose you.

Departments available: Mountain Sports (Camping & Hiking), Watersports, Cycling and Fitness.

What will be expected of you?

As a Department Manager (City Sport Leader) you will have a love for sports, be full of energy and motivated with a willingness to help others, always ensuring the layout and merchandising meets company standards. This will be achieved by being creative, organised, executing commercial planning, monitoring range choices all while proactively analyzing and maintaining Team performance. You will be required to work usual retail hours including evenings and weekends. The role will be shop floor based, meaning no two days are the same and you will face some challenges along the way, we guarantee that you will surpass even your own expectations.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead and Motivate - through your own passion for sports, you will be able to lead and motivate the Team with your own knowledge and experiences, be responsible for their actions and be able to delegate tasks and solve any issues efficiently. Through your hands-on approach to training and developing you will encourage the Team to achieve the desired results.
  • Organisation - As a City Sport Leader you will take responsibility for your Team, ensuring excellent time management, commitment, integrity and respect while delivering on the Decathlon Values everyday. You will be part of a large in-store team, practicing sport and celebrating achievements together, so it is important to be an excellent communicator with a positive attitude who is willing to be flexible when ever needed.
  • Performance Management - Decathlon heavily invests in the development of our Teammates, so that those who want to build a career within our business can flourish. Maintaining and developing the Team is paramount in driving the company forward, being innovative and creative to achieve this is imperative as a City Sport Leader.

What will you benefit from?

  • Career progression - at Decathlon you can choose your own career path, so whether you aspire to be the next Store Manager or even our CEO, we will be there to support you the whole way through.
  • Regional, National & International Mobility - opportunity to test yourself and develop your skill set further within different working environments and locations both at home and abroad.
  • Monthly Bonus - Up to 10% of your Gross monthly income may be received depending on how Decathlon performs both in store (Up to 5%) & online (Up to 5%).
  • Share Option - we are one big international family who offer our team members the exclusive opportunity to invest in a private share plan.
  • We play sports together - The DecaLeague is an internal league through which staff from all different departments come together and compete in various different sports.
  • Social Events - Our Social calendar is very busy all year round. Obviously Covid has had a direct impact on this but as we begin to see the finish line, or at least a sense of normality beginning to emerge, we will be sure to make up for lost time.
  • Paid Maternity, Paternity & Adoptive leave - Decathlon Ireland is the first Sporting Retailer to offer paid maternity, paternity & adoptive leave to all staff.
  • Cycle to work scheme - Ability to purchase a bike and make payments over a 12 month period and at a discounted rate.
  • Healthcare reimbursement package - Reimbursements available to all healthcare providers operating within Ireland.
  • PRSA package - Personal Retirement Savings Account options available to all staff.
  • Free parking - if you drive or cycle we have a free parking spot for you.
  • 20% staff discount - on all our Decathlon products.
  • Sports Allowance - to help ensure you can always practice your sport of choice or explore other sporting worlds.

If you love sport, customer focused and looking for a career that is a little bit different, then apply now for an exciting career with Decathlon Ireland.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: €29,000.00 per year


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