JOB TITLE: Gallery Manager

Industry : Commercial & Finance Job Location : Cambridge
Job Reference : 8494SM Job Category : Retail
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 09/05/2012
Salary & Benefits : £20000 - £23000 per annum + OTE 40K
Experience Required : See Job Description
Education Required : See Job Description

Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Bluefire Consulting are recruiting for an experienced Gallery Manager to work for a leading UK Art Store based in Cambridge.

Job Description

Bluefire Consulting are recruiting for an experienced Gallery Manager to work for a leading UK Art Store based in Cambridge.

Purpose of role - To successfully deliver operational profit within the gallery through the provision of strong team leadership, sales growth, customer service and effective cost control

Main duties will involve:

*Ensuring that the gallery meets or exceeds its monthly sales targets

*Meeting personal monthly sales targets as determined by the Area Sales Manager / company requirements

*Gathering customer details where possible to increase the client database

*Regular liaison with the Marketing Department to arrange coverage in local media, discuss ideas and agree on beneficial marketing events

*Building local business relationships through networking and B2B marketing

*Building a good understanding of the local business environment and customer base in order to quickly identify sales opportunities

*Identifying and requesting the most suitable artists for shows in the gallery

*Undertaking ongoing performance management of all team members in the form of formal appraisals, monthly 1-2-1s and ongoing PDP support

*Ensuring that Company information, aims and objectives are clearly communicated through weekly team briefings and individual discussions

*Taking swift and effective action to deal with misconduct and/or capability issues, including dismissal if required

*Building strong product knowledge and an ability to talk credibly and confidently about the artwork

*Ensuring the gallery has the right artwork in line with local customer tastes

*Accurate daily completion of the end of day and daily sales emails

*Planning staff rotas effectively ensuring adequate cover at all times

*Ensuring compliance with Petty Cash Procedure

*Ensuring compliance with the Selling Priorities Procedure

Previous experience of managing a team, ideally in a sales/retail environment is essential for this role. The successful Gallery Manager must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of sales success, selling high value products within a commercial environment, experience in a similar role / similar environment focused on art retail is desirable but not essential.

Job Keywords

Retail, Management, Art, Fine Art, Sales, luxury sales, high end, sales management, Cambridge, team leader, supervisor, commercial,

Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Retail recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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