Retail Lead Store Manager - France

Retail Lead Store Manager - France

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Job Description

Are you an operational superstar?

Ever wanted to learn French?

Have you ever considered what life is like living in France?

If you answered yes to these questions, Majestic Wine would love to hear from you!

About Majestic

Majestic Wine is the UK’s leading specialist wine retailer. Majestic was founded in 1980 and, alongside its Commercial and French divisions, had a turnover of over £300m last financial year.

Alongside strong growth in multi-channel sales, Majestic believe there is still a key role for a retailer that is loved by customers and loved by suppliers.  We pride ourselves on our enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly people, who, working as part of a close-knit team deliver exceptional customer service in a vibrant and fast paced retail environment.  More information can be found at   

In August 2019 Majestic announced it will be continuing its story under new private ownership and was purchased by US investment firm - Fortress. The sale included the Majestic brand, stores, website, Commercial and our French division. 

Fortress is now backing the vision for the future of Majestic and they see a lot of headroom for growth. The investment group pointed to Majestic’s ‘strong cross channel journey, expert staff and widespread brand affection’ when deciding to buy the business from its PLC status.

Our Proposition

Majestic Wine stands apart from other retailers due to our extensive range of quality wine, our approach to selling it and our expert people - Majestic's greatest asset! We offer wine tasting in store every day and the expertise of our teams ensure a strong customer focus. All these things come together to make us unique and give us the extra personal touch we’re so proud of.

The Role 

Do you love how it feels to help customers discover new products that they will love? As a Retail Lead Store Manager, you will join the Calais team!  

Imagine waking up on your days off and going to your local boulangerie for a freshly baked baguette and a cup of coffee in the morning, bliss! 

This role presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to work and live in France, take in the culture and gain new skills!

Did you know

In a normal year Calais is our highest performing store taking €5 Million+ in revenue per annum.
Staff working at our French stores are given free travel home to visit friends and family each quarter 
We help the team learn French- add some “je ne sais quoi” to your skillset
There’s hugely discounted accommodation for the team who work over there, or you can find your own piece of French paradise.
Being only 1.45 hours away from Paris, you could take it the Parisian culture on a regular basis!
Staff discount still applies on top of the great French Prices!!! 
Greater scope to shape the future business of Majestic Calais 
Earning potential is great ...  Stretch scheme on top (2% of GP over sales target) of normal bonus - Uncapped!
Bonus is paid quarter - hit your sales target and KPIs = bonus!

It can be an operationally challenging but highly rewarding role. Apart from the amazing experience gained of living in another country, you'll have the opportunity to run one of our most successful stores!

As a Lead Store Manager, your input will be key, leading and nurturing a team and displaying your own initiative to drive sales and customer satisfaction.

But that's not all: We understand that taking on a new challenge can be scary and we want YOU to know we got your back!!!

You will be learning from the best, our very own James Godfrey. You will be fully supported during your development and we will set you up for success. All you need to do is bring your passion...

Job Requirements

We are looking for great Retail Senior Store Managers who:
Have a minimum of 2 years managerial experience in the retail or hospitality industry
Have a great understanding of how to keep a team happy and motivated
Have great knowledge of profit and loss statements and managing sales targets
Have a track record of great team leadership, operational excellence, and delivering best in class customer service
Wouldn’t ask a team member to do something that you wouldn’t do yourself
Ability to speak French not essential for this role but a willingness to learn would be beneficial  


A 20% staff discount on everything in-store, which you can share with two of your family or friends
Christmas bonus scheme, so you can earn more on top of your salary
Fantastic incentives that take you around the world to explore our different vineyards
A contributory Company Pension Plan
Life Assurance (Worth 3 times your annual salary).
29 days holiday, including public and bank holidays.
PLUS invites to wine tasting events

Job Specifics:

Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time 45 hours per week

To find out more about the opportunity, please apply today together with your up to date CV

We’re entrepreneurial, we’re creative, we’re dynamic, we’re energetic, we’re inspiring, we’re engaging and we’d love to hear from you! Together we are Majestic #TWAM

* Majestic Wine reserves the right to shortlist and appoint suitable candidates before the advert deadline date *

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