21 Sep Working in Retail Operations – What a Brilliant Place to be!
Why has there been such a stigma attached with working in Operations Management? Careers such as Retail Managers, Restaurant Managers, Hospitality and Leisure Management from Assistant Managers, Store Managers right up to Regional Directors, are often overlooked and viewed as perhaps a stop gap or a temporary position until something better comes along.
We disagree! These fantastic careers offer so much more to all people of all stages of life. We know that having a talent in Operations can give you an immensely rewarding career for life. It’s still one of the places where you can truly get under the skin of the industry and the job and work your way up quickly through hard work and a desire to succeed.
The Restaurant industry alone is made up of 90% of managers starting out as entry-level employees: It offers such tremendous growth and other spin off opportunities too such as such as marketing, accounting, purchasing, HR, and IT, that provide advancement opportunities as well. Who better to sculpt the next generation of managers than those who have worked in similar positions and are skilled managers themselves?
The platform that this type of career can give you is certainly one that you don’t find in other industries. Those in leadership positions will work alongside entry level staff to give them first hand guidance teaching, on-the-job-training and motivation to truly kick start their careers. And you often don’t have to have a degree or bags of qualifications to start. It’s a social place where you will meet people from all walks of life and there are certainly no dull moments when you are dealing with the public!
These industries show no signs of abating with significant growth year on year. In the US restaurant industry alone, sales have grown from approximately $586 billion in 2010 to $782 + billion in 2017 and employment opportunities increased as well.
How can we help?
Your management team make or break your business. Sourcing the right operational talent is vital to drive your business forward.
- If you are a company then we can help you recruit your customer facing management teams across retail, leisure and hospitality.
- If you are looking for your next role in Operations then we’d love to have a chat with you to see where you would be best placed.
Our team at The Talent Group have an in-depth working knowledge of the retail, leisure and hospitality industries. We can quickly understand what your business is all about and what type of people it needs to thrive, and we continually have a range of different placements available for individuals looking for their next career move.
Please do get in touch with us by calling us on 01276 534984 or emailing us directly firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also be found on Linked in, where we will keep you up to date with everything that is happening in our industry.