Manager position at Optical Express

Hours: 40 Hours Per Week
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Location: Newbridge, Republic of Ireland

We’ve come a long way since the first Optical Express opened in 1991. From just one store, we’ve grown to almost 130 stores and clinics and have become the UK’s only complete eye care provider. From glasses and contact lenses to laser, lens and cataract surgery, we’re here to make poor vision a thing of the past for our patients.

Responsible for the operational efficiency of the store; a key part of your role will be developing your team to deliver on challenging but attainable sales targets , not only with Laser Eye Surgery and IOL procedures, but also selling the benefits of purchasing glasses or contact lenses with Optical Express compared to their current provider.

You might come from a retail background where world class customer service comes naturally to you.

You will absolutely have strong management experience within a Clinic setting and can deliver results through your passion for people and by working closely with others to develop them through performance management.

It goes without saying you will possess excellent communication and presentation skills, be articulate, motivated to achieve and have a willingness to learn and progress within Optical Express.

To promote the benefits of laser eye surgery, IOL, Contact Lens and Glasses to all customers/ patients with passion, enthusiasm and the highest level of product knowledge
To ensure the levels of professionalism, customer care, product knowledge and selling skills of all staff within the Clinic meet or exceed the Company standard in order to sell effectively and meet customer needs
To minimize the occurrence of customer complaints through improved customer care and quality of service. To resolve any complaints quickly, efficiently and professionally and to retain customer loyalty
To ensure that at all times the Clinic is presentable and maintains the highest standards of tidiness and cleanliness and promotes the professional image of Optical Express
To recruit, induct, coach & support the team to ensure that all staff within the Clinic meet the acceptable levels of knowledge and competence
To promote team work between the professional, clinical and retail teams
To be responsible for all aspects of Health and Safety for the Clinic and its employees and to ensure that all guidelines and legal requirements are upheld
To maximise conversion opportunities with the patients to our premier treatments in both refractive and optical products
To ensure the Clinic team influences and advises potential patients on the most suitable and appropriate solution for their needs

Essential Skills
Experience as a Clinic Manager
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Adaptable with a flexible approach to work
Articulate and presentable with meticulous attention to detail
Good experience of Microsoft office and outlook
Ability to negotiate & influence outcomes
Demonstrate confidentiality, integrity and discretion
Self-motivated, enthusiastic and well presented

A proven track record of developing a team through performance management
Optical Experience

What’s in it for you?
Competitive salary
Free or discounted optical products/procedures
Career progression
Modern working environment with superb technology support
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global organisation where you will have the opportunity to grow and develop within a professional working environment.

About Us
Over £400 million has been invested in our clinics and in the most advanced technology, so it’s no wonder we’re the number one choice for laser eye surgery patients in the UK. Every week, our optometrists and surgeons help to transform the vision of thousands of people across the country.
Optical Express has more 5 star Trust Pilot reviews than all the other laser eye surgery providers in the UK combined; in fact, over 99% of our patients would recommend us.
If you’re looking to work for a market leader, then read on as we are looking for a Store Manager to work in our prestigious clinic in Leeds, Airedale House where you’ll have responsibility for managing the team and driving sales in the store along with ensuring our exacting standards are maintained.
Optical Express is an equal opportunities employer

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