• Regional Manager - Midlands

    Job Location UK-BIR-Birmingham
    Job ID
    Permanent Full-Time
    Job Category
  • Overview

    Title: Regional Manager - Midlands

    Hours: 40

    £ Competitive plus bonus, car allowance, phone, laptop and additional large company benefits.

    Location: Midlands (Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester including more)


    If you’re looking to work for a market leader, then read on as we are recruiting for a Regional Manager to cover our Midlands region, this area includes some high profile sites including a flagship clinic in Birmingham and Nottingham as well as Meadowhall. We are investing heavily in attracting top talent to position us for future growth and lead our teams to greater success.


    As a member of the regional team and reporting to the Head of Performance, your role will be to manage the business in order to exceed challenging, but achievable, commercial targets. The Regional Manager will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, with the autonomy to lead a dedicated team of professionals committed to delivering excellence in customer service standards and as well as maximising regional sales across all business disciplines and individual store performance.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    The main responsibilities are:

    • Exceeding sales targets through maximising performance and profitability of each location
    • Maximise Laser Vision Correction (LVC) and Intraocular Lens (IOL) opportunities
    • Take personal ownership and responsibility for the recruitment, performance, development and retention of staff across the region
    • Setting stretching objectives for all stores and clinics ensuring there is a robust performance review process implemented, in order to create highly motivated and capable teams
    • Monitor progress of stores against agreed objectives 
    • Ensure all team members have the appropriate understanding of all Optical Express products and services
    • Develop and maintain effective communication networks in the region and with head office colleagues to ensure a “One Team” ethos at all times

    It is preferred you have experience of optical retailing within the UK; however we are keen to speak with senior retail professionals from the premium brand sector who can demonstrate exceptional ability.

    Minimum Requirements

    Ideally we are looking for:

    • Strong leadership as a Regional Manager - able to mentor, coach and influence
    • Strategic skills and confidence to drive the business forward
    • An ability to turn ideas into practical workable solutions
    • Successful proven record of achievement in a multi-site retail environment at a senior level across a geographically diverse area
    • High end retailing within an "assisted purchase" setting eg Jewellery, high end fashion, top end tech or electronics
    • A record of successful change management within a customer centric organisation

    What’s in it for you?:

    • £ Competitive plus bonus, car allowance, phone, laptop and additional large company benefits
    • Free or discounted optical products/procedures
    • Career progression within a growing business
    • Modern working environment with superb technology and management support

    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.


    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.

    Our patients’ feedback is incredibly important to us. Optical Express has more 5 star Trust Pilot reviews than all the other laser eye surgery providers in the UK combined, and over 99% of our patients would recommend us.


    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.


    Please apply now by uploading your CV.


    Optical Express is an equal opportunities employer

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