Store Manager Graduate ProgramUniqlo is a modern Japanese company that inspires the world to dress casually.Uniqlo has enjoyed strong growth by offering high-
quality casual wear at reasonable prices based on its SPA (Specialty Store Retailer of Private Label Apparel) business model, which spans product design, manufacture, distribution and retail.
The first Uniqlo store opened in 1984 in Japan. Uniqlo now has more than 1900 stores and worldwide operations, including the U.
K., China, Hong Kong, South Korea, the United States, France, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany, Australia and Canada.
Part of the Fast Retailing group, Uniqlo is truly determined to achieve the goals in the group's mission statement : "Changing clothes.
to become the number 1 clothes retailer in the world by 2020! We truly believe that this dream can be achieved through providing the best customer service experience on the high street.
To do this we need the very best people to join us and be part of making that dream a reality! If you believe you can make this happen then we would like to hear from you.
Previous experience is not required, however the desire to achieve the very best in customer service and to continuously work at the very highest level is essential!What is the UMC Programme?
Are you somebody who enjoys working in a fast-paced, people oriented, team centric environment? Do you enjoy a lot of responsibility and thrive when under pressure to solve problems and deliver results?
Are you ambitious and goal oriented, and able to adapt to changing situations easily?If this sounds like you, then the Uniqlo Store Manager Candidate (UMC) Programme is likely to be the right programme for you.
The UMC programme is a year-long intensive retail master class, designed to equip you with the skills to become a Store Manager, where you will learn the Japanese standard of retailing.
We believe that to be an effective Store Manager, you have to start with the basics, and earn the confidence of the teams you will later go on to manage.
It is not for those afraid of challenges; it is a rigorous introduction to life on the shop-floor.So, how far can you go?
As a high calibre store manager, you will become a key player in Uniqlo’s European expansion; responsible for a multi-million pound store where you will manage and develop a large team of people.
You will also have strong relationships with our headquarters, the Store Support Centre , working with local marketing, merchandising, HR and E-
Commerce campaigns.Your training needs will be taken care of by our Fast Retailing Management and Innovation Centre, with regular classroom training to top up your knowledge and leadership skills.
Opportunities are limitless : our UMCs in the past have gone on to open stores in new markets, manage our London and Paris Flagship stores, and have been accepted onto internal global leadership programmes.
What do we expect from you?For the first three months you will work as a customer advisor, learning to deliver excellent customer service, and understand the basic principles at the center of Uniqlo’s mission and vision in store operations.
During the following three months, you will gradually take on more managerial tasks (for example staff schedules, training plans, stock ordering, shop-
floor management). Once you have mastered this, the final 6 months will see you work as an Assistant Manager, where you will be simulating the role of a store manager.
However, progression is based on your performance so the pace of development is down to you.If you think you have the endurance and potential to succeed with us, don’t hesitate to apply!