Assistant Manager

Full time - Eataly
About Natoora

We are a fast-growing company with a clear mission: to revolutionise the food system.

With hubs in London, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, New York and Los Angeles we’re creating access to consciously-produced and grown food at a scale unparalleled by anyone else in the industry. Since 2004, we have been building a unique supply chain that connects chefs and home cooks alike to an ever-growing community of independent growers, farmers and producers.

With four stores across London and our own concessions at Eataly and Selfridges, we’re creating access to consciously-produced and grown food at a scale unparalleled by anyone else in the industry. Our Counter concept at Fulham Road and Notting HIll is pioneering a totally new idea in café culture - that you don’t have to compromise on flavour or sustainability to eat a quick, nutritious meal. Serving up a radically seasonal and totally traceable menu, everything is made by us from scratch, using ingredients sourced straight from growers and producers in our own community.

Education of the consumer is at the core of our mission, with flavour the key to unlocking that knowledge. Once tasted, we can encourage home cooks to eat a wider variety of fruit & vegetables, and help them to understand the positive influence they can have over the food system as a whole.

About the Job

There are thousands of food businesses out there. Joining Natoora means that you’re looking to be part of something bigger. As Assistant Store Manager, you’ll be the face of a dynamic, committed movement that is driving real change at ground level.

The assistant store manager supports the store manager to lead a profitable and customer-centric environment through the successful development or a team. Manages designated areas of responsibility including: hiring and developing talent, maintaining store and food controls, and applying merchant skills to curate a compelling customer experience. Through our training programme, we’ll equip you with the tools and knowledge to become a leading campaigner in your own right, climbing a clear growth path with training modules covering Product, Customer Service and Store Operations.

At the core of that knowledge is a deep understanding and appreciation for our product. You’ll learn where, how and by whom our food is grown, and how every decision - from seed selection to growing method to serving suggestion - can impact on the planet. Everyone has a part to play in creating a better food system. This is your chance.

Responsibilities
  • Meets or exceeds sales, payroll and shrink goals. Controls expenses to increase profitability.
  • Collaborate with the SM to assess the business using company reporting tools; prioritises and creates action plans to impact results.
  • Communicates priority produce and allocation needs to SM. And the head of retail if SM is absent.
  • Partners with the SM to recruit, hire and retain top talent to build for the store and brand.
  • Ensures the development happens through all levels of the team.
  • Takes responsibility for own development and professional growth.
  • Cultivates an environment of genuine customer connection
You
  • You care about everything you eat: where it comes from, how it’s made and by whom. Working with us is more than just a job - it’s a way of life.
  • Whether it’s engaging with customers on the shop floor or taking a new recruit under your wing, you’re approachable, caring and willing to go the extra mile.
  • You’re punctual, self-motivated and full of initiative. You see how every task - big or small - fits into the fuller picture of our food system revolution.
  • You act as a brand ambassador reflective of the company values and vision.
  • You demonstrate extraordinary service, leading by example on the shop floor.
  • You possess strong assessment and decision-making skills.
  • You act as a liaison between senior management and shop assistant members by filtering communication of all store operations, process, and customer initiatives.
  • You have passion and commitment to learning about our produce, seasonality and sourcing
Perks
  • Cost-price fruit & vegetables - we don’t profit from sales to our own team members
  • Your birthday off*
  • Pension scheme
  • CODE Hospitality membership, getting you up to 50% off at London and the UK’s leading restaurants*
  • Cycle to Work scheme*
  • Season Ticket Loan*
  • ​​20% off on Eataly Products
  • Subsidised lunch - made with the same seasonal produce we supply to chefs

*Once you’ve hit the 6 month mark

Email your CV to cristina.oria@natoora.com and tell us why you want to join the team.

Our vision for a better food system is built on real human relationships and a diversity of experience, perspective and ideas. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

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