Argos is one of the most well recognised names on the UK high street that was recently bought by Sainsbury’s. Famous for delivering an enormous product range through its in-store catalogues.
So much consumer demand means that Argos recruit staff on a continuous basis, to fill job vacancies in its stores, at head office and in the various warehouses located across the UK.
Through these well-recognised outlets, The company has secured its position as the UK’s leading retailer of jewellery, toys, small domestic appliances, furniture and sports and leisure equipment. As you might expect, such dominating market presence requires a large team of staff to the demands of the consumer, and as such, there is likely to be a suitable position for all skills and backgrounds, right across the employment spectrum.
The majority of staff recruited and employed by Argos work on their dedicated career website. In store vacancies with Argos are varied, from casual or temporary work as a Customer Service Assistant right up to Store Manager and everything in between. Argos currently operates more than 737 stores in the UK. This staggering number means there is an Argos store within 10 miles of 95% of the UK’s population. The sheer number of stores means there are often job vacancies with Argos for all types of roles within a store.
Argos Customer Service Assistant Roles
Recruitment for this type of position is generally done at the store level, with the Store Manager guiding the recruitment process. Argos job vacancies of this type are often advertised in-store or in the local job centre or local press and generally offer a wide range of employment terms such as full-time, part-time and seasonal.
Customer Service Assistants are required for duties such as operating the tills, managing the stock from the warehouse into a store for purchase, presentation of the store and customer advice. If you are starting your career within the retail industry and are recruited by Argos as a Customer Service Assistant then there is plenty of potentials for you to climb the career ladder within the organisation. Argos encourages staff development and runs a wide assortment of management training schemes.
Argos Store Management Roles
If you are looking to secure a more senior position then again there are often plenty of opportunities with a company the size of Argos. Your choice will be widened further if you are prepared to travel or relocate to an alternative area. Argos require their managers to be incredibly efficient, intelligent and capable of motivating teams of staff as the speed of sale is crucial in order to generate maximum turnover and deliver low-cost items to the consumer. In return for their hard work and dedication, staff are given high levels of training and mentoring plus lots of encouragement and empowerment through increased levels of responsibility.
Argos employ Customer Service Managers in each of its stores and these people are described as “the face of the business”. These front-line staffs are responsible for leading a team and are expected to take ownership of the sales floor. In addition to providing quality customer service, they also assist the Store and Deputy Store Managers meaning even at a junior level the successful recruit is given hands-on management training and exposure.
If you would like to apply for an Argos Customer Service Manager vacancy then you should visit the Argos website or contact your preferred store directly.
If you are looking for a more senior retail management vacancy then you should perhaps consider the role of Store Manager or Assistant Store Manager. Argos has job vacancies for these demanding positions in a variety of UK locations. Argos has a policy of recruiting high calibre staff to fill these positions, and the successful candidate will be expected to run and manage their own store in the most profitable and ethical manner.
Argos Head Office Opportunities
Argos has one central base from which it supports its 737 UK stores. Head Office is located in Avebury, Milton Keynes and is the nerve centre of the operation. There are many departments within this location and this means that Argos regularly recruit new staff to work there.
Argos is currently under Sainsbury’s umbrella so the company has no head office anymore and operations are run by Sainsbury’s head office staff from their headquarters.
A vacancy within the Commercial Trading / Supply department is likely to be for one of the following roles:
- Merchandising Support
- Supplier Management
- Demand Forecasting and Decision Support
To fill these roles Argos recruit well qualified staff, who often have a proven track record in their particular field. Perhaps qualified for degree level the ideal candidate should be well presented, articulate, computer literate and self-motivated.
Within Retail Operations, Argos has job vacancies for people who are capable of working under pressure as they are required to deliver continuing support for all the retail stores. There are a number of positions ranging from junior to senior available within this function.
Within the finance department, Argos seeks candidates who are capable of helping the commercial teams make the right business decisions. Argos regularly recruits graduates with degrees in accountancy or other financial fields into these positions. Ongoing training is provided to the successful applicant as Argos recognises the importance of on-the-job learning and development.
How to apply
As you know that Argos has become a Sainsbury’s brand so all recruitments are done by their career site on sainsburys.jobs.
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