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Retail Business Development  Manager – Portsmouth

Salary:  £26,000 to £32,000 per annum (depending on experience)

37.5 hours per week, Permanent role

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is recruiting for an experienced and creative Retail Business Development Manager to join its Trading Company.

We are the newest National Museum expanding rapidly over the last five years, attracting over 1.2 million visitors to our destinations and attractions, operating over 6 sites around the UK. We currently operate 9 retail outlets, as well as an on-line portal.

Key Opportunities:

Leading the development of all NMRN retail opportunities, delivering targeted income, through the innovation and development of new lines, opportunities and themes.

Working with teams across the business, building effective relationships to leverage impact across all retail channels

Supporting and guiding all internal colleagues and external partners, ensuring that retail considerations are encompassed into their plans, and ensuring the consistent delivery and communication of the brand through our products

Proposing and managing budgets in relation to retail

Creating and ensuring appropriate protocols, systems and guidelines are in place


Working in a customer focused environment with experience of delivering outstanding customer service, preferably within a multi-site background

Has a good level of professional competence and knowledge relevant to retail and budget management, demonstrating commercial awareness

Experience of Retail, utilising multi-site electronic trading/inventory systems, preferably within a complex multi stakeholder organisation

Ability develop programmes to coach and mentor team members to improve their individual performance, with strong communication skills, and an evident enthusiastic and inspiring manner

A talent for confidently presenting plans to key stakeholders and partner organisations

The role profile can be viewed here.

For further information or an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Giles Gould on 02392 891370 Ext. 2023 or

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a personal statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified.

Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at and are required by 4pm Friday 27th July 2018

The selection process will be held in Portsmouth on Wednesday 8th August 2018




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