Careers at Abakhan

Careers at Abakhan

How to Apply

Do you have both a creative flair and a passion for providing amazing customer service? If so then you could be just the person for us!

If you're interested in applying for one of the available positions below, please click HERE to complete your application.

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Store Management

As a Store Manager or Assistant Manager you will be responsible for overseeing multi-channel stock replenishment ensuring that stock management procedures are adhered to, dealing directly with company representatives and internal buyers. With proven leadership skills, you will manage and motivate your sales team to succeed through effective communication, recruiting and training staff as required. You will also be required to prepare the rota in accordance with budgets, manage holiday allowances and absence reporting.

You will also be able to demonstrate the necessary skills to interpret sales reports and profit and loss accounts, using these to monitor and evaluate sales performance and profit within the store. Applicants must have previous experience in a similar role, possess a balance of business and people skills, and be fluent in the use of the Windows based applications Word, Excel and Outlook

Due to the diversity of our products, a knowledge of or interest in fabrics, textiles and/or associated products is advantageous. Flexibility with working hours/days including weekends & Bank Holidays is essential. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS check, and attend training and familiarisation sessions at an alternative store and Head Office for up to two weeks prior to being located in store.

Manchester Store

  • Job Reference Number: 31076
  • Branch Manager
  • Permanent
  • Management experience preferred
  • Full time working any 5 of 7 days as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    E commerce

    Our E commerce team members play an important role in ensuring that all our online and wholesale customers receive the best possible service. Duties will include receiving and checking stock before storing, receiving, picking and checking customer orders and packaging customer orders and preparing for collection by a courier service. You will possess good communication skills and have an excellent eye for detail. To assist with shipping and labelling you should also have good administrative and IT skills. Flexibility with working hours/days including weekends & Bank Holidays is essential. The E commerce Distribution Centre is based in Liverpool.

  • Job Reference Number: E033
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Permanent
  • 15hrs per week plus additional casual/flexi hours as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Security Opportunities

    Our Security Officers play an important role in maintaining the security of the branch by providing a visual deterrent and help to promote a safe environment for staff and customers alike. You will be patrolling all departments on a regular basis making security presence known, dealing with alleged shop lifters in a professional manner and checking all access points are secure. You should possess good communication skills both verbally and written and be able to write reports and statements which may be required as evidence. The ability to think and act quickly in emergency situations, or while under pressure is essential. Experience working in a similar environment would be advantageous as would a frontline SIA licence.

    Manchester Store

  • Job Reference Number: 31072
  • Permanent
  • 18hrs per week usually working on Friday & Saturday and one other as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • SIA licence holder preferred
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Store Supervisors

    Our Supervisors play an important part in the success of our business. Working as part of the store Management team you will be responsible for ensuring the store and sales team are fully equipped to offer all our customers both excellent service and an exceptional shopping experience.

    Our Supervisors are enthusiastic, motivated individuals who either have a passion for creativity or develop one while working in one of our stores. Duties will include serving customers, calculating measurements, advising on product requirements, cash and till work, dealing with enquiries and processing customer orders. You will also be required to merchandise products, check stock levels, incoming deliveries and replenish stock on a daily basis, along with other duties associated with a retail environment. You will be required to act as Duty Manager having responsibility for the whole branch in the absence of the Manager and Assistant Manager.

    With proven leadership skills, you will manage and motivate your sales team to succeed through effective communication and will be able to demonstrate excellent service and people skills. Supervisory experience in a similar role is required. Flexibility with working hours & days is essential. The successful candidate may be required to undergo a DBS check.

    Preston Store

  • Job Reference Number: 61085
  • Temporary
  • 36.50hrs per week working any 5 of 7 days as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • Team leading experience preferred
  • Closing date: 22/06/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Cleaning Opportunities

    Our Cleaning Operatives play an important role in maintaining the general appearance and outlook of our stores. Duties include vacuuming, mopping, dusting, wiping down surfaces, emptying bins, packing up rubbish for collection and recycling. You will also be responsible for keeping welfare facilities clean, cleaning offices as well as other associated duties. Previous experience is desirable..

    Bolton Store

  • Job Reference Number: 32070
  • Permanent
  • 7.50hrs per week usually working 9am to 10.30am over any 5 days as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Sales Assistant Opportunities

    Our sales assistants are enthusiastic, motivated individuals who either have a passion for creativity or develop one while working in one of our stores. We are looking for team players who have excellent communication and customer service skills. Duties will include serving customers, calculating measurements, advising on products, cash and till work, processing customer orders, merchandising and the replenishment of stock along with other duties associated with a retail environment. Previous retail experience is advantageous, as is an interest in the products we sell. Flexibility with working hours/days including weekends & Bank Holidays is essential.

    Birkenhead Store

  • Job Reference Number: 41034
  • Permanent
  • 5hrs per week plus additional casual/flexi hours as required
  • Applicants must be fully flexible over working days including weekends and bank holidays
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Chester Store

  • Job Reference Number: 71049
  • Temporary
  • 5hrs per week plus additional casual/flexi hours as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Altrincham Store

  • Job Reference Number: 33011
  • Permanent
  • 5hrs per week plus additional casual/flexi hours as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Altrincham Store

  • Job Reference Number: 33012
  • Temporary
  • 5hrs per week plus additional casual/flexi hours as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Head Office Opportunities

    Our Head Office at Mostyn North Wales also houses our Administration, Purchasing, Warehousing and Distribution departments.

  • Job Reference Number: W034
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Temporary
  • 37.50hrs per week
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Catering Opportunities

    The role of our Catering Assistants is very varied and can include serving a variety of hot and cold foods, drinks and carvery, cash and till work, clearing tables or dish washing. You will also be required to assist in cleaning duties, stock replenishment and some kitchen duties such as veg preparation and sandwich making. An interest in food along with a passion for great customer service is essential. Experience in a similar environment is preferred and you should either hold or be prepared to undertake training for a Food Safety L2 certificate. Flexibility with working hours/days including weekends & Bank Holidays is essential. Our Café is situated at our Head Office and Retail site at Mostyn, North Wales.

    Kitchen Manager

  • Job Reference Number: 14075
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • Experience in a similar environment preferred
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Cafe Assistant

  • Job Reference Number: 14074
  • Temporary
  • 5hrs per week plus additional casual/flexi hours as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days
  • Closing date: 13/07/2018
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    If you're interested in applying for one of the available positions, please click HERE to complete your application.

    Supplier Opportunities

    We are looking for suppliers to work alongside our popular Interiors Department based in Mostyn, North Wales.

  • A self-employed upholsterer with experience in both modern and traditional upholstery working with a variety of fabrics. You must be able to do measure ups when required and be prepared to collect and deliver in the North Wales area.
  • An experienced self-employed curtain maker to make bespoke curtains, blinds, cushions and pelmets for our customers. You must be able to complete all jobs to a very high standard with speed and accuracy. You will be expected to collect and deliver from our Mostyn branch
  • An experienced self-employed curtain measurer and fitter. You will call at our customers’ properties to measure up and return to hang curtains and possibly fit tracks, curtain poles and pelmets.
  • If you're interested please send your details to interiors@abakhan.co.uk