October 05, 2022 3 min read

Job Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly ambitious, organised and motivated individual to join our team, based in our new premises in the heart if Barrow-in-Furness as General Manager.

The role is pivotal to supporting our current operations and drive further success within the business.

Are you enthusiastic, hard working, experienced and knowledgeable in the retail, business, marketing or logistics fields? Then this role could be for you.

As a rapidly growing company, with a nationwide reach, this role is created to support our day to day  business function and help offer outstanding products and service to our expanding customer base.

The role combines operational management, logistics, business development, marketing and customer service. This is a hands on role for a driven individual who can manage a small team as well as work under their own initiative.  

Job Description

  • Overseeing daily business operations, including order processing, invoicing and finance, business admin, social media, stakeholder and brand communication, stock control and customer liaison.
  • Developing and implementing growth strategies.
  • Quality control and budget management
  • Line management of staff
  • General working area upkeep, health and safety monitoring and reporting
  • Supporting social media activities
  • Stock tracking, inventory support and identification of sales and promotional lines
  • Researching and identifying growth opportunities
  • Training of staff and supporting people development
  • Evaluating performance and productivity
  • Undertake regular competitor analysis
  • Produce reports for the directors with a solution focused approach
  • Other duties as required


Person Specification




Skills and Experience

Strong GCSE results including English & Maths



Education to level 3 in an appropriate subject



Experience in management or supervision



Retail or business experience



Great IT and digital skills



Great communications skills both verbally and written



A flexible approach to work



The ability to work well in a small team whilst also working under your own initiative 



Organised, calm under pressure, able to prioritise effectively and deliver projects simultaneously



Self Motivated and hard working with a positive attitude



Highly organised



Experience in using different advertising platforms to maximise company reach and increase sales opportunities



Good understanding of how social media works, understanding different types of social media tools and adapting content for different channels



An interest in sport



Knowledge of the Woocommerce platform



Graphic Design / Video Editing Skills




Working for 17Sport

17Sport is a growing sports teamwear and retail business based in Barrow-in-Furness. We value our team and feel we offer a strong package of employment benefits such as;

  • Paid annual leave
  • Free staff kit
  • A commission based referral scheme and performance related pay
  • Pension Scheme
  • CPD opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

17Sport is committed to the promotion of equal opportunity and does not discriminate against employees for job applications on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. Our policy extends to but is not limited to recruitment, selection, remuneration, benefits, promotion, training, transfer and termination.

Application is via CV and covering letter to accounts@17sport.co.uk . Strictly no agencies.

Applications close Friday 21st October 2022 with interviews on Wednesday 26th October 2022.

17 Sport
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