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Exciting career opportunities in the bicycle industry - see below for details

See below our current store vacancies:

Senior Workshop Mechanic – Giant Store York

DO YOU THIRVE ON DAILY CHALLENGES? DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WORK IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF A LEADING BICYCLE STORE?  THE GIANT STORE YORK HAS AN EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ENTHUSIASTIC AND POSITIVE THINKING INDIVIDUAL.

THE ROLE

We’re looking for a Senior Workshop Mechanic with bags of enthusiasm for cycling to join our growing business. This exciting role is all about helping cyclists get the most out of their bicycles, whether that’s an impeccable new bike build, servicing for optimal performance or an emergency repair for a commuter.

The position is full time, and the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary.

THE PERSON

The ability to deliver exceptional service is essential and you must have experience in a customer-facing role. You must have at least Cytech Level 2 qualification (or equivalent) and in-store experience with a comprehensive knowledge of current technology from hydraulic disc brakes to electronic gears. You will need to be able to work independently, efficiently and with excellent time management. A willingness and enthusiasm to learn and further your knowledge is essential. You will need to be a natural communicator and able to discuss and appreciate customers’ cycling aspirations, and to thrive on the demands of a busy workshop environment. As you will be joining a small team, there will be some retail work involved in the job as well from time to time. Attention to detail and sharing our customers’ pride in their bikes is crucial, from high-end performance bikes to the everyday. An aptitude for systems and following processes is desirable, although full training will be given.  Above all, we need someone who loves cycling and who is able to share their enthusiasm with our customers and our cycling community.

THE APPLICATION

If you think you have what it takes, email your CV with covering letter to david@giant-york.co.uk or post to Giant York, 13 – 15 Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7HB.   Please mark your application for the attention of the Store Manager. 

 

Store Manager – Giant Store Shoreham

We are focused on offering services for cyclists beyond selling bikes and fixing bikes. We offer cyclists a local hub for all their cycling needs.

To thrive as location manager you will need to be an experienced cycle shop manager looking to work in a fast evolving, forward thinking cycle retailer. You will need to love the Giant brand and be open minded to promoting the store through ride outs, talks, books signings, the Cadence Pro Bike Fit studio, maintenance classes and indoor classes from Yoga to Wattbikes for cyclists.

You will need to show that you have the following:-

· A “Can Do” attitude.

· Strong leadership skills

· An ability to motivate a sales team to hit targets

· Deliver excellent customer service.

· Be able to communicate confidently with everyone from the founders of Cadence Performance or the MD of Giant UK through to your part-time staff.

· Be highly organised and meticulous.

· Use social media and old school marketing to give the business a loud voice.

· Have the skills to manage everything and everyone from Bike fitting to your part-time mechanics.

· Lead the store from the shop floor and remain hands on at all times.

· Keep the back office functioning smoothly.

This store manager will be responsible for a team of 5-10 staff including a busy workshop and professional Bike fitting suite. The store is open seven days a week and the manager is expected to ensure that it runs smoothly for the whole week. They will be responsible for planning their time and that of the rest of the staff effectively in this exciting location on the south coast.

In return for your management skills, hard work and commitment to the position you will be paid a decent store management salary (in the region of £25K dependent on experience), have entitlement to an uncapped profit related bonus scheme, cycle to work scheme and staff discount at trade+VAT from day one.

If you think you have what it takes to manage Giant Shoreham please apply via email enclosing a CV and covering letter to mike@cadenceperformance.com no later than Sunday 1 st July. 

 

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ABOUT GIANT

Giant was founded in 1972 with a mission: to create better bikes and improve the cycling experience. From the very start, innovation and manufacturing expertise set us apart.

It began with our lightweight chromoly frames. Giant's ability to produce high-quality bikes at an affordable price allowed more riders to experience cycling in a whole new way. Since then, Giant has pioneered advancements in both aluminium and composite engineering. We introduced the first affordable carbon fibre bike, the Cadex 980 C, and revolutionized high-performance road bikes with our Compact Road Design. In mountain biking, Giant's Maestro Suspension established a new level of performance for off-road riding and racing.

Over the last four decades, Giant has grown well beyond its manufacturing roots to become the world's leading brand of quality bicycles and gear. With more than 12,000 retail partners worldwide, we aim to inspire adventure in all riders, from casual to competitive.

Giant bikes win world championships. They win design awards, too. But most importantly, they win the hearts of riders who choose to make cycling a part of their lives. We support that choice. We think it makes the world a better place.

Giant aims to be a trusted friend on every road, path and trail that unfolds before you. We're proud to be part of your cycling adventures.

RIDE LIFE. RIDE GIANT.

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