Our bioWe are passionate about sports fashion and we are passionate about retail. We are an innovative company and are always on the look out for talent who can bring something different to our business.
Our continued success is driven through differentiation from our competitors, through quality product, people, location and most importantly our customers.
Champion has a high quality network of 20 stores in Ireland's premium retail locations. Our stores are located both on the high street and in the countries largest shopping centres.
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At Champion we regard our staff as our best asset. A vital part of our success is due to our friendly positive staff that provide the best customer service. We are always looking for energetic, enthusiastic people to join our team.
We recruit staff for their personality and the company has a ‘fun’ atmosphere throughout. Champion Sports is a very sales and customer focused environment and this is driven by our employees.
Internal promotion is strongly encouraged and all employees are given the opportunity to progress within the company.
The Recruitment Process
The interview process will vary depending on the level of job you are applying for. All sales team players candidates will meet with a member of the HR Department. The format is quite informal and usually takes place in a city centre store.
Retail Management roles have a two-tier process. The initial interview is a competency-based interview carried out by the Head of HR. Successful candidates will move to the next stage, which is conducted by an Operations Manager. A detailed floor walk forms the basis of this interview.
Head office roles follow a competency-based interview with the Head of HR. A meeting with the relevant department head then follows this. At this stage a brief is given and a presentation is required.
Where could you work?
We have a wide range of opportunities across all areas if our business, all across the country.
We always have openings for talent that share our ambition, drive and customer focus.So wheather your skills and experience lie in buying, sales, marketing or retail management we're sure to have something to suit your abilities. Take a look below to find out exactly where you could fit in at Champion.
The Buying Department are responsible for the purchase of all stock in stores. Our Buyers look at trends, history and location when deciding on what will sell in each individual store. Our Buying team work very closely with our merchandising and marketing departments to ensure product reaches its maximum potential, improving company profitability.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT:
At Champion Sports we consider our staff to be our best asset. We therefore feel it is vital to invest in our people and help develop and progress their careers. Our training department have a structured training and induction plan in place, which all new employees receive on starting with the company.
Our training department develop a succession plan for current employees who show potential and want to further their career with Champion.
Our Operations Team drive our staff to achieve all KPI’s set by the company. This is done through coaching and feedback and regular store visits. The Operations team work closely with the HR Department to performance manage our people ensuring they reach their full potential. Operations ensure that our stores look impeccable and are constantly striving to improve our business. Our visual merchandising department falls under this umbrella.
THE WEB TEAM:
The web department is responsible for running the E-Commerce Web Store at www.champion.ie.
The in house team looks after the technical development, merchandising, maintenance and daily operations and order fulfilment. The department also works closely with the Marketing team in relation to online marketing & social media campaigns.
OUR MARKETING DEPARTMENT:
The Marketing Department is responsible for organisational marketing strategy, advertising, promotions, customer relationship management, branding, public relations and corporate social responsibility. The main functions of the Marketing Department within Champion are the development of marketing goals and strategy, creation of quarterly advertising campaigns, production of POS material, management of social media and online marketing and generating awareness of the Champion brand through effective public relations.
The Human Resource Department deals with management of people within the organisation. There are a number of responsibilities that come with this title. First of all, the Department is responsible for hiring members of staff; this will involve attracting employees, keeping them in their positions and ensuring that they perform to expectations. It is responsible for all administration relating to the staff in the Company.
The Human Resource Department’s main objective is to bring out the best in their employees and thus contribute to the success of the Company.
We offer very competitive salaries.
We consider staff progression to be one of the greatest benefits to working within Champion. Many of our management and many of our indeed head office began their employment as a part timer and have built their career with the company.
We offer a group discounted health scheme.
We have a generous staff discount.
Club champion is the company social fund. The company contribute to this fund and there are a number of events held throughout the year.
Just ask our staff.
"I love working at Champion, it is challenging but very rewarding"
Dave, Galway Store.
"It is a fast paced business which means you learn a lot very quickly"
Sarah, Head Office.
"I began my career as a sales assistant in our Grafton Street store. The company always encouraged me to learn and now I am a buyer. It is a great job, dealing with the major brands like Nike and Adidas on a daily basis"
"Champion has provided me with so many opportunities to grow as a manager through training sessions, internal recruitment opportunities and an excellent internal support system"
Tracy, Store Manager
Site url: www.champion.ie
- Ballymount, Dublin, Ireland (Head Office)
- Dublin City Centre (Jervis Street Shopping Centre)
- Grafton St, Ranelagh, Dublin 2, Ireland (Grafton Street)
- Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland (The Savoy Shopping Centre)
- Dundrum, Co. Dublin, Ireland (The Dundrum Town Centre)
- Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland (The Laurence Mall Shopping Centre)
- Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland (Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork)
- Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland (The Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15)
- Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland (Westend Retail Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15)
- Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland (The Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare)
- Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland (The Pavillions Shopping Centre, Swords, Co Dublin)
- Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland (MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Kilkenny)
- Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland (Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow)
- Dublin 1, Ireland (Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin 1)
- Liffey Valley Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin, Ireland (Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin 22)
- Eyre Square, The Docks, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland (Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway)
- Dublin Airport (DUB), Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin, Ireland (Departures Lounge, Dublin Airport, Co Dublin)
- Henry St, Smithfield, Dublin 1, Ireland (The GPO Arcade, Henry Street, Dublin 1)
- Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland (City Square Shopping Centre, Waterford)