Harding Retail

Gift Shop Manager

December 8, 2018
Harding Retail
Retail Jobs
Shop Manager

Are you a motivated Store, Department or Concession Manager looking for a new and exciting opportunity?

Do you want to join a dynamic company and travel the world whilst working on board some of the most luxurious cruise ships at seas?

We are currently recruiting for Gift Shop Managers to work on board our fleet.

The Role:

  • Based on board one of our many cruise ships in the retail department
  • Run a team of retail sales assistants and specialist consultants
  • Ensure the efficient day to day running of the retail department
  • Provide regular training and updates for staff
  • Liaise with on board revenue managers to make sure targets are met
  • Provide detailed sales reports for the higher management team

The Person:

  • Have a proven track record in achieving sales targets
  • Have a background in retail management
  • Have manged your own budget
  • Have a strong background in loss prevention
  • Be flexible and adaptable


  • Accommodation, uniform and meals provided on board
  • A chance to travel the world
  • Target Based commission
  • Competitive Monthly Salary

The shop manager is an important position as you will be liaising with all operations based on land as well as our partners and clients at sea. Therefore, an ability to adapt and make changes quickly is essential in this role. This role is perfect for someone who loves a challenge and is looking for a new career path.

Harding retail work to provide retail solutions on board cruise ships for some of the world’s largest and most prestigious cruise lines. We currently have retail outlets on board with P&O, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Carnival and Cunard to name a few. Due to rapid expansion and success in the industry we are now looking to recruit motivated and skilled Assistant Managers to oversee our teams at sea as part of our management program.

As one of our Fast Track Trainee Managers you will start your career at sea by beginning an on the job training program, with the view to become a fully-fledged Assistant Manager in the near future.

You will be part of the management team responsible for running a team of retail sales consultants and product specialists. Ensuring outstanding customer service and maximising sales profits as well as consistently making sure the day to day running of all retail outlets is to the highest possible standards.

All successful candidates will be required to complete a 1 week induction training prior to starting the role.

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

Harding Retail

Harding Retail


At Harding Retail, we work in partnership with 20 of the world’s top cruise brands.

Founded on the Harding family name and trusted since 1930, we provide an on board retail shopping experience of the highest standards.

The Harding Retail portfolio includes over 250 shops on 62 cruise ships. As a premier on board retailer, our business focuses on our clients, the cruise lines, and their guests – our retail customers.

With offices in Bristol, Miami and Sydney, we are a worldwide business that embodies all that is exciting in the world of international travel and leisure.

We are proud of our long established history. The origins began nearly 200 years ago with Sam Edward Harding who started a butchers shop serving the community of Bristol. As a port city, there was a need to supply the many hundreds of ships that arrived each year and the business expanded into shipping supplies. In 1930, Harding Bros Ltd. was formed by Sam’s son, Percy, whose son, Michael, developed the company into one of the foremost suppliers of ships provisions in Europe.

In the late 1980’s, Michael’s son, Neil (the current President) developed the business and introduced shops on board cruise ships. Through a series of successful partnerships, the business has grown to operate on-board some of the world’s major cruise lines.

The desire to expand has been reinforced by the merger in November 2014 with Flemingo International, a fast growing global duty free and travel retailer. This merger will undoubtedly see Harding Retail take the next step in its rich history.

At Harding Retail we work with each of our cruise partners to develop onboard shops that meet the needs of a wide range of guests and passengers – from small boutiques to large multi-category open plan shops.

Each shop is designed for a truly exceptional shopping experience. Our shops are brand led, set in a contemporary environment and supported by our trained shop colleagues who are focused on delivering world class customer service.

Our proven experience and knowledge of cruise retail has been built through our strong client relationships and delivering successful commercial results.

Our professional and personal approach is reflected in our partnerships with many of the world’s top cruise brands, including P&O, Cunard, P&O Australia, Seabourn, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Regent, Oceania, Azamara, TUI, Viking, Thomson and Saga.

Harding Retail offers our customers a wide range of world class brands and exclusive merchandise including fine jewellery, watches, fashion, beauty and liquor, together with a selection of many essential items.

Our eye for newness and innovations illustrate our brand led approach, which is demonstrated by being the first to bring brands such as Michael Kors, Radley, Beaverbrooks and Carat London to sea.

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