The Country Manager is responsible for leading and managing the countrys operations (stores to back office functions), as well as for growing the business profitably, increasing the countrys turnover and reaching the approved targets whether EBITDA and/or Net Profit.
Guides and directs management in the development, promotion and financial aspects of the countrys products and services.
Directs the preparation and implementation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets, based on broad corporate goals, in order to optimise the achievement of revenue, profit and growth targets, as well as coordinates with Brand Managers and District Managers for the achievement of the said targets.
Appraises the countrys financial status and issues periodic reports in order to inform management of the financial stability, liquidity and growth elements of the business.
Identifies growth potential within the country by indicating prime locations for performing and/or newly identified brands, contacting landlords for offers, sending proposal to the Regional Office and following up on their status. Directs the preparation and issuance of the monthly financial statements and annual audited financial statements ensuring compliance with statutory and corporate requirements.
Provides leadership and direction to District Managers and/or Stores Managers, HR, Accounting, IT, Finance, Operations and Engineering functions to ensure the provision of cost-effective and quality support services for mainstream operations.
Develops, implements and monitors procedures that promote and enhance communication and information flows across departments.
Regularly and systematically evaluates the results of overall operations and prepares reports in order to inform management of outcomes and recommend ways forward.
Evaluates and recommends business partnering opportunities in order to capitalise on business synergies.
Recruits, trains, motivates, develops, retains and evaluates employees to ensure that the function has the necessary skill base and that employees are optimally motivated and enabled to maximise their potential and contribution to the achievement of the groups targets.
Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge
Bachelors degree in Business Administration or equivalent. Masters degree is a plus.
A minimum of 8 to 10 years experience in a regional/multinational firm, with at least 5 years in a managerial position.
Relevant experience in retail.
Fluent in English and Russian.
Driving and Achieving Results
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About the Company
About the Company
Azadea Group is one of the world's fastest growing retail groups. We carry a strong franchise portfolio of over 50 diverse brands that features some of the industry's most identifiable names, including Zara, Mango, Virgin Megastore and Sunglass Hut, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Pinkie, Pull &Bear, Oviesse, Oysho, Stradivarius, Salsa Jeans, Columbus Café, Butcher Shop & Grill, Paul.
Azadea Group headquarters are located in Beirut, Lebanon. A comprehensive network of local offices supports our operations in the Middle East and Europe. Currently, we operate over 250 strategically located stores across the Middle East and plan over 500 additional shops' opening through the 3 coming years.