Shop Manager – Sunglass Hut Bawabat

Azadea Group
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: KP561-369
Azadea Group

The Role


The Role


The Shop Manager is responsible for leading and managing the store operation to deliver the highest standards of customer service and to maximize sales and profitability in line with company's objectives. He/she is also responsible for the inventory, maintenance and external appearance of his/her shop.

Develops and implements store operating plans, policies and procedures in line with corporate branding in order to achieve and exceed sales and profitability objectives.
Ensures the effective implementation of plans, policies and procedures through leadership of the store team (setting goals and objectives, managing performance, developing and motivating employees), in order to ensure the highest levels of performance are achieved.
Manages staff recruitment in order to ensure the recruitment of high calibre staff that enables the store to meet its objectives.
Manages annual allocated budget by managing expenditure up to set limits, optimising and reducing costs where possible and reporting variances versus budget, in order to ensure effective store cost management.
Develops and maintains good working relationships with external suppliers and back office departments, in order to support the smooth operation of the store.
Ensures the stock is effectively measured, controlled and managed in compliance with corporate stock management procedures.Manages order placement/requisitioning activities in order to maximise sales and meet stock performance objectives.
Ensures all ranges are effectively merchandised in line with brand image and standards.
Ensures cash management policies and procedures are followed and cash registers are accurately reconciled.
Solves critical store operational problems including customers complaints, in order to ensure operational effectiveness and to increase customers satisfaction.
Liaises regularly with his/her brand manager and other Shop Managers in order to understand ongoing brand activities and developments and share best practices and ideas.
Prepares management information reports on store performance in order to ensure that his/her brand manager has the relevant information needed to support operational decision-making.
Liaises with Country Manager regarding all non-commercial aspects including administrative and operational challenges.

Requirements


Requirements


University degree.
A minimum of 3 years experience in a managerial position.
Experience in fashion retail is a major plus.
Strong knowledge and understanding of store operating procedures.
Strong people management and problem solving skills.
Strong communication skills. Strong customer service skills.
Fluent in written and spoken English.
Computer knowledge.

Competencies:
Deciding and initiating action
Leading and supervising
Working with people
Adhering to principles and values
Writing and reporting
Applying expertise and technology
Planning and organizing
Delivering results and meeting customers' expectations
Following instructions and procedures
Adapting and responding to change
Achieving personal work goals and objectives
Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking

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.
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