Store Manager – F&F

Al Futtaim Group
UAE

Ref: HP698-7369

Al Futtaim Group

The Role

Store Manager - F&F - Al Naeem Mall, RAK

F&F was launched in the UK in 2001 and is now one of the largest clothing brands, trading in 12 countries with over 3,500 locations and annual turnover of 1.6 Billion GBP. F&F has now partnered with the Al-Futtaim Group with plans to opens stores across the GCC. F&F has something for everyone with clothing, underwear, footwear and accessories for women, men and children. F&F has the ambition to be the world's leading affordable fashion brand.

We are looking for Store Manager for our branch in Al NAeem mall in RAK, who likes to have an active presence on the shop floor, your primary responsibility will involve leading a team of full time employees as well as managing the day to day operations.

Other key responsibilities include:

*Ensuring that brand integrity is maintained throughout the store and high standards of customer service are achieved at all times

*Ensuring that the store has a positive and supportive work environment and the staff are suitably recruited, trained and motivated to perform their jobs effectively

*Ensuring the proper in-store stock control through liaising with the Buying department in order to meet the demands and requirements of the business and customers

*Keeping up-to-date with changes in the fashion retail industry, by visiting competitors in local market and reviewing trade magazines/ periodicals, in order to be able to recommend and contribute to the planning of the business and store's objectives

*Maintaining the store display to a high standard and ensuring that all promotions are fully supported

*Through weekly / monthly / quarterly meetings with the management team, reviewing the results and making decision on corrective action

*Cultivating a proactive partnership with local authorities such as Government, Health Authorities & Labour/Immigration Departments, and developing a strong working relationship with Mall Management and external marketing teams

Requirements

With a minimum of four years experience in a similar level role, you will be a strong team leader who has the retail operational knowledge required to continue to lead the team towards the highest of standards.

Your track record influencing and negotiating with key decision makers will compliment your strong leadership and relationship building skills. You will have a solid understanding of the retail industry in the Middle East with demonstrated experience in driving sales and building customer loyalty.

About the Company

Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Groups continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Groups belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.