Store Manager – Intersport

Al Futtaim Group
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP698-5807

Al Futtaim Group

The Role

Intersport is the world's leading multi-branded sporting goods retailer, exclusively represented by Al-Futtaim company in the UAE. The brand offers sports enthusiasts the largest number of international sporting brands under one roof, including in-house brands such as Protouch, McKinley, Firefly, Etirel and Dynatour. The store is segregated into departments for golf, football, tennis, squash, fitness, water sports, rugby and outdoor requirements, with a special focus on women's and children's products. Worldwide, Intersport works closely with brands such as Adidas, ASICS, ATOMIC and NIKE, amongst others, to offer the latest and newest products.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Store Manager to help us launch our first Intersport Store in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In this multi-store opportunity you will ensure that the sales and profits are maximised as well as providing direction to the store through leadership, motivation and effective communication.

Key responsibilities include:

Sales/Stock Management - Ensuring that the frequency and volumes of deliveries are according to peaks and that there adequate stocks available in the stores
Customer Service - Ensuring that that the highest levels of customer service are delivered throughout the store.
Security & Safety - Implement policies and procedures to safeguard the our assets and property. Also responsible for ensuring that Health and Safety policies and procedures are continuously improved to ensure a safe environment for both customers and staff members.
Staff Management / Development - Provide guidance and leadership to all staff members throughout the stores. You will also ensure that all staff members are fully trained and developed to the level required for the role.

Requirements

You will come from a retail background where you have worked as a Store Manager for the past three to four years (sports background is preferred however not essential). Your planning and organising skills will be second to none as well as your ability to communicate across all levels of the business.

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 Group’s 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 Group’s 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.