Job description / Role
This well established and highly reputable group is now recruiting a key member of the management team to join their fashion business, with a remit of expanding some of their key brands across the Gulf. With full P&L responsibility for driving the Brands performance and new store locations as well as motivating and driving the team to overachieve their potential, this is a challenging but highly rewarding role.
• Reporting to the General Manager you will be responsible for leading the sales & profitability of your brand throughout the Gulf region
• In conjunction with the General Manager you will plan the annual budget per store within the brand
• Overall responsibility for sales, profit, stock loss, expenses & costs (wages)
• Work in line with the International Principal partner on new season merchandise marketing / promotional material
• Provide effective leadership to your store operations team / Area Manager
• Travel overseas to the brand Principal for seasonal “buys” and building the merchandise range / forecast
• Evaluate local market competition and analyse pricing strategies / markdowns etc.
• Provide guidance to your team on visual merchandise / brand integrity
• Minimum of 12 Retail Experience in Fashion (men's / ladies) to a Brand Manager / Brand Director / General Manager level
• Previous experience of managing a Brand or business including P&L & Commercial, Merchandise Buying, Store Operations & Principle relationships is essential
• A strong understanding and passion in following fashion trends. High energy with enthusiastic approach to your team's success.
• Proven ability to manage a retail budget, sales versus targets and high achievement of results against forecasts
• Strong people management, training, recruitment and performance management skills
• Multi site or Area Management experience in overseeing multiple store locations is essential and ability to travel both in Europe & the Gulf
• Must have come from a structured retail background working with large regional groups or international fashion brands directly
About the Company
Quantum Search is a Dubai based Recruitment Consultancy established in 2008. Our vision is to deliver a high quality, timely and professional recruitment service across a number of key industry sectors in the middle management to executive boardroom levels with leading customers across the Middle East region. We make a firm commitment to all our clients, whether you are seeking staff or seeking a new career… we don’t distinguish on the quality of service commitment to you as our customer. “People first” is our commitment to you….
Retail Sectors: * Fashion * Luxury goods * Home wares * Supermarkets * Food & Beverage * Technology & Electronics * Department Stores * Cosmetics & Fragrance
Skills Recruited * General Management * Finance * Human Resources * Training Managers * Area Managers * Information Technology * Marketing & Public Relations * Leasing & Property Management * Project Manager / Retail Architect * Retail Buying * Merchandise Planning * Store Management * Visual Merchandisers * Brand Management