http://globalretailrecruitment.com feed #Director - Brand Communications <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">The mission of the role is to build the brand as the best brand in China through maximizing innovative and inspirational brand exposure by recommending, planning and executing initiatives in Above-the-Line, Online and Mobile Media.&nbsp;</span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc"> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Pro-actively developing and recommending advertising, new media strategies and its derived programs. </span></p> </li> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Planning and overseeing the development, preparation and implementation of the communications campaigns, in above-the-line and below-the-line media and (mobile) Internet, including media planning and buying activities. </span></p> </li> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Pro-actively directing agencies and the team to maximize brand and (new) product exposure while maximizing integration with other elements of the marketing mix. </span><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <div class="page" title="Page 4"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <ol start="0" style="list-style-type: none"> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'; font-weight: 700">Education and Experienc</span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc"> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Minimum of 8 years</span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">&rsquo; </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">experience in the advertising or communication dept. with an international Retail brand </span></p> </li> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Previous experience in advertising, </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'; color: rgb(100.000000%, 0.000000%, 0.000000%)">digital/social, </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">PR, and Creative Services in China; Previous experience with media in China</span><br /> &nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> </li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 5"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <ul style="list-style-type: disc"> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Knowledgeable about China </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">and international, s</span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'; color: rgb(100.000000%, 0.000000%, 0.000000%)">treet culture/sport casual fashion</span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">, lifestyle industry. </span></p> </li> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Excellent presentation and organizational skills </span></p> </li> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Exposure </span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">&ndash;</span><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">&nbsp;brand/category marketing, trade marketing </span></p> </li> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Relevant China marketing experience, preferred </span></p> </li> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">University Degree or above.<br /> Preferably in a marketing or communications related </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">discipline. </span></p> </li> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Fluent in English</span></p> </li> <li style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'SymbolMT'"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.000000pt; font-family: 'AdiHaus'">Mandarin Chinese as native language preferred </span></p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1437 Commercial Director Seeking a highly driven Commercial Director to deliver change and expansion to this established Super/ #Hypermarket retail business based in the GCC.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Requirements.&nbsp;</strong><br /> 10 + Years Retail commercial experience&nbsp;<br /> Knowledge of Fresh Foods and Non Foods<br /> International experience in prior positions.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Tax free package in country of employment Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1435 Commercial Director - Super/Hypermarket <div> <div> <div> <div> <p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:verdana">Seeking an experienced #Commercial #Director for an expanding #Hypermarket business in the GCC region.<br /> <br /> Responsible for the profitability and development </span><span style="font-family:verdana">by leading and Managing the Commercial Department so as to achieve commercial top &amp; below line targets, in line with the company&rsquo;s mission and vision, by managing day to day activities, planning, developing, implementation of the commercial strategies, and ensuring projects and deliverables are on time as committed.</span></span></p> <p><br /> <br /> You will have 8+ years in Senior commercial positions with in&nbsp; #retail and ideally in emerging markets.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <div> <div> <div> <div> <p><span style="font-family:verdana; font-size:9.000000pt">Master Degree in Business Administration or a related field </span><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1434 Operations Manager (Retail Sport) <br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:12px">Operations Manager (Retail Sport)</span></strong><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><strong><span style="font-family:calibri,sans-serif">Role purpose:&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family:calibri,sans-serif">Responsible for optimising shop standards (brand, customer service, upkeep, visual), sales performance and operating efficiencies in the stores under his/her responsibility by coordinating with planning, merchandising and marketing teams and by managing and being accountable for all stores operations according to company standards and guidelines.</span></span><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:11px">Key accountabilities and decision ownership&nbsp;</span></strong> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Day to Day operations of store/s under his/her responsibility;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Conduct analysis on available data (eg sell-out and sell-through, trends bestseller, brands) in order to ensure that the store performance exceeds the assigned sales and profitability targets and identify and lead corrective actions where needed;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Work with Planning and Merchandising teams to ensure optimal inventory management. Work with this team and Brands and Brand Team on the product planning and mark down process. Monitor returns, inventory levels, product sell through and product availability for each store to ensure an adequate product cover. Manage stock movements between stores and plans to liquidate end of sale product;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Ensure each shop and warehouse are kept to the highest standards at all times;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Ensure regular product and upselling training and techniques;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Oversee employee rotas to maximise service whilst remaining within set budgets;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Work with and provide input to Marketing teams to ensure implementation of marketing guidelines;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Ensure that VM is consistent in all stores and according to the brands&rsquo; guidelines. Implement planned shop merchandising, layout and customer traffic flow so as to maximise sales, customer satisfaction, appearance, image and ergonomics for customers. Ensure upkeep and optimal condition of all fixtures and fabric of shop premises and ensure all equipment is in working order;&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Identify areas for concept improvement (new fixture and VM fixture, change of lay-out, introduction of a new assortment, new customer service standards or training programs, improved retail marketing and graphics support in the store) and secure support to execute throughout the organisation;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Lead and develop a consumer focused organization by recruiting, managing, training (selling and customer care) and motivating all team members, whilst respecting company policies and employment laws;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Lead the Store Opening/Refit Process &amp; ensure all support is being given to open the store on time;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Seek and inform about competitor activity, pricing and tactics, and share this to relevant stakeholders and departments in the Company;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Hold regular team briefings/update meetings;&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Manage health and safety, security, and emergency systems, staff and customer awareness, according to company health and safety guidelines and measures and relevant law;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Responsible to ensure compliance with all processes, operating procedures, standards and guidelines for central services (Sales, Merchandising, Purchasing, Marketing, Human Resources, etc.);</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Acquire best results in stock loss by monitoring, tracking and implementing all loss prevention activities.</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-size:11px"><strong>Core competencies, knowledge and experience&nbsp;</strong></span> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Preferably a degree or Masters in related fields;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Retail management experience preferably in the field of Sport;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Good commercial skills;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Proven track record in delivery of results and achievement of targets;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Well-developed coordination and leadership skills;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to motivate and inspire others, able to deal with suppliers, partners and employees;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Ability to work across Company functions and levels, locally and overseas;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Focused on continual change and adapting to meet dynamic environment.</span></li> </ul> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1432 Buying & Planning Assistant <strong><span style="font-size:11px">Buying &amp; Planning Assistant</span></strong><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><strong>Key accountabilities and decision ownership&nbsp;</strong></span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><strong>Profit</strong><strong>Maximisation</strong></span> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Understand key sales, profit and margin drivers across the business and the impact of their role on these;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Develop an understanding of weekly trade reports to assist the Buying and Planning team in identifying trading risks and opportunities across all brands;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Act upon trade actions quickly and efficiently as requested by the Buyer and Planner;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Provide all necessary ad-hoc analysis as required, to improve commercial understanding of the business.</span></li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><strong>Range Building and Planning</strong></span> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Maintain and manage the product selection sheets, providing a visual representation of the range for sign off meetings and store briefing packs;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Demonstrate extensive product knowledge;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Raise orders on the relevant system in a timely way ensuring all key data is populated;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Display a customer-focused knowledge of market and trends.</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-size:11px"><strong>Supplier Management</strong></span> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Build and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers;&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11px">Contribute to future supplier strategies.</span></li> </ul> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1433 Visual Merchandising Manager <br /> <span style="font-size:12px"><strong>Visual Merchandising Manager</strong></span> <ul> <li>Based Kuwait</li> <li>Reports to Head of Visual Merchandising</li> <li>Manages a VM team</li> <li>Responsible for delivering the highest standards of Visual Merchandising for leading luxury retail brands across high profile locations &nbsp;in Kuwait</li> </ul> You will require a degree in a business or retail related subject.<br /> You will require several years Visual Merchandising experience and most likely within luxury / high end retail / premium brands.&nbsp;<br /> Ideally you will have experience of managing a visual merchandising team and working across multiple sites. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1430 Visual Merchandising Manager <strong>Visual Merchandising Manager - Luxury Retail</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <ul> <li>Based Kuwait</li> <li>Reports to Brand Manager</li> <li>Responsible for managing a Visual Merchandising team</li> <li>Responsible for delivering the highest standards of visual merchandising in luxury retail</li> <li>Responsible for high profile high end premium brands across &nbsp;high profile locations in Kuwait</li> </ul> You will require a degree in a business related discipline.<br /> You will need several years of visual merchandising experience gained in a luxury retailer.<br /> You will need experience of managing a successful team.<br /> You will need excellent communication and influencing skills.<br /> You will have energy, dynamism and be full of creative ideas always interested in the latest VM developments and trends.<br /> This is a role and a company which offers excellent career progression and is suited to someone who is career development minded. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1431 VP Buying <p>A senior #retail position in a truly fantastic organisation both in brand and culturally.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The role incumbent will build accurate order and efficient assortment planning and merchandising to achieve top line and bottom line growth across #China &amp; the region with a focus to drive improved performance across all #Buying KPI&#39;s.</p> <p>You will lead New category/ new product implementation strategy by store type and channel.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Key Responsibilities:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Formulate short, mid, and long-term Own #Retail buying and Franchise buying strategies for China in conjunction with Business unit Channel Category Sales and Retail operations team.</li> <li>Lead the team to deliver targets;</li> <li>Influence BU on the range for China and assortment planning</li> <li>Work closely with Product, Marketing and Visual Marketing team to ensure timely product launch to stores.</li> <li>Work closely with Retail Operations and Franchise Operations to driving the sell-through with recommended action plan.</li> <li>Develop buying team workforce planning and continuously drive capability development to support business growth;</li> <li>Drive technology applications and development of efficient and effective processes and tools across retail and franchise buying teams;</li> <li>Recommend and manage overall Retail Buying</li> </ul> <p>You will have a:</p> <ul> <li>High degree of commercial and business acumen knowledge</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Influencing, composure and representation abilities</li> <li>Strong Strategic as well as analytical skills</li> <li>High personal impact and high communication skills</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Minimum 15 years of work experience in Retail Merchandising &amp; buying related field.</li> <li>Possess good fashion sense and consumer trend</li> <li>Fluent English required</li> </ul> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1427 Business Intelligence Manager <br /> Reporting into the Chief Marketing Officer, the role of the Customer &amp; Insights Manager is to provide the group with latest the knowledge about the market and competitive changes, consumer insights and retail relevant trends in lifestyle, fashion and technology, to help develop customer-centric strategies and plans.<br /> <br /> RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES<br /> Manage ad-hoc consumer research projects designing and conducting all research phases including identifying study objectives and research design, sample and questionnaire design, survey implementation, field monitoring/data collection, data analysis, report development and presentation with insights and recommendations to support business objectives. Project costing and financial management<br /> Manage qualitative consumer research projects (partially executed via research agencies), designing and conducting all research phases including identifying study objectives and research design, sample and questionnaire design, survey implementation, field monitoring/data collection, data analysis, report development and presentation with insights and recommendations to support business objectives. Project costing and financial management.<br /> Meet with internal partners to identify sample approach and project timelines for tracking and ad hoc projects<br /> Provide qualitative and/or quantitative findings and recommendation to diverse audiences, among all levels of the organization.<br /> Combine data from multiple primary and secondary research sources to develop a comprehensive view of the customer experience.<br /> Work with outside vendors, managing day-to-day operations, coordinating research projects<br /> Provide all deliverables within determined timeframes and on budget.<br /> <strong>Regular reporting on markets/competition &amp; trends -&nbsp;</strong><strong>Based on internet desk research:</strong><br /> Prepare (bi-) yearly reports on key market facts and developments<br /> Produce regular updates on key industry and competitive developments<br /> Provide daily / weekly business relevant news feed Identify key trends and assess business relevancy<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS &amp; SKILLS</strong> <ul> <li>Min. Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree, preferably Master&rsquo;s in Marketing, Business, Statistics or related field.</li> <li>7+ years of relevant work experience with quantitative and qualitative market research &amp; consumer insights generation preferably with both client and agency experience</li> <li>Experience with Survey design, programming, and deployment</li> <li>Experienced analyzing research data and delivering quality research insights in depth for the business units teams and top line for senior management</li> <li>Good skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and WinCross or SPSS required</li> <li>Good understanding of quantitative and qualitative market research best practices</li> <li>Good understanding of statistics</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:</strong> <ul> <li>Excellent critical thinking, analytical and communication skills &ndash; Ability to understand business acumen and business need</li> <li>Process oriented: focused on research quality, timeliness, effective research management</li> <li>Self-directed: proactive, strong sense of accountability, independent</li> <li>Flexible: willing and able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change</li> <li>Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience working with people from diverse background and cultures</li> </ul> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1425 Commercial Director <p>Commercial Director &ndash; Fresh Food (Work Location in Thailand).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Wholesale/Retail experience essential.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This position will responsible for the development of the Fresh Food category within the company.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Accountable for the establishment and maintenance of category strategic guidelines, development of new concepts as well as training and coaching, with the objective to achieve category growth</p> <p>within Thailand and other countries where the company operates, as well as improving capabilities in topics such as procurement, product development, marketing and customers satisfaction.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This role is also for implementing a comprehensive category management methodology within different countries (e.g. Cambodia, Myanmar, China, India)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Accountable for the introduction of the corporate Customer Led Category Management methodology, as well as supporting, training and coaching the local teams with the objective to develop the local capabilities, thus creating sustainable category strategies to drive the overall performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Responsible for the management, along with a team of assistants and specialists of all aspects of a given category.</p> <p>Accountable for product development, sourcing, negotiation, inventory management, QA and marketing, with the objective to grow the overall category sales and profitability.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>*Only suitable applicants will be contacted.&nbsp;</p> <p>Open to all nationalities&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1424