http://globalretailrecruitment.comhttp://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/feed/null/null/null/Job feed Digital / E-com Platform Design Manager http://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/view/1235 <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, 'Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro', Meiryo, 'Hiragino Sans GB W3', 'Noto Naskh Arabic', 'Droid Arabic Naskh', 'Geeza Pro', 'Simplified Arabic', 'Noto Sans Thai', Thonburi, Dokchampa, 'Droid Sans Thai', 'Droid Sans Fallback', -apple-system, '.SFNSDisplay-Regular', 'Heiti SC', 'Microsoft Yahei', 'Segoe UI'; white-space: pre-wrap;">Seeking a mid-management level Retail E-Commerce Site Design/platform and build expert. This role will be based in Hong Kong. Retail Ops/commercial experience also highly beneficial. Strong mobile UX / UI and APAC experience required. I am seeking an individual who understands the customer journey, particular in the Chinese market. The role will work alongside the Merch team for </span></span><span style="color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, 'Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro', Meiryo, 'Hiragino Sans GB W3', 'Noto Naskh Arabic', 'Droid Arabic Naskh', 'Geeza Pro', 'Simplified Arabic', 'Noto Sans Thai', Thonburi, Dokchampa, 'Droid Sans Thai', 'Droid Sans Fallback', -apple-system, '.SFNSDisplay-Regular', 'Heiti SC', 'Microsoft Yahei', 'Segoe UI'; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-size:12px;">product / price</span></span><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, 'Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro', Meiryo, 'Hiragino Sans GB W3', 'Noto Naskh Arabic', 'Droid Arabic Naskh', 'Geeza Pro', 'Simplified Arabic', 'Noto Sans Thai', Thonburi, Dokchampa, 'Droid Sans Thai', 'Droid Sans Fallback', -apple-system, '.SFNSDisplay-Regular', 'Heiti SC', 'Microsoft Yahei', 'Segoe UI'; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and also alongside Logistics. There is a Technical team to support the innovation and creative drive you will bring. </span><br /> <br /> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-weight: 700; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, 'Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro', Meiryo, 'Hiragino Sans GB W3', 'Noto Naskh Arabic', 'Droid Arabic Naskh', 'Geeza Pro', 'Simplified Arabic', 'Noto Sans Thai', Thonburi, Dokchampa, 'Droid Sans Thai', 'Droid Sans Fallback', -apple-system, '.SFNSDisplay-Regular', 'Heiti SC', 'Microsoft Yahei', 'Segoe UI'; background-position: 0px 0px;">Key Requirements</span></span> <ul style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 12px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 18px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, 'Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro', Meiryo, 'Hiragino Sans GB W3', 'Noto Naskh Arabic', 'Droid Arabic Naskh', 'Geeza Pro', 'Simplified Arabic', 'Noto Sans Thai', Thonburi, Dokchampa, 'Droid Sans Thai', 'Droid Sans Fallback', -apple-system, '.SFNSDisplay-Regular', 'Heiti SC', 'Microsoft Yahei', 'Segoe UI'; background-position: 0px 0px;"> <li style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 1.5rem; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 2rem; background-position: 0px 0px;"> <span style="font-size:12px;">6-8 years&rsquo; experience in&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12px;">omni-channel</span><span style="font-size:12px;">, e-commerce Product or Programme </span><span style="font-size:12px;">management</span><span style="font-size:12px;"> or other product ownership role</span></li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 1.5rem; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 2rem; background-position: 0px 0px;"> <span style="font-size:12px;">Must have experience in launching </span><span style="font-size:12px;">omni-channel</span><span style="font-size:12px;"> &amp; e-commerce products: knowledgeable about Chinese e-commerce</span></li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 1.5rem; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 2rem; background-position: 0px 0px;"> <span style="font-size:12px;">Usability and customer-focused design experience a plus</span></li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 1.5rem; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 2rem; background-position: 0px 0px;"> <span style="font-size:12px;">Internet and retail experience strongly preferred</span></li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 1.5rem; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 2rem; background-position: 0px 0px;"> <span style="font-size:12px;">Prior experience leading the planning and execution of strategic digital projects and initiatives</span></li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 1.5rem; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 2rem; background-position: 0px 0px;"> <span style="font-size:12px;">Strong project management, analytical, presentation and oral communication skills</span></li> </ul> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1235 Sales Manager - Germany http://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/view/1231 <div> Sales Manager - Germany &nbsp;- B2B FMCG / Retail</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> A wonderful opportunity to join an ethical product business with quality and sustainability at its heart. &nbsp;Home or Office based you will have the drive and ambition to develop new channels through your passion for this product and wellbeing lifestyle.&nbsp;</div> <div> Collaborative in nature but with an ability to work independently you will create brand excitement and ultimately customer loyalty.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> You will have a proven history of achievement in FMCG Sales within Germany.</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Sound commercial understanding, with the confidence to make appropriate commercial decisions.</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Excellent numerical and analytical skills (data manipulation and insight)</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Excellent communication skills</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Ability to build, lead, negotiate and deliver commercially sound account plans;&nbsp;</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Ability to prepare and deliver persuasive and impactful presentations for key &nbsp; &nbsp; customer meetings;&nbsp;</div> <div> &bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Ability to efficiently work cross-functionally to build strong business plans</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Main responsibilities</div> <div> To manage and achieve agreed annual targets for sales revenue and profitability for appointed customer portfolio.</div> <div> Monitor performance against budget for sales revenue &amp; profit performance and advertising spend, report variances and develop/implement corrective action plans.</div> <div> Develop customer account plans, and effectively implement key initiatives, including promotional planning, new product launches, assortment &amp; distribution extension</div> <div> Be key lead on planning and execution of all trade and shopper marketing plans, including retailer/trade adverts, promotional plans, in-store and online activity.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Preparing compelling customer presentations and preparation for business review meetings to successfully inspire and facilitate JBP agreements.</div> <div> Follow-up with customers for specific promotional activity to ensure accurate forecast planning and best-in-class execution</div> <div> Ensure all customer agreements are documented and are in line with total business objectives.</div> <div> Developing forward focused plans in line with business growth and brand plan objectives.</div> <div> Be a brand ambassador in everything you do.&nbsp;</div> <div> To share local market insights on trends, competitor activity and best-practice.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> General</div> <div> &bull;To champion the brand Mission, Aims, Objectives and Values.</div> <div> &bull;To ensure equality of opportunity is maintained and respected at all times in accordance with the appropriate policies and procedures.</div> <div> &bull;To make full use of technology for all appropriate tasks.</div> <div> &bull;To demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly with others to respond to needs of an evolving organisation.</div> <div> &bull;To ensure that confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> CV to neil@globalretailrecruitment.com including current package.&nbsp;</div> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1231 Head of Merchandising http://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/view/1228 Seeking a Head of Merchandising&nbsp;controlling the complete function inc OTB.&nbsp;<br /> Fashion Retail / Food experience essential.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> 4 yeas Senior Merch to Head of Merch experience required.<br /> <br /> Only suitable applicants will receive a response.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Role based in Dubai for a leading Retail Group.&nbsp;<br /> Monthly to 30000 AED&nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1228 Head of E-Commerce http://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/view/1230 Head of E-Commerce required&nbsp;<br /> Retail Division&nbsp;<br /> Monthly to 30000 AED&nbsp;<br /> <br /> You will have 4 years E-com retail experience and a proven ability to develop and deliver strategic growth&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <div> As Head of Ecommerce, you will be reporting directly into the CEO of Retail with responsibility for managing the development and growth of the site, optimising the Customer experience.</div> <div> With a track record of success of either launching a new website to market or re-launching a website to perform better, you will have commercial acumen and be experienced in managing a P&amp;L for an E-Commerce business.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Key responsibilities include:</div> <div> P&amp;L management and cost control</div> <div> Work closely with the digital agencies to deliver, at pace, profitable customers to the site, monitoring and optimising the performance of marketing campaigns to maximise ROI</div> <div> Deliver continuous on-site optimisation and</div> <div> Define objectives and deliverables to improve visitor traffic, promote engagement and increase new customer acquisition growth</div> <div> Working closely with Purchasing in merchandising the site and setting the pricing and Supply Chain to ensure an efficient delivery model</div> <div> Review online customer buying behaviour through the use of web analytics tools to identify areas for improvement and recommend the most effective strategies</div> <div> Conduct competitor reviews to ensure the site&#39;s pricing remains market leading</div> <div> Identify innovation opportunities to support the brand through digital channels</div> <div> The ideal Head of Ecommerce candidate will have:</div> <div> Entrepreneurial spirit, with strong commercial acumen and the ability to deliver at pace</div> <div> Previous experience in launching a fully optimised website is preferred, but not essential</div> <div> Clear knowledge and understanding of SEO, PPC, affiliate marketing and display advertising</div> <div> Demonstrable experience of content management systems</div> <div> Educated to degree level, in marketing or a related subject advantageous but not essential</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Excellent communication / interpersonal skills both written and verbal</div> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1230 National Account Controller http://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/view/1221 <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">This critical role reports to the Commercial Director&nbsp;and heads up designated retailer customer accounts including responsibility for turnover, volume and profitability and ensuring optimum performance. You will provide full on customer focus forging stronger business partner relationships.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">You will need to be strategic and tactical in your approach delivering, but not limited to, the following:</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Responsible for delivering board approved budgeted annual volume and revenue for your retail customers;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Implement key strategies for maintenance and growth of your customers;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Responsible for the control and allocation of advertising and promotional budgets for branded sales;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Responsible for short and long-term strategic&nbsp;planning to achieve profitable growth in all soft drink categories for customers;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Driving and coordinating the internal resource to deliver NPD and own label initiatives from concept to launch;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Managing all Account projects involving customer initiatives;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Liaise cross functionally and with the senior team and your customers;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Work proactively with the brands team to build and implement the annual plan effectively;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Provide broad level communication links between and the varied contact network across the customer&rsquo;s head office;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Ensure customer demand is in line with the agreed forecast by drawing upon the relationship with the customer and the supply chain teams internally and externally to ensure that forecast accuracy is maintained at the agreed KPI levels;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Instigate and lead project teams internally and across the wider group to improve business performance, collaboration and results.</span><br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">As a driven, conscientious and tenacious individual, you&rsquo;ll have a real passion for making things happen and delivering quality on time.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">You will need the following experience:</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- You are an accomplished National Account senior manager or manager with a proven track record of profitable and sustainable sales delivery and marketing exposure;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- You have at least five years sales experience in an FMCG blue chip food and drinks industry sector organisation which includes a demonstrable record of success with some of the top five grocery retailers, ideally with &#39;named&#39; customers;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Successful delivery of retailer own label NPD experience is essential;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Strong commercial awareness and first class negotiating ability is essential;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Positive&nbsp;can-do&nbsp;approach, adept at conflict management whilst also being on the front foot to seek out and exploit business opportunities;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Experience of working with and using Category Management to identify opportunities to support the sales process;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">- Experience of a large-scale Food and Drink business and the associated processes e.g. forecast-driven just in time and vendor manage inventory - led production&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">-&nbsp;Experience&nbsp;of selling Brands and Private Label to named retail customers.</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, sans-serif;">We prefer you to be based in the South West UK offices but you can be based anywhere in the UK providing you can spend 2 to 3 days per week in Somerset.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Relocation assistance is provided. Circa &pound;65000 + great pension, car &amp; bonus&nbsp;</span> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1221 Global Supply Chain Director http://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/view/1219 Seeking a Senior Executive in <strong>Global Retail Supply Chain</strong> to be based in Asia.&nbsp;<br /> The role will lead organisation and systems changes in the division whilst maintaining&nbsp;the fantastic team motivation that flows through the entire business.<br /> <br /> You will be highly aware of the regulatory process, 4pl, planning, merch, transport, warehousing, freight with an ability to manage cost and drive improvement. This; in part through technological implementation and new system integration.<br /> <br /> A demonstratable track record in developing supply chain strategies, operating plans and building a collaborative team environment that drives objectives is essential to succeed in this role.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> You will also have Retail - E-com platform experience.<br /> <br /> Essential Qualifications / Experience : -<br /> Degree in relevant field&nbsp;<br /> 8 + years &#39;Director&#39; level or above Supply Chain Management experience in Retail.&nbsp;<br /> International experience<br /> Responsible for in excess of &pound;30 million spend.<br /> Complex regulatory experience.&nbsp;<br /> Big Volume Retailing in a multi brand environment (Food, Franchise etc)&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1219 Business Development Manager - Atlanta Georgia http://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/view/1211 The Client is an independently recognised market leader in the field of critical logistics within the automotive industry and intends to grow its global operation through dedicated sales in new vertical market sectors.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of the logistics industry in Aviation / Aerospace.<br /> <br /> <strong>Key Duties</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li> Proactive and sustained daily telesales contact to identify and develop customers.</li> <li> Plan and carry out effective regular trips to present to prospective clients</li> <li> Achieve personal annual sales target of new business which contributes to overall annual sales team target.</li> <li> Maintain good working relationships with the operations team</li> <li> Represent the company at conferences/exhibitions.</li> <li> Ensure that the highest possible standards are maintained in all activities.</li> <li> Diligently and promptly maintain company&rsquo;s CRM reporting system.</li> <li> Enhance and improve customer relations.</li> </ul> <strong>Experience and Skills</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li> Telesales experience</li> <li> Account management experience</li> <li> 7 &ndash; 10 years of external sales experience with proof of results</li> <li> Key account management</li> <li> Excellent presentation and communication skills</li> <li> Developed networking skills</li> <li> You will bring a network of contacts in Automotive, Aerospace, Aviation</li> </ul> <br /> Flexibility to travel worldwide&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Gross profit bonus potential, car allowance, commission, medical, pension + base circa $100,000 Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1211 C' Level Retail Executive / Director http://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/view/1206 <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;"> Incredible opportunities to grow capability whilst driving and leading iconic brands and business</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;"> - To develop a Fashion brand or multiple brands across multiple countries&nbsp;<br /> - To be fully accountable for the P&amp;L delivery and growth of the brand<br /> - To lead strategic brand development &amp; business planning<br /> - To review performance of the brand&#39;s objectives and standards<br /> - To manage delivery of optimum ongoing sales and cost performance<br /> - To maintain stakeholder relationships<br /> - To be responsible for setting product and pricing strategies<br /> - To manage the brand location strategy<br /> - To develop the brand marketing communication strategies<br /> - To provide team development and leadership<br /> - To share best practice and ensure cascade into brand operations.</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;"> The Requirements:&nbsp;</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;"> - 10-15 years gained in fast fashion OR core fashion OR premium fashion retail including a minimum of 5 years as a senior manager (Director / Country / GM / Head of Commercial / CEO )</p> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;"> -Entrepreneurial flair and prior business management exceeding &pound;200 Million</div> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;"> - Strong sales, operations, product and merchandising experience (buying capabilities a plus)</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;"> <br /> - Successful track record of multi-site retail management experience (international exposure an asset) - Combination of &quot;hands-on&quot; operational knowledge with strong people development skills</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;"> - Full P&amp;L accountability and delivery evidenced in high growth retail expansion environment<br /> <br /> - Proven track record of the management of multi-support function expertise</p> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1206 Buying Manager (Toys ) http://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/view/1198 Objectives: Responsible for assessment and purchasing of toys for retail sale. The incumbent is responsible for selecting the toys to be sold in the stores, and consequently the product assortment, product availability and competitive pricing. Leads market assessment and demand management analysis, responsible for contract negotiation and vendor management.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Main responsibilities:<br /> - Responsible for sourcing and delivering a commercially successful range of toys<br /> - Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers; sourcing new suppliers and negotiating terms of contract including price, quality, availability, rebates etc.<br /> - Negotiate working relationships that maximise margin and minimise risk<br /> - Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements<br /> - Review and determine supplier fit with overall strategy on an annual basis and optimum routes to market for each category<br /> - Predicting seasonal best sellers, core lines and future trends<br /> - Completing regular competitor shops and market analysis reports<br /> - Budget management for all category ranges<br /> - Design, develop and implement the overall buying strategy for the company<br /> - Agree and deliver forecasted sales, stock and profit targets in line with range plan, ensuring agreement with the General Manager<br /> - Devise and utilise fruitful procurement and sourcing strategies<br /> - Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness<br /> - Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services, finalising purchase details of orders and deliveries<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> * Only applicants with Toy / Gift buying experience will receive a response&nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1198 Retail Communications Manager http://globalretailrecruitment.com/job/view/1186 Dubai based - Communications Manager for SPORTS RETAIL&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The Communications Manager is responsible for conveying the Company&rsquo;s internal and external messages.<br /> Responsible for creating strategies to increase employee awareness and enhancing productivity. Externally communicating with media and other relevant parties to announce launches of new products, promotional and marketing activity ensuring Company and brand image are upheld.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Main Responsibilities:<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Draft written manuals, preparing for presentations and communications with internal stakeholders and employees<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Distribute messages from senior management, preparing internal memos and conducting meetings to share information with all parties involved<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Develop, print materials and branding strategies for employee use<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Provide communication coaching for employees in marketing and PR Departments<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Acting as a spokesperson for the Company to the general public, often developing and distributing materials that may explain or convey Company position, issues, policies etc.<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Issuing press releases, compiling press kits and at times arranging interviews if and when required<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Establish an internal communications strategy in conjunction with senior managers and relevant Department Heads<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Draft messages or scripts from Managing Directors for presentation to employees in written or spoken form<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ensure consistency in internal and external communication messages across all mediums and for all departments<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Create and internal/ external communication response to crisis situations which may affect Company perception and reputation<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ensure communication strategy is consistent and reflects Company strategic vision, and is delivered in a timely manner<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Produce and publish mass communications, creating content and framing of all messages<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Collaborate with marketing to develop advertising, promotional and marketing plans, edit and revising content as and when necessary<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Requirements:<br /> Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or a relevant field.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Specialist knowledge:<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Business Acumen<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Communication (written and verbal)<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Innovation and creativity<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strategic planning<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Project Management<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Soft skills:<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Accuracy<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Attention to detail<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Independence<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Process Excellence<br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Time Management<br /> <br /> Package to 34000 AED per month + medical, visa, flights Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1186