https://globalretailrecruitment.com feed 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 /> <u>RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES</u><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><u>Regular reporting on markets/competition &amp; trends -&nbsp;</u></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 Store General Manager / Director - Luxury Fashion - Asia <p>#Luxury Department #Store General #Manager required for one of the world leaders in Luxury retailing. #Asia #Europe<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>This is a key leadership position responsible for delivery of the retail vision, exceptional product to the customer, driving sales and profitability for the business unit. The role is responsible for meeting store profit goals, controlling store expenses, achieving sales targets, upholding the company&rsquo;s luxury brand image while managing the performance, morale and development of the sales team in order to deliver on sales and service expectations in line with company objectives.</p> <p><strong>Position Requirements:</strong></p> <p>Education: Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Management, Business or equivalent.</p> <p>Work Experience: 10+years retail Senior Store / Regional management required from the luxury retail sector.</p> <p>International experience<br /> Regional and market leadership experience with merchandising and financial accountability highly desired.</p> <p>* Only suitable applicants will receive a response due to volume of applications</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1276 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 Head of Logistics Operations / DC OPS <p>Seeking a big volume&nbsp; Senior #Distribution Operations #Manager to lead a team in excess of 500 employees in the retail RDC. This is a role leading to quick succession to #Director levels.<br /> You will be responsible for the distribution centres and shipping departments within a specified region, and will work closely with merchandisers and regional development managers to ensure stock is managed and moved as required. You will lead a large team by setting direction, monitoring and motivating individuals to exceed objectives whilst ensuring that security, inventory management and safety standards are maintained. You will drive continuous improvement in productivity and operating costs.<br /> <strong>Qualifications &amp; Requirements:</strong><br /> You will have:<br /> &bull; At least 5 years&#39; experience in a senior logistics position including 50% in Retail most recently<br /> &bull; Extensive knowledge of #supplychain, #logistics and #DC Operations Management<br /> <br /> The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader and people manager with the ability to motivate and drive performance. You will also possess extensive knowledge of retail operations, distribution, shipping and customs.<br /> <br /> GCC experience is preferred however not essential.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Package circa &pound;80000 tax free + medical, flights, 30 days holiday etc &nbsp;(negotiable)&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1406 Supply Chain Director <p>To effectively plan, manage and develop #supply chain end-to-end processes. This includes planning, inventory management, logistics, distribution and delivery to customers. This is to be accomplished by providing support and guidance to ensure operational success and best-in-class service performance (timely and cost-effective service). The scope starts from the supplier site till the delivery and installation at the customer for Home Delivery items or dispatching to couriers for small items.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Preparing and aligning integrated business plans that deliver on the targets for top-line and bottom-line growth.</li> <li>Overseeing the execution of the aligned business plans with full ownership of the KPIs related to cost, cash and service.</li> <li>Provide quality inventory control, Warehouse, Fulfilment &amp; Distribution operations and materials handling, in order to meet customer expectations.</li> <li>Aligning on the annual budgets and capital needs for the different departments under the Supply Chain department.</li> <li>Ensuring that Planning, Logistics, Warehousing policies and procedures are being followed properly and that Internal Controls are in place and effective.</li> <li>Ensure effective operational controls and performance monitoring; as well as ensuring having a cost-effective logistics and distribution operation/network.</li> <li>Ensure department&rsquo;s financial health (i.e. P/L, Balance Sheet, Budgeting, Forecasting, etc.)</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Cascade down through OGSM and deploy to the different team members, and ensure all employee involvement and commitment.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Establish security improvements to better protect company assets, staff and visitors to facilities&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Ensure proper management of storage capacity to ensure maximum utilization of available space</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Conduct regular performance reviews with the lead-team of the department to track progress and course correct accordingly.</li> <li>Conduct regular performance updates with the COO to update on KPIs and align on critical decisions.</li> <li>Liaise with other departments to ensure excellent internal communications.</li> <li>Ensure that quality and safety procedures and measures are being implemented across the full supply chain.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>REQUIREMENTS:</em></strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Must possess proven expertise in operations management including : Demand planning, Supply planning, Initiative planning, Inventory management, Distribution planning, S&amp;OP processes, Continuous improvement and change management.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Must possess proven expertise in operations management including : Knowledge in Freight, warehouse and distribution management, Customer relationship management, Clearing and Forwarding, and fleet management, process analysis and performance evaluation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong>WMS on Oracle experience</strong></li> <li><strong>Arabic Fluent</strong></li> </ul> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1422 Director of Retail operations <p>A fantastic opportunity to join a leading Premium Fashion retailer as the Director of Operations.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Quality Brands, Superb leadership and competitive remuneration await you.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This is a company offering top quality brands across multiple Middle East countries. Although not the largest of the retail groups they offer an unrivalled culture and dynamism led by a superb international CEO.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have 10+ years in Premium fashion and are flexible to be based in the Middle East countries get in touch ASAP.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1416 Head of Operations <p>Seeking an established #Head of #Operations - #luxury #accessories for this leading #retail group.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This Head of Operations role will suit an individual with luxury accessories experience and a strong retail operations background on an international basis.</p> <p>Prior experience of managing internal and external stakeholders will be essential.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1418 Chief Executive Officer <p><strong>CEO Required - #Food #Retail &amp; #Wholesale - Central #Asia</strong></p> <p>Seeking a dynamic C level super/#hypermarket retail executive to join a highly professional market leader as #CEO.</p> <p>The CEO will be the ultimate responsible party for the sustainable, #profitable growth of all the divisions of the business. The CEO will define and implement winning strategies to grow the top line, ensure #operational efficiency and technological freshness along the chain to support and expand margins, as well as improve asset and capital efficiency. The CEO will build an effective team and a healthy, thriving organisation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Essential Experience:</strong></p> <p>Must have Retail &amp; Wholesale experience</p> <p>8+ years is a similar leadership role with a track record of sustainable profitable growth and value creation</p> <p>Strategic thinker, understanding complex business challenges and implement effective solutions.&nbsp;</p> <p>Strong marketing, investments prioritisation, team-building, communication, integration and negotiation skills;</p> <p>Understanding of the latest technological trends and the ability to transform retail operation</p> <p>Understanding of corporate finance and the ability to think in terms of the effects of actions on cash flow</p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Business, Marketing, Operations, Finance or related field. Advanced degree (MBA, Master&rsquo;s) is a plus;</li> </ul> Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 site_url/job/view/1405