Internal Information : Reports to MD - Fashion
Work Level 1
You must have been an Al-Futtaim employee for at least 18 months in order to be considered
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Responsible for store operations, staff development and visual merchandising for multiple fashion brands in the middle east.
Actively contributes to the development of staff and maintaining the store standards according to brand requirements.
1 : Maximising Sales and Profitability
Drives and delivers sales performance of assigned stores. Manages sales objectives and operational costs, in line with agreed business plan.
Implements processes which clearly communicate personal responsibility at all levels for achievement of weekly / monthly sales targets.
Ensures stores maximise use of space, anticipating and advising changes to layout based on sales or seasonal history.
Sets store appearance / layout standards, promotions schedule, staff ratios and development priorities. Recommends business plan budget levels, initiates action plans on shrinkage, and recommends promotions and point of sale presentational materials
2 : People Development
Holds regular store manager meetings. Ensures selection and development of productive and high-performing store employees to meet stores staffing requirements through close liaison and co-
planning with HR function. Implements measurable appraisal processes. Develops and implements training to maximise sales potential.
Deploys and plans promotion of staff relative to individual strengths to maximise business plan delivery.
Directly selects and recommends promotion of employees. Decides focus and content of training, assesses impact on performance, best placement of individuals, and reflects brand images in selection of store teams.
Decides first line disciplinary interviews.
3 : Inventory Control
Ensure store achieves defined stock loss targets. Constantly seek to improve staff awareness of stock loss issues. Decide store layout and stock positioning.
Manages stock availability. Advise Store Manager on out of stock shortages, slow sellers or price sensitivities Constantly seeks to improve staff awareness of stockloss issues.
Implements stock loss controls, recommends areas of focus.
4 : Visual Merchandising
Maintains highest possible standards of in-store visual impact. Follows brand / layout guidelines correctly followed to deliver brand values and ensure corporate ’handwriting’ is evident in presentation.
In conjunction with visual merchandising team, helps ensure up to date look’ to window displays. Drives sales floor presentation and housekeeping / recovery principles to the highest standard by regular walk through and corrective action / coaching.
Applies and maintains guidelines and standards for visual presentation and store appearance
About you :
It is essential you have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar managerial role within a large retail fashion / luxury brand.
You will have a sound understanding of retail operational processes across multiple locations and preferably within the GCC.
You must possess strong decision making skills and have the ability to work with people at all levels. You will have excellent attention to detail, the ability to work autonomously and have strong numerical skills.
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