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Head of Retail

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity for a Senior Retail Professional to bring their ideas and experience to our client who is a well-known High-Street Fashion Retailer. They require a highly experienced and commercial Head of Retail to maximise the profitability and sales volumes generated from retail operations across the estate. Ideally you will have Fashion Retail understanding and being used to working in a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

To develop a retail strategy that supports the segment priorities and introduce an implementation plan to support the strategy that is measurable.
Track the performance of the retail business and evolve key priorities in line with performance.
Fully accountable for trading margin budget
Develop a clear merchandising strategy – for the Retail
Identify growth and new business investment opportunities
Attend monthly financial reviews to present monthly results against targets set and to outline actions required to improve performance.
Ensure that proper reporting is introduced to improve visibility of performance and to track more effectively estate performance.
Drive optimal trading margin through detailed analysis of category performance on a unit-by-unit basis.
Evaluate the benefits of the concession partners and utilise partner expertise to support product range changes and operational performance across the estate
Driving the Divisional Managers to achieve the store performance and making sure the Divisional targets are achieved, wow

Skills Required:

Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a similar role
You must have high street retail experience as well as understanding of fashion clothing
Degree level educated or equivalent professional experience
Proven experience in a senior management role within a large or multi-site retail business
Ability to influence clients and stakeholders
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Stakeholder management at the most senior levels
Strong commercial and analytical skills
Proven track record of leading, managing and developing a team
Customer focused
Excellent leadership skills

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