Retail Brand Manager

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

This Brand Manager is responsible for driving top line performance, full profit and loss accountability, consistent operational excellence and brand compliance across all stores. Ensure all team members are trained and developed to deliver the business plan and sales targets. Ensure a continuous review and update to all policies and procedures whilst ensuring compliance with Group Internal Audit guidelines and minimize business risk. Actively develops and implements strategic business plans to ensure a profitable business operation. The job holder is responsible for the customer experience within all stores to reflect the brand values and customer promise.

Job Responsibilities:
Working alongside GM-HR to ensure manpower costs are closely monitored and productivity levels maximized.
Sets overall guidelines for margin exploitation by product area and ensures processes are established to analyze margin deviation..
Develops a global commercial strategy (short, medium and long term). Defines the store layout through all product categories (adjacencies and product mix) according to brand guidelines.
Setting and delivery of operational standards for all stores in visual merchandising, stock availability, customer service and security whilst ensuring brand integrity.
Ensure all team members are trained and developed to deliver the business plan and sales targets.
Own and develop the brand operations strategy (Strategic Plan).
Construct, implement, monitor and control the approved budget and operational costs for all stores.
Enforce company operating procedures to maintain accurate inventory, system integrity and profit protection across all stores.
Drive cost saving initiatives and efficiencies throughout retail operations by challenging existing processes.

Job Role:
Behavioral Competencies :Strong communication skills, confident decision maker, leadership skills and strategic thinker. Keeps up to date with the latest trends and brands, Strong sales focus and eager to learn.
Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge: College or University level graduate.
Minimum Experience: Retail fashion experience is preferred although a passion for fashion is a MUST.
Job-Specific Skills: Strategic planning and analytical skills, All Microsoft Office Programs.