REISS

Retail Operations Manager (Maternity Contract)

6 days left

Recruiter
Location
London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
06 Sep 2016
Closes
04 Oct 2016
Ref
ROM6916
Contact
Reiss
Sector
Retail
Job Type
Temporary
Level
Manager

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage operational best practice across; guidelines, communications, project management, loss prevention, audit, KPI dashboard, crisis management, inventory counts, etc.
  • Reviewing, updating, communicating and implementing all Retail policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for providing solutions to all operational issues.
  • Retail Planning; including monthly P&L reviews, forecasting, KPI reporting, manpower planning, etc.
  • Overseeing the opening, closing and refit of any store locations
  • Working alongside Area Managers and Head of HR to ensure that all Retail staff are fully trained and conversant with the Company's systems, policies and procedures.
  • Reduce operating costs and drive cost saving projects.
  • Overall responsibility for third party contracts.
  • Manage commercial calendar for the business prompting on key dates and activity to drive performance and proactive trading.
  • Managing delivery of key retail programs and initiatives.
  • To build effective relationships with retail partners.
  • Interact with the regional teams to ensure consistent implementation of brand strategy.
  • Regularly visit stores to review and improve retail practices.
  • Controls and manages the level of in-store inventory, and collateral materials. Ensure their timely availability for marketing activities.
  • Ensure thorough and up to date knowledge of the retail industry, including competitors, retail partner performance and consumer trends.

The successful candidate must have the following experience and personal skills;

Experience;

  • Significant experience at Management level gained from a multi site retail environment (ideally 100 stores or more)
  • Proven ability to reduce costs and drive efficiencies across a complex multi-site operation
  • Proven experience in reviewing and implementing effective procedures and business processes for an operations department
  • Effective P&L accountability
  • Experience gained delivering large scale projects that have driven successful change over multiple retail sites and head office departments

Personal skills;

  • Strong commercial aptitude
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Clear and accurate communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills
  • A common sense approach with the ability to identify and resolve issues promptly
  • Demonstrate an outstanding retail knowledge and possess a high degree of service orientation

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