BRAND MANAGER, LONDON

Job Title: BRAND MANAGER, LONDON

Location: LONDON, DOCKLANDS

Salary: Highly competitive salary + bonus + company car + pension

Position: Permanent

Posted: 31/08/2017

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BRAND MANAGER

 

LONDON

 

Highly competitive salary + bonus + company car + pension

 

Reporting to: Vice President of Sales / Country Manager

 

Main Function

An exciting opportunity has arisen within this fabulous Watch brand for an experienced Brand Manager to join the team.

 

As Brand Manager you will be responsible for the management, development and implementation of the brand, and strategic growth within the UK market including: Sales and distribution, marketing, communications and retail.

 

You will be responsible for the wholesale and retail operations and ensure the smooth running of the retail stores, including all people management and operational matters. In addition you will be responsible for managing and enhancing sales, and the successful implementation and supervision of agreed objectives, business plans and brand strategy.

 

Retail experience is essential with a combination of both retail and wholesale experience being highly desirable

 

MUST have a solid understanding of the current UK retail market

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the day to day activities and operations of the brand in the UK and Ireland. This involves retail and wholesale operations and their teams, including e-commerce
  • Take ownership of and manage the budget, balance sheet and income statement for the brand
  • Direct retail and the people management aspect including recruitment, training, coaching and hands on involvement with the retail teams to ensure brand sales techniques and standards are delivered
  • Seek new distribution opportunities including the completion of tenders and internal SG documents to acquire appropriate funding
  • Drive and seek continuous improvement on product sales
  • Develop annual business plans
  • Implement corporate and international procedures (sales techniques, security etc.)
  • Prepare and submit the brand’s management reports
  • Prepare and submit the Sales/Marketing and Communication plans for the UK. Adopts the Brand’s marketing concept for the UK, assisted by the Country Manager in line with the brand’s worldwide concept
  • With local HR, Country Manager and the brand discuss the team strategy and enable the brand to achieve its objectives
  • Manage relationships with retailers
  • Provide recommendations and consult with the Brand HQ regarding overall product, communication and distribution strategies (in close collaboration with the Country Manager)
  • Inform the Country Manager and HQ of any extraordinary, irregular points or elements within your field of responsibility
  • Ensure the customer care and service provided by the boutique team is in line with the expectations of the brand
  • Establish Sales/Expense budgets for the division, ensuring they are in line with policy for the UK, and budget limits are respected
  • Responsible for the execution and delivery of payment terms/accounts receivable in line with the brand policy for the UK
  • Suggest and execute the distribution policy for the country in line with Brand HQ overall distribution policy
  • Pricing of products according to the international pricing policy of the brand and in line with defined brand policy for the UK
  • Responsible for the purchase from Switzerland and the control of inventory levels (qualitative/quantitative) in line with brand policy for the country
  • Responsible that the inventory level shall not exceed maximum amounts set forth by brand policy
  • Hiring of employees, in line with Brand policy for the UK and Ireland in cooperation with Country Manager and HR
  • Supervise the correct usage of display materials by customers
  • Supervise and manage the merchandising of customers in line with the marketing policy of Brand HQ

 

 

  • About you…
  • Proven and demonstrable wholesale and retail (essential) management experience working within a fashion environment, ideally within watches and jewellery
  • People management experience, able to motivate and manage teams to deliver successful sales and excellent levels of customer service
  • Innovative individual with strong sales and marketing experience
  • Economic awareness with a strong business acumen
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills