Job title: Regional Manager | M&S | Dubai, UAE

Company: Al-Futtaim

Job description: Job Requisition ID: 84441

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.

As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.

Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

The Regional Manager is responsible for consistent operational excellence across stores and have full P&L accountability and brand compliance for stores in the region.
You develop and propose a regional strategy for business development to expand the brand and run profitable retail operations.
You are responsible for the customer experience within the stores to reflect brand values and customer promise.

Retail Operations

-Execution of operational standards for the stores in terms of visual merchandising, availability, customer service, stock maintenance, safety and security while maintaining brand integrity in our stores.

-Establish a routine in the stores to ensure focus on different aspects of operation via Working Week Framework, constant communication flow between stores and retail office as well as continuity of the plans in all stores, and ensure all duty managers are trained in relevant procedures

-Monitor service levels personally, through observation and Mystery shopper research and work with store managers /retail office to drive excellence in service to be visible through NPS
-Enforce procedures and KPIS to maintain stocks, system accuracy and profit protection across all stores.

-Review and ensure a robust control of tills/ cash in stores, ensures all till/ cash control audits are completed as per store procedures.

-Provide regular weekly/seasonal/promotion feedback to ensure the buying strategy maximizes sales thorough procurement of an appropriate assortment, pricing and execution of promotions aligned with the market at store and regional level.

-Work in partnership with Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Logistics, Merchandising & Buying to deliver the Commercial Plan/Calendar to the agreed key targets.

-Follow up and work with relevant parties to ensure relevant permits /legislation in place to conduct promotions/events.
-Ensure all stores have an emergency plan and employees are aware of the emergency action plan.

Financial and Business Planning

-Work with Head of Operations to build and deliver an annual & long-term business plan using internal data and external research.

-Develop a strategy for the region to drive profitable growth of the brand.

-Work with Store Manager to develop an annual business plan for each store. This plan will cascade down the business targets down to BUs which will make the regional targets achievable and alert relevant stakeholder of any gaps /issues.

-Monitor and control the budget and operational costs of all stores.

-Drive cost saving and efficiency throughout the stores by challenging existing standards and existing processes.

-Work with HRBP to budget manpower costs, closely monitor staff costs and set productivity targets

-Ensure clear goals and accountabilities are set and communicated for subordinates and their teams.
-Work with HRBP to deliver people solutions to create employee engagement, compliance to HR Policies and local legislation
-Coach Store Managers and SMDs and ensure succession plans and training plans are in place in each store in coordination with HRBP.
-Role model Al-Futtaim Way behaviours and M&S Values as a senior manager.

Corporate and Brand
-Promote Brand and Corporate Values, throughout the operations team and the ways of working with M&S, stores, warehouses and depending functions within Al-Futtaim.
-Ensure stores comply with all relevant legislation, regulation and corporate governance practices.
-Works in partnership M&S UK to develop best practices and maintain a good working relationship.

Business Growth / New Markets
-Managing store opening projects with corporate and principal provided resources. Ensuring compliance to legislation and brand requirements prior to operations start.

-Work with the Merchandising & Buying to have the correct range and price in the new small format stores.

You will be exposed to senior management of principal, retail division, corporate as well as government officials. This exposure will require diplomacy to maintain positive relations with different stakeholders.
You will require to be mobile due to nature of the job and working flexibly through visits and travel to store sites.
You will need to act with a sense of urgency and alertness to developments in the market to ensure opportunities are addressed and risks are minimized.
You need to understand the core subjects of Health & Safety, Age Restricted Sales, GM Pricing and ticketing policies.
You will provide operational /financial direction to the stores through analyzing key financial/operational performance reports, identifying risks and managing action to resolve.

Minimum Experience: +15 years of experience of which 5 years should be at senior management level
Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge: Graduate Degree

  • Experience in a multichannel retail environment
  • Experience in managing and driving multiple teams in different locations
  • Motivated and can deliver Financial Budget and Key Performance Indicators
  • Experience with and passion for premium fashion brands and food
  • Understanding of customer research and the ability to amend the range to reflect customer requirements and feedback.
  • Understanding of fashion, consumer trends and competition

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Before you click “apply”: Please read the job description carefully to ensure you can confidently demonstrate why this opportunity is right for you and take the time to put together a well-crafted and personalised CV to further boost your visibility. Our global Talent Acquisition team members are all assigned to specific businesses to ensure that we make the best matches between talent and opportunities. We not only consider the requisite compatibility of skills and behaviours, but also how candidates align with our Values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence.

As part of our candidate experience promise, we also want to make ourselves available to you throughout the application process. We make every effort to review and respond to every application.

Expected salary:

Location: Dubai

Job date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 05:49:02 GMT

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