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Store Manager | Watsons

Date: 12-May-2022

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 131063 

 

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. 

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

 

Overview of the role

 

The job holder is responsible for planning, controlling and directing his store team to achieve highest level of customer service standards and in-store execution to deliver sustainable sales and profitable targets. JH provides excellent communication and people's skills in order to influence everyone to manifest the best professional customer service and equipped with the ability to understand and analyses sales figures to drive the business to achieve its targets.

 

What you will do

 

Profit Financial

  • Drives, monitors and reviews sales performance and recommends action plans to deliver sales budget (Store Level)
  • Conducts monthly meetings focusing on category sales performance with the selling personnel to update category performance and recommend action plans for improvement
  • Implements strategies and ensures 100% execution of all programs to achieve sales target of all exclusive products and submits feedback on promo effectiveness.
  • Manages and controls store approved OPEX budgets ( i.e utilities, wrap supply, staff cost, etc)
  • Recommends and initiates plans to optimize the stores’ controllable expense.
  • Achieves shrinkage budget below tolerance level thru day to day monitoring of Retail Operating Standard Compliance (store level) Drives, monitors and reviews sales performance & recommends action plans to deliver agreed sales budget (Store level)

 

Commercial 

  • Checks and reviews the implementation of display and timely replenishment.
  • Manages availability and timely replenishment of stocks.
  • Ensures consistent, accurate and timely inventory adjustments (GAP, Cycle Counts, Negative Quantity on Hand, False Positive)
  • Complies consistency with the Brand of Service Standards when dealing with customers (internal or external)
  • Ensures customers shopping experience exceeds customers’ expectation.
  • Handles and reports product queries, complaints and offer advise professionally aligned with the Brand of Service Standards procedure.
  • Drives loyalty members programs and initiatives to achieve target transactions participation.
  • Drives selling techniques to achieve target conversion/transaction rate
  • Cascades on going promotions, activities, memos, bulletins following the standard power talk guidelines on a regular basis
  • Checks and validates proper implementation and execution of promotional and store activities (e.g. promo call outs, hero displays and price changes)

 

Process

  • Ensure policies, brand standards, grooming guidelines and internal control procedures are communicated and implemented as per SOP
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and understanding of the system and reporting
  • Monitor store controllable expenses, supervise loss, asset protection and risk management and be accountable for inventory management
  • Liaising with mall management, store documentation as appropriate (daily reports, banking, refunds, exchanges, etc)    
  • Cashiering duties

 

People

  • Plans and monitors Personal Development Plans In role development interventions.
  • Identifies, implements and monitors team learning interventions.
  • Reviews and discusses performance appraisal and personal plans of direct reports.
  • Implements action plans for employee engagements

 

Required Skills to be successful

 

  • Good knowledge of the fashion/beauty industry and trends Retail operational skills (stock, VM, systems, cash…)  Computer skills
  • Management skills
  • Empathy Customer service and results oriented Leadership and problem solving skills
  • Excellent relationship skills
  • Integrity and trust  Dealing with ambiguity
  • Proactive with good team spirit and able to take initiatives

 

What equips you for the role

 

  • Min 3 to 5 years of experience in retail and team management
  • Bachelor or Master degree would be a plus

 

About Al-Futtaim Retail

 

Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer’s in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.
 
Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference…