Buying & Merchandise Director

Buying & Merchandise Director

Ref: JO-2112-109737 | £100000 - £130000 per annum + Additional Benefits | Location:London, England | Added:03/01/22

RELOCATION OPPORTUNITY! This franchise operator based in the Middle-East has over 50 brands within fashion, beauty & food. They have an ever-growing portfolio of brands and currently looking to add to their senior leadership team.

This Buying & Merchandise Director will look after the selection buying, merchandising and strategy for the multi-brand operation, leading a team of 25-30 people.

Your roles and responsibilities of this Buying and Merchandise Director include-

  • Full P&L responsibility within the Business Unit throughout the GCC region.
  • Accountable for strategy, planning, buying, merchandising and trading of the brands and representing the business.
  • Being the prime interface with the host brand.
  • Set the Buying & Merchandising strategy as part of the wider retail strategy on product launches, intake of stock and availability, stock turn, sales and out of stocks.
  • Lead the strategic brand development and business planning, whilst delivering optimum ongoing sales.
  • To perform significantly ahead of plan across all main KPI’s including sales, margin and profit contribution through an effective trading stance and cost control.
  • Planning promotions and sales & working closely with the Operating Board
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership to the Merchandising & Buying team
  • Accountable for the full business buying, stock intake, OTB & margins.
  • Contributed to the growth of the retail, concession, wholesale and ecomm channels also.

To be considered for this Buying & Merchandise Director role –

  • You must be a Buying & Merchandising Director or Head of Merchandising/Buying ready to make the next step up
  • Past or current Apparel experience, ideally from a multi- product environment likes a department store background would be desirable
  • This role will looking after both Buying & Merchandising but will have a Merchandising bias.
  • If you have worked in the Middle-East or for another franchise partner this would be desirable
  • Have been instrumental in the wider strategy of the business
  • Is a clear communicator with board exposure/experience
  • Have led a team through businesses changes

The Benefits of this Buying & Merchandise Director include-

  • Tax-free salary
  • Expat lifestyle
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • All other allowances as part of the fixed salary
  • Flights home annuals
  • Holiday Allowance
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • Discounts across all brands

If you feel that you have the relevant experience and open to living and working in Kuwait, please send your cv and quoting the reference JO-2201-109744.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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