Vice President of Omnichannel – Food

Vice President of Omnichannel – Food

Ref: JO-2001-107678 | £140000 - £170000 per annum + ax Free + Relocation + Welcome bonus | Location:London, England | Added:07/10/20

Quest Search & Selection are delighted to partner with this leading international group that is established in 15 countries globally within supermarket, hospitality & wholesale. This is a relocation opportunity where the business is looking for a Vice President of Omnichannel – Food to be based in their hub head office in Dubai, looking after a store portfolio of over 200 stores.

The core responsible of this role to develop and adapting the Buying & Merchandising strategy for online and linking in with stores across Food/FMCG to ensure that the current business model remains competitive to customers whilst achieving the gross margin.

Your responsibilities of this Vice President of Omnichannel / E-Merchandising-

  • To formulate a divisional strategy and to provide leadership and direction to the Category teams, in order to deliver planned sales, profit, margin, stock and markdown targets
  • To develop a vision and strategy for own division which is aligned to the corporate strategy,
  • Propose plans to increase profitability and productivity in the merchandising & buying function
  • Analyse and benchmark their Retail Omnichannel performance to the market and develop areas of improvement
  • Review the entire process of Private Label development including quality aspects, setting up processes and standards
  • Conduct and oversee all international negotiations of high-level FMCG agreements
  • Developing succession plans across the entire Merchandising function to make sure that you have proactive growth in your team
  • Drive the on-going review of Merchandising systems and processes to ensure their relevance, effectiveness, and flexibility to be able to respond to the changing needs of the business.
  • Working closely with the e-Commerce team including marketing, product and UX to ensure that merchandise layout and product information is correct to maximise sales.
  • Ensure that you are able to use google analytics to review & track the user journey, conversion rates and page performance

To be successful in this Vice President of Omnichannel / E-Merchandising- –

  • That you have delivered the strategy for a division, country, or business from both a Buying, planning/merchandising, or category background.
  • You must have online, digital or omnichannel experience and have experience of owning the delivery of the on and offline strategy.
  • You must have retail food, wholesale and FMCG experience within a similar level
  • Have experience of leading both buying planning, or merchandising teams
  • Comfortable with monitoring allocated budget to ensure compliance and take corrective measures when necessary
  • Can get buy-in for the planned vision and strategy for the wider business
  • Have develop necessary measures towards continuous reduction of the operational cost and reviewing financial reports for accuracy and consistency
  • Have extensive experience with complete and high-level negotiations
  • Strong people management skills and have led large teams through direct reports and succession planning.
  • Aptitude in strong decision-making and working with numbers

The benefits of this Vice President of Omnichannel / E-Merchandising –

  • Tax free salary
  • Guaranteed bonuses
  • Private healthcare,
  • Relocation Flights
  • schooling allowance

and much more that goes with this executive level position! If this profile reflects the level of your expertise and knowledge within a customer focused position, then please send your cv quoting the reference JO-2001-107678.

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

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