Head of Retail - Bristol

Exsurgo ltd
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Retail Operations department of Exsurgo is currently working on a retained assignment for a premium retail brand who require a Head of Retail for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Company

This business has a much desired, aspirational product range and is going through an exciting period of change.

The Role

You will be accountable for up to 15 direct reports and circa 300 staff, however both of these numbers will grow significantly over the coming months and years
Liaise with third parties with regards to the concessions within that unit, ensuring that brands standards are maintained
Formulate the retail strategy and owning/driving specific strategic projects
Continually assess the retail environment/climate and competitor activity to anticipate issues and provide proactive solutions
Share ideas and best practice with colleagues in order to ensure that the brand is continually developing and standards and client expectations are continually exceeded
Lead retail initiatives, leveraging support from head office stakeholders, analysing results and feeding back commercial recommendations
Motivating and engaging field-based managers and their teams enabling them to feel empowered, inspired and connected to the business vision
Ensuring that the customer experience is being consistently delivered across the UK and Ireland
Proactively building succession plans and talent mapping to ensure the mobility, development and promotion of employees
Through inspirational leadership, develop high performing, commercially focused teams

The Candidate

You will currently be operating at a regional controller or head of retail level, product range wise the business is open to various backgrounds.
You must be based south of Birmingham and on average will spend three days a week in head office and two in the field with your regional team and therefore you must be comfortable with the amount of travel involved.

The Package

In return the business offers a basic salary up to £85,000 per annum, 27 days holiday plus the bank holidays, bonus up to 40% of the basic salary on offer - please note full bonus has been achieved for the last several years, pension, healthcare and product allowance/discount.

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