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Store Manager - Luxury Fashion

Employer
Jenny Packham
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Oct 2021

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Store Manager - Luxury Fashion

Location: Mayfair, London

30 hours per week, progressing to full time from January 2022

Immediately Available candidates required

One of the UK's most successful and independent luxury fashion brands with global recognition, Jenny Packham has become the design house of choice when it comes to social dressing. The eponymous label now comprises ready-to-wear, resort, bridal and accessories collections, with a 30 year track record of success. The brand is well known for a strong aesthetic and operates in a demanding marketplace and red carpets the world over are graced with Packham's designs worn by the most iconic, talented and influential women of our generation.

We're looking to recruit a proven Store Manager with ambition, drive and passion for luxury retail. You will be experienced in working for an amazing brand, selling luxury products to a high-end clientele. This is an exciting role for a self-motivated individual who thrives on ownership and is willing to roll their sleeves up to get the job done. This role provides an opportunity to contribute to the success and growth of the brand, in a fast paced, varied environment.

Purpose

You will oversee the Boudoir, ensuring you and your team provide a 1st class experience with confidence, passion and a personalised feel. You will serve and advise clients, demonstrating expert product knowledge and presenting products that meet the clients needs to drive sales. Undertake all aspects of your role, and coach others in the same way, with a view to maximising sales.

Responsibilities:

  • Achieve and exceed sales targets for the Store, across RTW and Bridal
  • Utilise data and reports to analyse results and put in place action plans to achieve targets
  • Report to head office and management on customer information, trends, sales performance and specific KPIs
  • Conduct market research and keep on top of trends within the local area, informing head office and management of pertinent commercial information
  • Manage the team, ensuring all training and coaching to achieve sales goals, client satisfaction and repeat business. Ensure good communication with the team and head office.
  • Manage the Far fetch operation, including pick and pack, courier arrangements, stock and operational communication
  • Welcome clients to the store for sales and fitting appointments, ensuring they receive a warm welcome and refreshments
  • Manage appointments (RTW and Bridal), ensuring good timing and a quality understanding of client requirements
  • Take delivery of stock, ensuring a good stock management process and quality check, with issues raised with head office as required
  • Take ownership of stock, completing regular stock takes, highlighting and accounting for any anomalies and ensuring displays and stock levels are maintained within company standards
  • Prepare and send shipments for head office and clients
  • Be responsible for cash management, card payments and petty cash, maintaining appropriate records and liaising with finance
  • Complete all required administrative paperwork and reports, improving the process where possible
  • Responding to client enquiries, ensuring a timely and informative response
  • Maintain the aesthetic of the boutique, including visual merchandising and high housekeeping standards to maximise sales


Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes required:


  • Proven experience within luxury retail, in a supervisory / management role
  • Results oriented, with a desire to achieve and exceed targets
  • Outstanding customer service skills with a strong sense of luxury service and aesthetics
  • Good commercial acumen with an understanding of what drives sales
  • Good analytical skills and used to working with data
  • Natural people manager with good coaching skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously and with a strong sense of ownership
  • A strong team player with a 'can-do' attitude to get the job done
  • Confident and friendly disposition with strong communication skills
  • Good computer skills particularly in the use of Word and excel, good at making processes electronic
  • Additional languages an advantage
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