Department Manager RTW - Abu Dhabi

  • Company: Christian Dior Couture FZE
  • Country/Region: United Arab Emirates
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Retail
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: CDC03299
  • Date of publication: 2020.01.30


The Department Manager plays a key role in maximizing the sales and profitability of the department. He/she works closely with the Area Managers/Boutique Managers to enhance the commercial performance and maintain excellent relations with key suppliers and ensure the implementation of action plans in accordance with the strategic direction of the Division Manager

In their endeavor to excellence, the fundamental values all our employees must possess are Commitment, Integrity, Empathy and Flexibility


Main Responsibilities


§ Stock Management

»   Review stock level with stock control and Division Manager and implement actions accordingly

»   Follow up with the area managers to ensure optimization of the stock level usage

»   Participate in setting up the purchase plan

»   Ensure all team members are following the established procedures of ordering/ transfer...


§ Marketing

»    Coordinate with brand managers and the Marketing Department on the yearly plan suitable for the market and as per the supplier's calendar

»    Develop with the Marketing Manager the yearly calendar and oversee marketing activities implementation

»    Recommend to the Marketing team on marketing mix and new openings for shops, and ensure smooth implementation.


§ Strategy

»    Assist the Division Manager in defining the yearly strategic plan for the network and preparing the yearly budgets

»    Participate with the Division manager in strategic meetings with suppliers, regional negotiate commercial conditions (margin, animations, exclusivity...)

»    Negotiate targets, locations and brand support with key suppliers.




§ General Operations

»   Coordinate with suppliers, contractors, logistics, marketing and Merchandizing regards of opening, closing or renovation





Inspirational Leadership

The drive and the ability to provide direction, to motivate others, to champion change, and to support and challenge others to embrace changes


 Inspires and motives the team

 Involves everyone, empowers and trusts employees

Challenges poor performance

 Recognizes and rewards employees for their achievement

Explains how the work of the team fits into the bigger picture

Explains how the change will benefit staff as well as the Group

Energizes others to support the change


People and Business Management

The ability to manage all types of resources and to foster high standards in line with the Group's vision; the capacity to maximize employee potential and help resolve disagreements between stakeholders; the ability to understand the organization's missions and functions; and the ability to make difficult decisions in a timely manner


Fashion & Leather Goods

Houses with a unique heritage and young emerging brands make up this exceptional division. Each of their creations becomes an object of desire, imbued with timelessness.

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