Store Director - New Bond Street

  • Company: Loewe UK
  • Country/Region: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Retail
  • Experience required: Minimum 10 years
  • Reference No.: LOEW00477
  • Date of publication: 2019.11.26

Position

MAIN PURPOSE:

As the Flagship Store Director, you will be an Ambassador of the brand, effectively running the Flagship Boutique ensuring maximum profitability and productivity.

You will be an inspiring and motivating leader and coach, developing the store team to higher performance, ensuring that customers receive the highest standards of service. You will champion clienteling in your store and encouraging your team to build meaningful and sustainable relationships with their clients.

You will identify new business opportunities and implement actions to ensure your store meets sales targets and minimising stock loss, shrinkage and store operating costs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Team Leadership & Engagement

  • Develop Managers to ensure their teams deliver the Loewe experience to every Client. Support with consistent coaching, identify their development and training needs, and those of their team and partner with them to tailor individual action plans
  • Identify, recruit and develop talents and work with HR and the Country Manager to secure succession plans
  • Organise the team in an efficient manner according to business needs and delegate responsibility
  • Translate strategic and business goals into concrete actions and objectives
  • Set achievable yet challenging team and individual targets for the store; assess, monitor and manage performance to ensure these goals are achieved
  • Manage and motivate the team to drive the business: create a positive work environment, empower the team, encourage innovative solutions
  • Coach Managers into taking responsibility for management, development and engagement of their teams
  • Take part in recruitment, training, evaluation, motivation and development of the staff.
  • Network with Loewe and LVMH colleagues to share best practices.
  • Be the voice of HQ communicating strategic vision, targets, projects and initiatives and ensuring that the team are consistently displaying the Being LVMH Values & Behaviours

Business & Client Development

  • Lead and develop the business of the store, by cultivating a comprehensive and strategic knowledge of your business and relating to all relevant stakeholders
  • Partner with the CRM team to identify key opportunities and best practices for the store and support them with the training and development of the team in this key area
  • Maximise the potential of all product categories in the store, capitalising on all available support (visual merchandising, training, clienteling, events, HR) and foster synergies between categories
  • Build a loyal Clientele, leveraging all tools from the CRM team
  • Establish a Client-centric mindset in store to ensure the highest level of customer experience and achieve Client retention objectives
  • Be the voice of the store in your country by understanding business and local market to suggest actions and recommendations
  • Act as a Loewe ambassador in your local market, proactively representing the Brand in relevant local activities (networking, PR)

Operations

  • Ensure policies, operational standards and procedures are communicated, understood & implemented whilst also proposing any improvement actions
  • Monitor store controllable expenses and partner with Finance on the review and action of the monthly P&L
  • Take accountability alongside Store Support for the health and safety of the store
  • Supervise loss asset protection and risk management
  • Control stock loss within the boutique budget and implement stock audits effectively

Profile

  • Extensive Flagship Boutique management retail experience in the luxury goods sector.
  • Existing International Clientele network
  • Experience in managing VIP client events
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Outstanding sense of customer service, sense of initiative and commercial creativity with fashion sensitivity
  • A passion for Loewe and our collections
  • Strong knowledge of fashion, trends and specifically RTW product division
  • Keen interest in culture and art
  • Fluency in a second language (preferred)
  • Master Degree desirable
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