Training Manager

  • Company: Thomas Pink
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Retail
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: TPIN00075
  • Date of publication: 2018.06.05

Position

The PINK Renaissance
Thomas Pink was founded in 1984 by three brothers, Peter, James & John Mullen whose love of fun and colour offered a new approach to Jermyn Street shirt-making tradition.

In 2018, under the impetus of our CEO & Creative Director, Thomas Pink is currently in a period of regeneration. With shirt-making as its absolute essence, Thomas Pink will be re-establishing its unique personality.

Joining Pink is the opportunity to embark on a journey of transformation with a collective of talented individuals who embody the values of Creativity & Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Excellence. Thomas Pink is proud to be an LVMH Maison - the world's leading luxury Group.

MISSION:

  • To assist with the creation and implementation of the retail annual learning and development strategy as directed by the Head of Retail Development.
  • Support the Head of Retail Development to design and deliver both on-job and off-job training for all retail employees to ensure that performance levels are maximised, and they are equipped to deliver an extraordinary and personalised shopping experience to all clients.
  • Ensure all training is impactful and memorable.
  • Act as an ambassador for the brand and a role model for retail employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support with the creation of the retail learning and development strategy.
  • Support with the creation of local training plans that adhere with the global strategy and ensures that the highest level of client service is delivered within each store.
  • Deliver training programmes when required and take an active role in coaching Store Managers and their teams.
  • Work with the Head of Retail Development and HR & Development Manager, to support in delivering the PINK induction programme for all new employees, ensuring that from day 1 they understand the company culture, brand DNA, service standards and product details.
  • Work with Retail Management and Head Office to further understand the needs of the business and develop ad-hoc training sessions or development plans to meet specific needs of the market or individual stores.
  • Support in the development and implementation of employee communication tools - including any e-learning, regular newsletters and any other training tools which will enhance the level of brand engagement and create a sense of cohesion across the business.
  • Work with the Merchandising team to ensure that all retail teams are fully-trained on all products.
  • Ensure that all training and development activities are rooted in the brand DNA and company values.
  • Keep an accurate record of all training activities for each employee throughout the region.
  • Ensure that all health and safety and legal training within each of the markets is delivered as relevant.
  • Attend and participate in global learning and development conferences as required.
  • Maintain strong levels of knowledge of competitor training and retail/consumer trends. 

Profile

 WORK EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous training (creation and delivery) experience preferably within a luxury or retail environment.
  • Demonstrable experience delivering training to teams.
  • Training or coaching qualification desired.
  • Year 2 onwards the role will be majority field based so requires an individual who enjoys the shop floor environment.
  • Able to travel globally.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Acts as a role model and team motivator
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Client-centric mindset
  • Results orientated
  • Passion and affinity for the Brand
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Energetic and dynamic
  • Strong influencing & selling ability
  • Knowledge and an inherent interest of the fashion and luxury industry
  • Strong social and networking skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Curious
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exemplary written skills for publishing material
  • Creativity to create memorable training
  • Highly perceptive
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