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Head of Retail - China
- A luxury Italian confectionary brand
- Retail head for China, overseeing operations and expansion
About Our Client
Luxury Italian confectionery brand, looking to expand their business in China.
As Head of Retail/Retail Director, you will report directly to the Global Head of Retail and play an influential role in their continued growth and expansion. You will be responsible for all aspects on the retail proposition including brand standards, store development, retail systems, in-store standards, operating procedures and space planning. You will ensure that the needs of retail are fully represented within all of the other corporate functions whilst managing and controlling the impact of all other company led initiatives and activities on retail. You will have a national remit for their whole portfolio across China.
As Retail Head for my clients China business, you will oversee its current operations which consists of 4 stores, each with a traditional retail offering as well as coffee & gelato. You will also have significant involvement in the expansion of the business in china, through developing relationships with target shopping malls and landlords in relevant locations. My client's goal to open another 2 stores by the end of then year and further stores into 2016.
The Successful Applicant
We are looking for an experienced Retail Manager for a luxury confectionery brand. The brand has a high reputation for luxury sweets, chocolates and confectionery. These stores are based in some of the most prestigious locations in China.
To be successful in the role, you should display knowledge and passion for high end/luxury retailing. You will demonstrate a track record within senior leadership and have had the responsibility for multiple stores in China. Communication and influencing skills of the highest calibre are critical for the role in question. It also preferred that you can demonstrate experience in retail expansion and new store openings through excellent business development skills.
What's on Offer
Competitive salary and commission commensurate with experience.