Business Director – Fashion & Footwear, Kuwait (up to £150k Tax Free Plus Package)

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
County :
Central/West End
Town :
Category :
Contract type :
Availability :
Full time
Salary :
Up to £150,000 tax free, plus package
Experience :
More than 10 years

Company description

Switch Consulting is a Specialist Retail recruitment company based in the UK. Finding the best retail talent is what we do. Developing individuals’ careers and delivering to the demands of fast-paced retail businesses is our total focus.

Job description

With consumer demand for international brands growing dynamically in the Middle East and throughout our global markets, exciting opportunities exist for senior retail professionals at Business Director level in our Fashion Division. Based in Kuwait in the Middle East, newly appointed Business Directors will quickly become part of our success story and support our rapid growth strategy which will see us further expand our fashion and footwear brands.

The Responsibilities:

•To develop a Fashion & Footwear brand in Middle East
•To be fully accountable for the P&L delivery and growth of the brand
•To lead strategic brand development & business planning
•To review performance of the brand's objectives and standards
•To manage delivery of optimum ongoing sales and cost performance
•To maintain "host" brand/partner stakeholder relationships
•To be responsible for setting product and pricing strategies
•To manage brand location strategy
•To develop the brand marketing communication strategies
•To provide team development and leadership
•To share best practice and ensure cascade into brand operations.


The Requirements:
  • 10 -15 years gained in Fashion & Footwear retail including a minimum of 5 years as a senior manager
  • Strong Fashion &/or Footwear sales, operations, product and merchandising trading experience (buying capabilities a plus)
  • Demonstrable experience of consistent employment in a respected retail/multi franchise group
  • Successful track record of multi-site retail management experience (international exposure an asset)
  • Combination of "hands-on" operational knowledge with strong people development skills
  • Full P&L accountability and delivery evidenced in high growth retail expansion environment
  • Proven track record of the management of multi-support function expertise
Skills & Experience:
  • Energetic, dynamic and charismatic
  • Self-aware, flexible and positive in outlook
  • Commercially astute and profit focused
  • Influencing and collaborative in style
  • An influential, proactive and trusted leader
  • A proven track record of delivering success through teamwork
  • Comfortable managing complexity
  • A confident and articulate communicator
  • A passion for the customer and customer service
  • Culturally sensitive