President Fashion – Kuwait (up to £250,000 Tax Free Plus Expat Package)

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
County :
Central/West End
Town :
Category :
Contract type :
Availability :
Full time
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

The Opportunity:

With consumer demand for international retail brands continuing to develop dramatically in the Middle East and throughout our global markets, this company is implementing a rapid growth strategy aimed at doubling its turnover and retail coverage in the coming years. The President - Fashion will be responsible for managing a portfolio of international fashion brands across the Middle-East & North Africa, Turkey, Eastern Europe and Russia. The role will be based at this company’s headquarters in Kuwait and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

The Role:

Fully responsible for a large portfolio of brands in this company’s fashion business, the President – Fashion will be a member of the operating board and will be ultimately accountable for achieving the division's budgets.

The Responsibilities:
- To spearhead the operations of the fashion business across multiple markets.
- To ensure that related objectives, programs and plans are fully aligned to the company's growth plans as per the Annual Operating Plan
- To ensure that all managed projects deliver results and achieve their budgets.
- To lead and develop a team of executives capable of producing the required outputs, delivering critical leadership.
- To set-up, maintain and enhance operational partnerships with franchise host brands located overseas.


The Requirements:
- At least 20 years of leadership business positions in prominent multinational retail companies.
- Very strong operations, trading and merchandising experience
- Proven expertise in the fashion retail sector
- Track record of multi-function P&L accountability within complex/matrix corporate environments
- Demonstrated ability to positively influence a variety of business and support functions.
- Successful track record of significant and quantifiable growth and profit achievements.
- Experience of living abroad as an expatriate preferred but not essential.
Skills and Experience:
- Very hands-on, energetic and dynamic with strong attention to detail.
- Passion for customer service and retail
- Comfortable managing complexity
- A proven track record of delivering success through teamwork.
- An influential, inspirational proactive and trusted leader
- A confident communicator - very strong command of English (verbal and written)