Vice President – Fashion & Footwear, Kuwait (up to 200k Plus Expat Package)

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
County :
Central/West End
Town :
Category :
Contract type :
Availability :
Full time
Salary :
Up to £200,000 plus expat 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

The Opportunity:
With consumer demand for international fashion brands growing dynamically in the Middle East and throughout our global markets, exciting opportunities exist for senior retail professionals at Vice President level across our Fashion Division. We are seeking strategic leaders in fashion retailing to be part of our success story and support our rapid growth strategy which will see us further expand current iconic brands and develop new exciting brands.
The Role:
•To develop a portfolio of Fashion & Footwear brands
•To be fully accountable for the P&L delivery and growth of those brands
•To lead strategic brand development & business planning
•To review performance of the brands objectives and standards
•To manage delivery of optimum ongoing sales and cost performance
•To maintain brand/partner stakeholder relationships
•To be responsible for setting products and pricing strategies
•To manage brand location strategy
•To oversee brand marketing communication strategies
•To provide team development and leadership
•To share best practice and cascade into Fashion & Footwear operations


The Requirements: 
  • 20+ years gained in Fashion & Footwear retail including a minimum of 15 years as a senior manager
  • Strong Fashion & Footwear product knowledge and segment expertise
  • Successful track record of multi-site retail management experience
  • Combination of "hands-on" operational knowledge with strong people development skills
  • Experience of complex P&L accountability for multiple simultaneous brands
  • Proven track record of multi support functions 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