Global Footwear Brand - Retail Operations Manager (SG)

Location: Singapore
Discipline: Retail
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact name: Joel Seet

Contact email: joel.seet@atomicgroup.sg
Job ref: #496_1718761887
Published: 29 days ago

About Our Client

Our client is a leading global footwear brand and is celebrated for its innovation, quality craftsmanship, and contemporary design. Integrating cutting-edge technology in its production, the brand ensures superior durability and comfort.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Review retail KPIs and identify opportunities and performance gap to improve sales and service. Collaborate with other functions to execute retail initiatives and action plans. Provide timely support to all stores. Conduct weekly business review and share market information with management along with action plans to maximize sales and profit. Build and nurture relationship with landlords and other business partners. Identify locations for store network expansion and ensure profitability and premium brand positioning.

Key responsibilities include:

Retail Sales Development
*Ensure high level of customer service and operations efficiency
*Set sales target and ensure all POS reach the target
*Compile and analyse sales results, retail KPIs and competitor's activities on a regular basis. Identify opportunities and propose action plans to ensure competitiveness.
*Collaborate with cross functional teams to provide timely support to all POS
*Work closely with Merchandising team to ensure appropriate stock level and timely replenishment to optimize all SKUs
*Ensure all POS are in compliance with standard of operations and landlord's policies and procedure
*Reinforce premium brand image through store VM, staff grooming and service and operations skills

Store Operation
*Enhance brand image through store VM (working closely with VM & Marketing), sales team grooming, and store up-keep (assist in the VM of the store if required)
*Implement SOP for stores/department stores and enforce strict SOP adherence
*Participate in sales team recruitment and selection
*Participate in stock-take at concepts and departmental stores
*Handle customers' complaints, returns, and after sales service escalated from stores
*Responsible for day-to-day operations of stores
*Optimise duty rosters to ensure full floor coverage, maximising sales and saving expenses
*Regular interdepartmental liaising with human resources, marketing, logistics, information technology, customer service and finance departments to ensure business efficiencies.

People Development
*Ensure sales team follow service standards and store operational practices (SOPs)
*Motivate, evaluate, and retain dynamic sales team and build team spirit
*Improve sales team productivity and ensure team development through regular coaching and store visits- VM, sales techniques and customer service
*Partner with Training Manager to ensure that products and practical skills training sessions are conducted regularly
*Monitor staff performance, develop sales team and conduct APR
*Ensure effective manpower coverage for all stores and submission of staff OT hours
*Propose and work closely with Retail Director on manpower allocation by store
*Initiate and execute incentive programs and monitor ROI
*Ensure sales team are well informed about promotional initiatives and execute these initiatives
*Investigate and provide solutions for operational challenges

Sales Team Management
*Ensure sales team follows service standards and store SOPs are always executed on the sales floor
*Lead, motivate, and manage sales team
*Motivate, evaluate, and retain dynamic sales team and build team spirit
*Improve sales team productivity and ensure sales team development through regular coaching and stores visits
*Ensure accurate and consistent communication to staff on VM, sales techniques, and customer service
*Co-operate with Trainer to ensure that products and practical skills training sessions are conducted with new sales team and all trainings are up to date with sales team
*Monitor staff performance and conduct twice yearly appraisals
*Ensure effective manpower coverage for all stores and submission of staff OT hours
*Propose and work closely with SROM on manpower allocation by stores
*Initiate and execute incentive programme
*Ensure sales team are well informed about promotional initiatives and execute these initiatives
*Promote teamwork and develop a strong relationship with all sales promoters
*Investigate and provide solution for operational challenges

Others
*Work closely with landlords and maintain good relationship
*Take charge/participate in roadshow and other marketing activities to promote brand
*Continuously explore retail expansion opportunities and ensure brand is present in commercially sensible locations
*Be the ultimate Brand Ambassador, obtain extensive knowledge about the brand and its offering, and properly represent the brand both internally and externally
*Other responsibilities may be added to the above, which are consistent with the title of Retail Operations Manager

Candidate Profile
*Bachelor's degree in any field with strong business acumen and retail math
*At least 4 to 6 years of retail experience as a retail operations manager
*Experience in landlord relations and coordinating department store promotions
*Strong sense of urgency, highly energetic, results driven and get things done
*Keen on people development and has the ability to drive sales performance

Application Details Please send your CV to Joel Seet at joel.seet@atomicgroup.sg preferably in Microsoft Word document format for a confidential discussion.

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