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Brand Manager - Prestige Brand

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London
Salary: Excellent Salary and Bonus
REF: 3791_1654080816
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Job Description

We are recruiting an incredible exciting role for a luxury watch brand. We are seeking an experienced Sales Manager/ Account Manager or Brand Manager with experience in the luxury fashion or fine jewellery or watch sector. My client is an internationally renowned luxury brand with headquarters in London and Paris. This person must have managed both retail and wholesale accounts across the UK and be able to demonstrate a passion for the luxury fine jewellery sector as well as a background in growing sales.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the day to day activities and operations of the brand in the UK, this involves retail and wholesale operations and their teams.
  • Take ownership of and manage the budget, balance sheet and income statement for the brand.
  • Direct retail and the people management aspect including recruitment, training, coaching and hands on involvement with the retail teams to ensure the brand sales techniques and standards are delivered.
  • Seek new distribution opportunities including the completion of tenders and internal documents to acquire appropriate funding.
  • Drive and seek continuous improvement on product sales.
  • Develop annual business plans.
  • Implement corporate and international procedures (sales techniques, security etc.).
  • Establish the highest level of communication with the Country Manager, Brand Vice President and Headquarters.
  • Prepare and submit the brand's management reports.
  • Prepare and submit the Sales/Marketing and Communication plans for the UK. Adapt the Brand's marketing concept for the UK, in line with the brand's worldwide concept
  • With the brand, local HR and Country Manager discuss the team strategy and enable the brand to achieve its objectives.
  • Manage relationships with retailers.
  • Provide recommendations and consult with the Brand HQ regarding overall product, communication and distribution strategies (consulting also with the Country Manager).
  • Ensure the customer care and service provided by the boutique team is in line with the expectations of the brand.
  • Establish Sales/Expense budgets for the division
  • Responsible for the execution and delivery of payment terms/accounts receivable
  • Pricing of products according to the international pricing policy of the brand a
  • Responsible for the purchase from abroad and the control of inventory levels
  • Responsible that the inventory level shall not exceed maximum amounts
  • Hiring of employees, in line with the companies policy for the UK and in cooperation with Country Manager and HR.
  • Supervise the correct usage of display materials by customers.
  • Supervise and manage the merchandising of customers in line with the marketing policy of Brand HQ.
  • Support Customer Service to achieve the expected level of service as outlined by brand HQ.

Person specifications:

  • Proven and demonstrable wholesale and retail management experience working within a prestige and luxury environment
  • People management experience, able to motivate and manage teams to deliver successful sales and excellent levels of customer service.
  • Good negotiation and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Innovative individual with strong sales and marketing experience.
  • Economic awareness with a strong business acumen.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.