COO - Retail / Fashion Brand

Recruiter
YELLOW CAT RECRUITMENT
Location
South East London, London
Salary
£100,000 per annum
Posted
11 Jun 2019
Closes
25 Jun 2019
Ref
1158080021
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
COO - RETAIL / FASHION BRAND

THE OPPORTUNITY:

This stylish, forward-thinking, bold and playful retailer are on the lookout for an experienced COO to take the brand to the next level. You will develop high impact strategies to align with business objectives whilst overseeing all operational and business activities to ensure their vision of success becomes a reality. Working under and alongside the Founder and face of this lifestyle brand, you will be responsible for leading, motivating and inspiring a team of fourteen within their uber-trendy offices.

THE ROLE:
  • Responsible for implementing the 5-year operational growth plan for the brand across stores, online, wholesale, franchise and licensing
  • Develop high quality business strategies that align with short-term and long-term objectives
  • Responsible for overseeing vendor relationships and business terms
  • Oversee logistics, production, quality control and operations to make sure all production, warehousing, freight and courier processes are implemented to the most cost effective and time efficient way
  • Responsible for recruitment of finance, merchandising and operations team as the business scales
  • Oversee all company contracts with key partners and vendors
  • Responsible for implementing regular review processes with all Head Office team
  • Work alongside the founder to secure new licensing and franchise opportunities
  • Work with founder to implement best retail plan
  • Support further expansion in additional retail units in locations such as South Korea, Lebanon, & Middle East
  • Continue to develop the wholesale model by selling through agents and distributors across the globe
  • Develop and increate their online presence by implementing impactful digital activities and further marketing the brand online
  • Work with their third-party digital marketing agency to further increase online sales
  • Take actions to enhance the company's cashflow to ensure they can continue to build upon successes
  • Responsible for signing off all company budgets
  • Make high-quality investing decisions to advance the business and increase profits
  • Build trusted relations with key partners and stakeholders

THE PERSON:
  • Proven experience at COO level
  • Solid experience within the retail sector, with beauty and fashion being advantageous
  • Appreciation and demonstrable experience of scaling up a SME as well as experience within a larger retailer
  • Detailed knowledge of the wholesale and online retail marketplace including global licensing
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set with outstanding leadership skills and ability to manage a team
  • Experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing vision, particularly on the digital/online side
  • Have a tight hold on budgets with an understanding of corporate finance and cash flow management
  • Be willing to travel regularly

THE LOCATION:

Central London

THE PACKAGE:

£100,000 - £120,000 + bonuses

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