Senior Manager, Retail Operations

Company Name: Burberry Limited

Location: Hong Kong S.A.R, Not, HK

Overview

INTRODUCTION

 

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core.  Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.

JOB PURPOSE

 

Establish customer-centric operational excellence across the region, delivering appropriate solutions that befit a luxury brand. Lead the Retail Standards & Operations (RS&O) population across the region, ensuring they are equipped with knowledge and skills to effectively perform their jobs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Manage the implementation of key initiatives (e.g. TCE), in conjunction with partners, particularly the global RS&O and Retail Excellence teams, RS&O leads in other regions and the General Managers of each of South Asia Pacific’s sub-regions.

  • Oversee the Regional Retail Roadmap ensuring activities and initiatives are planned and delivered at the right time for retail and are customer centric.

  • Identify poor user adoption of system and processes and take steps with local RS&O, and the General Managers to drive improvement.

  • Co-ordinate with all functions particularly Architecture, Construction, Business Development, Facilities, local Retail and Merchandising on all store development projects.

  • Co-ordinate with key functions, including third parties where appropriate to organise and manage employee events such as staff sales.

  • Support client activations and in store events with Client Engagement, Events and Marketing.

  • Oversee all regional BAU operations, continuously raising operational standards to ensure they are appropriate for a luxury brand and ensure business continuity and compliance e.g. BOH efficiency to drive FOH excellence.

  • Collaborate with key support functions such as IT, Facilities, Health and Safety and APP to ensure the store operates effectively and efficiently.

  • Provide clear and concise messaging, coaching and development of Local Retail Standards and Operations team in each country within the South Asia region.

  • Manage costs in line with budget/forecast.

  • Partner with central Retail Standards and Operations and all the departments in the region to ensure communications to retail are always relevant to stores needs and tailored for South Asia.

  • Distribute the Retail Update, 360 Packs and other retail information to support key moments (e.g. Runway Launch) on a timely basis.

  • Co-ordinate with central and local teams as necessary to forecast, order and deliver staff uniform and packaging in line with guidelines.

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PERSONAL PROFILE

 

  • Experience of leading and managing retail operations
  • Luxury retail or service industry experience
  • Understanding of retail systems
  • Coaching experience advantageous
  • Microsoft Office literate