Concession Area & VM Manager

Concession Area & VM Manager

£Dependent Upon Experience
REF: 11180 KK

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a result driven Retail Professional looking to take the next step in their career! I am looking for an Area/VM Manager to look after Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire concessions of a trend-led, womenswear brand. This brand can be found in New look, Dorothy Perkins and Debenhams and is girly, fashion focussed and exciting. The successful candidate must be able to manage their own time and workload so that no store on the ‘patch’ is neglected.

The Role:

  • Manage the concessions in your area as if it was your own business; driving and increasing sales across all concessions, analysing sales and bestseller reports to make key business decisions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to turn round poor performing stores through your commercial judgements
  • Be able to manage your own time and workload
  • Liaise daily with the Retail Allocators based in HQ, London.
  • Create aesthetically pleasing yet commercial visual merchandising
  • Work with the Store Managers to negotiate space, visibility etc
  • Manage stock levels within each concession
  • Responsible for visiting stores daily to ensure stock has been out on the shop floor and correctly merchandised
  • To action stock takes and product recalls
  • To submit  visit reports and feedback any issues within your stores


The Candidate:

  • Must have a valid, clean driving licence with own car as the role will require travelling to a number of stores in a specified area.
  • Must have fashion experience and a passion for the fashion industry
  • Proven experience within clothing retail to a supervisory or management level.
  • Demonstrable experience of visual merchandising within clothing retail.
  • Must be able to manage own time, use own initiative and work independently
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to work effectively as a team
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office packages
  • Must have the ability to analyse data and reports in order to drive business
  • Good communication and decision making skills are crucial
  • Must be smart and well presented as you will be representing the brand at all time

In return we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days holidays (including Bank Holidays)
  • Mileage allowance
  • 50% staff discount

Please apply with your updated CV to a.ridler@peoplemarketing.co.uk

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