Retail Director - Highly Established Luxury Fashion Brand
European Headquartered Luxury Fashion Brand
Head of Retail As a Key Contributor in Japan
Our client is one of the world famous luxury brands with geographic footprint worldwide in over 100 countreis. It is widely recognized as one of the most historic retail/luxury groups in the world.
As the Head of Retail, you will be the second most senior person in the Japan business, reporting into the president and a dotted report line into Head of region. The company believes in long term relationships both internally within the business and externally with suppliers and department stores. They understand that sometimes it takes 3-5 years to complete a project. They provide a lot of training, not only commercial but also for their manufacturing.
The role is an exciting opportunity to lead a team in head office, continue to build on their strong relationships with Senior Management at the major Japanese department stores and ensure that this company are positioned in the right locations with the best presence possible. Taking particular advantage of refurbishments and new department store openings as they arise.
The ideal candidate will be bilingual, have strong relationships with senior management at the department stores which are portable and as a result of their abilities, not the brand they work for. Furthermore this person will be a strong leader with an ability to develop new business strategies & channels, get buy-in from their team and execute in a timely and profitable manner.
A fantastic opportunity to join a highly regarded, well established brand in Japan with growth potential! You will be the second most senior person in this organisation and be a pivotal person in the Japan business.