Store Manager - Porto

Job location:
Portugal/Porto/Porto


Job type:
FULL-TIME
Brand / division:
Ermenegildo Zegna is the worldwide leader in luxury menswear.

Position's Scope

As a Zegna Store Manager you will lead and support all activities to achieve store business objectives whilst acting as a Zegna Ambassador by promoting the values and the ambitions of the brand within the market place.

You will be a dynamic and inspiring leader with a genuine customer centric attitude and strong skills in building relationship with Zegna Customers whilst acting with the highest integrity and entrepreneurial attitude across all store operations responsibilities. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Customer Understanding & Engagement
  • Develop and maintain solid and trustworthy customers relationships
  • Collaborate with local Marketing/CRM teams to develop and carry out initiatives developed to activate specific clients segments and achieve targets
  • In partnershio with the local Marketing/CRM referent socialize and implement a strong clienteling initiatives aligned with the Zegna Brand Strategy to strenghten customer relationships and increase customer spending;
  • Insure the Selling Flow is consistently executes. Act as a role model using storytelling to develop an emotional connection for customers with the brand and promote brand loyalty;
  • Act as a Sales Leader, playing a leadership  role on the sales floor whilst ensuring the highest level of customer experience;
  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all customers by aligning with the Zegna Code of Ethics and holding others accountable to them

 

  1. Business Development and Sales Management
  • Drive and maximize sales performance to consistently achieve the overall sales budget objectives while ensuring operational integrity and  monitoring stores profitability;
  • Build up a network to promote brand awareness and develop business using all relevant  data and the benchmarking of competitors;
  • Lead the team on the sales floor during daily store activities to optimize  team member productivity and make sure additional selling and cross-selling skills  are known and mastered;
  • Analyse external market trends and store results to formulate business plans and propose new ideas for business development of each product category and MTM initiatives;
  • Partner with local Merchandising team providing effective feedback on products and collections to grow the local business

 

  1. Team Development
  • Attract and  recruit  the best profiles through networking and market scouting . Facilitate the on-boarding plan for every new employee;
  • Set challenging goals for the team, identify talents and recognize and reward store best performers;
  • Identify in-store training and development needs and coach store team to develop competencies and support their growth
  • Communicate information related to Company/Region priorities and goals and nurture a positive and dynamic internal environment;
  • Motivate and engage the team by maintaining high performance standards providing regular and constructive feedback
  • Implement effective solution/resolution for all employees relations issues in collaboration with HR and Area Retail Manager

 

  1. Brand Presentation
  • Ensure the team develop a full product knowledge through specific training on brand pillars and season collection;
  • Ensure interior and exterior image of the store is maintained according to VM Company guidelines and collaborate with VM to maximise store product availability;
  • Ensure store experience (team grooming, music, video, food and beverage ect.) and store maintenance  are up to standards according to Company guidelines;
  • Keep up to date on stock situation and proactively work with local merchandising planning teams on stock consolidation and transfers;

 

  1. Store Operations
  • Ensure the store applies compliance requirements to all areas of operational activity: loss; asset protection; inventory control management;
  • Ensure consistent and high standards MTM in-store operation to  excel in MTM services;
  • Meet store operating budget monitoring store expenses with attention to overall cost (ex. shipping, delivery, external alteration , general expenses and personnel costs)
  • Assess, monitor and improve store’s alteration standards through managing store customer advisors and tailors;
  • Ensure usage of digital services to increase business opportunities and improve customer service.

Candidate's Profile

 
  • Successful experience managing a complex business (managing budget, people, logistic, marketing)
  • Functional Competences: Selling, Product Knowledge, Inventory Control & Loss Prevention, Employment Cycle, People Management, Policy and Compliance
  • Key Experiences: In-Store experience, Team Leadership experience, Hospitality/Luxury backgrounds is a must
  • Languages: Portuguese and English