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GUCCI Ginza Namiki Store Director

Employer
Gucci
Location
Tokyo
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Job Details

Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world's leading luxury brands. Following the House's centenary, Gucci forges ahead into the next hundred years, continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating the creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation at the core of its values. Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and eyewear. Discover more about Gucci at www.gucci.com.

Role mission

The Store Director for Gucci Ginza Namiki Store is responsible for overseeing the overall management of the store, ensuring operational excellence, and driving business growth. This role requires a candidate with extensive experience in store management, strong leadership skills, and a proven ability to develop and maintain client relationships. The Store Director will be responsible for implementing and executing the special concept store strategy, which includes a restaurant component.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and Team Management
  • Provide effective leadership to the store team, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Set performance expectations, provide coaching and feedback, and conduct regular performance evaluations.
  • Develop and nurture a high-performing team by recruiting, training, and developing talented individuals.


Store Operations Management
  • Oversee all aspects of the store's daily operations, ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures.
  • Drive sales and profitability by setting sales targets, monitoring KPIs, and implementing strategies to achieve goals.
  • Maintain visual merchandising standards to enhance the brand's image and optimize the customer experience.
  • Monitor inventory levels, conduct stock audits, and collaborate with relevant departments to ensure adequate stock availability.


Client Relationship Development
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, providing personalized service and ensuring exceptional customer experiences.
  • Develop strategies to attract new clients and maximize sales opportunities through effective clienteling techniques.
  • Leverage client data and feedback to identify opportunities for business growth and enhance the client experience.
  • Host special events and initiatives to engage with clients and drive store traffic.


Special Concept Store Management
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to execute the special concept store strategy, including the restaurant component.
  • Ensure seamless integration between the retail and restaurant operations, creating a cohesive and immersive customer experience.


Financial Management
  • Develop and manage the store's budget, including sales targets, expenses, and profitability.
  • Analyze sales and financial reports to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement.
  • Implement cost-control measures and optimize store efficiency to maximize profitability.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Retail Management, or a related field (preferred).
  • Proven experience as a Store Manager or Director in a luxury retail environment.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an emphasis on building and maintaining client relationships.
  • Solid understanding of luxury retail and customer service principles.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to analyze sales data and financial reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive sales and achieve targets.
  • Knowledge of visual merchandising and store operations best practices.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with the restaurant industry is a plus.
  • Fluency Japanese for effective communication with clients, team members, and stakeholders.


Key behavioral competencies - Gucci Amplifiers
  • Agile Advocate: demonstrated ability to promote change, to take smart-risks and bring others on board. You know how and when to accelerate
  • Strong Talent Builder and People Enabler: you create the space for people to take decisions, considering their unique perspectives. You have a keen eye to help other to grow and learn, no matter whether they report to you or not.
  • Considerate thinker: you carefully consider how your actions and decisions impact others around you and have an ability to connect the dots.
  • Solution Developer: keep an open eye on trends and innovation, using different approaches to come up with innovative yet pragmatic solutions
  • Connection Builder: ability to build trust-based relationships with a strong influencing and presentation skills, adapting messaging based on your audience.
  • Accountable Achiever: a willingness to go the extra-mile, pushing self out of the comfort zone, taking accountability for results whether good or bad
  • Continuous learner: you are self-aware and have a passion for learning new things. You are curious and constantly seek to develop yourself, putting improvement over comfort.


Gucci is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms - gender, age, disability, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation - enriches the workplace.  It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background."  

Company

Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. Under the new vision of creative director Alessandro Michele, the House has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses. Eclectic, contemporary, romantic—Gucci products represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their quality and attention to detail.

Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury, sport and lifestyle brands.

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