Senior Retail Executive
Listed Clothing and Textile Manufacturing Group

Cape Town

Company Background:

A JSE listed Clothing and Textile Manufacturing Organisation, our client currently has 36 individually managed Factory Stores located in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The Factory Stores are located either in the immediate vicinity of manufacturing facilities or in value retail parks. The Factory Stores currently employ around 50 staff and produce a combined revenue in the region of R50 million annually. There is now the intention to create a formal Retail Division which will be headed by a Senior Retail Executive who will be responsible for growing the division with the aim of achieving a tenfold increase in revenue from the Factory Stores in the medium to longer term.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Retail Executive will be responsible for: developing, managing and executing a cohesive Retail strategy for 36 existing Factory Stores so as to grow and enhance presence and market share in the retail market through consolidation and improvement of existing operations and leading expansion into new geographical areas (e.g. Gauteng).

Key Attributes Required:

  • At least five years' senior level experience in the Clothing or Cash and Carry retail sector ideally focusing on the medium to low LSM target market. Store management experience with a large retail company would be useful
  • Knowledge of the country’s retail industry combined with strong retail development and retail management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of retail operations, including budget preparation and control, inventory control, sales, customer service, systems, merchandising