Retail Area Manager Job, Current Administration Jobs In Kenya,

About the job

JOB TITLE: Retail Area Manager

LOCATION: Regional (Nairobi and regional outlets)

Vivo Activewear is a retail clothing business started in 2011. In just over 10 years of operation, Vivo has blossomed into the “go-to” store for stylish yet comfortable, functional and affordable women’s clothing. Vivo currently has 21 retail outlets located in Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nakuru and Mombasa in Kenya and one outlet in Kigali, Rwanda.The brand is known for its bright, versatile, colourful and edgy styles. Vivo clothes appeal across the board, and in particular to anyone who enjoys style and is young at heart.

Job Purpose

We seek to hire hands-on Retail Area Managers to oversee operations and overall performance of retail outlets (driving turnover, controlling expenses, managing stock losses, developing and motivating the team, focusing on customer service and performing store reviews and administrative checks). The Area Manager’s role is to support the retail teams in ensuring that they have all the tools they need to drive sales and provide excellent customer service.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively drive area performance through effective analysis of stock and sales as well as other quantitative and qualitative insights in order to improve revenue and profitability.

  • Report on business performance, interpret reports and data as well as make recommendations addressing specific issues related to Product, Customers and overall business concerns in order to increase revenue, improve operational efficiency and enhance strategic planning.

  • Keep abreast of current industry trends / competitors’ products and market in order to identify opportunities.

  • Support Store Managers in defining their store profiles, merchandise selection and product rotation in order to ensure that store stock levels are consistently optimized and that the product offering across the cluster of stores is always refreshed and customer focused.

Key Skills

  • Retail Analytics – Highly numerate with equal focus on the top and bottom line; able to analyze reports and sets of data from different sources and draw inference/make recommendations

  • Leadership & Communication – Have strong leadership and communication skills as well as the ability to lead teams and initiatives

  • Customer-focused – knowledge of retail operations and trends.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail – be highly analytical and detail-oriented

  • Have an Entrepreneurial mindset

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field – Marketing, Business Administration, or its equivalent.

  • At least 3 years’ experience at a management level in a Sales, Product Management, Retail or Customer Service role in a reputable organization.

  • 3 years of experience as an Area Manager or similar role

  • Strong Analytical skills

  • Knowledge/experience working with POS systems, ERPs, stock management systems will be an added advantage

  • Experience with store operations management

How to Apply

Apply by emailing your motivation letter and CV with subject “Retail Area Manager Position” to: [email protected] to be received no later than 15th December 2022 close of business. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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