Business Manager

£50000 - £60000 per annum + Car and Bonus
17 Nov 2017
15 Dec 2017
Rebecca Cannell
Job Type
We have partnered with a global watches business, currently recruiting a strategic and analytical Business Manager to oversee and re - position their internal brands.

Main Tasks:

1.To provide leadership and direction to internal brands and Licensed Product sub-division.
2.To contribute to the setting of overall brand budgets and forecasts within his/her remit, communicating these to the team and monitoring performance against targets
3.To manage the national account team and ensure that they meet all targets and fully optimise all opportunities within their accounts
4.To develop specific brand strategies; this will be shared across the teams so the precise strategies may be clearly followed.
5.To provide support for the managers with relevant brand plans and new product introductions which may be tailored for use with our different retail channels
6.To monitor market trends and competitor activity, and create relevant competitor range maps which will help to develop counter measures for our brands
7.To oversee the product selection, purchasing and pricing decisions for all brands within his/her remit, influencing the direction of the brands for the UK market, and working with designers to develop new merchandise
8.To participate in regular merchandising meetings with suppliers to understand corporate strategies and make relevant product selections
9.To oversee the management of the product range size and number of SKUs for each brand within his/her remit
10.To recruit, manage, motivate, guide and coach all direct reports, ensuring performance standards are met and appropriate conduct is maintained by all members of the team
11.To work towards a standardisation of processes and reports across all of the company
12.To oversee the planning staff on the monthly and annual forecasting, budgeting and business planning processes ensuring that product orders and inventory controls are in place and align with our brand budgets
13.To monitor profit margins, inventory control and stock rotation, to ensure that the Company's targets are met
14.To build and maintain close working relationships with key personnel within our National and Regional accounts
15.To identify and develop new channels of distribution, working in conjunction with the team to covert prospects into customers
16.At appropriate times, to review product ranges, display and advertising activity with National Account buyers and merchandising teams, in conjunction with the Managers.
17.To monitor product category sales and provide such reports and information as may be required by the Directors from time to time
18.To contribute creative ideas to the Sales Division relating to product ranges, display and POS initiatives, retail incentives, merchandising and staff training programmes
19.To participate in the company sales meetings where appropriate
20.To liaise with Corporate Marketing Department in relation to promotional activities within the agreed budget controls
21.To assist with other duties and undertake special projects as requested.

**Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

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