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02.08.2021

David Jones

General Manager Beauty

company: David Jones
job title: General Manager Beauty
location: Richmond
work type: Full-time
level: Senior

Role Description

Reporting to our CEO, the GM of Beauty will play a pivotal role in curating an inspiring product mix for the David Jones customer. Leading our highly talented buying, merchandise and commercial planning team, you will lead on key strategic brand partnerships as well as collaborate across the organisation to deliver truly inspiring omni-channel customer experiences. As a true coach, you will be instrumental in ensuring we continue to cultivate talent, create learning opportunities and drive a proactive, engaging and results orientated team culture.

Based in Melbourne with a hybrid mix of time in the office and from home, this role will suit an inspiring strategic merchandise leader with a passion for premium beauty retailing who thrives in transformational environments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop/execute a compelling and commercial vision and strategy for the beauty merchandise function in alignment with the overarching David Jones strategy
  • Create the strategic roadmap for the curated product assortment to suit customer needs/behaviours
  • Focus on delivering a true omni-channel experience for the David Jones customer
  • Collaborate with the marketing & VM teams and brand vendors to create memorable customer experiences that are aligned to our customers desires
  • Deliver against all commercial objectives including the achievement of revenue, growth and profit targets
  • Enhance existing and develop new brand vendor relationships/partnerships
  • Coach and inspire your team to realise their true personal and professional potential

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Deep/dedicated experience in similar strategic merchandise/product leadership role
  • A passion for premium luxury retail and creating memorable customer experiences essential
  • Proven understanding of beauty trends including own buy or private label product environments
  • A commitment to inspire, engage and lead your people during a time of business transformation
  • A highly strategic mindset supported by strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Ability to partner/influence diverse senior stakeholders’ groups to achieve business outcomes
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications within a Business/Commerce discipline
  • An ability to meet deadlines and work within a fast-paced environment whilst balancing competing interests
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with the ability to present with confidence to senior stakeholders across the organisation

 

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