Kering Eyewear is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in the Luxury that manages the most exciting and relevant brands in Fashion, Leather Goods and Jewelry. Founded in 2014, Kering Eyewear has become the one and only luxury Eyewear company, responsible for the design, development, and distribution of well-balanced portfolio of 17 iconic brands. These include the Proprietary brands LINDBERG and Maui Jim, and the House’s portfolio: Gucci, Cartier, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Chloé, Alexander McQueen, Montblanc, Brioni, Dunhill, Boucheron, Pomellato, Alaïa, MCQ and Puma.
We are currently seeking a District Manager in Ontario (Canada) who will report to the VP of OS Canada, as part of our Optical Sales team.
The District Manager plays a key leadership role within the 3Os Sales team. He/she is responsible for continuously challenging brand ambassadors in delivering exceptional results and providing the highest standard of customer service, always thriving for excellence. The District Manager is responsible for defining and executing strategic action plans to ensure a strong control of KPI’s and sales activities. The District Manager must identify key talent; being able to create and implement development plans, drive a strong induction and maintain a strong presence within the market, with extraordinary passion for networking and brands.
How you will contribute
Supervise Brand Ambassadors to achieve their highest potential through consistent training and goal planning
Drive and maximize sales performance to consistently achieve the overall sales budget objectives while ensuring operational integrity and monitoring monthly profitably
Drive the implementation of company strategies by motivating and supporting the sales brand ambassador teams
Conduct client visits on a consistent basis. Develop clients and process enhancements as needed;
Follow very closely all KPIs as regard to productivity, sales and customer service and develop measurable action plans to sustain growth
Analyze sale/business to identify trends and opportunities and develop strategic action plans;
Actively search and understand market competition with focus on gaining market share
Demonstrate effective managerial competencies: team building, collaboration, lead change initiatives
Periodic comprehensive reporting to management with strategic content
Promote brand awareness, establish market/store presence, and capture competitive market share. Establish a baseline by market for optimal growth
Continuously monitor sales brand ambassador teams and provide constructive feedback, as needed;
Partner with Human Resource on complex employee relations issues and escalate, as needed
Oversee the annual performance review process and salary planning process for respective district
Identify and create action plans and build development plans for all retail employees
Attract, recruit, and retain a high performing team. Build a talent pipeline through networking
Ensure a consistent and branded onboarding experience for new hires
Collaborate with the training department on new product and service trainings
Who you are
Experience of at least 7 years in sales management, with experience in a district role;
Operates with a high degree of ethics and integrity
Strong business acumen, highly analytical, able to present and drive one idea
Proven track record of growing sales and building door distribution among the 3 Os.
Strong relationships with customers built on service and trust.
University Degree or equivalent experience
Experience in collaborating with multiple teams - Human Resources, Store Operations, Marketing, etc.
Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
Great verbal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills
Very proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
Strategic and focused on the end results
Decisive and collaborates with a team to develop strategic
Flexible, adaptable, reliable and able to work well under pressure
Extremely well organized and structured – excellent project management skills
Able to quickly assess and anticipate needs and provide highest quality of service
Experience managing business to business relationships
Ability to work in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment.
Experience within fashion, luxury, cosmetics, consumer goods environments
Available to travel up to 80% of time
Why work with us?
This is a fabulous opportunity to join the Kering Eyewear adventure and to actively contribute to the development of the business by becoming part of a thriving Company in a global Luxury Group that offers endless possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.
Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, 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.