Cartier Country Manager Southern Africa
Cartier
Johannesburg, GT, ZA
6d ago

MAIN PURPOSE

In line with Maison’s long-term strategy, the Cartier Country Manager is responsible for sales and distribution of the brand in South Africa and surrounding countries.

The Country Manager is also responsible for proposing and implementing a coherent strategy for the region and ensures that retail, specialists, marketing, communication, operations and team management are at the level required to grow the brand presence in this region.

The Country Manager acts as an ambassador of the Maison Cartier at all times.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Network local strategy
  • Retail
  • Implement and manage retail strategy for the region, in line with international guidelines
  • Manage retail growth (organic and possible new sites)
  • Initiate action plans de develop local and international clientele
  • Watch Specialists & Fragrance
  • Implement and manage watch strategy for the region in line with international guidelines
  • Develop wholesale growth and business development in the region
  • Ensure all partners are performing, coherently with brand and group policies, procedures and incoterms
  • Work closely with and manage the Commercial Manager to develop the specialist business locally and in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Marketing and Communication Strategy
  • Establish local communication strategy in-line with international guidelines
  • Monitor efficacy of communication activities
  • Manage the Communications Manager
  • Budget and Operations
  • Responsible for P&L in the region
  • Manage the budget processes (BU, LE) using the support of local Richemont Shared Services
  • Manage the reporting processes
  • Manage sales and profitability targets
  • Team management
  • Manage Cartier Southern Africa team (Retail Operations Manager and team, Boutique Manager and team, Commercial Manager, Communications Manager) entailing task delegation, coaching, development and evaluation
  • SCOPE

    Geographical area under responsibility South Africa and surrounding area (Angola, Mauritus, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia)

    PROFILE

  • Strong experience in Sales and Marketing (in luxury a plus)
  • Strong leadership, experience in managing a brand and a team
  • Retail operations experience
  • Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills
  • Fluent in English
  • EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree from a reputable university
  • Solid experience (10 years+) in a similar or related role
  • Experience using MS Office pack
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