We Are Hiring: Head of Retail

General Paints Group is the parent company behind premium Irish paint brand, Colourtrend; exciting new designer paint brand, Curator and technical, light industrial coatings, Sustain Range.

Under the retail brand Colourtrend Paint & Wallpaper Stores, General Paints Group currently operates 7 stores across Ireland, with plans to expand and develop. We are looking to recruit an innovative and energetic Head of Retail to lead and develop a team of Retail Managers in the achievement of Colourtrend’s Retail Strategy. Contributing on a operational and strategic level, the successful candidate will have a key role in visualising and implementing Colourtrend’s key objectives.

Reporting to the Sales Director (Ireland), the Head of Retail will be responsible for leading and developing a team of Retail Store Managers in the achievement of strategic goals, ensuring the business continues its current growth trajectory.

You will have:

• Proven experience managing a well-established team of Retail Managers

• Natural ability to collaborate well with others across the organisation and thrive in a dynamic and fast paced environment

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role

• Experience of multi-site and on-line retail are essential

• Ability to analyse, report and implement strategy

• Strong project management skills including planning resources, managing deadlines and achieving objectives

• Proven ability in implementing strategic retail initiatives on time and within budget

• Ability to work within tight deadlines, adjust to changes in priorities and balance short term needs with long term strategic priorities

Key responsibilities will include:

• Contribution to the development of the vision and strategic direction for retail stores, including on-line

• Delivery of the company strategic plan in relation to retail initiatives, including expansion and development

• Working closely with the Head of Marketing to develop the retail marketing strategy

• Agreeing and overseeing the implementation of internal processes i.e. stock management

• Leading and developing a team to achieve agreed targets and KPI’s

• Managing internal and external communications to ensure overall awareness regarding retail initiatives

Please send full details to Caitriona Costello, Human Resource Director, General Paints, Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Co Kildare or email your CV to: caitriona.costello@generalpaints.ie.

General Paints Group is an equal opportunities employer.

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