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Retail Operations Director

Leavesden, United Kingdom
Full Time
Requisition ID: 178166BR

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The Job

The goal of this job is to maximise sales and profit performance of Retail at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, and shops across the Platform 9¾ Group. This will be achieved through engaging the team to excel at customer service, demand the highest standards, implement effective processes across complex sites and to manage and execute promotional plans throughout the year.The successful post holder will deliver an effective strategy for shop and business operations (including merchandise replenishment and e-commerce operations) and work with other retailers in the group to maximise opportunities through shared best practices.

The Daily

  • Ensuring sales targets are achieved by fully maximising all opportunities
  • Effective commercial management planned for each location, developing sales forecasts, positive solutions, and documented action plans to maximise profit (including e-commerce operations).
  • Lead and motivate managers to achieve the highest possible levels of service and sales performance in each location.
  • Maximise margins on new and existing lines through range management, cost management and proposed adjustments to retail prices.
  • Analyse and interpret commercial data and feedback information on product performance on merchandise lines, across each shop and the wider businesses.
  • Managing the content and frequency of staff training strategically, to ensure the team is fully equipped to care for visitor needs.
  • Develop procedures to support each business, monitoring and reviewing results, and evolve processes accordingly.
  • Monitor stock levels held in shops and retail areas, identify potential out-of-stock issues, and proactively manage issues by engaging with
  • Build and maintain relationships with the UK, EMEA and Global WB Consumer Products teams, to exploit opportunities with licensed market products and licensees.
  • Support the retail team in providing effective after-sales service, ensuring ongoing customer loyalty and satisfaction.
The Essentials

  • Management experience in a similar retail environment (or the tourism, leisure or heritage industry).
  • Experience of having worked in an environment where high emphasis is placed on service, product presentation and commercial management.
  • Delivered sales in a fun environment with experiences at the heart of every visit.
  • Demonstrate people management including employee relations.
  • Working with Point of Sales systems and Stock Management systems.
  • Highest levels of customer service.
  • Develops and motivates individuals & teams to achieve goals.
  • Proactively seeks out opportunities to increase sales.
  • Ability to analyse and respond to sales data.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making across all areas daily.
  • Communicates in a timely & effective manner to enhance store operations.
  • Engages effectively with customers & staff.
  • IT literate.
  • Well organized and focused.
  • Able to prioritise workload and manage change in an environment that never stands still.
  • Work as part of a team with a flexible and caring approach.

The Nice to Haves

  • Educated to degree level (or to a minimum of ‘A’ level standard or equivalent qualification with extensive vocational experience).
  • Full use of Microsoft Office Suite would be advantageous.

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