International Business Manager Franchise & Retail (Benelux, Germany, and Nordics) (fulltime)

For a privately owned, global shoe brand with a strong retail and franchise network (1500 stores worldwide) we’re looking for a:

International Business Manager Franchise & Retail (Benelux, Germany, and Nordics) (fulltime)

Job description:
You will be delivering the ROI plan and building commercial relationships with franchise businesses and their teams with the aim to achieve growth and a sustainable franchise network in Benelux, Germany and the Nordics. You will also be responsible for the own retail stores in Benelux.

Responsibilities for the International Business Manager Franchise & Retail are:
• Deliver the Annual Operating plan for the franchise and own retail stores and driving profitable growth within the brand and merchandising framework;
• Ensure a consistent delivery of the brand proposition and a frictionless consumer experience in franchise;
• Research, develop and put forward new and existing commercial opportunities to enhance the franchise estate;
• Build and maintain strong and positive working relationships with franchisees and their store teams;
• Set up an effective organizational structure in franchise businesses and assisting in recruitment training and development of new franchisees.

What is required?:
• Bachelor or a Master degree in Business/Commercial economics or equivalent;
• At least 5 years of experience in retail as area manager or equivalent managing operations at multiple retail stores;
• Good understanding of franchise concepts, the marketplace, consumers and retail and brand strategy.
• Fluent in Dutch, English, and German, knowledge of the French language would be an advantage;
• Self-starter with strong leadership skills, taking ownership and accountability;
• Sales and results focussed, excellent communications skills and a strategical thinker;
• Willingness to travel 80 percent of your time in the Benelux, Germany, and Nordics.

Location: Netherlands or Belgium

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