General Manager, Schoolwear - Sydney Markets, New South Wales Australia - 35797



JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 35797
Title: General Manager, Schoolwear
Job Location: Sydney Markets, New South Wales - Australia
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: Superannuation,
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


This is an opportunity to develop a small schoolwear business into a much larger operation, with the full support and financial backing of the parent company.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Schoolwear - wholesale, retail and online
  • Full P&L responsibility
  • Standalone Business within an established Australian apparel group

Leading a standalone business within the Group, the General Manager of the Schoolwear Division will be responsible for the end to end operations with full P&L responsibility and leadership across sales and marketing, supply chain, operations, design, product development, finance, IT, e-commerce and retail.


With a focus on ‘front office’ leadership, a key priority for the General Manager will be to position the Schoolwear Division as the quality schoolwear company that develops, designs, and secures production of its garments, at a consistently high level of quality, without compromise, and reliably delivers on its brand promise to its customers.

A major project will be to transform the Schoolwear e-commerce and technology capability with a view to streamlining the on-line purchasing offering, integrating this with the ERP/stock management system, and interfacing with customer websites.

The General Manager will also be accountable for:

  • Developing and delivering a three-year business plan for the growth of the Schoolwear Division
  • Integration and operations of newly acquired businesses – identifying ways to streamline operations, identify synergies, and leverage capability 
  • Work with the Marketing Manager, National Business Development Manager and the Design Manager to energise business development activities
  • Provide guidance and support to the Schoolwear team

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will be an experienced General Manager with a strong marketing and business development background who has successfully run a large, operationally complex apparel business.  Some experience with schoolwear is preferred.

Education:
University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree

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