Retail / Business Development Executive

Flexedge Limited - Our client, a reputable Departmental Store, seeks to recruit a suitable, qualified and well experienced candidate to fill the position below:

Job Position: Retail /Business Development Executive

Job Location: Lekki, Lagos
Reporting to: General Manager

Job Objective

  • To ensure cost minimization and profit maximization
  • Foster strategic partnership with store suppliers and vendors
  • To effectively supervise and direct the activities of the Retail store officers
  • Develop, establish and maintain sales & marketing strategies to meet set targets

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure retail store officers understand the uses and features of all stocked products
  • Motivate, monitor, inspire and empower staff to achieve retail sales by using professional selling techniques
  • Set and monitor collective / individual store targets
  • Ensure retail store officers are fully aware of any Marketing Plan, promotion, events etc
  • Ensuring best standard merchandising; Ensuring optimum image and efficiency; encourage store officers to follow these guidelines.
  • Develop a network of strong relationships with key stakeholders, to meet the objectives of the Brand & the personal objectives of the company
  • Ensure timely and satisfactory resolution of all customer complaints/issues
  • Developing new business, identifying new sales opportunities,
  • Increasing business opportunities through various routes to market
  • Design Process and procedure for various store operations and ensure compliance
  • Responsible for staff retention, training, supervision and appraisal
  • Conceiving, preparing and developing efficient and intuitive promotional and marketing strategies to increase sales and footfalls in the store.
  • Identify new opportunities to drive retail sales performance in the stores; identify potential distribution optimization
  • Drive retail sales performance by working on the shop-floor during key trading periods alongside store staff to generate product awareness
  • Sell products and provide a high standard of service to customers throughout the sales experience following all training guidelines and service
  • Achieve retail sales targets and key performance indicators

Skills / Competence Requirements:

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • High tolerance for complex, ambiguous, and ever-shifting environments
  • Personal organization and self-discipline
  • Amiable personality
  • Candidates residing in Lekki axis will be given priority
  • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Networking and social skills
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Smart, intelligent with eyes for details
  • High Energy level
  • Efficiency and effectiveness

Job Requirements

  • First Degree in Social Science or related discipline.
  • At least 3-4 years' experience in a retail role, with some field based experience
  • Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft suite - MS Excel, Word, Power Point
  • Proficiency with social media skills