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MANAGING DIRECTOR
LEADING FOOTWEAR AND CLOTHING DISTRIBUTOR
JOHANNESBURG

Group Background: The Group is a leading distributor of branded clothing and footwear products, brand management and corporate clothing. The Group comprises three divisions: brand management companies; corporate clothing and investments

Company Background: The Company, forms part of the Brand Management Division, and is South Africa’s largest distributor of leading footwear and clothing brands, with exclusive license and distribution rights for sub-Saharan Africa to a number of world-renowned international and house brands. The six house brands developed and marketed in South Africa over decades of trading. Three of the brands have been voted amongst the top 10 “coolest” brands in South Africa.

Position Summary:

Assume responsibility and authority for the effective leadership and profitable management of the subsidiary company so as to achieve a financial performance in line with agreed objectives, with particular emphasis on: enhancing the power of the company’s brands; and implementing sales strategies to ensure achievement of sales objectives, targets and growth in market share

Key Attributes Required:

  • At least six years senior management experience, preferably in a medium to large enterprise involved in distributing products via the major retail chains
  • Should have been responsible for a sales turnover of at least R400 million and a staff complement of more than 100 people.
  • Must have had trading experience and worked in, supplied to or interacted with the retail sector
  • Experience in consumer brand management is essential
  • Exposure to the clothing and footwear sector would be an added advantage