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General Manager Japan

We’re looking for a superb leader who can take DW Japan to astonishing levels.
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Since selling our first timepiece in 2011, Daniel Wellington has evolved into a global phenomenon who has disrupted an entire industry. Continuously challenging and innovating, Daniel Wellington is an exciting and vibrant brand; striving to enrich the lives of our customers with timeless style. When you join us, you are joining a brand that will give you the guidance and tools to develop and succeed.

If you would like to contribute to our global movement, here is how you can help us to engage the world:

YOUR CHALLENGE

In the position of General Manager, you will be responsible for the total business of Daniel Wellington in Japan. A foundation for success is in place, your objective will be to grow the business for long term, in a modern and business smart way. To do that your focus will be to develop our retail, online and offline, and wholesale business. On an everyday basis, you will guide and support your team to create a world-class experience for our customers, develop the market to its full potential and maximize results.

As the General Manager, it is important to display inspiring leadership. We’re looking for someone who can continue building the organisation with a progressive view of people, business and the future of retail. You will need to work with the local culture and link it with our Daniel Wellington culture - our core values and our love for people.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Drive sales to reach set goals
  • Business develop new business opportunities in the area (new stores, new collaborations, new initiatives to drive sales)
  • Develop a business plan for the area each year including marketing plan, e-commerce plan etc together with your team
  • Budget and targets for the area
  • Synchronize and coordinate between online, offline, distributors and different functional department to drive the business to reach targets
  • Build a well-functioning organization for the area
  • Coach and develop the team
  • Make business cases for investments in e.g. new stores in the area
  • Identify areas of improvement and reach out to other parts of DW to help build the business also in other areas than yours
  • Actively participate in the APAC Management team and drive the agenda for your area but also contribute to APAC and Daniel Wellington as a whole

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The right candidate knows exactly what it means to drive an entire business as a General Manager in such a retail business. You have a huge level of energy and passion as this job will demand 100% of it every day. You have proven extensive and relevant experience working in a multinational work environment in which you have built a strong understanding of what is required to successfully grow and manage omni-channel retail in 2019 and beyond. Except from your winning personality, your strategic and analytic skills have been a big factor in your career progression so far.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience of working with retail business. Experience from local marketplaces in the region.
  • Relevant educational background
  • Fluency in Japanese and English both written and verbal 
  • You have the ability to travel frequently both domestic and international
  • You have customers at your heart and the ability to build trust in every contact
  • You are confident and self-aware, without a big ego
  • You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment 
  • And you love to take on challenges

THIS IS #LIFEATDW

You will report to our Executive Director for APAC based in Hong Kong. In this position you get to work in a fast-paced and rapid-growing environment where you will be a part of creating something unique. We want you to come in and take ownership to make Daniel Wellington one of the biggest brands in Japan. If you’re the right person we will offer you a great role, with inspiring colleagues, in an entrepreneurial, fast-growing and fun-loving company.

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THIS IS #LIFEATDW

In addition to great benefits, you will get the chance to work in a global fast-paced and rapid-growing environment, constantly provided with new and exciting challenges. We take pride in building everything in-house, are all about constant learning and with that finding our own way of doing business. 

You will spend your days in collaborative and dynamic offices with a highly skilled team, do great work, and have fun while doing so.


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