Head of Retail

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Full-time

Head of Retail – Vancouver, BC

We are growing quickly and it is time to find and individual to fill the newly created position. Our Head of Retail with be the one to lead our teams in delivering a world-class retail experience. This individual will build the foundation and structure of the global retail initiatives and the overall success of all retail stores and showrooms.  The Head of Retail will lead the retail sales efforts for both Reigning Champ and wings+horns, while striving to meet and exceed annual sales targets. This is an exciting opportunity for a strong leader with a passion for growth opportunities, the industry and our brands.

You’ll find yourself…

  • Planning and participating in strategic retail operations initiatives and drive the team to annual goal attainment.
  • Identifying improvement opportunities and working with company resources to gain efficiency, cost savings and margin improvement.
  • Analyzing and identifying areas of opportunity, growth and/or change; and developing and implementing new strategies and business plans to grow the retail channel revenue.
  • Developing and executing store expansion strategy and plan at the market level that is aligned with company’s overall growth strategy.
  • Managing profit & loss, monitoring financial performance and preparing reports.
  • Communicating priorities and sales goals/guidelines while ensuring talent and business growth are positioned.
  • Motivating, leading, inspiring and planning ongoing development for a growing team in an ever-changing business environment.
  • Building corporate culture at a retail level while maintaining brand standards within presentation and service.
  • Planning new store concepts and layout, driving the opening of the stores and ensuring consistent execution of merchandise presentation, sales, and operational standards.
  • Implementing a continuous improvement approach for processes and systems.
  • Participating on a cross functional level with other departments for the continuous, ongoing improvement of present products and development of new products, marketing programs, merchandising, etc.
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with all employees, demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit while effectively managing within company guidelines.
  • Travel as required.
  • Perform other duties/projects when required

A Few Musts

Extensive retail experience of increasing responsibility (including full P&L ownership) and strategic planning; experience managing growth and leading new store openings; proven ability to establish consistency of retail experience; enthusiastic team player, driven by creating innovative customer experience; analytical and drive for results; high-impact communicator; excellent collaboration skills; ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop business cases; highly organized and have ability to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and knowledge of computer systems (including point-of-sale and related retail and inventory management systems); requires in-depth knowledge of budgeting and scheduling, loss prevention and cash management; keen eye for colour; professionalism; ability to teach, lead by example; positive and upbeat; excited about men’s fashion; stay abreast of current trends knowledge; proven problem solving ability; attention to detail; able and willing to travel throughout Canada, US and Europe.

About CYC Design Corporation

Founded between Tokyo and Vancouver in 2004, wings+horns is a contemporary menswear label integrating innovative fabrics with a Japanese approach to detail.

Reigning Champ, Canada’s athletic brand, founded in 2007, focuses on year-round staples made with original fabrics. Emphasizing rugged construction and unrivaled comfort, the brand’s process is guided by its principles: Respect the details. Master simplicity.

reigningchamp.com   wingsandhorns.com

How to Apply

If you are keen to lead a team great team of both fashion forward individuals as well as a team of athletic, heath minded, sports enthusiasts, particular about personal presentation, entrepreneurial, highly organized and looking to be part of a growing company, please apply.