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General Manager, Sports Brands
Ref: 07/6/2010
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the General Manager, Sports has end-to-end value chain responsibility for developing and entrenching a portfolio of growing sports brands.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Develop strategies and build a working team that will deliver on agreed business plans;
  • Entrench the Lifefitness and Adidas brands, leveraging available growth opportunities;
  • Maximise delivery of customer service and  brand portfolio proposition;
  • Achieve sales targets and maximise profitability for stakeholders;
  • Research, develop  and exploit  new business opportunities;
  • Manage Franchise Partner Relationships,  ensuring compliance with Franchise Agreements;
  • Manage and ensure the sourcing of quality merchandise that will satisfy customer demands;
  • Ensure the proper management of direct sales and retail outlets; for quality customer service, appropriate visual standards and sales performance;
  • Represent the brands both internally and externally;
  • Develop, coach and lead staff in working for the brand.
The successful candidate is likely to have:

  • At least 8 years experience in retail, sales, marketing management or related field;
  • Strong strategic thinker with a clear bias for flawless execution;
  • A passion for sports with good knowledge of current sporting trends and activities;
  • A goal orientated individual with sound negotiating and deal making skills;
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and executing strategies and business plans;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of corporate sales strategies, including direct selling, customer service and after sales service
  • Knowledge of managing busy supply chains;
  • Demonstrable experience in building and leading high performing teams;
  • A Bachelors degree in a Business Administration or related field.
If you believe that you can rise to a new challenge with flair and success, please submit your detailed CV with cover letter, copies of certificates and testimonials, current telephone number and email address to the address indicated below.
The Recruitment Manager,
Human Performance Dynamics Africa,
Po Box 1516-00621, Village Market
Nairobi, Kenya.
Applications should be sent directly to the above address to be received on or before July 23, 2010.
Deacons Kenya Limited has contracted Human Performance Dynamics Africa to carry out this recruitment.

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