Menswear Head of Department

We have a unique opportunity for an accomplished Retail Manager in continuing the pursuit of excellence that is demanded in our highly prestigious Menswear Department.

Menswear clothing is our speciality at The House of Bruar, including high profile brands such as Barbour, Aigle and Gant.  Our keen eye for current trends combines with a lasting appreciation for classic rural style to create an exclusive collection of outstanding quality and heritage. From traditional tweeds to fine cashmere, practical gilets to eveningwear, our men’s country clothing collection really does have something for every occasion.

This is a challenging role, leading a team and working closely with senior managers to drive a multi-million pound turnover by delivering the best merchandising and customer service that Scotland has to offer.

Key Responsibilities
  • To manage Menswear in achieving and maximising sales targets by offering first class customer service, merchandising and replenishing of stock as required.
  • To deliver and ensure all team members provide exceptional customer service standards ensuring highly visible and effective customer service on the sales floor, the fitting rooms and at the cash desk.
  • You will ensure that the Menswear Department delivers visually inspiring in-store and window displays to reflect and maintain the company brand and reputation
  • You will communicate and train the Menswear Team to ensure that product presentation, mannequin styling, promotional activities, seasonal set up, product trials, and sale presentations are delivered in accordance with company guidelines.
  • To use creative flair whilst assisting in creating window concepts.
  • To supervise, plan, co-ordinate and undertake all required shop floor and stock room standards/tasks set by the Management Team in an effective and timely manner.
  • To ensure store compliance with Company policy and procedures, taking a consistent approach with all team members. To ensure important management information is communicated out to all relevant team members.
  • To passionately promote and drive Brand Image through knowledge of product and visual merchandising ensuring high standards and that company guidelines are followed at all times.
  • To supervise and ensure cash desk operations, cash handling procedures and transactions are carried out accurately with relevant paperwork completed in accordance with Company Policy.
  • To supervise and maintain a safe working environment for staff and customers to ensure their wellbeing and to report any Health &Safety concerns to the Store Management team.
  • To minimise loss by ensuring loss prevention procedures are followed at all times and incidents are reported to the Management Team. 
  • To supervise the shop floor at all times in order to identify / resolve urgent issues. To communicate appropriate information with the Management Team.
  • To supervise stockroom processing and ensure recalls and transfers are actioned efficiently to maintain effective stock control at all times.
  • Maximise sales and profit levels by ensuring selling space utilises commercial layouts with visually exciting groupings that presents the product in an attractive and logical style which maintains brand identity.

What we’re looking for
  • Extensive experience working as a Manager within a large department of fashion retail industry
  • Expertise of visual merchandising with an a flair and understanding of textiles
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Demonstration of a good understanding of product seasonality
  • Experience of supervising, motivating and leading a team
  • Experience of visual merchandising with an understanding of textiles
  • Experience of stock management
  • Experience of working with Microsoft Office applications

Who we need
  • A Customer Service Ambassador
  • Pro-active, flexible and reliable
  • Collaborative, flexible approach to work
  • The ability to manage and implement a rapidly changing programme
  • Passionate about creativity and visual displays, with fantastic visual flair
  • Communicative personality with a positive attitude

Desired Qualifications
  • Fashion Design
  • Management

In return we offer competitive pay rates and excellent staff benefits. Only candidates with previous experience in a similar environment will be considered. Please apply by email to Clare Harget, Human Resources Manager on recruitment@houseofbruar.com, or in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter. The closing date for applications is Friday 31st March.