Jobs General Manager Spain & Portugal

General Manager Spain & Portugal

Ville : Barcelona


  • One of the few French brands that have made its mark in the world. The company has held onto its original expertise whilst successfully expanding internationally.
  • Omni channel distribution: retail, wholesale (franchises, concession in department stores and multibrands), outlets, e-business/digital

Role & responsibility:

  • To manage all operations within Spain & Portugal. This involves taking responsibility for profit, revenue, cash and quality targets.
  • To define development local strategy with the International Director (yearly and 3 years plans)
  • To agree on annual budgets and to produce a detailed annual business operating plan
  • To produce business performance reports
  • To manage local team and to maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards


  • Turnover needs to be developed through e-business (website has been launched not that long ago) and through professionalizing both retail and concession teams.
  • Pricing strategy is a key factor of success and needs to be addressed properly (lowering prices has begun already)
  • Management is an important part of the role even though it’s a small subsidiary (only 5 direct reports). There is a big challenge in shifting the local structure and organization in order to
  • serve better the performance objectives as well as changing the mindset of both support functions and retail teams.

Reporting & location:

  • Reporting to the International Director group
  • Position is located in Barcelona
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in commercial and/or BU management within companies known for they retail expertise
  • Full P&L retail management experience with a proven history of delivering excellent results
  • Established track record of working in a multi-channel environment
  • Good knowledge of Spanish market
  • Analytical with strong commercial and controlling skills, able to see the big picture
  • Self-confident with a structured and analytical approach, he/she knows when to take risks (or not)
  • Entrepreneurial commitment
  • Management and leadership skills (know how to motivate and drive a team)
  • Spanish + English speaking is mandatory
  • French speaking is a must have