General Manager Central Europe F/M

  • Société : Christian Dior GmbH
  • Lieu : Germany
  • Secteur d'activités : Mode & Maroquinerie
  • Type de contrat : Emploi à durée indéterminée
  • Métier : Management/Dir. Générale
  • Expérience requise : Minimum 10 ans
  • Référence : CDC02253
  • Date de publication : 08.01.2019


We are looking for our new General Manager for Central Europe ("Geschäftsführer"), which is composed of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This role reports to the General Manager of Central Europe, Benelux & Russia CIS and deals with the market leadership and growth of the Central Europe zone.


The General Manager is strategic, big-picture professional accountable for his own P&L and team. This includes not only financial management but also team leadership across functions within the company (merchandising, marketing). A successful GM will not only ensure operational excellence but will also be very close to local market & market dynamics, identifying new opportunities for growth. The General Manager is able to adapt to fast-moving environments



  • Decline and communicate the retail strategy & objectives to the network: plan, execute, meet monthly, quarterly, annual target on key business metrics
  • Develop the turnover for Christian Dior Couture in Central Europe through stores openings and consolidation of the existing stores turnover
  • Manage the teams with a specific focus on recruitment, retention and training of employees: be able to develop Christian Dior staff members and identify opportunities to reach potential candidates. Be responsible for overall team success, including finding key teammates, managing, and helping the team grow. Create and nurture a team-first, growth-oriented organization
  • Manage and lead the retail network
  • Build brand equity through marketing and merchandising efforts (included but not limited to buying, planning, and budgeting) and by collaborating with customers, government, community organizations, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices



Skills mix requirements:

  • 10 years of management experience in the retail luxury industry as General Manager, Deputy General Manager, Country Manager or Retail Director
  • Strong experience in P&L management
  • Experience of Germanic market and Landlords
  • Brand awareness and brand empathy
  • Be able to successfully function in a decentralized management environment, covering several points of sales in the retail market and closely work with Paris HO
  • Digital savvy
  • Muticultural and multi-country management experience
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities, produce excellent work ethic
  • Superior education
  • German & English fluency



Location: Head Office Munich

Arrival time: 2019


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