General Manager

at CapeUnionMart
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Date Posted Jun 24, 2020
Category Retail Jobs
Job Type Full-time


    • All duties commonly expected of the Leader of a multi-billion Rand business unit


    • A Leadership role in Strategy Development and Execution


    • Commitment and Investment in the Group’s Vision & Values


    • Responsibility for the brand Image, Merchandise Mix and the “Point of View” of South Africa’s Leading Outdoor Retailer


    • Operational effectiveness and efficiency


    • Responsibility for the achievement of Budgets and Targets


    • Inspirational Leadership, Mentoring and Development of Team Members


    • Building a winning culture throughout the Division


    • Maximisation of E-Commerce and Omni Chanel opportunities


    • Maintaining and developing key relationships with suppliers and stakeholders


    • Liaison and Co-operation with other divisions within the Cape Union Mart Group of Companies, including but not limited to Old Khaki, Poetry, Tread+Miller, Keedo, and Travel & Safari

- Co-operation and support for our Proudly South African Manufacturing Division, K-Way Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd, and encouragement of local sourcing and  procurement.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

    • The ideal candidate should hold a business based undergraduate degree.


    • A postgraduate qualification such as an Honours, Masters, GDA or MBA would be highly desirable


    • The candidate should have at least 10 years retail trading experience in a senior leadership role (Leader of Leaders)


    • Experience to include planning, sourcing and procurement of clothing, footwear, or outdoor products.


    • Sound financial and IT knowledge (Preferably Oracle and PLM) is important


    • The right candidate should have good inter-personal skills and be energetic and forward thinking


    • A proven track record of success is essential

The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible and will be based in Cape Town. A market related package with excellent benefits will be offered.

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