Assistant Business Manager - Selfridges W1


Assistant Business Manager - Selfridges W1

  • Permanent contract 
  • London
  • < 6 months

The company



  • Luxury, Selective Distribution, Digital
  • > 2000 employees

The job

Assistant Business Manager - Selfridges W1

  • Permanent contract 
  • London
  • < 6 months

Who are they?

A creator, artisan, and seller of high-quality objects since 1837, Hermès is an independent, family-owned French house.

Driven by a spirit of continuous entrepreneurship and high standards, Hermès cultivates its employees’ freedom and independence with responsible management.

The company perpetuates the passing-on of exceptional know-how through a strong regional presence that respects people and nature. Sixteen artisanal trades feed the creativity of the company, whose collections are presented in over 300 stores around the world.

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Job description

General Role


  • Work alongside the Business Manager to deliver the retail sales targets, and KPIs set out through strong leadership, leading by your own example, motivating your store team to promote Hermès, implementing local service initiatives and marketing activity to engage customers and building a healthy customer data base.
  • To build and maintain strong relationships with store management and partner retail colleagues to gain support, establish opportunities and achieve targets in line with company expectations.
  • To act as a brand ambassador demonstrating the Hermès pillars of expertise, generosity, simplicity, surprise and bespoke. Ensuring effective communication, behaviour and actions both internally and externally.







An exciting opportunity to develop line management skills by supporting the  Business Manager in the day to day running of the Counter.

Main responsibilities

  • Demonstrate exceptional personal and team service levels, reflecting the company guidelines and a bespoke approach. Pro-active to feedback from the service excellence programme, acknowledging team success, addressing challenges and creating a clear plan of action to improve results.
  • Contribute to quarterly business plans in line with retail targets, marketing calendars and launches, including specific targets and activations for key launches.
  • Operational processes, housekeeping and visual merchandising standards to be best in class, reflecting their importance as part of the customer experience.
  • Ensure delivery of retail sales targets and KPIs, contribute to coaching and developing the team and providing consistent informal feedback through daily conversations, team briefs, 1-2-1s and monthly catch ups.
  • Effective, collaborative management of staff from partner agencies and monitoring of instore sales performance.
  • Respect business budgets for staffing, overtime, POSM supplies, expenses and other expenditure linked to your account or team.


Key Competencies/Technical Skills

  • Experience in managing beauty consultant and teams.
  • Ability to lead and develop effective, strong performing teams.
  • Results driven and commercially articulate, delivering strong reports which reflect KPIs, productivity, trading conditions, demographic of customers, anecdotal feedback, retail activations, customer recruitment and business building initiatives.
  • Ability to be both proactive and reactive as required, with an agile mindset.
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills to gain support from partner retailers and team in delivering business plans and objectives.
  • Makeup and fragrance training preferred.
  • Strong communication skills – in person, digitally and remotely. Ability to define targets and goals with your team, articulate them and review performance with your team.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to flex to the changing business and market needs, with a positive and progressive approach.
  • Competent IT skills (Outlook and MS Office)



  • Confident and appropriate communication when liaising with colleagues at all levels.
  • Self-aware and demonstrate a desire to evolve your own skill and knowledge.
  • Ability to manage frustrations and resolve challenges in a considered and time-sensitive way.
  • Generous in sharing information, insights and knowledge, as well as being driven to keep up to date with industry trends.
  • Immaculate, reflecting a luxury brand and aspirational grooming.
  • One team mentality, contributing to a collaborative, innovative and special HPGB family.




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