Store Manager - Johannesburg North, South Africa - The Prestige Cosmetics Group

The Prestige Cosmetics Group
The Prestige Cosmetics Group
Verified Company
Johannesburg North, South Africa

1 month ago

Thabo Mthembu

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Position :
Store Manager NARS Sandton

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Reporting to :
Regional Sales Manager

PCG is offering an exciting opportunity for a driven, talented, tech savvy, and ambitious individual to join the Johannesburg team as Store Manager & Make Up Artist for NARS Cosmetics within our first standalone retail store.

If you are passionate about business, cosmetics and makeup artistry, are looking to grow your retail career and want to make a positive contribution within a dynamic team environment, we are looking for you

Purpose of the Role

The purpose of the role is to ensure the store's profitability through exceptional leadership, focus and management of the business drivers: customer service - generation of turnover - operating expenses and losses - implementation of brand and company standards - establishment and maintenance of effective people and process management practices - building and maintaining brand image and awareness.

This description is not all inclusive of responsibilities.



  • Analyze and manage store P&L, budgets, and projections. Together with the team, build plans and ensure execution to achieve/exceed sales budget and achieve optimum expense ratios.
  • Set targets per person per day and manage the monitoring of % to target with action plans daily and weekly.
  • Implement business processes of managing expenses to increase profitability.
  • Ensure that store stock loss results are within company norms with an effective stockloss action plan which identifies and addresses all potential security risks within the store.
  • Ensure compliance to OHASA requirements ensuring a safe working environment at all times.
  • Drive seasonal incentives with the team to achieve sales targets.


  • Implement the NARS customer service strategy and processes with attention to proactive issue resolution and a luxury customer experience.
  • Ensure correct implementation of store layout, merchandising, signage, and visual displays
according to brand standards.

Ensure correct and timeous implementation of store's promotions, events, other brand

communications, in accordance with brand standards.

  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels to support customer service requirements.
  • Monitor monthly performance axes split/slow lines and determine suitable actions to address performance gaps.
  • Drive IPT to a target of
  • CRM Management oversee and ensure the maintenance of the CRM cards to retain customers and ensure regular contact with VIP clients adhere to POPIA guidelines at times.
  • Oversee BC's communication to customers to ensure customer recruitment and retention.
  • Drive the attraction and retention of new customers.
  • Manage in store customer complaints or concerns efficiently and effectively. Provide feedback to Line Manager regarding any customer issues or feedback within 24 hours working with Training Manager to resolve.


  • Manage and maintain the stock pipeline to ensure that stock is displayed on the sales floor in accordance with the brand guidelines.
  • Conduct weekly analysis and interpretation of all stock management reports with appropriate actions.
  • Ensure communication of stock issues to Line Manager e.g., out of stocks, overstocks.
  • Ensure data integrity through effective stock control and ensure SOP is followed.
  • Identify and plan stock and tester need for the month and ensure orders are placed timeously.
  • Identify and plan supplies and tools for the month and ensure orders are placed.
  • Monitor your stock versus tester ratio to ensure that testers are used efficiently.
  • Identify maintenance issues, report to the Brand Manager and follow up.


  • Monitor competitor activity, stay up to date with current industry trends.
  • Ensure that hygiene and safety standards are maintained according to retailer requirements at all times.
  • Adhere to and maintain brand standards at all times.


  • Assist in the recruitment of new team members.
  • Induct new staff members.
  • Manage the performance of self and all direct reports ensure that regular feedback coaching, and mentoring on performance is provided to all team members.
  • Be actively involved in staff Individual Development Plan (IDP), develop such plans for all direct reports and ensure that the agreed development interventions are delivered.
  • Identify training needs for team members and communicate needs to Training Manager.
  • Ensure an open, motivated, and harmonious work environment create a great working environment through excellent leadership.
  • Manage daily team/people issues.
  • Conduct weekly EMTs in store to ensure key focus areas are addressed and standards are

  • Maintain records of all EMTs, monitor impact and report back to Line Manager monthly.
  • Formally review job performance for all employees quarterly and annually and maintain written records

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