International Partnerships Manager

Ref: MON11925
Salary: Competative
Department: International
Location: West London (W11 4AN)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 13/05/2024

International Partnership Manager

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery. 
We have an exciting opportunity for an International Partnerships Manager working in our International Team to achieve sales and profit contribution targets through the close management of relationships with our franchise partners across the world.

What will you do as International Partnerships Manager?
• Drive profitable sales for the Company and our franchise partners. 
• You will be the main contact between the franchisees and the Company.
• Own the relationship with the franchisees ensuring positive working partnerships. 
• Act as a Brand Ambassador, protecting the brand identity across all markets.
• Support and implement the market development strategy: brands, stores (turnover, sizes & locations), refits/refurbishments, to agreed time lines and within budget.
• Analyse franchise trading performance, identifying risks, and working with franchisees to find solutions.
• Understand market macro-economic factors and the local retail environment across all franchise markets.
• Review and agree market positioning strategy.
• Drive trading mentality; ensuring consistency in store standards and sharing and instilling commercial best practises.
• Agree and manage the maintenance of seasonal trading calendars.
• Interpret the VM standard guidelines and support to ensure consistent local implementation. 
• Interpretation of and take appropriate actions from relevant sales and financial reporting, working with the partners.
• Identifying product opportunities and promotions and follow through with feedback to the Brands.
• Gather feedback on competitor activity (ranging, marketing, promotions, development)
• Collaborate effectively with relevant head office departments, e.g. finance, marketing, and the Distribution Centre to support franchise partners to drive sales performance in their markets.
• Influence partners to observe company policies and guidelines as appropriate to maintain a consistent brand approach.

What will you need to succeed as an International Partnerships Manager? 
• The ability to communicate effectively with partners to support them to implement the  Company strategy through their businesses.
• Good relationship building and communication skills are essential.
• Commercial awareness and understanding of local trading differences.
• Resilient personality with a desire to keep striving for results.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
• Identify ways of creating improvements.
• Good understanding of interpretation of financial data
• Experience of successfully managing international markets 

What will we offer you in return? 
• Competitive salary 
• 25 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme.
• Bonus day off each year after 6 months service 
• A pension that you will automatically be enrolled in after 3 months.
• Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme) 
• A flexible working approach.
• Early pay day Friday finish 
• A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products 
• Interest free season ticket loans 
• Discounted gym membership at our on-campus gym 

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today. 

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. 
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential. 
We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. 
We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request discuss any specific requirements. 


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