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GUCCI Director of Retail Training

Gucci - Regular
NEW YORK - United States of America

Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. Under the new vision of creative director Alessandro Michele, the House has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses. Eclectic, contemporary, romantic—Gucci products represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their quality and attention to detail. Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands.

Role Mission

The Director, Retail Training will lead the training team, across retail channels in Gucci North America. The primary responsibilities include development of 360 training strategy that align with business priorities, implementation and deployment of content; focusing on optimal retention of information and people development. The Director, Retail Training will work cross-functionally with the Client Engagement, Merchandising, Store Operations, Retail, Digital and Human Resources teams to synchronize all training activities. This role will be responsible for developing and sustaining a culture of learning, leveraging innovation and digital technology.

Key Accountabilities                                        

  • Develop and execute the company’s strategic training plan, unique to each business channel: Retail, Concession, Outlet, Watches & Jewelry and Gucci 9;
  • Oversee planning, prioritization and implementation of local and WW training and development initiatives, ensuring that the initiatives are consistent with the business strategy and needs of the organization;
  • Leverage digital tools, new technologies to enhance the learning impact, while ensuring maximum absorption and application of knowledge;
  • Foster a culture of learning by engaging with the teams, delivering impactful trainings, on-boarding and building a learning community;
  • Provide leadership, direction and coaching on training methodology and instructional delivery, to ensure learning effectiveness;
  • Partner with worldwide team and corporate stakeholders to establish and maintain training metrics to evaluate effectiveness of learning outcomes on the achievement of business results;
  • Supervise and coach direct and indirect reports in regards to performance, inclusive of performance reviews and continuous feedback;
  • Ensure consistent delivery and application of training in all stores;
  • Conduct need analysis to identify and define present/future training needs;
  • Communicate training needs to the WW Retail Training team;
  • Work cross-functionally with Retail Operations, Human Resources, Client Engagement and Merchandising to ensure alignment on all training projects, training needs as well as strategies aimed at improving performance;
  • Manage training department budget.

Key Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with solid career progression, including at least three years’ experience in retail;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Training and Development or Retail Management preferred;
  • Must possess substantive/demonstrated experience with learning and development curriculum, delivering formalized training presentations and managing a team of trainers;
  • Must posses a leadership background in leading teams and developing leaders;
  • Strong project management experience in successfully managing, delivering and improving high-quality learning programs, including curriculum and materials design;
  • Effective and creative problem-solving skills, strong business acumen;
  • Demonstrated ability to employ sound judgment in complex situations;
  • Must be comfortable working through ambiguity and in a fast-paced dynamic environment;
  • Self-directed in planning own work and work of teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal, public communication and facilitation skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; strong organizational skills;
  • Working knowledge of group and corporate dynamics and integrity;
  • Ability to work effectively and collaborate with all levels within an organization;
  • Strong, demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), particularly with designing presentations in PowerPoint and other formats;
  • Must be able to travel at least 25% of time.

Key Behaviors

Explore

Considerate Thinker

  • Sees the big picture and understands how own actions and decisions impact others and the organization as a whole

Solutions Developer

  • Actively scans the environment for new approaches, blending different ideas to come with creative yet effective solutions

Deliver

Accountable Achiever

  • Actively gets things done, raising the bar for performance and taking accountability for own actions

Agile Advocate

  • Driven by the sense of urgency, promotes change and takes smart risks in pursuit of goals

Connect

Connection Builder

  • Builds trust-based relationships across boundaries and encourages collaboration
  • Adapts own style to communicate impactfully

People Enabler

  • Empowers others by providing autonomy and encouraging self-expression, valuing and amplifying each person’s uniqueness

Build

Continuous Learner

  • Is self-aware, curious to learn and seeks feedback from others to continuously grow, always putting improvement over comfort

Talent Builder

  • Provides constructive and on-going feedback, coaches and helps others to achieve their full potential

Work Authorization:

  • Qualified candidates must have the proper work authorization to work in the United States

EOE M/D/F/V

  • Full time
  • North America
  • United States of America
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