Basic Info

Zahid Afridi

More than 15 years

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Bachelor's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Retail Operations Manager at Falaknaz Sports Goup (L.L.C)

Experience Details

Retail Operations Manager

Sales/Retail, Operations/Management

Manager

 Successfully opened and developed 14 MONO Concept/ Multi Brand Stores in leading Malls such as Dubai Mall, Mall Of the Emirates, Dubai Outlet Mall, Arabian Centre, Lamcy Plaza, Shindagha City Centre, Marina Mall (AUH) Al Wahda Mall, Dalma Mall, Yas Mall etc.
 Negotiating RETAIL SPACE with various Retail Developers across U.A.E.
 Introducing new brands to increase the Product Portfolio of the Company.
 Constantly in touch with Mall Management to ensure all requirements are fulfilled and maintained.
 Negotiating with various Companies & distributors to procure various brands such Adidas, Speedo, Skechers, Wilson, Prince, Jan Sports, Marley Cruz, Energetics, Fit Flop, Crocs etc.
 Have been to India for meeting & negotiating with various Manufacturers and suppliers.
 Constantly keeping in touch with the suppliers and analysing various Sales and Marketing strategies to promote the brand and boost sales.
 Monitoring and ensuring proper stock distribution of local brands at all times.
 Planning seasonal promotions and stock clearance campaigns to clear ageing stocks and achieve respective sale targets.
 Responsible for product training and induction programs for the new recruits.
 Ensuring a consistently high standard of merchandising in all branches through a dedicated team of Merchandisers.
 Ensuring implementation of Marketing campaigns at the Retail Stores as per the requirement of the Principals.
 Keeping track of market trends and exploring new Retail opportunities in the region.
 Keeping in touch with the suppliers and analysing strategies to boost sales.
 Keep a track of good selling brands and increasing its volume accordingly.
 Handling all the maintenance issues for all the stores.
 Defining and handling customer complaints as per the high standards of customer services.


Company Details

Falaknaz Sports Goup (L.L.C) (multinational)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

51-100 employees

Sports, Retail, Wholesale Trade

N/A

Sep 2011 to present (6 years 1 month)
Store Manager at Apparel Group (L.L.C)

Experience Details

Store Manager

Sales/Retail

Manager

 To maximize retail sales and operating profit of the store.
 To take ownership and deal effectively with customers queries, grievances and seriously take into account feedback.
 Prepare and participate in the preparation of sales budgets for discussion with the Senior Retail operations Manager.
 Ensure effective and prompt replenishment of merchandize in-store.
 Review and implement necessary action required for slow lines and ageing stock.
 Ensure all promotions and events are planned and executed professionally.
 Ensure high level of visual merchandizing as per the standard prescribed by the Principles.
 Preparing staff appraisal reports with the Senior Operations Manager.
 Ensure a succession plan for the store by training the staff according to their needs and requirement of the store.
 Providing feedback on competitor on regular basis.
 Co-ordinate with the Mall management for promotional activities.
 Ensure efficient co-ordination with the logistics department.


Company Details

Apparel Group (L.L.C) (multinational)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

501-1000 employees

Retail

N/A

Dec 2010 to Jan 2011 (1 month)
Store Supervisor at Sun and Sports (L.L.C)

Experience Details

Store Supervisor

Sales/Retail

Experienced (Non-Manager)

 Develop and implement retail sales strategies to achieve sales target.
 Merchandizing key brands at the retail outlets.
 Identify the brand keys and build up the core value of the brands.
 Training new sales staff to attain the company standard recommending innovative sales techniques.
 Resolving customer grievance within the parameters of company policies.
 Have been assigned by the Retail development team for new stores opening projects in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
 Maintaining stock and inventory reports.


Company Details

Sun and Sports (L.L.C) (multinational)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

More than 1000 employees

Retail, Wholesale Trade

N/A

May 2003 to Oct 2009 (6 years 5 months)
Sales Supervisor at National Trading And Developing Establishment (L.L.C)

Experience Details

Sales Supervisor

Sales/Retail

Entry Level

 Develop consumer insight with the innovative marketing strategies with integrated marketing communication.
 Focus on the key customers who have major contribution in business.
 Merchandising of products on shelves – A must do activity monitored weekly through dedicated team of merchandisers.
 Achieve and exceed point of sale provided by the company with the advanced planning & new marketing strategies.
 Territorial coverage of the assigned area.
 Training of new sales staff according to their needs.
 Compilation of various sales and feedback reports on monthly basis.


Company Details

National Trading And Developing Establishment (L.L.C) (multinational)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

501-1000 employees

Retail, Wholesale Trade

N/A

Feb 2000 to May 2003 (3 years 3 months)

Education

BA in Arts

Education Details

BA

Arts

University of Peshawar, Pakistan

C / Good / 65 - 75%

English Literature Political Science Islamic Studies Pakistan Studies English Compulsory

N/A

University of Peshawar
1999 - 2001
High School - Other

High School Details

Other

Pakistan Islamia Highr Secondary School (SHJ)

United Arab Emirates

1998

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

Pakistan Islamia Highr Secondary School (SHJ)
1998
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AnalyticalApparel Group (L.L.C)ArtsBusiness DevelopmentDetails-orientedEnglishFalaknaz Sports Goup (L.L.C)LeaderManagementMicrosoft OfficeNational Trading And Developing Establishment (L.L.C)NegotiatorPlaying CricketPolitical StudiesProblem SolverReadingRetailRetail DevelopmentRetail OperationsRetail Operations ManagerSalesSales SupervisorSportsStore ManagerStore SupervisorSun And Sports (L.L.C)UrduWholesale Trade

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Fluent

: Advanced

: Fluent

: Fluent

Urdu

Urdu

: Advanced

: Intermediate

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Intermediate

: High

:

5-7 years

Fields of Expertise

Retail Operations

Retail Operations

: Expert

: High

:

5-7 years

Sales

Sales

: Expert

: High

:

More than 7 years

Retail Development

Retail Development

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Key Skills

Analytical, Leader, Negotiator, Problem Solver, Details-oriented

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