General Sales Manager

Take responsibility & aim for outstanding results

You have high expectations for yourself and your job? Well, so do we.
As a general sales manager you act as an entrepreneur within our enterprise and take responsibility for one of our stores.
We are looking for professionals with experience who have a passion for working with people, an enthusiasm for fashion and numbers and a hands-on mentality.

Summary

Start date:

To be agreed on an individual basis.

Work site:

In one of our stores

Application period:

4-5 months before your desired starting date

Push your career at Peek & Cloppenburg

Prerequisites

  • University degree combined with several years of experience in a management position in a service-oriented segment.
  • Experience in leading and managing people.
  • Solid overview on the local fashion retail market.
  • Good understanding of visual merchandising concepts.
  • Very good knowledge of German and / or English Language.

Interviews

Read about the careers of General Sales Managers
Marina Bakula

General Sales Manager, Croatia

Marina Bakula
Tudor Dobre

General Sales Manager, Romania

Tudor Dobre
Dorota Kulasz

General Sales Manager, Poland

Dorota Kulasza

Frequently asked questions

What qualifications/interests should I have?

You have a university degree (preferably in Economics) combined with several years of experience in a management position in a service-oriented segment or retail, ideally in the area of fashion. Experience in leading and managing people and a solid overview on the local fashion retail market, competitors and the general lifestyle environment is something you bring to the table. You combine a highly professional appearance with in-depth social and communication skills, team orientation, organisational and analytical abilities. Furthermore you dispose of a good understanding of visual merchandising concepts and a very good knowledge of German and / or English Language.

How will I be trained?

During about six months of on-the-job training you will be individually prepared in stores on your local market but also in our international stores abroad. You will grow with your tasks and receive more and more responsibility over time. At the same time, you will be trained in our modular courses in German language at the head office in Vienna or Düsseldorf. After you have completed your training phase, you will be responsible for a store.

Which opportunities for development will I have?

You will begin as a general sales manager and will have first-class career prospects – even more so if you are flexible regarding to location as there is many career options waiting abroad in the other P&C markets. You could, for example, become a Store Director in the medium-term or a Country Manager in the long-term.

Is placement abroad possible?

Yes. If you are interested in other cultures and countries or have special language qualifications, we include these factors in your development plan. Of course we support you with language lessons and intercultural training.

What is the application process?

Peek & Cloppenburg wants to take the time to get to know you – and to give you the time to get to know the company. Consequently there is a multiple-stage process consisting of 4-5 steps, which means it is the best to apply 4-5 months before the desired starting-date.

The selection process consists of the following steps:
 

  • An interview with the Head of HR Sales, Ms. Corinna Gerl.
  • A sneak-peek into the business, including a meeting with your potential colleagues
  • An interview with your direct superior
  • A meeting with the Managing Board
  • Several testings

Contact Person

Corinna Gerl

Recruiting and Development of Trainees and General Sales Managers from CEE

Email: job@peek-cloppenburg.com

You are a self-confident person and have already gained working experience in the fashion industry? You are furthermore looking for a fair payment and excellent career prospects? We at P&C are constantly looking for professionals who are willing to assume responsibility and embrace the day-to-day challenges of leading a motivated team of hundreds of employees. If you are interested, please send us a detailed application using our online form or by email.

The sales jobs at Peek & Cloppenburg

Motivated people with a finished education and some years of working experience in retail or comparable fields related to fashion are always welcome at P&C. We expect you to have a diploma from a university or university of applied sciences, to be highly motivated, to work efficiently on your own and to have an interest in fashion and lifestyle.

You can apply for the following jobs in fashion retail at all times:

  • Assistant Department Manager  
  • Department Manager
  • General Sales Manager

The career perspectives at P&C

No matter at which level you are entering, the career perspectives at Peek & Cloppenburg are always attractive. We guarantee a secure job with an above-average income and the prospects of climbing the career ladder in an international surrounding. Becoming Country Manager in Central and Eastern Europe is only one possibility amongst many others.

After completing the 6 to 8 week (Assistant Department Manager), 12 to 16 week (Department Manager) or 6-month-long training programme (General Sales Manager), you will find yourself in a responsible position in one of our stores in CEE or the Peek & Cloppenburg headquarters in Vienna, Austria. From this date on, you will be faced with a huge variety of different tasks and will have the chance to contribute with your individual strenghts at Peek & Cloppenburg.

share this page