Il Buco Vita Managing Director
Company: Il Buco Vita
Duration: Full-time
Date Posted: 04/29/24
Category: Unspecified
Location: New York
Salary: 150k+
Job Description

- Working with Donna Lennard, and Antonello and Lorenzo Radi located in Italy on all levels of production, including product development and protocols, warehouse organization and controls, and vendor relations.

- Analyze, plan and implement for the expansion of Vita into new markets

- Lead and collaborate on fine tuning the wholesale strategy, diversification of new product, e-commerce and DTC growth channels.

- Provide leadership and guidance to store teams to ensure that each store functions efficiently and profitably.

- Create a company culture that promotes customer service and satisfaction in all aspects of the business as well as employee satisfaction and growth.

- Managing human resources functions such as recruiting, hiring, training, motivating, and coaching employees.

- Developing strategies to increase store traffic and sales, increasing wholesale orders and sales, managing partnerships for growth, and strategizing and developing brand growth throughout all channels.

- Working with Marketing Team to promote products and services, staying up to date on all initiatives currently in place and developing new initiatives, maintaining all social media channels and customer and client communications, and developing and maintaining websites to provide streamlined functionality and shopping experience.

- Identifying opportunities to improve operations by studying industry trends and customer preferences.

- Collaborate, plan and execute, inventory management, including restocking, and arranging orders with artisans and vendors, as well as Italian warehouse stock and efficiency.

- Review all product control standards, shipping materials & shipping costs in collaboration with the Il Buco Vita team.

- Overseeing merchandising of all outposts (retail stores, show room, restaurants) to promote the Vita lifestyle, look, and ethos. If necessary, create plan-o-grams and best practices of merchandising for training purposes.

Additional responsibilities required

Job Requirements

- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field;
- Proven experience in a leadership role, preferably as a Director or similar position
- Familiarity with e-commerce platforms and digital marketing strategies
- Excellent strategic planning and problem-solving skills
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities
- Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Demonstrated success in driving sales growth and achieving targets

About our Company

‘For the past thirty years, Donna Lennard has been celebrating the joy of sharing life’s pleasures at the table. With Vita, she returns to her roots. After all, il Buco started as an antiques store selling collected treasures imbued with history and tradition. That same love of collecting - stories, friends, recipes, art - lingers today, inspiring this chapter of her story. With her dear friends and business partners, Antonello Radi and Lorenzo Radi, the trio seek out artisans who are masters of their craft, safeguarding these traditional methods for future generations through their passion and creativity.’


Stefan Ching
Director of Operations

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