Retail Director with over 15 years experience at a Senior Executive level. The last 13 spent as a Director of W H Smith (2002-2004), Shop Direct Group (2004-2014) and as a Executive Board Director of Mothercare (2015-present). I am passionate about understanding customers, aligning brand propositions to the customer needs and creating compelling customer stories that generate
Retail Director with over 15 years experience at a Senior Executive level. The last 13 spent as a Director of W H Smith (2002-2004), Shop Direct Group (2004-2014) and as a Executive Board Director of Mothercare (2015-present). I am passionate about understanding customers, aligning brand propositions to the customer needs and creating compelling customer stories that generate commercial results.
Group Brand and Marketing Director @ As an Executive Board Director, with accountability for the global brand and marketing of the Mothercare group, it is my role to define, align and communicate the Mothercare and ELC brands worldwide. With full ownership of the ecommerce, store layout and design, asset creation, packaging, brand and PR functions, the role is exciting, challenging and fulfilling in equal parts. From March 2015 to Present (7 months) London, United KingdomDirector Business Transformation @ Accountability for the transformation of the UK's leading multi-brand online retailer. Ensuring the business delivers against the agreed strategic initiatives that under-pin our vision to become a World Class Digital Retailer, by making good things, easily accesible to more people. Focussing on an extensive change programme that touches all areas of a £1.6bn business; specifically, IT, Process, Culture and Strategy. Looking and learning from World Class businesses to ensure we hit our vision. No compromises. From October 2004 to March 2015 (10 years 6 months) Speke, LiverpoolGroup Brand Director @ As Group Brand Director I had full P&L accountability for £1.5bn of the Shop Direct business. Specific ownership of the two largest brands within the portfolio, Littlewoods and K&Co. Accountable for a £112m marketing, loyalty and customer acquisition budget ensuring delivery of all commercial and customer KPI's against agreed targets. Demand, sales, margin, cost and EBITDA are all accountabilities under my remit in addition to Ipsos/ Mori brand health metrics whilst contributing towards cash flow management. From October 2004 to December 2013 (9 years 3 months) Business Unit Director, Books @ I joined W H Smith in 1994 as a Marketing Graduate Trainee. Working across various categories I progressed rapidly from Marketing Manager to Business Unit Director. As Business Unit Director I was accountable for the largest business category, Books. KPI's included sales, margin, cost, profit and stock management against agreed targets whilst delivering market share growth. From 1994 to 2004 (10 years)
Business Studies, 2:1 @ Coventry University From 1990 to 1994 Gary Kibble is skilled in: Strategy, Retail, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Multi-channel Retail, Stakeholder Management, Multi-channel Marketing, E-commerce, Change Management, Sales, Customer Insight, Email Marketing, Brand Development, Customer Experience, Coaching, Creative Direction, Profit, Online Marketing, Fashion, Direct Marketing, Budgets, Forecasting, Time Management, Senior Stakeholder..., Customer Acquisition, Statistics, Economics
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