Archipelago Director of Retail

Retail- OluKai · Irvine, California
Department Retail- OluKai
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Archipelago is seeking an experienced Retail Director to lead the strategy and performance of our OluKai owned retail channel and to support our portfolio brands expansion efforts.  You have a passion for creating industry leading consumer experiences as well as the proven ability to successfully manage fast retail growth. You own the P&L and are responsible for strategy and execution of all aspects of retail, including store experiences, staffing and operations,  revenue growth and profitability. You will work closely with senior leadership on strategic planning as well as collaborate with multiple departments to deliver successful results.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Develop a best-in-class consumer retail experience
  • Own the retail channel sales and P&L, take a data driven approach to management including KPI reporting weekly, monthly, seasonally
  • Lead the strategy of store experience and design for ongoing improvement of existing stores, and supporting new store build outs
  • Drive efficient retail operations with focus on staffing and training programs that inspire high-achieving retail store teams.
  • Collaborate with eCommerce team on customer acquisition initiatives as well as online to offline direct-to-consumer experiences
  • Collaborate with the buying team to seasonally plan inventory, store assortments and manage in-season allocations.
  • Work collaboratively with the marketing teams to develop and execute the annual marketing strategy
  • Lead visual merchandising strategy, planning and in-store execution for the retail channel
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to lead the effort of expanding OluKai owned stores in key strategic markets, support owned store expansion of our portfolio of brands
  • Collaborate with brand marketing and local partners to build community through experiences and strategic partnerships
  • Lead annual planning and budgeting for the retail channel

Who You Are:

  • Entrepreneurial and comfortable working in a high-growth environment
  • Strategic; but enjoy rolling up your sleeves and working in the business
  • Consumer centric, takes a data driven approach to solving challenges
  • Enjoy building and leading programs and teams
  • A self-starter
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Strong people skills
  • Active, energetic, and enthusiastic


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Owned and operated a retail store channel for lifestyle brand for 5 or more years
  • Led store expansion initiatives with demonstrated expertise in modeling new store ROI, market/site selection, lease negotiations, and design/build process
  • Hands on experience with four-wall economics and modeling
  • Has demonstrated experience building and leading corporate retail teams
  • Experience building and managing regional and market-level store management teams
  • Owned visual merchandising at retail stores and has developed reporting that connects VM decisions to product selling performance
  • Developed and or led sales training programs for retail store associates


  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in retail leadership roles demonstrating increased role and responsibility
  • 5 years in a senior retail management role - Senior Manager or Director level
  • 5+ years experience working for a brand
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Must be a strong analytical and critical thinker.
  • A profound love of OluKai and the Hawaiian culture

Thank You

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  • Location
    Irvine, California
  • Department
    Retail- OluKai
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor