Uniqlo Europe LtdUniqlo Europe Ltd
Uniqlo is a modern Japanese company that inspires the world to dress casually. We have enjoyed strong growth by offering high-quality casual wear at reasonable prices based on its SPA (Specialty Store Retailer of Private Label Apparel) business model, which spans product design, manufacture, distribution and retail.
The first Uniqlo store opened in 1984 in Japan. We now have more than 1600 stores and worldwide operations, including the U.K., China, Hong Kong, South Korea, the United States, France, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany, Australia and Canada.
Part of the Fast Retailing group, we are truly determined to achieve the goals in the group's mission statement: "Changing clothes. Changing conventional wisdom. Change the world." and to become the #1 Retail Apparel Group in the world.
- Name: Hazwan Aziz Bin Mohd Sidik
- Role: Store Manager
- Joined: 2014
- University: Singapore Management University
- Degree: Business Management & Accountancy
"I didn't want to sit in an office all day I wanted something more dynamic..."
Training & Profiles
Our Uniqlo Store Manager Candidate program (UMC) is a year-long intensive retail master class, designed to equip you with the skills to qualify as a Store Manager on successful completion of the programme.
You will be learning the Japanese standard of customer service, cleaning and professional organization. As a team player, you will be working alongside your team during morning and evening shifts, on weekends but also through holiday periods. We believe that to be an effective Store Manager, you have to start with the basics, and earn the confidence of the teams you will later go on to manage. It is not for those afraid of challenges; it is a rigorous introduction to life on the shop-floor.
Uniqlo is a growing company, and therefore we are looking for people with a start-up mindset, a hands-on approach, and a strong passion for retail. Within our company, opportunities are limitless: our UMCs in the past have gone on to open stores in new markets, manage our London and Paris Flagship stores, and have been accepted onto internal global leadership programmes.
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HOW WE HIRE
Things move quickly at FAST RETAILING. That means we try to hire great people, regardless of the job. Jobs can change, but having great people is always a priority. We look for people match our company values and who above all, aspire to be true business managers. We’re looking for people who are good for FAST RETAILING - not just for right now, but for the long term.
This is the core of how we hire. Our process is pretty basic; the path to getting hired usually involves a written application and a series of interviews with our recruiters and for some positions, with our leadership team. But there are a few things we’ve added along the way that make getting hired at FAST RETAILING a little different.
We’ll want to know about your ability to be a business leader – more specifically, four abilities: Your Ability to Lead A Team, Earn A Profit, Change, and Pursue an Ideal.
We’re looking for people who have a variety of strengths and passions, not just isolated skill sets. We also want to make sure that you have the experience and the background that will set you up for success in your role. At FAST RETAILING, we do things differently from other retailers and we’ll want to know how you will fit at FAST RETAILING.
We look for people with ambition and a clear sense of mission. We’ll want to know what you want to do here and how you’ll go about doing it.
We want to get a feel for what makes you who you are. We also want to make sure this is a place you’ll thrive, so we’ll be looking for signs around your comfort with ambiguity, your bias to detailed action, and your collaborative nature.
Interviews will likely be short and to the point – often only 30 minutes! We won’t spend a lot of time with small-talk – we’ll jump right in.
We believe that if we hire great people and involve them intensively in the hiring process, we’ll make better hiring decisions. We also believe that senior management should spend significant time with potential hires. While involving senior leadership in our process does take longer, we believe it’s worth it. Our FR leadership team identified these core principles many years ago, and it’s what allows us to hold true to who we are as we grow.