Business Manager – Food Retail

Alshaya
Kuwait

Ref: GP435-2152
Alshaya

The Role


The Role


* To manage launch of the dedicated brand from scratch
* To be fully accountable for the P&L delivery and growth
* To lead strategic brand development & business planning
* To review performance according to the brand objectives and standards
* To manage delivery of optimum ongoing sales and cost performance
* To maintain brand/partner relationships
* To be responsible for setting product and pricing strategy
* To manage the brand location strategy
* To oversee brand marketing communication tools and plans
* To provide team development and leadership
* To be responsible for team succession planning
* To share best practices and ensure that they are rolled out in all key performance areas of operations

Requirements


Requirements


* Energetic & dynamic
* Charismatic
* Commercially astute and profit driven
* An influential, proactive and strong leader
* A proven track record of delivering success through teamwork
* An excellent negotiator
* Comfortable managing complexity

* 10-15 years gained in food retail and/ or high-end food FMCG / grocery related retail industry (including a minimum of half in senior management positions) and passionate for food brands and retail
* Preferably with some multi-national / multi-site experience

About the Company


About the Company


M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the world’s most recognised retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 2,600 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.

Alshaya’s stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 40,000 people from over 110 nationalities.

The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.

M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.
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