Job description / Role
Quest Search and Selection is working with leading fashion and lifestyle brand in the Middle East looking for a Director of Merchandising to join their team in Kuwait. We are ideally looking for someone with extensive merchandising experience for a private label or retail brand.
As the Director of Merchandising, you will:
- Lead the merchandising team in all Planning, Buying, Allocation, and Production activities
- Gather key insights from category, market data, and past sales performance to guide strategic initiatives, gain competitive advantage, and suggest process enhancements.
- Ensure achievement of budget, stocks and sales KPIs to maintain company profitability.
- Lead review sessions to ensure critical issues are addressed and overall business objectives are met
- Keep abreast with industry trends and best practices
- Lead, monitor, coach, and manage merchandising team
- Bachelor’s degree, with at least 5 years’ experience in similar role
- Experience as a Chief Merchandising Officer, Merchandising Head or equivalent within the fashion / lifestyle / private label sector
- Highly analytical, with strong decision-making and strategic thinking skills, excellent judgement, communication, and confidence
- Experience and ability to drive merchandising plans into profitable results.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Languages: English, Arabic (advantage)
If you are a proven Merchandising professional looking for a new challenge to advance your career and a rewarding role, please apply today with your updated CV.
About the Company
Quest Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy with over 20 years' experience in sourcing the world's best candidates for the global Retail, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.
With offices in the UK & Dubai, we have an international presence and a global reach. Our recruiters place candidates locally and internationally for a wide variety of roles focusing on the following areas:
Retail Buying & Merchandising, E-commerce & Digital, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Hospitality & Operations, Retail Stores & Operations, HR & Recruitment, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Technical and New Product Development.
We work in partnership with our clients who range from famous international brands within the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel and Consumer products space. Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants' skill, knowledge and passion for their sectors.
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