Senior Associate, Market Intelligence

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Employment: Full Time


For over six decades, Chalhoub Group has been a partner and creator of luxury experiences in the Middle East. The Group, in its endeavour to excel as a hybrid retailer, has reinforced its distribution and marketing services with a portfolio of eight owned brands and over 300 international brands in the luxury, beauty, fashion, and art de vivre categories. More recently, the Group expanded its expertise into new categories of luxury watches, jewellery, and eyewear.

Every step at Chalhoub Group is taken with the customer at heart. Be it constantly reinventing itself or focusing on innovation to provide luxury experiences at over 750+ experiential retail stores, online and through mobile apps, each touch point leads to delighting the customer.

Today, Chalhoub Group stands for 14,000 skilled and talented professionals across seven countries, whose cohesive efforts have resulted in the Group being ranked third in the Middle East and first in Saudi Arabia as a Great Place to Work®.

To keep the innovation journey going, the Group has set up "The Greenhouse", which is not just an innovation hub, but also an incubator space and accelerator for start-ups and small businesses in the region and internationally. This is just one of the several initiatives taken by the Group to reinvent itself, catalysed by forward thinking and future-proofing. The Group has also been embedding sustainability at the core of its business strategy with a clear commitment towards people, partners and the planet, and by being a member of the United Nations Global Compact Community and signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles.

What you'll be doing

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Senior Associate to join our Intelligence team based in our Riyadh office. This role will focus on providing valuable insights on the GCC countries with focus on Saudi market by building a strong network of partners and staying up-to-date with industry trends. As a Senior Associate, you will be responsible for fashion & beauty industry analysis to ensure strong & in-depth understanding of the GCC market, consumer & retail environment

Key Responsibilities

Collaborative Partnerships:

- Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners to capture the latest insights and new data on the GCC markets with focus on KSA
- Engage with new partners to enhance data sources and trends
- Build a strong link between country teams and Intelligence team to improve common understanding of the GCC market & consumer

Support Fashion, Beauty & Consumer Intelligence teams on reporting and insights on the GCC market, with focus on Saudi Arabia:

- Be a strong expert on the GCC beauty & fashion market
- Build in-depth understanding of the GCC consumer and its specifics by country
- Help in creating comprehensive beauty & fashion reports that highlight market size, shares, and key trends in the GCC markets. Compare regional trends by country to identify opportunities and challenges
- Be responsible for the mapping of fashion & beauty stores in the GCC countries (with focus on Saudi Arabia) to ensure that the reports fully reflect actual retail footprint

Data Collection and Verification:

- Collect and consolidate local market estimates for key markets
- Ensure data reliability and collaborate with partners on data verification
- Industry insights:
- Stay up-to-date with industry developments, new brands, and trends within the fashion & beauty sector in the GCC countries
- Share findings to support strategic planning and business growth
- Provide insights into market shifts, key retail events, and e-commerce trends.
- Support the team on presentations: Convey analysis and present findings to internal and external stakeholders, including senior management and external business partners
- Ad-Hoc Requests: handle ad-hoc requests from management and other stakeholders, ensuring timely and accurate delivery of information
- Continuous Improvement: Continuously develop and enhance reports, studies, and deep dives, focusing on categories, trends, and key retail periods, to stay ahead of market dynamics

What you'll need to succeed

- Bachelor's degree in business, Marketing, Economics, or a related field
- 3-5 Years of experience as a Market Intelligence / Consumer Research analyst (or equivalent) in FMCG/Luxury/Retail/Research agency/Consulting
- At least 3-5 years of working experience in Saudi Arabia
- Strong knowledge of Saudi Arabia and its cultural, social and economic landscape
- Fluent in both Arabic and English
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel for data analysis, visualization, and reporting
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex data sets to draw actionable insights
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present findings in a clear and concise manner
- Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Familiarity with market research methodologies and competitive analysis techniques
- Passion for the fashion & beauty industries and a keen interest in staying abreast of the latest trends and innovations
- Collaborative and adaptable, with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment

What we can offer you

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.


The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the group has become a major player in the fashion, beauty and gift sectors regionally.

By blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region, by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers through its passionate teams.

With a growing workforce of more than 9,000 people, implemented in 14 countries, as well as the operating of over 470 retail outlets, the group's success is attributed to its most valued asset of highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuel the Chalhoub Group's competitive edge in today's market.

By being committed to implementing sustainable practices into their business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded in 2013 the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

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