National Graduate Program: Intelligence Strategy and Business Development

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Posted on: 7 May 2024

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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

Join our dynamic and innovative Intelligence Strategy and Business Development Team as part of our National Graduate Program. This program is designed for recent graduates who are passionate about intelligence strategy, business development, and contributing to the success of a cutting-edge organization. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects, collaborate with experienced professionals, and develop the skills needed to thrive in the intelligence and business development field.

Key Responsibilities:

Market Research and Analysis:

- Conduct in-depth market research to identify trends, opportunities, and threats relevant to the organization's objectives.
- Analyze competitor activities and industry developments to provide actionable insights.

Intelligence Strategy Development:

- Assist in the formulation and execution of intelligence strategies to support business goals.
- Work closely with senior team members to develop comprehensive intelligence plans and roadmaps.

Business Development Support:

- Collaborate with the business development team to identify potential clients, partners, and opportunities.
- Contribute to the creation of proposals, presentations, and other materials for client engagements.

Data Collection and Analysis:

- Gather, analyze, and interpret data from various sources to produce intelligence reports.
- Utilize analytical tools to identify patterns, trends, and anomalies in data sets.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

- Engage with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment between intelligence strategies and overall business objectives.
- Collaborate with departments such as marketing, sales, and operations to integrate intelligence into decision-making processes.

Professional Development:

- Participate in training programs, workshops, and skill development initiatives to enhance your capabilities.
- Stay informed about industry best practices and emerging trends in intelligence and business development.


- Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Business, International Relations, Intelligence Studies).
- Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to translate data into actionable intelligence.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and build effective relationships.
- Demonstrated interest in intelligence, strategy, and business development.

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. To view all our perks and benefits, click here.

We Invite All Applicants to Apply

It Takes Diversity Of Thought, Culture, Background, Differing Abilities and Perspectives to truly Inspire, Exhilarate and Delight our customers. At Chalhoub Group, we are committed to inclusion and diversity.


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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