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Brand Manager

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP285-2330

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Who we are

We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.

To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team. From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations. We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together.

What you'll be doing

TR Brand Manager will be responsible for GIVENCHY and KENZO within 27 accounts in the Middle-East and Indian subcontinent region.
Reporting to the Marketing Director, he/she will be in charge of the implementation of the trade plan aiming at elevating both brand's positioning within TR network as well as Kenzo distributors and direct to retail with AL SHAYA

STRATEGY

He/She collaborates in the definition of the regional marketing strategy and investment priorities of LVMH FB brands in collaboration with the Marketing Director, including:

- Adaptation of global product launches to the region
- Implementation of the trade plan in key accounts
- Negotiation with suppliers to ensure excellence at POS animations - identification of opportunities within makeup to develop the category

TRADE IMPLEMENTATION - MARKETING PLAN

- Build marketing plan adapting international initiatives to the region
- Prepare tailor-made 360° launch/trade plans for key operators
- Review and challenge trade marketing plans with area managers to maximize visibility and impact
- Design strong drive-to-counter & retailtainment concepts - Provide launch reports with monthly regional sell-out performances analysis

ANIMATIONS and MERCHANDISING

- Assure perfect launch execution
- Effectively brief suppliers and follow-up to ensure perfect executions and cost monitoring - Be responsible for budget negotiations with local contractors. Be creative to optimize the budget
- Update planograms with all new key initiatives as well as all permanent visuals

FORECASTS

- In charge of forecasting process for both LVMH FB with full ownership over Saleable, POS, GWPs and samples for all customers in line with budget

TRADE EVENTS

- Elaborate and participate to the sales meetings workshops
- Present 360° launch plans to key accounts/sales force if needed

Requirements

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO SUCCEED

- Experience of 2-3 years in similar marketing roles within the beauty industry, mainly on fragrances and with knowledge/curiosity on make-up (Business in TR: 78% fragrances / 20% makeup / 2% skincare)
- Experience in Travel Retail within the ME region
- Experience with dealing and negotiating with suppliers in the region
- Experience with forecasting tools and P&L budget monitoring
- Fluent in English
- Microsoft Office

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.

About the Company

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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Brand Manager salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 24,000

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