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Corporate Innovation Trainee

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP285-3460

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:
As part of the Corporate Innovation team, you'll help identify and implement new business models for Chalhoub Group's portfolio of +200 luxury fashion & beauty brands. This position can lead to a permanent function after 6 months, based on the team member's motivation & performance.

Your main responsibilities:
- Project management for innovation projects (ranging from smaller MVPs to larger, complex projects)
- Research, trendwatch and analyze innovation and retail trends, technologies, business models and startups/scaleups
- Assist in thought leadership creation around innovation topics such as circular retail, web3, new business models, etc.
- Preparing & organizing corporate innovation workshops
- Summarizing output from workshops in clear and appealing presentations
- Supporting the team in daily administrative and office tasks


What you'll need to succeed:
- You are extremely interested in the future of retail and innovation, and are familiar with web3 (blockchain, NFTs, crypto, metaverse).
- You have a bias for action. You can spot opportunities pro-actively and don't need constant hand-holding to get work done. You care about output as much as we do.
- You are a natural project management talent: you care about bringing complex projects with lots of different stakeholders to a successful end.
- You like to research and trendwatch, prepare your findings in an appealing and clear presentation.
- You have good communication skills.
- The ideal candidate knows how to set up lean experiments with low/no-code tools.
- Language requirement: English is a must. Arabic is a bonus.
- No specific diploma required.

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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