Head of Category - Beauty

Quest Search & Selection

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP340-1969

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Quest Search and Selection is looking for candidates from the UK, who are willing to relocate to the sunny and warmer climate of Dubai! We are working with one of the largest branded and own-brand retailers in the GCC and this business looks after a number of department store/multi-product environments.

This role is for their online retail brand where they are looking for a Head of Category in Beauty. This role will be looking after a team of Buyers and Merchandisers and will look after their branded, beauty products within this trend-led market.

The roles and responsibilities of this Head of Category (Beauty)

This role will look after the beauty category within the Dubai & KSA website.
• You will be in charge of the forecasting and planning/analysis for the different products and ranges.
• Onboarding and negotiating with new brands
• Predominately selection buying where you are setting up the lines and choosing the right product volumes.
• Growing and developing their own-brand ranges
• Looking how to maximise the products online - working with the digital, design and content team to commercially optimise the range and category.
• Foster cross-functional team and stakeholder relationships to improve all buying, sales, and branding strategies
• Source, manage, and negotiate contracts with suppliers
• Prepare and present budget and forecast reports and work closely with the planning department
• Keep updated with the latest seasonal trends
• Ensure availability of stock and fresh assortments

AED 35,000 to 40,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.
Additional benefits: Private Healthcare & Relocation Flights


To be successful in this Head of Category - Beauty position:

• You should have an exceptionally strong beauty category experience whether this be in beauty, make up or skincare.
• You must have merchandising and selection buying or private label experience
• Ideally have had both online and offline experience
• If you have experience working for another online beauty brand or department store environment this would be advantageous
• The role would be reporting directly to the CEO

Benefits of this Head of Category - Beauty role:

• You get to Move to a Warmer Climate
• Exposure to one of the largest retail footprints in Dubai
• Flight to Dubai if not based in the vicinity (flights back each year)
• Private healthcare
• Initial hotel booking
• Tax free Salary!

If you are interested in this role, please do apply with your CV today!

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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