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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 will be doing

We are looking for a bright, self-motivated investment professional with a passion for the luxury fashion and beauty industries to help originate, execute, and manage early stage, high-growth equity investments as part of the Chalhoub Group's investment team.

The successful candidate will work closely with key senior stakeholders across the Chalhoub Group to help apply the Group's investment strategy, set and execute screening methodologies, lead rigorous investment due diligence, execute transactions, and provide guidance, advice, and support to portfolio companies.

You must have several years of formative experience in growth investing as an investment professional, be a team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills and have a deep curiosity for cutting-edge technology and innovative business models as it relates to the luxury fashion and beauty industries.

Key Responsibilities:

- Examine and assess venture investment and technology trends, research reports, public filings and various other indicators and factors to determine suitable application of investment strategy
- Manage and monitor existing investments, working closely with portfolio company management teams to ensure successful execution of business plans, sharing of best practices, and strict governance controls
- Conduct due diligence and support the total process for new investments (e.g., screen new opportunities, build financial models, prepare investment memos, analyze legal documents, manage service providers)
- Compile periodic performance data and perform portfolio analysis, valuation, and benchmarking
- Prepare quarterly and annual reporting documents
- Ensure all investments comply with policies and procedures
- Build external networks with investors, advisors, and industry professionals to support deal sourcing
- Establish and nurture internal networks across the greater company to ensure successful investments that deliver long-term value creation to the Chalhoub Group

Requirements

What you'll need to succeed

- Outstanding academics from a top-tier university. Bachelor's degree or MBA in finance, economics, or a scientific or quantitative field
- CFA certification a plus
- 5-7 years of total work experience from a venture fund or Inhouse corporate fund
- Experience working as an investment analyst (VC, private equity)
- Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
- Strong analytical background
- Highly motivated and passionate about super high growth areas of investment

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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