National Graduate Program: Mergers & Acquisition and Venture Capital

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP285-4998

Job description / Role

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

We are seeking dynamic graduates for our Retail M&A and Venture Capital Graduate Program. This program offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and venture capital investments within the retail sector.

Key Responsibilities:

M&A Analysis:

- Evaluate potential mergers and acquisitions, conducting financial and strategic analyses.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess the impact on retail operations.

Venture Capital Investment:

- Identify and assess investment opportunities in retail-related ventures.
- Conduct due diligence, financial modeling, and risk analysis for potential investments.

Strategic Partnerships:

- Explore and cultivate strategic partnerships to enhance retail business growth.
- Collaborate with external stakeholders to negotiate and structure partnership agreements.

Research and Market Analysis:

- Stay informed on industry trends, market conditions, and competitive landscapes.
- Provide insights to support strategic decision-making in the retail sector.



- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, or a related field.
- Strong financial modeling and analytical skills.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
- Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Passion for the retail industry and emerging trends.


- Strategic thinker with a business mindset.
- Detail-oriented and results-driven.
- Collaborative team player.
- Adaptability to a rapidly changing business landscape.

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.

Note: This program offers exposure to high-impact projects and provides a pathway for career advancement within the retail industry. If you are ambitious, analytical, and eager to contribute to the growth of our retail business through strategic initiatives, we invite you to apply for our Retail M&A and Venture Capital Graduate Program. Join us in shaping the future of retail through innovative partnerships and investments.

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.

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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