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Regional Merchandise Manager

Chalhoub Group

UAE

Ref: GP285-928

Job description / Role

We are Chalhoub Group, a leading family business in the world of beauty, fashion and gifts. We have blended our Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury to offer service excellence to all our partners and a unique experience to all our customers for over 60 years

As we continue to grow, it's our vision to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.

Our passionate teams drive our vision forward, without them, we couldn't create luxury experiences for our customers. Through opportunities, development and support, we empower each and every employee to achieve their career goals - and beyond. It's an exciting journey we're on, and one you could be part of.

What are we looking for: Regional Mechandise Manager

As a Regional Merchandise Manager you will be responsible for setting the regional merchandising strategy, goals and objectives and commercial targets in alignment with the Division's strategic direction for the short and long term and within the Brands' guidelines.

In addition, You will be responsible for the full life cycle of stock from what stock to buy, to where it should be allocated and to how it should be sold or disposed of, as well as managing the logistics of this cycle to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

It is important that you will enable the regional business to achieve results through leading the merchandise teams to follow best practice and find the optimal management of the Division's stock.

Main accountabilities:

- Set accurate gross margin and sell-thru targets
- Take the lead on optimising Category management, Assortment planning & Catalogue management
- Set the purchasing and ordering strategy and ensure it is managed effectively
- Ensure inventory management and stock liquidation is fully optimised
- Ensure pricing is accurately represented
- Establish & manage an efficiently balanced logistics operation
- Animate regional and local merchandise teams
- Design reporting templates and reports

Requirements

You will be great at this role if:

- You have a University Degree in Business, Marketing or similar.
- You have about 5-7 year experience in a similar role
- You are familiar with Luxury Retail, ideally within the MENA region
- You are approachable and able to connect to the Retail teams across the region
- You have proven analytical skills and can crunch big amount of data to make sense of
- You led a team before and you are a champion in motivating your people

Ready to join our exciting transformation to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of our customers everywhere? Now's your chance. By being part of our journey here at Chalhoub Group, you can make a real impact on customers and some of the finest brands in the world. In return, you'll have everything you need to innovate your career.

What we can offer you

We will help shape your journey with us through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility.

Our Group offers the opportunity to support careers that may span different teams, different job roles, different categories and even different countries. We offer diverse career paths for those who show drive and passion as well as the desire to learn and grow.

Amazing benefits

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, life insurance, child education contribution & 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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Merchandiser salaries in UAE

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AED 3,500

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