Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP285-5434

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

The Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy role sits within the Strategy team of the SGII (Strategy, Growth, Innovation, Investment) business unit, tasked with defining the Group's long-term vision and strategic planning. This pivotal position reports to the VP Strategy and collaborates closely with top management to drive strategic initiatives and enhance the Group's competitive positioning in the luxury market.

What you'll need to succeed


- Collaborate with C-Level executives to shape the Group's long-term vision and strategy
- Oversee the strategic 3-year plan and identify key requirements for its execution
- Work closely with Group Finance for annual budgeting, assessing operational and strategic performance
- Evaluate and support strategic initiatives and ventures across various sectors and regions
- Collaborate closely with the Group's M&A team to facilitate investment decisions
- Lead projects, from scoping to execution, ensuring effective recommendations
- Coordinate with Strategic Insights team to leverage market data and stay abreast of trends in the global and regional luxury segment
- Cultivate strong relationships with internal stakeholders
- Lead and empower team members to ensure growth and development, fostering a culture of excellence


Profile Requirements:

- Minimum of 8 years of experience in corporate strategy, top-tier management consulting, or a related field
- MBA or master's degree in Business Administration, Finance or similar
- Proven track record in strategic planning and management of large scale projects
- Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
- Proficiency in business operations and procedures
- Excellent communication skills, with expertise in presenting complex ideas
- Familiarity with market research and data analysis techniques and visualization
- Collaborative mindset with experience working with senior stakeholders
- Demonstrated leadership and coaching skills
- Passion for retail and luxury sector
- Global experience 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.

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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Senior Manager salaries in Dubai

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AED 27,500

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