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Strategic Category Manager - Fit Out

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP285-2714

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'll be doing

At Chalhoub, we share leading brands with the world. As a category manager you will be responsible for defining and driving the "offer" and purchasing strategy for different products categories and brands. You will also define the action plan for the categories, merchandising, promotional activities, prices and negotiations.

- Act as leader in managing the total cost of ownership of the Procurement area, coordinating the strategic buyers who manage each category
- Coordinate planning efforts and lead strategic sourcing analysts
- Review, monitor and approve strategic plans by category
- Supervise the development and implementation of improvements through the strategic management process his/her categories
- Monitor the selection and management process of current suppliers, verifying compliance with the policy
- Track performance of each category under his/her management
- Develop best practices in each category
- Ensure user satisfaction in the strategic sourcing process
- Maintain user areas informed about the progress of strategic categories that impact them

Requirements

What you'll need to succeed

- Experience in retail stores fit out
- Excellent procurement management skills
- Excellent retail fit out project management skills
- 10+ years of relevant experience
- Arabic is a plus

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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