The Senior Executive will be fully responsible for single or multiple combined P&Ls of the Fashion division. S/he will lead a team of senior fashion managers who are currently in charge of running international fashion brands. The incumbent will be a member of the Division’s operating board and will be ultimately accountable for achieving the brand(s) budget(s). The role will be based at Alshaya’s headquarters in Kuwait and will report directly to the Division’s Top Management.
*To develop Fashion & Footwear brand(s) in the Middle East
*To be fully accountable for the P&L(s) delivery and growth of the brand(s)
*To lead strategic brand development & business planning
*To review performance of the brand’s objectives and standards
*To manage delivery of optimum ongoing sales and cost performance
*To maintain “host” brand/partner stakeholder relationships
*To be responsible for setting product and pricing strategies
*To manage brand location strategy alongside with the property Division
*To develop brand marketing communication strategies
*To provide team development and leadership
*To share best practices and cascade them into brand operations
*10 – 20 years gained in Fashion & Footwear retail, including a minimum of 8 years as a senior manager
*Full P&L accountability and delivery evidenced in high growth retail expansion environments
*Evidence of successfully developing either a single brand or a portfolio of multiple brands
*Strong Fashion &/or Footwear sales, operations, product, merchandising and trading experience (buying capabilities a plus)
*Successful track record of multi-site retail management experience (international exposure an asset)
*Combination of “hands-on” operational knowledge with strong people development skills
*Proven track record of management of multi-support function expertise
*Demonstrable experience of consistent employment in a respected retail/franchise group
*An influential, proactive and trusted leader
*Commercially astute and profit focused
*A proven track record of delivering success through teamwork
*Energetic, dynamic and charismatic
*Influencing and collaborative in style
*Comfortable managing complexity
*A confident and articulate communicator
*A passion for the customer and customer service
*Self-aware, flexible and positive
As a leading international franchise operator, with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised brands in its portfolio, Alshaya Group brings great shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality experiences to millions of customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey, Europe and beyond.
Alshaya Group is a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise with a consistent record of growth and innovation. For 35 years, Alshaya has been a pioneering force in brand franchising, using its exceptional knowledge and experience to expand at pace.
Our portfolio of well-loved international brands includes Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn, KidZania and, coming soon, Hampton by Hilton.
From one retail franchise store opened in Kuwait in 1983, Alshaya Group has consistently grown and diversified and today offers customers an unparalleled choice of brands across multiple sectors; Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings, Leisure & Entertainment, and Hotels. A diverse, skilled team of 53,000 people from 120 nationalities support more than 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, a growing online business and a commitment to delivering great customer experiences.
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