Brand Director - Versace

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 we are looking for: Brand Director Versace

 

Our Brand Director is responsible for designing and implementing the strategy, goals and objectives, setting budgets and commercial targets of their brand(s) in alignment with the Vice President’s strategic direction for the short and long term.

 

As a Brand Director you will be responsible for driving the development of Versace, predominately in its growth through new projects, whilst also reviewing and supporting the management of the current operational growth of retail/wholesale, commercially and financially.

 

What you will do:

 

  • Develop the business plan for the brand in line with the strategic direction of the vertical and seek the buy-in of the Vice President
  • Agree on portfolio’s commercial KPIs for the year with Vice President and cascade to team accordingly; continuously monitor progress and development towards strategic objectives
  • Participate in strategic meetings with suppliers, marketing, merchandising and regional teams to negotiate commercial conditions
  • Set the yearly fiscal and manpower budgets of the brand with plans and needs and leverage available dashboards to monitor budget materialization
  • Ensure People KPIs are agreed and cascaded to Line Managers
  • React with agility to underperforming or successful initiatives
  • Develop an evolving hybrid customer journey allowing to build, grow and sustain a community of loyal customers
  • Manage store network investments and digital investments
  • Create a strong digital revenue channel for the brand
  • Manage contracts and agreements with Brand and request legal advisory where needed
  • Align operationally with Brand for implementation of contractual agreement
  • Develop long-term vision for the category and a brand acquisition strategy
  • Prepare a compass, identify gaps in portfolio to match customer’s aspirations and scout new brands
  • Ensure that IRR by store conforms to the Group’s guidelines
  • Ensure all OPEX and CAPEX commitments remain within monthly budget allotments
  • Mentor and coach team and lead them to achieve brands’ vision and business plans milestones
  • Assign operational responsibility to team while keeping accountability of deliverables
  • Identify gaps in competences and manpower in team and find remedies with the help of the People Partner and Digital Business Manager
  • Participate in Group’s succession planning by identifying high potential within the team, especially potential captains

 

What you need to succeed in this role:

  • University Degree in Finance/ Business Administration or any related field
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with at least 4 years in a similar role with luxury fashion brands in the Middle East
  • Experience in identifying, pursuing and capturing new business opportunities
  • Experience in financial management, negotiating and agreeing to contracts
  • Able to nurture relationships with clients/ partners
  • Able to influence without authority and to be regarded as a credible trusted leader of a business
  • Self-aware, with the appropriate leadership skills to inspire high performing teams
  • Experience in developing and managing a cross-functional team with a variety of skills and experience
  • Experience of working in a fast-pace, matrixed environment
  • Exceptional communication, relationship-building, and project management skills
  • Language skill set in Arabic and Italian would be an added advantage

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. If you are changing countries to join us, we will provide you with relocation allowance and help you settle into accommodation during the first few months.



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Published: 04/26/2020

Location: UAE

Job Type: Full Time
Category: PR & Branding







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About Chalhoub Grou

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.


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