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Strategy Manager

Chalhoub Group
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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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 will be doing

The Strategy function is part of ISG business unit, that combines Intelligence, Strategy and Growth functions. It supports Group management with defining Group's long-term vision and strategy, and acts as a custodian of strategic planning process. The Strategy team aims at being a driving force allowing the Group to achieve its strategic ambition and to strengthen its competitive advantages in an ever-changing and challenging environment. It also serves as an "internal consulting" hub supporting business unit strategies and select strategic projects through leadership and advisory.

The Strategy Manager role is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about actively taking part in the Group's strategic planning and medium- to long-term development, working on the formulation of the major goals and initiatives with the Group's top management.

Key Responsibilities:

On Group level

- Interact and work with C-Level to participate in defining the Group's long-term vision and strategy
- Support the determination of the strategic 3-year plan and identify key requirements to drive its execution
- Assess the Group's operational and strategic performance (financial and business analysis)
- Support Group strategic initiatives and new ventures through analysis and advisory

For our business units and brands

- Act as an "internal consulting" support for delivery of strategic projects for the Group's different business units and brands (in beauty, fashion, homeware and new categories)
- Work closely with BU/brand management teams to develop strategic avenues in accordance with the BU's/brand's vision and operational constraints
- Lead projects or project modules, from initial planning (project scoping, problem structuring and hypothesis development) to execution (strategic framework development, qualitative and quantitative analysis conduction, internal & external interviews) to formulation of business recommendations
- Liaise and collaborate closely with the Strategic Insights team to leverage market insights and data
- Drive strategic thinking at Group level and drive thought leadership on topics that are relevant to our industries in the region

- Keep up to date with current trends in the luxury industry from the region and across the world, and understand how this impact our business environment
- Build long lasting relationships with internal stakeholders to anticipate their competitor landscape and future needs

- Delegate tasks and monitor progress to ensure timely preparation of deliverables
- Lead and empower team members to ensure growth and professional development of the team whether through technical upskilling or coaching

What you'll need to succeed

- Experience working in one of the top strategy consulting firms (at least 3 years)
- Graduate of a top-tier university (MBA or an equivalent master's degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance or a related field)
- Excellent analytical and conceptual problem-solving skills
- Storylining and workstream structuring
- Experience in strategic planning and measuring success
- Knowledge of business operations and procedures
- Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Creating presentations and data visualisations to present to decision makers
- Understanding of market research and data analysis
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and with diverse set of senior stakeholders
- Prior experience in managing projects
- Leadership skills and ability in coaching others
- Personal interest in retail and/or luxury
- Global experience is a must; experience in GCC is preferred, however not a requirement
- Willingness to relocate to Dubai

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. To view all our perks and benefits, click here.

We Invite All Applicants to Apply

It Takes Diversity Of Thought, Culture, Background, Differing Abilities and Perspectives to truly Inspire, Exhilarate and Delight our customers. At Chalhoub Group, we are committed to inclusion and diversity.

We welcome all applicants to apply and be part of our exciting future. We ensure equal opportunity for all our applicants without regard to gender, age, race, religion, national origin or disability status.


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