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Strategy Associate

Chalhoub Group
Closing date
31 May 2023

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 Strategy function is part of the ISG business unit, which combines Intelligence, Strategy, and Growth functions. It supports Group management by defining Group's long-term vision and strategy and acts as a custodian of the strategic planning process.

As a Strategy Associate, part of the Strategy team, you will be helping the Group achieve its strategic ambition and strengthen its competitive advantages in an ever-changing and challenging environment. You will be serving as an "internal consultant" supporting business unit strategies and selecting strategic projects through leadership and advisory.

The Strategy Associate role is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about taking part in the Group's strategic planning and medium- to long-term development, supporting the formulation and implementation of the major goals and initiatives taken by the Group's top management.

On Group level

- 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.
- Perform financial and business analysis of the Group's operational and strategic performance.

For our business units and brands

- Act as an "internal consulting" support for the delivery of strategic projects for the Group's different business units and brands (in beauty, fashion, homeware and new categories).
- Work with BU/brand teams to support developing strategic avenues.
- Support relevant projects by generating business analysis in line with findings, strategic thinking, and in-depth understanding of our luxury markets.
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of data, including financial modelling, and contributing to elements such as feasibility studies, market analysis, benchmarking, etc.
- Liaise and collaborate closely with the Strategic Insights team to leverage market insights and data.
- Interpret and synthesize data, challenge data, and identify meaningful insights to develop recommendations that most effectively support projects.
- Support in the creation of presentations and reports.

- Keep up to date with current trends in the luxury industry from the region and across the world.

What you'll need to succeed

- You have experience in working in one of the top strategy consulting firms (at least 1 year).
- You have the ability to understand and interpret market research and data analysis.
- You possess strong analytical skills (incl. financial modelling in Excel) with an eye for details.
- You have the ability to develop hypotheses and challenge the status quo.
- You are a strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial and experimental spirit.
- You are a team player with excellent stakeholder management skills.
- You are organized, creative, and resourceful.
- You have a degree in Business Administration or any related field (e.g Management, Finance).

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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