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Category Manager

Chalhoub Group
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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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'll be doing

- Oversee a team - developing, managing, and leading their day-to-day responsibilities
- Set the seasonal buying strategy to continue to grow the business
- Analyze business metrics and industry trends to find opportunities for future assortments
- Manage sales and profitability, gross margins through negotiation with vendors
- Manage the buy of a variety of brands and products for The visitor
- Develop and manage relevant vendor relationships, as well as relationships across the company channels
- Identify opportunities and risks in-season through analyzing sales performance
- Actively build out the vendor matrix

What you'll need to succeed

- Background in beauty buying or beauty category management.
- Strategic and be able to execute
- Possess a strong analytical mindset and are comfortable juggling multiple tasks while meeting hard deadlines.
- Are self-motivated, deadline driven and result oriented, a problem solver with a can-do attitude with strong teamwork skills and strong desire to drive changes.
- Are highly skilled in MS Excel (pivot tables, etc.) and the ability to quickly manipulate and analyze data sets and build reports.
- Ability to dig into details and find impactful insights
- Strong verbal and written communication skills able to clearly tell the story behind the data and its resulting insights
- Ability to interact effectively with management
- Self-motivated with a strong drive for achievement
- Ability to prioritize and work in a highly dynamic, fast paced and team-oriented environment
- Are excited about building and refining processes and controls
- Are a team player and have the ability to work independently.

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.

Department RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION Role Buying Manager


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