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Retail Merchandiser - Luxury Fashion

Employer
Chalhoub Group
Location
Dubai
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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INSPIRE | EXHILARATE | DELIGHT

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®.

What you'll be doing

The Regional Retail Merchandiser will be responsible for planning and executing strategies to maximize product visibility, optimize inventory, and drive sales within the retail environment. The Regional Merchandiser, reporting to the General Manager of the Luxury Joint Venture, will be responsible of the good translation of the strategy of the evolved brands.

Key accountabilities:

- Supervise and guarantee a correct implementation of the Brand's merchandising strategy aligned with the overall business goals.
- Analyse market trends, customer preferences, and competitor activities.
- Report Output analysis to the top management and brands to inform merchandising decisions.
- Work closely with each Brand retail merchandising Team and Stores Staffs to curate a product assortment that meets customer demand and aligns with the brand image.
- Monitor product life cycles and recommend the carry-over, NOOS (Never Out Of Stock), markdowns or promotions as needed.
- Ensure effective product placement, maximize sales, and enhance the overall shopping experience.
- Analyse sales data and customer feedback to assess the performance of merchandising initiatives.
- Identify opportunities for improvement and implement corrective actions in collaboration with the referent people in the HQ Brands.
- Collaborate with marketing, operations, and store management teams to ensure alignment across departments.
- Communicate merchandising strategies and initiatives effectively to all relevant stakeholders.
- Train and develop the store staff on merchandising best practices.
- Conduct regular workshops to enhance the merchandising skills of the team.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors.
- Hold regular meetings with the Store managers to discuss product performance and future opportunities.
- Ensure compliance with merchandising standards, policies, and procedures.
- Stay informed about industry regulations and implement necessary changes to remain compliant.

What you'll need to succeed

- Proven experience in retail merchandising, with a track record of driving sales through effective product selection and presentation.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills - a natural aptitude for data.
- Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with the ability to navigate different stakeholders and teams.
- Proficient in merchandising software and Microsoft Office Suite.
- Creative mindset with a keen eye for visual aesthetics.
- Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced retail environment that is scaling.
- Experience working within a premium/luxury mono-brand.

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.

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

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