Business Directors – Fashion & Foot Wear, Middle East

M. H. Alshaya Co. - Kuwait City (Kuwait)

Posted 806 days ago
  • Experience
    Director
  • Job function
    Business Development
  • Employment type
    Full-time
  • Industry
    Retail
  • Job ID
    3334807

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M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 55 of the world's most recognized retail brands, including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, P.F. Chang's, Office Depot and Boots. The company operates 2,200 stores across 7 divisions: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food Service, Optics, Pharmacy, Office Supplies and Home Furnishings. 



Alshaya's stores can currently be found in 19 markets across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and it employs more than 28,000 people from over 90 nationalities.



The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls. 



To realize our highly ambitious and aggressive expansion plan, we are currently looking for proactive, commercially focused and profit driven Business Directors to lead our Fashion & Footwear brands. Based at Alshaya's Head Office in Kuwait, the candidates will have the exciting opportunity to  be part of our growth strategy across the region.



  • To develop a Fashion & Footwear (F&F) brand in Middle East

  • To be fully accountable for the P&L delivery and growth of the brand

  • To lead strategic brand development & business planning

  • To review performance of the brand objectives and standards

  • To manage delivery of optimum ongoing sales and cost performance

  • To maintain "host" brand/partner stakeholder relationships

  • To be responsible for setting product and pricing strategies

  • To manage brand location strategy

  • To develop brand marketing communication strategies

  • To provide team development and leadership

  • To share best practice and ensure cascade into brand operations key performance areas


  • Energetic, dynamic and charismatic

  • Self aware, flexible and positive in outlook

  • Commercially astute and profit focused

  • Influencing and collaborative in style

  • An influential, proactive and trusted leader

  • A proven track record of delivering success through teamwork

  • Comfortable managing complexity

  • A confident and articulate communicator

  • A passion for the customer and customer service

  • Culturally sensitive

About this company

M. H. Alshaya Co.

M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 55 of the world's most recognised retail brands, including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, P.F. Chang's, Office Depot and Boots. The company operates 2,200 stores across 7 divisions: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food Service, Optics, Pharmacy, Office Supplies and Home Furnishings.


Alshaya's stores can currently be found in 19 markets across the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Cyprus, Russia, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and the UK. It employs more than 28,000 people from over 90 nationalities.


The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.


M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments. Learn more about the company at http://www.alshaya.com

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